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Publisher Comments:

A dazzling comic and romantic heist story from the author of The Frog King and Goodbye Lemon.

Otto Starks is a "pulse" — a highly specialized security guard who has hyperdeveloped senses and a nervous habit of popping tabs of cyanide. Otto was once a rising star but then he was rolled three times by the notorious Rat Burglar. Now, demoted and dangerously in debt to a loan shark, all he has left is Charlie Izzo, the woman he loves. Unfortunately, she is also the Rat Burglar's zealous advocate. That's bad enough. But then Otto gets robbed yet again and the cops pronounce him the prime suspect. When Charlie disappears and Otto becomes a fugitive, he realizes that the Rat Burglar has stolen much more from him than art. And to get it back he must break the law he has devoted his life to upholding.

A nail-biting thriller about deception, betrayal, and ownership — in art and in love — Mine All Mine is also a quirky and hilarious romantic comedy.

Review:

"The third novel from Davies (Goodbye Lemon; The Frog King) is a hilarious caper narrated by down-on-his-luck good guy Otto Starks. Having worked his entire life to become a top-notch 'pulse' (highly specialized security guard), Otto falls from grace when several of the works of art under his watch are stolen by the Rat Burglar. Otto, who pops toxic pills in an effort to build immunity to paralyzing and lethal substances, starts to look like an accomplice when he repeatedly fails to apprehend the thief. Also grinding at Otto is his torment at keeping his job a secret from Charlie Izzo, the woman he loves but is too afraid to propose to. Charlie is as smart as she is beautiful, but to Otto's dismay, she praises the Rat Burglar, whose m.o. is to steal back plundered masterpieces and return them to their original owners. After the Rat Burglar steals a secret map to a massive plundered treasure, Otto's compartmentalized worlds collide. Otto's narration is biting and bitter, but also charming. Parts are laugh-out-loud funny, and there's enough suspense to keep readers riveted throughout this svelte page-turner." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Review:

"If Raymond Chandler had a deranged sense of humor, if Nick Hornby dabbled in thrillers, if Philip K. Dick were not dead — they might have collaborated on a book as strange and strangely wonderful as Mine All Mine. A rollicking, rocking good read." David Benioff, author of The 25th Hour and City of Thieves

Review:

"[W]e can't get enough of Davies' wonderful word-nerd writing, which scarcely needs a raison d'etre. Our own words can't do this cartoonish but touching novel justice — you'll have to read it for yourself." Booklist (Starred Review)

Review:

"[A] witty comedy about love, possession and the uncertainty of security....Frenetic and clever: does for lonesome security guards what John Welter's Night of the Avenging Blowfish (1994) did for the U.S. Secret Service." Kirkus Reviews

Review:

"Mine All Mine boasts plenty of quirk...and laugh-out-loud moments....[An] unabashedly fun book. (Grade: B+)" Entertainment Weekly

Synopsis:

From the author of The Frog King and Goodbye Lemon comes this dazzling comic and romantic heist story.

Synopsis:

A dazzling and funny romantic comedy from Adam Davies, the author of The Frog King and Goodbye Lemon.

Otto Starks is a "pulse"—a highly specialized security guard who has hyperdeveloped senses and a nervous habit of popping tabs of cyanide. Otto was once a rising star but then he was rolled three times by the notorious Rat Burglar. Now, demoted and dangerously in debt to a loan shark, all he has left is Charlie Izzo, the woman he loves. Unfortunately, she is also the Rat Burglar's zealous advocate. That's bad enough. But then Otto gets robbed yet again and the cops pronounce him the prime suspect. When Charlie disappears and Otto becomes a fugitive, he realizes that the Rat Burglar has stolen much more from him than art. And to get it back he must break the law he has devoted his life to upholding. Mine All Mine is a nail-biting thriller about deception, betrayal, and ownership—in art and in love.

Synopsis:

A dazzling comic and romantic heist story from the author of The Frog King and Goodbye Lemon.

Otto Starks is a "pulse"?a highly specialized security guard who has hyperdeveloped senses and a nervous habit of popping tabs of cyanide. Otto was once a rising star but then he was rolled three times by the notorious Rat Burglar. Now, demoted and dangerously in debt to a loan shark, all he has left is Charlie Izzo, the woman he loves. Unfortunately, she is also the Rat Burglar?s zealous advocate. That?s bad enough. But then Otto gets robbed yet again and the cops pronounce him the prime suspect. When Charlie disappears and Otto becomes a fugitive, he realizes that the Rat Burglar has stolen much more from him than art. And to get it back he must break the law he has devoted his life to upholding. A nail-biting thriller about deception, betrayal, and ownership?in art and in love?Mine All Mine is also a quirky and hilarious romantic comedy.

About the Author

Adam Davies is the author of The Frog King and Goodbye Lemon.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781594483141
Author:
Davies, Adam
Publisher:
Riverhead Books
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Police, private
Subject:
Women college teachers
Subject:
Suspense fiction
Subject:
Love stories
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
20080831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
7.99x5.09x.80 in. .56 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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Product details 304 pages Riverhead Books - English 9781594483141 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "The third novel from Davies (Goodbye Lemon; The Frog King) is a hilarious caper narrated by down-on-his-luck good guy Otto Starks. Having worked his entire life to become a top-notch 'pulse' (highly specialized security guard), Otto falls from grace when several of the works of art under his watch are stolen by the Rat Burglar. Otto, who pops toxic pills in an effort to build immunity to paralyzing and lethal substances, starts to look like an accomplice when he repeatedly fails to apprehend the thief. Also grinding at Otto is his torment at keeping his job a secret from Charlie Izzo, the woman he loves but is too afraid to propose to. Charlie is as smart as she is beautiful, but to Otto's dismay, she praises the Rat Burglar, whose m.o. is to steal back plundered masterpieces and return them to their original owners. After the Rat Burglar steals a secret map to a massive plundered treasure, Otto's compartmentalized worlds collide. Otto's narration is biting and bitter, but also charming. Parts are laugh-out-loud funny, and there's enough suspense to keep readers riveted throughout this svelte page-turner." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Review" by , "If Raymond Chandler had a deranged sense of humor, if Nick Hornby dabbled in thrillers, if Philip K. Dick were not dead — they might have collaborated on a book as strange and strangely wonderful as Mine All Mine. A rollicking, rocking good read."
"Review" by , "[W]e can't get enough of Davies' wonderful word-nerd writing, which scarcely needs a raison d'etre. Our own words can't do this cartoonish but touching novel justice — you'll have to read it for yourself."
"Review" by , "[A] witty comedy about love, possession and the uncertainty of security....Frenetic and clever: does for lonesome security guards what John Welter's Night of the Avenging Blowfish (1994) did for the U.S. Secret Service."
"Review" by , "Mine All Mine boasts plenty of quirk...and laugh-out-loud moments....[An] unabashedly fun book. (Grade: B+)"
"Synopsis" by , From the author of The Frog King and Goodbye Lemon comes this dazzling comic and romantic heist story.
"Synopsis" by ,
A dazzling and funny romantic comedy from Adam Davies, the author of The Frog King and Goodbye Lemon.

Otto Starks is a "pulse"—a highly specialized security guard who has hyperdeveloped senses and a nervous habit of popping tabs of cyanide. Otto was once a rising star but then he was rolled three times by the notorious Rat Burglar. Now, demoted and dangerously in debt to a loan shark, all he has left is Charlie Izzo, the woman he loves. Unfortunately, she is also the Rat Burglar's zealous advocate. That's bad enough. But then Otto gets robbed yet again and the cops pronounce him the prime suspect. When Charlie disappears and Otto becomes a fugitive, he realizes that the Rat Burglar has stolen much more from him than art. And to get it back he must break the law he has devoted his life to upholding. Mine All Mine is a nail-biting thriller about deception, betrayal, and ownership—in art and in love.

"Synopsis" by ,
A dazzling comic and romantic heist story from the author of The Frog King and Goodbye Lemon.

Otto Starks is a "pulse"?a highly specialized security guard who has hyperdeveloped senses and a nervous habit of popping tabs of cyanide. Otto was once a rising star but then he was rolled three times by the notorious Rat Burglar. Now, demoted and dangerously in debt to a loan shark, all he has left is Charlie Izzo, the woman he loves. Unfortunately, she is also the Rat Burglar?s zealous advocate. That?s bad enough. But then Otto gets robbed yet again and the cops pronounce him the prime suspect. When Charlie disappears and Otto becomes a fugitive, he realizes that the Rat Burglar has stolen much more from him than art. And to get it back he must break the law he has devoted his life to upholding. A nail-biting thriller about deception, betrayal, and ownership?in art and in love?Mine All Mine is also a quirky and hilarious romantic comedy.

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