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Author: Glen Cook
ISBN: 0451450086
Language: English
Category: Fantasy
Publisher: Roc (May 1, 1990)
Rating: 4.5
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However, "Dread Brass Shadows" was easy to figure ou. The fifth in Glen Cook's generally excellent Garret . series and one of the better ones. The core character is obviously inspired by Archie Goodwin, the central character in Rex Stout's Nero Wolfe series.

However, "Dread Brass Shadows" was easy to figure out. The main source of conflict in the book is the rumored existence of a book of shadows, containing magic that allows a person to assume the shape/appearance of someone else. The magic in this book is written on (hammered into?) sheets of brass.

is a series of books by American writer Glen Cook about Garrett, a freelance private investigator

is a series of books by American writer Glen Cook about Garrett, a freelance private investigator. The novels are written in a film noir-esque style, containing elements of traditional mystery and detective fiction, as well as plenty of dialogue-based humor.

Book 5. by Glen Cook. Somebody Had Lost A Lot Of Brass. and everyone wanted to find it. And now the stakes were getting so rich it made even a hard-boiled detective like Garrett nervous

Book 5. And now the stakes were getting so rich it made even a hard-boiled detective like Garrett nervous. Then the casualties began piling up, starting with Garrett's own beautiful red-haired girlfriend. Garrett was out to draw some blood in revenge-at least until two other redheads turned up at his front door. and until he found himself the center of unwelcome attention from every thug and would-be sorcerer in town.

Dread Brass Shadows is a fantasy novel by American writer Glen Cook, the fifth novel in his ongoing Garrett . The series combines elements of mystery and fantasy as it follows the adventures of private investigator Garrett

Dread Brass Shadows is a fantasy novel by American writer Glen Cook, the fifth novel in his ongoing Garrett . The series combines elements of mystery and fantasy as it follows the adventures of private investigator Garrett. Garrett is a hardboiled detective living in the city of TunFaire, a melting pot of different races, cultures, religions, and species

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Now, Garrett has to find what everyone is after-the legendary Book of Shadows, made of brass and holding secrets no mortal was ever meant to master-and make sure no one ever has the chance to work its spells on hi. .

Now, Garrett has to find what everyone is after-the legendary Book of Shadows, made of brass and holding secrets no mortal was ever meant to master-and make sure no one ever has the chance to work its spells on his unsuspecting and unprotected world. The most lacking Garrett PI book I've read so far, with the worst plotline. Still a good yarn where the tough PI style is juxtaposed by the pre-industriel urban setting of a fantasy world filled with.

Dread Brass Shadows book. Dread Brass Shadows is the fifth book in the Garrett . series written by Glen Cook and centered on the adventures of private investigator Garrett. Tinnie Tate comes to visit Garrett at home and is stabbed in the middle of the street by an unknown assailant.

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Автор: Cook Glen Название: Dread Brass Shadows ISBN: 0451450086 ISBN-13(EAN) .

Описание: Everyone wants to find it - a treasure so rich it makes even a hard-boiled detective like Garrett nervous. It’s the legendary Book of Shadows, made of brass and holding secrets no mortal was ever meant to master - and Garrett must make sure no one ever has the chance to work its spells on an unsuspecting and unprotected world.

Everyone wants to find ita treasure so rich it makes even a hard-boiled detective like Garrett nervous. Its the legendary Book of Shadows, made of brass and holding secrets no mortal was ever meant to masterand Garrett must make sure no one ever has the chance to work its spells on an unsuspecting and unprotected world.
Comments (7)
MOQ
I've read so many of the Garrett, PI books lately, that it's a little hard to keep track of them! This was #5 in the series, though, and I was pleasantly surprised by several aspects of the book.

First of all, I had some expectations going into this book, based on my previous experience with the series. Pretty much all of the previous books have a couple of common elements: Morley Dotes and Saucerhead Tharpe helping Garrett out, Garrett using a couple of little tricks (obtained from either a witch or a priest with magical abilities) to get out of jams, etc. I really expected more of the same here, and instead, Glen Cook mixed things up a bit. So that was great. (Sometimes the little "tricks" made Garrett's job too easy, especially when we weren't told in advance what they were capable of.) And I liked how Garrett went through a series of emotions as Morley and Saucerhead were absent for a rather long period of time. First he was annoyed, and then it escalated into worry, there was rationalization, etc. I was never sure exactly where Garrett's usual backups (i.e., Morley and Saucerhead) were, so ALL of Garrett's speculations seemed reasonable to me. I was happy to be kept guessing. And I was happy with the end result (which I won't spoil here, but it was totally in character).

Setting, characterization, and writing style were all about average for the series. Once again, the story takes place in TunFaire, which is your basic pseudo-medieval European/Renaissance type of city (standard fantasy setting, in other words), where humans live alongside non-humans (elves, dwarves, ogres, trolls, and some of Glen Cook's own invention) as well as "breeds," which are mixes of two or more types of sentient being. There's humor in this book, mostly in one-liners (Garrett's attempts at humor sometimes aren't appreciated by those he's speaking to, however). The prose is terse and does not contain excessive description, which appreciate. (Probably one reason why Glen Cook is one of my favorite authors -- we don't hear the details of every feast or every woman's dress or hairstyle, which is stuff I tend not to care about, anyway.) The pace is quick, as always.

I will note that Garrett spends more time than usual commenting on the physical characteristics of women in this book. It's fairly sexist, in all honesty, but hardboiled detective fiction often is (and now you're forewarned).

Garrett is our POV character in this book, as he is in the previous volumes. He doesn't change a lot over the course of the book, but he does make a decision towards the end that goes against his usual way of doing things. He's starting to assert something of a moral agency in this book, inserting himself into a situation he would have tried to avoid, earlier in the series. For awhile, I had thought this series would be more of the "continuing adventures" type, where Garrett would have a new case every book but stay pretty much the same. Now, I'm not so sure about that. I think there could be an overall story arc for the series in the works, and I'm excited to see what that is.

Sometimes, I can't tell why the books in this series receive the titles they do. However, "Dread Brass Shadows" was easy to figure out. The main source of conflict in the book is the rumored existence of a book of shadows, containing magic that allows a person to assume the shape/appearance of someone else. The magic in this book is written on (hammered into?) sheets of brass. And multiple people are looking for it: Garrett, a witch, Garrett's client, a would-be sorcerer, a dwarf, and underworld kingpin Chodo Contague, just to name a few. I love the way Glen Cook plays the villains against each other. Not every book-seeker has the same motives and they're not all evenly-matched against each other. Balancing multiple competing parties is something Glen Cook is pretty good at, though; I've seen it in some of the Black Company and Dread Empire books, as well as in his Instrumentalities of the Night Series.

In the end, what I appreciate most are the unexpected elements and the push-pull among multiple individuals competing to gain hold of the same item. I like the development of a potential overarching series arc and some of the new and unusual alliances Garrett makes, in order to achieve his goals. I'm pleased that the main story doesn't seem repetitive when compared to previous volumes. (I'm not as thrilled on the descriptions of women's bodies, which I think are a little overdone.)
Elastic Skunk
The fifth in Glen Cook's generally excellent Garret P.I. series and one of the better ones. The core character is obviously inspired by Archie Goodwin, the central character in Rex Stout's Nero Wolfe series. Garret is an investigator who lives in an expensive mansion in a large city, with a largely immobile genius and a reliable male cook/housekeeper, has a way with the ladies, and calls on a number of other (usually male) "investigators" for assistance, a couple of whom are regulars in the series. However the city is in a magical world somewhat reminiscent of Terry Pratchett's Discworld (but not obviously flat), and the genius is not immobile because he is overweight, but because he is dead. Garret's personality is in some ways more reminiscent of Dresden, than Goodwin, but unlike Dresden, Garret has no intrinsic magic powers, though he sometimes has access to magical objects. As with Dresden Garret also has an undesired continuing relationship with a local unusual crime lord.

This book starts out with his main girlfriend being attacked in the street for no obvious reason, but investigation soon turns up another redhead with a similar build that others are interested in because of a book she is supposed to have. For various reasons Garret has to largely make do without the assistance of his normal "co-investigators", but acquires a new female one that I particularly enjoyed.
Whatever
Glen Cook is a wonderful writer who can wring your heart one moment and have you guffawing with laughter the next. This series starts with "Sweet Silver Blues", and tells the more than shaggy dog story of a hard boiled ex-Marine private investigator in TunFaire, a fantasy city complete with elves, dwarves, trolls, and other critters and people as needed. Garret's partner is a dead creature that has decided to hang around a while. Think of them as a fantasy Nero Wolfe and Archie. They are funny and the mysteries play by the rules -- Cook usually gives you all that you need to know in the beginning.
Malakelv
I liked that there was a lot of Crask and Sadler in this book and that Winger recognized their deeper relationship; I'd had my own suspicions too and it was great to have it confirmed.
Mr.Bean
Interesting alternative world. Sam Spade with elves, ogres, pixies, and something resembling Nero Wolfe , but more likeable. Well written, with lots of noir humor. And the hero gets knocked unconscious enough to qualify for an NFL pension. It won't win a Pulitzer, but fun to read.
invincible
Since, for a long time, the particular volume was out of print. For those who have a long history of PI Garrett in their head, this is the back story on many of his sidekicks. I have enjoyed all of Glen Cook's books beginning with the Black Company. He is a really fine fantasy writer.
Vareyma
I have enjoyed all of the Black Company books.the Garrett series are just as fine. I love all the plots with in plots and trying to second guess what's coming next
Dread Brass Shadows by Glen Cook is a Garrett, P.I. novel. I'm not sure which one in the series this is, but they can be read stand alone without hurting their enjoyment. If you are a fan of Cook you'll enjoy this book. Fans of humorous fantasy noir will also enjoy it. I think it's a great read.