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  • Mass Market Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Signet (30 Nov. 1995)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0451454782
  • ISBN-13: 978-0451454782
  • Product Dimensions: 10.8 x 2.2 x 17.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 880,071 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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When real estate becomes a scant resource in TunFaire, the newly arrived gods of the world hold a contest that will award the last available temple to whomever can find its key, and atheist P.I. Garrett is hired by two rival pantheons.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 17 May 1996
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Human P.I. Garrett is caught between two rival groups of
ancient gods who are desperate to remain on the Street of
Gods in TunFaire. Garrett is called in to make the choice
as to which group of gods will keep the last open
temple and which will sink into oblivion.

As usual both sides are lying to him. As usual Garrett does
NOT want to work. As usual both sides are taking advantage
of Garrett's obsession with redheads.

Suddenly a minor spat between minor gods, becomes a
celestial fight that might rend the walls between of
realities. Can Garrett save the day? Can he go an entire day
without some idiot requiring him to get out of bed?
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 28 Dec. 1996
Format: Mass Market Paperback
One of the strengths of Cook is to blend his fantasy with his Chandler-esque late 1930's form detective, Garrett. The result is another fine book in the well-crafted series. Short chapters keep the plot divided into almost episodic moments, much like that of a serial film or a Dickens story. Cook's writing has slipped a little from "Dread Brass Shadows" but everyone is allowed to slouch a little here and there. Overall, if you like to mix gnomes, elves and other stuff of fantasy with your noir, "Petty Pewter Gods" is a book that does it for you.
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By Manly Reading TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 6 Sept. 2010
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Petty Pewter Gods is Garrett PI #8. Its quite distinctive from the other Garrett novels in that there is less mystery and more fantasy - Garrett is dealing with Gods here, and is trying to stay alive. It also has a couple of Lovecraftian scenes of where the Gods all come from, and a touching little homage to Jack Vance's The Dying Earth in a magic rope and Nog the Inescapable, who really should be named Nog the Unforgettable, as he has a huge impact on the reader for all his limited vocabulary.

It starts, as it usually does, with Garrett hungover and chasing a gorgeous redhead. This time around, it's a trap, and Garrett is hired by two rival pantheons of Gods - both quite primitive and violent - to find the "key" to the last piece of real estate on the street of the Gods over in the Dream Quarter in TunFaire. Lose a spot on the street, and you become a mere wacky cult, lose power, and have to go back to wherever it is Gods come from. Garrett figures out the "mystery" reasonably quickly, and after this its trying to stay one step ahead of the machinations of various Gods and other similar things. Of course, Garrett being Garrett, some of the Gods - Goddesses actually - are quite pretty, and are somewhat taken with Garrett (they are presented as none too bright, to be fair to all involved).

Garrett then does quite a bit of staying alive, with the help of various supporting cast, including the long-suffering Dean, the long-dead Dead Man, and some incredibly annoying hard-living cherubs.

Glen Cook has real fun with Garrett here, and a lot of that joy comes off the page. Garrett is a dry, deadpan narrator here, recounting a tall story and loving every minute of it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 16 Jun. 1997
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This is the latest installment in a series that is the best fantasy without walls (no swordsmen, no feminist sorceresses, no cats) since Fritz Leiber's Fafhrd and the Grey Mouser stories. Can't wait until the next book, and can't imagine jaded science fiction fans not liking these tales. Sure, Garrett is politically incorrect. But so is real life.
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