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4.0 out of 5 stars The best in a decade, 7 Feb 2002
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This review is from: The Stainless Steel Rat Joins The Circus: The Stainless Steel Rat Book 10 (GOLLANCZ S.F.) (Paperback)
After the painful misfire that was "...goes to Hell", and the utterly unfunny "...sings the Blues", the thing that SSR readers have waited for for years - a *funny book* - has finally arrived. Not up to the real class of the series up to "...gets Drafted", this is still a sparkling job compared to the more recent rat books and the Bill the Galatic Hero moneyspinner , which just should have been taken outside and shot.
The plot, as usual for rat book is pretty irrelevant. A bad guy without a conscience is doing something bad, and a bad guy with a conscience (Jim) is going to stop him, with the aid of ridiculous technology, unflagging good humour, astonishing athletic prowess, and a limitless supply of booze.
Need I say more?
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Slippery Jim is back and up to his old tricks, 3 Jan 2002
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This review is from: The Stainless Steel Rat Joins The Circus: The Stainless Steel Rat Book 10 (GOLLANCZ S.F.) (Paperback)
In The Stainless Steel Rat Joins the Circus, we see slippery Jim DeGriz and his gorgeous wife, the murderous Angelina, up to their necks in intrigue and danger.
Whilst all Rat fans will love the chance to read another of his adventures this (final?) book in the series doesn't quite match up to others such as Revenge. It does, however, have much excitement, puns and fun.
It's one for the rat fans who want one more trip with the master thief.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars At last, the rat is back on form., 30 Sep 2000
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The self-styled richest man in the universe hires Slippery Jim to investigate a series of bank robberies at institutions said rich man owns. The Rat discovers that the only thing in common between all of the robberies was that a circus was in town at the same time, always featuring Puissanto - the strongest man in the universe. So Jim signs on with the circus along side Puissanto as a magic act, and ends up on the corrupt planet of Fetorr. Absurd adventures ensue.
I don't know about you, but I read the Rat for the humor, of which there is enough in this book to make it worth reading. However, I thought it contained a bit too much straight ahead action-adventure and was a bit too long for a Rat book. But this one is still light years ahead of Goes to Hell and Sings the Blues.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Read by a fan, 25 April 2014
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This book is loved and reread by a fan. This book was rare and a blessing to find it. It was about Christmas time that I bought this book and it came before the big day. It was the best escapism my friend had as the family was going through a loss. I just wish the author wrote more books like this.
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