Screwed Audio CD – Audiobook, 7 May 2013
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" Dominated, driven, and fully animated by a refreshingly original voice . . . Great writing."--Lisa Scottoline, "The Washington Post"
" Incomparably clever and witty . . . Has a Quentin Tarantino-meets-Carl Hiaasen quality."--"Los Angeles Times"
" Lots of bloody fun." --"The New York Times Book Review"
"[The narrator's] nicely evoked mix of Irish fatalism, resigned violence, and hilarity would make any story a winner; the cast of witty, quirky supporting characters and the pleasingly twisted story line are a bonus." --"Booklist"
"Colfer's work is entertaining and expertly judged. His terse, muscular prose makes even a car chase seem like a new idea, and his McEvoy is a durable raconteur." --"Kirkus Review"
"Colfer presents a second glorious episode (after Plugged) in the violent, hilarious, and just plain bizarre life of Irish army vet and Jersey casino owner Dan McEvoy....noir devotees with a twisted sense of humor will eat it up." --"Library Journal"
"Incredible imagination won't suffice to solve this spectacular whodunit, a five-star story in the vein of Dave Barry that has more twists and turns than a California cloverleaf. Tell everyone you know to get SCREWED. Better still, buy a copy of it." --"Bookreporter.com" --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
From the bestselling author of the Artemis Fowl children's titles comes a brilliant, darkly comic follow-up to the adult crime debut PLUGGED --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.See all Product Description
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I had a similar reaction after about 200 pages of this book: "Great! There is another 100 pages to go!"
Screwed is the second in Eoin Colfer's series about the misadventures of ex-Irish Army sergeant Daniel McEvoy on the fringes of the New Jersey criminal underworld. In this novel Dan is required to deliver a package to a criminal in New York in order to part-pay a debt to another local crime lord. Nobody says "Its a midnight run, for crissake!" but you know, because this is Dan's world, that the rest of the book is going to chart a couple of days for Dan similarly fraught to the ones Grodin and DeNiro endured all those years ago. Indeed, nothing is ever as straightforward as Dan would like it to be and the novel charts Dan's subsequent antics hoping from frying pans to fires and back again.
The series seems to be finding its feet with this novel: its funny, exciting, and with a welcome reduction on some of the wise cracking of the previous novel even if Dan does tend rather too often to "with one bound" free himself from some terrifying situations. Still the novel is knowing enough to forgive this and leaves one looking forward to the next installment.
As another reviewer wrote 'it was a hard read and at times you wanted to skip sections to get back to the plot'.
Ex-army sergeant Daniel McEvoy is ready to say goodbye New Jersey's lawless underworld and concentrate on his new life as club owner and bona fide boyfriend. But when he's abducted and driven into the Hudson by a vengeful crime boss, he realises that the New Jersey underworld isn't ready to say goodbye to him.
If Dan is to survive, he will have to evade bad guys on both sides of the law and find the missing aunt who once taught him how to handle boobs.
Eoin Colfer, author of the Artemis Fowl novels, turns his outstanding talent to a world as criminally funny as it is dark and compelling.
Well I had been looking forward to this for a few months now, having lapped up the first Colfer crime caper, Plugged when it came out back in 2011. Plugged introduced us to Daniel McEvoy and his small circle of friends, Zeb, Sofia, Jason and Ronelle. Fast, fun and fresh it was one of my best reads of 2011.
Second time around for McEvoy and the gang and I was bored and unimpressed for the most part. I can typically gauge my gut reaction to how a book is going by the speed at which I read it. This was 310 pages long and it took me a week or thereabouts to get to the halfway point. Never a good sign.
Yesterday morning, on page 164 Colfer has McEvoy musing ......"If it was up to me, I would throw in the towel right now and spare myself the rest of this s***** day." Spooky how at that particular moment in time I couldn't have felt any closer to Daniel!
However, being made of sterner stuff I cracked on and it improved enough for me to knock off the remaining half of the book yesterday morning and evening.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Really good read - funny and easy to follow.
Well done Eoin Colfer - again.
Great to read about Daniel McEvoy again. Tremendous humour, as you'd expect from Eoin Colfer and a welcome sequel. Mrs NMPublished on 15 Jun. 2014 by Mrs N Mitra
I did enjoy this book, at times made me laugh out loud other times I was keeping my tears in, worth a reasPublished on 14 Feb. 2014 by Mwaite
Excellent book , very funny and a great storyline . Having read Plugged I was looking forward to this book enormously and I was not disappointed . Read morePublished on 17 Jan. 2014 by ed