The Bad Book Affair (Mobile Library)

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9780007255931: The Bad Book Affair (Mobile Library)

This novel features the Israel Armstrong - the duffle-coat wearing, navel-gazing Jewish librarian who solves crimes, mysteries, and domestic problems whilst driving a mobile library around the north coast of Ireland. Here, he finds himself on the verge of his 30th birthday and on the trail of a troubled missing teenager.

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Ian Sansom writes for the `Guardian' and the `London Review of Books'. His he is the author of six books including,`The Case of the Missing Books', `Mr Dixon Disappears' and `The Delegates Choice', the first three instalments of The Mobile Library series. He lives in Northern Ireland.

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"A clever, affectionate poke in the ribs.. Sansom...discovers an exceptionally lively world." -- Kirkus Reviews

"[a] comic masterpiece" -- The Belfast Telegraph

."the dialogue is certainly amusing. Readers who enjoy send-ups of crime novels, talk-radio hosts, city pomposities and rural eccentricities will queue up for the series." -- Kirkus Reviews

"A work of tender and bonhomous refraction. ...Sansom is emphatically unpretentious in his portrayal of the ordinary lives of ordinary folk, and his gentle humor buoys their humdrum lives...pleasing, amusing and honest."--New York Newsday

"[THE BOOK STOPS HERE] succeeds as a light farce . . . The book's high point is the acerbic portrayal of the personalities making up the Mobile Library Steering Committee, but most every page will elicit a grin, if not a chuckle."--Publishers Weekly

"A wonderfully comic novel...Ian Sansom has an acute sense of the absurd, and does not allow sympathetic intimacy to stand in the way of some wicked barbs."--Daily Mail (London)

"[Sansom's] fish-out-of-water dilemmas and encounters with kooky locals will resonate with Alexander McCall Smith fans"--Publishers Weekly

"An endearing first novel...People cross paths, hook up, split up, say good-bye. Narrative unity derives less from the story than from the amiable persona of the narrator himself, in all his rambling, digressive warmth, and his mild insistence throughout--Daily Telegraph (London)

"A humane, big-hearted and sometimes devastatingly funny book."--LA Weekly

."..the dialogue is certainly amusing. Readers who enjoy send-ups of crime novels, talk-radio hosts, city pomposities and rural eccentricities will queue up for the series..."--Kirkus Reviews

"A clever, affectionate poke in the ribs.... Sansom...discovers an exceptionally lively world."--Kirkus Reviews

"[a] comic masterpiece"--The Belfast Telegraph

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