9Tail Fox

Sergeant Bobby Zha Of The SFPD Is Desperate To Find Out Who Murdered Him But He Also Needs The Answers To Some Other Questions Like, Why Is He In Another Man S Body Why Is Someone Trying To Kill Him, Again And Why Is He Being Haunted By A Nine Tailed Celestial Fox From The Shell Shattered Ruins Of Stalingrad In 1942 To The Present Day Politics Of San Francisco S Chinatown, 9Tail Fox Is Evocative Of Place And Crystal Clear In Its Depiction Of Character.9Tail Fox

Tough, sexy and brutal, but leavened with sharp humour Grimwood is a name to watch The TimesJon Courtenay Grimwood was born in Malta and christened in the upturned bell of a ship He grew up in the Far East, Britain and Scandinavia Apart from novels he writes for magazines and newspapers He travels extensively and undertakes a certain amount of consulting Until recently he wrote a monthly

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  • Hardcover
  • 9Tail Fox
  • Jon Courtenay Grimwood
  • English
  • 19 March 2019
  • 9780575076150

10 thoughts on “9Tail Fox

  1. says:

    I can t say I enjoyed this very much at all I know they say that it s good for characters to have flaws, but I felt Bobby was full of flaws that made him completely unlikable The only quality he had was that he loved his daughter.I found this very hard to get through and although quite an interesting plot line, I didn t think it was written all that well It was hard to...

  2. says:

    There is something about this book that is undefinable I can t tell you why I like it as much as I do I m not easy to please and this book gets four stars because I ve only read it once I ve read my five star books several imes and they hold up What I can say is that I can t seem to stop thinking about Bobby Zha It is a very well crafted story that drew me in from page one and held me in thrall to the very end I d be intereste...

  3. says:

    It doesn t make much sense I was curious to see what was going to happen, but I didn t buy any of it A hot mess of unbelievable elements And I m not talking about the fox At least it has an adequate ending.

  4. says:

    Detective investigates his own murder in near future San Francisco Been a while since I read any JCG, and I really enjoyed this.

  5. says:

    I want so much to like this book The idea of a dead man waking up in another body to try and solve his own murder intrigues me but it took some serious masochism to finish the book It could go the mythical route a 9 tailed celestial fox shows the chinese mythos or even an almost sci fi route surgery to keep my interest Unfortunately, this book goes nowhere The main character, Zha, has the makings of a well rounded little sh t whose flaws outweigh his plusses who just might try to make it right but the author can t keep the character in mind Zha is all over the place He starts out as a misunderstood cop who has an empathy with the street people and ends up nowhere The flaws, including womanizing and a forgetfulness when it comes to family, seem like additions instead of the integral pieces they should have been The author must have intended for these flaws to make Zha a great character but Zha wanders through the book, seemingly lost and leaves the reader even confused than Zha seems to be.That doesn t even address the difficulty I had reading the story It reads like the editor likes to read things by highlighting lines and accidently deleted a ton of the material in the process In addition, the author seemed to have a clear beginning and a clear end with no clue what to do in the middle The chap...

  6. says:

    Sort of disposeable, read it in a day supernatural detective techno thriller In a near future San Francisco, Detective Sergeant Bobby Zha is killed investigating a break in in Chinatown He awakes in the body of a white man who s been in a coma ward in NYC for 20 years Luckily, the body he s wearing is the heir to a sizable settlement over the car crash that left it comatose, so Bobby zips back to SF to investigate his death Police corruption and brain swapping technothriller hijinks ensue Grimwood gets a lot of the feel of San Francisco right, although one feels that he didn t really leave Chinatown Union Square on his research visits The rest of the city is sketched in very ghostly details A Latina character lives with her mom and brother in a hose on Valencia There are like three actual houses on Valencia, I think And I don t know any locals who spend that much time at Cafe De La Presse, or who would stay at the goddamned Hotel Triton, as Zha does Grimwood did spend some worthwhile time getting to know Chinatown except I don t know where there s room between Grant and Stockton for a warehouse on a side alley, which is where Zha is killed One minor gripe editing A charac...

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    The fox was pure white and carried its tail high and curled like flame over its back Its eyes were red as coals, fierce with anger White canines showed on either side of its mouth Jinwei hu, said Bobby.The fox nodded, even though Bobby had only said the name in his head Somewhere on Grant Avenue a kid let off a string of firecrackers left over from the night before and the fox grinned.Although both books have a police detective as a main character, 9tail Fox is completely different from the only other book of this author s that I ve read Lucifer s Dragon is cyberpunk, while 9tail Fox is of a noir detective story and is set closer to the present day That s a good thing, as I hate finding a new author only to discover that s he writes the same book over and over again.Bobby Zha is a policeman of Chinese descent who works for ...

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    return return I very much enjoyed Grimwood s Ashraf Bey trilogy, though was a little less convinced by either his earlier redRobe or his recent Stamping Butterflies I m glad to report IMHO a return to form Like the Ashraf Bey trilogy this is essentially a police procedural in a somewhat alternative history version of a famous port city with distint sfnal overtones to do with technological brain enhancements So we have identified what he does well, then return return This time the city is San Francisco, however, and the central character is killed on page 30 only to wake up, like Corwin in Nine Princes in Amber, in a hospital in upstate New York and he spends the rest of the book solving his own murder The basic plot has of course been done before, but I love Grimwood s intense and often sultry writing style and here he successfully transfers it to a new setting, with memorable characters return return I still had a ...

  9. says:

    I adored the Arabesk series start with Pashazade , so when I was wandering through the SF section and saw this novel, I grabbed it I had forgotten he wrote another book I didn t like as much, I only noticed when I looked for the name of that book just now Hunh Anyway This was wonderful sort of a supernatural detective story, set in alternate San Francisco About which I know very little, so if there were geographical problems, I would never have known Has the sort of frenetic feel of the good Neal Stephenson novels but manages ...

  10. says:

    Cool idea, but kind of a mess in the execution Dead cop must solve his own murder It s kind of noir ish, which I enjoy, but the plot is convoluted even by noir detective standards, and, in the end, I didn t feel like it all made much sense Annoyance our main character is supposed to be kind of a jerk, but he s always having sex and then making sure to tell us that he smells her on his fingers Not sure what the author was aiming at here, but it comes across as frat boyish Major distraction though the characte...

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