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Length: 199 pages Word Wise: Enabled

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  • File Size: 315 KB
  • Print Length: 199 pages
  • Publication Date: June 9, 2011
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0055TL3KC
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #245,110 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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THOMAS PERRY is the author of 23 novels including the Jane Whitefield series (Vanishing Act, Dance for the Dead, Shadow Woman, The Face Changers, Blood Money, Runner, Poison Flower, and A String of Beads), Death Benefits, and Pursuit, the first recipient of the Gumshoe Award for best novel. He won the Edgar for The Butcher's Boy, and Metzger's Dog was a New York Times Notable Book. The Independent Mystery Bookseller's Association included Vanishing Act in its "100 Favorite Mysteries of the 20th Century," and Nightlife was a New York Times bestseller. Metzger's Dog was voted one of NPR's 100 Killer Thrillers--Best Thrillers Ever.
Thomas Perry was born in Tonawanda, New York in 1947. He received a B.A. from Cornell University in 1969 and a Ph.D. in English from the University of Rochester in 1974. He has worked as a park maintenance man, factory laborer, commercial fisherman, university administrator and teacher, and a writer and producer of prime time network television shows. He lives in Southern California.  His website: www.thomasperryauthor.com

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55 of 56 people found the following review helpful By Patrick Burnett on October 27, 2001
Format: Paperback
Let me tell you a little about my week. I've been working long hours, getting low pay and even less recognition. In the evenings I worked out and ate poorly. To relax, I tried to read Jane Smiley's "Moo".

Normally I read a book every couple of days. I've been slogging through "Moo" for weeks. I'm not sure whether it's exhaustion or lack of interest, but the fact is, I was bored and frustrated.

But then I found "Big Fish" by Thomas Perry. I'd known this novel existed for years, but have never been able to find a copy. I loved the author's "Metzger's Dog" and "The Butcher's Boy" and was intrigued. I opened to the first page, just to get an idea of the style, and the next thing I knew three hours had passed and I was done.

"Big Fish" is the story of two charming, relatively small-time gunrunners who become embroiled in a plot to control the world. I won't tell you how or why, because that's part of the fun, but I will tell you that along the way they collect a Hollywood agent and teach him to be a commando, and a Hollywood director and teach him to be a human being.

The writing is crisp and clean, with no words wasted on unnecessary exposition or description. Perry, in fact, is reminiscent of Gregory McDonald at his most terse and entertaining, but can be more goofy and relaxed.

This book was just what I needed to get the taste of the week and Jane Smiley out of my mouth. It's out of print, which is disappointing, but I bet you can find it used or at a library. And, who knows, as Perry's recent books become more mainstream, "Big Fish" just might be republished.
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23 of 24 people found the following review helpful By Jane Bedinger on July 2, 2003
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The best summer reading imaginable. Buy an old copy now and don't wait for the silly publishers to get off their butts and reissue it. This is classic Thomas Perry -- odd, violent characters that you come to care about, tight plotting touched with wit and irony that make it more believable not less, and scenes you'll remember. I have to say it; Thomas Perry has this trick about writing about "bad" people as if he were their guardian angel and could see how all their decisions and mistakes built up around them and yet left them human, not sweet, but somehow compassionate, and it balances the violence and the pratfalls. Oh well, take my word for it, there's a grace to his writing that lasts after the great entertainment is over.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on July 11, 2012
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Some modern authors- Deighton; Ross Thomas; Peter Bowen; early WEB Griffin and Vachss; Randy White- I reread regularly. It is always exciting to see a fresh one on the new book table in the library, and sad to read an obituary.
This author has the same characteristics. Not only highly entertaining, but frequently educational. Quoting the old cereal commercial "Mikey likes it."
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Truffaut015 on April 6, 2012
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Clever characters, who are real characters, snappy dialogue and a labyrinthine plot that never takes itself too seriously (a harder trick than it sounds). Perfect for a lazy Saturday, a sunny day on the beach, a holiday flight...
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By BbP on September 21, 2012
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Author-THOMAS PERRY--b-1947.

** My favorites--Butcher Boy series and the
Jane series.**

Perry is a master-----FISH is intricately plotted
...A BIG TIME silky thriller. Funny and snappy.

ALTMEYER and RACHEL- the Nick and Nora CHARLES
of gun smugling.

A home with goats and a KOI pond.

Three American scientists are murdered in a London
fire.

Uranium involved. Nuclear power. Japenese.

THERE IS A nice surprise FOR AL/RACHEL AT THE END OF
THE BOOK.

Readers say this is one of their favotire Perry books.

IT IS HARD TO FIND at a decent price. I sat down and
read it in one sitting the minute it came.

bbp 63 okc ok retired
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Jacquis53 on March 12, 2013
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This is Thomas Perry true style of writing,but he is now the greatest mystery writer .His victims always need help no matter their personal &past lives .You will be surprised who the "Hero's " are .I've been reading T.Perry "s Novels about (12)years and will continue to as long as his books are written.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Maureen R on May 12, 2013
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I am a Thomas Perry fan - is this his best? NO - but it doesn't disappoint and it's a nice and entertaining work. Definitely kept my interest with nice plot twists and surprises. I would recommend for summer beach reading for any mystery fan.
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By Lisa on October 9, 2013
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Thomas Perry's Big Fish is a classic with a twist. Altmeyer, charming edgy gunrunner, and beautiful partner Rachel, with their merry band of Hollywood characters, seem initially to be the lovable criminal crew running a grift, or in this case 1000 Browning automatics to the wrong people. I'm thinking maybe, Elmore Leonard's Chili Palmer, low level criminals, very cool, with big hearts. But no. The book is a resurrected 1985 global chase, as Altmeyer's guns are set up as expendable cover for small but deadly shipments of weapons grade uranium. Our 'good guys' are mere illegal arms dealers, trying to avoid assasination, prison, and losing their investment. And to avoid all that, they need to bring down the 'bad guys', a small Japanese electronics manufacturer that's designed a small nuclear device nicely packaged as an industrial smoke alarm, now ready for retail sales! The prose is fast, crisp, ironic, superb. The characters are so well drawn, I can see them on film. The ending, though, was a bit disappointing, so can't give it that final star. But still, a great read!
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