↠´ The Very Last Gambado ¹ Download by ↠´ Jonathan Gash Long time since I have read a Lovejoy.
Enjoyed it but seemed dated.
The caper to end all capers.
This is a big, brash Lovejoy caper, and as wonderful as it is, I wouldn't recommend this to be read before any other books in this wonderful series.
This book's plot and the huge caper are very complex, and Lovejoy has really bitten off more than he can chew in this one.
Lovejoy is recruited to act as a consultant for a film about a robbery from the British Museum.
Lovejoy knows all along that he's a pawn in some crook's game, but he can't figure out why they need him.
Lovejoy, you're too modestnot only are you a divy, but your reputation preceeds you! Anyway, Lovejoy ends up mixing up with some very bad people, and he even finds himself in between two mob bosses that are after each other's blood.
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Along the way, you'll get quite an education about what's valuable or not, how to forge antiques, the best defense when hauled into court for giving a knight on display in a museum a decent burial, the way to burgle a house, the best scams to make an auction room do what you want it to, and how bloody unfair life Our favorite woman hitting, philandering, misogynist Lovejoy goes Hollywood and as usual is beaten up, skint and divvying his beloved antiques.
The final act was slightly ridiculous.
If he knew what they were planning why not just not go?! A great title leads into a typical Lovejoy book, which means it has almost none of the fun and charm of the TV show.
Don't know why I keep reading these things, in the hope that the next one will be better.
I'll just settle for renting the DVDs of the show.
First one of this series I've read.
I remember enjoying the television show, but had forgotten much of it.
But the book's Lovejoy I find more enjoyable than the television series, because there is more knowledge, confidenceman, and humor than I remember in the show.
There is still the randy (to use the British slang) nature to his character, but there is much information on antiques (I assume it's correct) than I remember from the show.
The one deficiency and the reason for not giving it five stars was the combination of complex climax (which I didn't quite keep up with) and the British slang (not sure if it's cockney or if East Anglian).
But once I got used to it and looked a few words and expressions up on the internet it became more understandable.
I can see myself reading other books from the Lovejoy series in the future
Audio abridged (fortunately)
I didn't have a clue what was going on for most of the time!
The narrator wasn't to enuthusiastic either!!!
Don't think I could have ever read as the printed page.
An antiques dealer agrees to work on a film and gets involved in a murder.
I found the central character sexiest and annoyingthe story when it got started was reasonable, but the narrative was a bit of a mess.
Overall rating 2.
html[return][return][return]The Very Last Gambado is about a criminal raid on the British Museum, disguised as a movie about a raid on the British Museum (which is this book's lovingly described exotic venue).
It was written some way into Lovejoy's TV appearances, and one wonders if the dissolute and pastit male lead wasno, never mind, that's unfair.
But there are a lot of interesting observations about the madness of a film set, particularly involving stunt men, and the thought experiment of trying to raid the British Museum is an intriguing one; anyone who knows that corner of London at all well will end up scratching their heads