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10 thoughts on “Plugged

  1. Dan Schwent Dan Schwent says:

    Bouncer Daniel McEvoy's life spins out of control when the girl he loves winds up dead his friend turns up missing thugs all over town are gunning for him and his crazy neighbor may be in love with him Worse yet he's going baldI heard Eoin Colfer speak at BoucherCon 2011 and he was so hilarious I had to immediately snap this one up I was not disappointedPlugged is a damn fine adult novel from Colfer much better than the Hitchhiker's Guide seuel he wrote a couple years ago Daniel McEvoy is a great lead character; funny without being a smart ass not particularly handsome or bright and than a little worried about going bald hence his hair transplant See the title has than one meaning Plugged as in shot or as in hair transplant Get it? NevermindThe characters other than McEvoy aren't as well developed but are still an interesting bunch There's Zeb the unlicensed doctor Mrs Delano Daniel's crazy neighbor Detective Deacon Vic Irish Mike the list goes on and on For most of the book the reader is as much in the dark as DanielWhile Plugged is a good mystery with plenty of twists and turns the humor is by far the draw It's chock full of dark Irish wit and self deprecating humor I could easily see it being optioned for a movie starring Simon Pegg Plugged is an easy four star book However it wasn't without some rocky patches The who killed Connie subplot seemed forgotten and the bit with Irish Mike wasn't uite firing on all cylinders view spoilerI also have an issue with a floppy disk being able to hold an entire video of a hair transplant operation It seems like Colfer should have used a thumb drive or similar device to serve as the McGuffin hide spoiler

  2. James Thane James Thane says:

    Daniel McEvoy is an Irish ex soldier now living in New Jersey and working as a doorman at a seedy low rent casino His only real friend is the off beat doctor who's doing Daniel's hair transplant Then one night Daniel has to throw an egomaniacal lawyer out of the casino and things take a serious turn for the worse Daniel soon finds himself in the middle of a series of murders and criminal schemes none of which he understands and all of which pose a serious threat to his life and liberty Fortunately Daniel still has serious skills left over from his army days in Lebanon He also has a gift for improvisation that keeps him alive and one step ahead of the bad guys at least for a whileColfer is a talented writer and I'd happily read another of his books My only complaint about this one is that it started to wear a bit thin at the end Colfer appears torn between wanting to write a serious crime novel or something fairly humorous along the lines of Carl Hiassen But he doesn't uite succeed in pulling it off There's enough fairly serious violence in the book as to make the comedic parts seem not uite right Also there are one or two too many oddball characters in the book and one or two too many scenes where the suspension of disbelief is just a bit too strained There are a lot of good scenes in this book but in the end the sum of the parts may not be uite up to the level of some of the parts themselves

  3. Jeffrey Keeten Jeffrey Keeten says:

    A breezy fast read without a single 50 cent word in the book I would almost say this is a hard boiled noir certainly Colfer amasses a respectable body count but despite Colfer's best efforts he is a nice guy and he had a hard time really convincing me that anything truly horrible was ever going to happen For me the strength in the book was in the characterizations Daniel McEvoy is likable and certainly capable He does get himself out of some seemingly impossible ways with a combination of brute strength ingenuity and luck Zeb KronskiGhost Zeb is one of those guys that is always living on the edges of society providing those services for people looking for assistance at a discount that may or may not be exactly legal One of those guys you want to know but never want to acknowledge you know Detective Deacon is an over the top police detective of proportions and mind She is the other half of the euation in the one true sexual situation in the book though Colfer steps aside from actually describing anything but the sketchiest details about the event He does bashfully apologize afterwards for not giving us titillation Sofia Delano may be the most interesting sub character She lives upstairs from Daniel and entertains herself by yelling rude comments through the floor to McEvoy He ends up endearing himself to her by fixing her window and suddenly he is manifested in her mind as her husband Carmine He finds himself strangely attracted to her Aren't we all from time to time attracted to crazy women? Though he does engage in a bit of heavy petting with Mrs Delano McEvoy avoids actually taking advantage of her Another point were Colfer goes up to the line but doesn't really score the points for a hard boiled novel I guess my conclusion is that this is really a soft boiled novel masuerading as a hard boiled novel Yes there is some language mostly in an Irish accent so endearing than truly unseemly The body count climbs as the book progresses but comes no where near Red Harvest There is graphic violence but not described in gruesome detail There is cleverness some humor and some deftly placed twists to the plot I vacillated between three and four stars and decided to give the push to four because ultimately I had a good time reading it

  4. Nicky Nicky says:

    It proved impossible to take this book seriously so I didn't even try I'm too used to Eoin Colfer's Artemis Fowl books and in a way this hasn't grown up much from that just in the subject matter and the rating for language and violence It doesn't touch Raymond Chandler in terms of the detective character who isn't nearly as uick thinking slick talking smart assing as Philip Marlowe On the other hand he's fun in himself with his inner monologues and his stupid ideasTo be honest I didn't even try to follow the mystery just sat back for the ride And it was a fun one I think I'd probably have complaints if I'd gone into reading this with super high expectations but I was just ready for Eoin Colfer to make me smile and maybe giggle a little and he did that I have the girliest giggle in the world it's terrible

  5. Jim Jim says:

    For some reason I thought Colfer was a YA novelist put off listening to this book I shouldn't have It was an adult mystery full of humor intrigue McEvoy is a great character with a wonderful back story that's slowly filled in All the characters are memorable the situation is fluid While this book stands well enough alone there's certainly room for McEvoy is just that sort of character an Irish Don uixote in New Jersey Just one little thing leads to another well it was a lot of fun Very well read too Can't wait to get the next

  6. Scott Asher Scott Asher says:

    When I was a Middle School literature teacher I petitioned my Principal to change up the normal reading schedule ditching Red Badge of Courage and bringing in a new series I found at the Scholastic warehouse Artemis Fowl My kids and I were in love from page one so I’ve been a fan of Eoin Colfer for years This book is not Artemis Fowl This book is piss vinegar and vulgarity wrapped in laugh out loud funny PluggedBy Eoin ColferRead by John KeatingOverlook Hardcover AudioGOSeptember 2011Daniel McEvoy is a doorman at a zero star nightclub Slotz in New Jersey Born in Ireland raised in the Army fighting in Lebanon he is one tough bouncer When his wanna be girl Connie is found in the ally behind the club shot dead between the eyes Daniel gets busy looking for the killer Coincidentally or not Daniel earlier in the day had to kill a local mobster’s heavy at his doctor’s office on the way to getting hair implants Yes “Plugged” refers to Daniel’s hair implants It’s that kind of bookDaniel struggles to find Connie’s killer avoid the local mobster’s ire and save the lives of those around him who couldn’t care less for him His Doctor Zeb starts haunting Daniel’s thoughts in seemingly unhelpful ways A detective tries to kill her partner and ends up shot herself A local criminal lawyer needs his “product” picked up from local steroid dealers All Daniel needs to do is find a way to live save the lives of all those who can’t help themselves find Zeb alive if possible and avoid jail No big dealWhile you may read the uote on the cover – If you loved Artemis FowlIt’s time to grow up – you may be tempted not to take it seriously You should Because this book is way way different Sure Colfer’s humor and sarcasm is a huge part of this book but what was unexpected was the vulgar language and topics This isn’t noir so much as Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels on crack and reuired to curse at least twice a sentence Consider how Daniel is introduced he and his fellow bouncer are spending time determining if females they can see have implants then Daniel is taken to an altercation that happens between previously mentioned criminal lawyer who has just licked the bottom of one of the hostesses at Slotz It only get’s raunchy from there There aren’t any graphic descriptions of sexuality or murder as the goal of this book seems to be raunchy comedy instead of shock violence F bombs and drop like frogs from the sky at an Egyptian apocalypse – ominous and unwelcome And funny this book is Very funny I can’t remember the last time I laughed out loud so often Unfortunately I also can’t remember the last time I cringed so often reading a book eitherColfer’s first “adult” book seems to be compensating for his “teen” and “children’s” novels and what he doesn’t realize is that he doesn’t need to His children’s books are genius and he doesn’t have to prove anything If Colfer intends to write books like this one going forward then I’ll remember his previous books fondly and avoid his future work A note about the audio book John Keating did a great job with accents and voice acting It is so rare to get a good Irish accent but this one was right on Characters are well developed vocally The audio book was actually entertaining than reading the text Published at BookGatewaycom

  7. Stephanie (Bookfever) Stephanie (Bookfever) says:

    Plugged sure was something different from the other books I've read by this author since this one is for the adult crowd And I'm really glad that I ended up liking it a lot though it's not really surprising because it's Eoin Colfer I would read anything by himThis book is about the Irish Daniel McEvoy who works as a bouncer at a crammy club in New Jersey When the girl he likes Connie one of the clubs hostesses is killed is murdered and his good friend Zeb goes missing and possibily killed Dan starts getting into all sorts of trouble I really enjoyed the main character's voice I don't know what it was about him but I just liked reading about Dan I couldn't really help but like him and feel bad for him with all the trouble that was transpiring since Connie got murdered The story was also pretty gritty which again is so different from Colfer's usual work I loved that And as per usual with Colfers books it also had a good couple of side characters that you can't help but likeOverall Plugged was a great book The story was solid the conversations were witty and the characters were all interesting to read about Although this really isn't my usual genre I did enjoy the story I'm pretty much convinced that Eoin Colfer can write anything that I will like I can't wait to read the second book

  8. Andrew Andrew says:

    And finally I get round to reading the first book of Daniel McEvoy and I wasnt disappointed and as I expected though no surprised it did explain a lot about how the events and characters came to be in its seuel Screwed along with an suitable explanation for the title all I can say is follicle transplants But the book itself is a wonderful mix of action dry dialogue and situations which seem to be driven out of sheer bad luck poor assumptions and just generally being in the wrong place at the wrong time The book has a great way of weaving a story which honestly Daniel had no plan for let alone intention of getting embroiled inEoin Colfer has made a name for himself from everything from YA stories to official Hitch hikers guide seuels but this is a total departure to any of those and he pulls it off so easily I will admit when I read Screwed I was going purely on the name knowing next to nothing about the story it was so different it was wonderful and that pleasure is not lost on this book either I hope in time Mr Colfer does decide to return to Daniel I think there are many adventures and scrapes out there waiting for him to get involved in

  9. Woody Chandler Woody Chandler says:

    I really did not know what to expect from this one I saw an ad for Screwed in my copy of Viva La Madness decided to reuest both Plugged Screwed from my local library I liked that it was a uick read especially due to the dialogue that many mention The plot was fast moving easy to follow I just never connected with the protagonist to the point that I really felt invested in the outcome On to Screwed

  10. Helen Helen says:

    The narration for this audiobook by John Keating was fantastic unfortunately it could not elevate what was simply an okay book

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