The Dirty Streets of Heaven

The Dirty Streets of Heaven

Bobby Dollar is an angel -- a real one. He knows a lot about sin, and not just in his professional capacity as an advocate for souls caught between Heaven and Hell. Bobby's wrestling with a few deadly sins of his own -- pride, anger, even lust. But his problems aren't all his fault. Bobby can't entirely trust his heavenly superiors, and he's not too sure about any of his fe Bobby Dollar is an angel -- a real one. He knows a lot about sin, and not just in his professional capacity as an adv...

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Title:The Dirty Streets of Heaven
Author:Tad Williams
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Genres:Fantasy
ISBN:The Dirty Streets of Heaven
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:406 pages pages

The Dirty Streets of Heaven Reviews

  • Jenny (Reading Envy)
    Oct 29, 2012

    Back in 1996, I was in the middle of a creative crisis. I'd been working on The Name of the Wind for a couple of years, and I was consumed with doubt. The problem? My book was long and complicated. "Am I wasting my time?" I thought, "Does anyone even publish long, complex fantasy s...

    So I own all of Tad Williams' work in hardback, except for the book about the cats because I refuse to read books with dogs or cats as protagonists because EVERY TIME ONE OF THEM GETS KILLED AND I CRY. Ahem. Anyway, having loved his more fantasy-based stuff, I was a bit hesitant to ...

    CAUTION: Long Review The Dirty Streets of Heaven was unoriginal and underwhelming. It was another urban fantasy about angels and demons, meaning I didn't expect the series to break new ground. Nonetheless, the countless flaws in the book underlined how much originality the urban fan...

    An interesting premise about earthbound angels whose job it is to help souls navigate their way to heaven after death. The main character, Bobby Dollar is a marvellous character. He's an angel with all the characteristics that that can bring plus he is smart, witty and able to fight hi...

    Bobby Dollar is an angel, his role here on earth is to advocate for the souls caught between heaven and hell. As a result of this, Bobby knows about sin, in fact, he wrestles with a few himself; pride, lust and anger. Whether it?s pride or just instinct, Dollar can?t trust his supe...

    I was distinctly underwhelmed, to be honest. I loved The Dragonbone Chair and the rest of Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn and have read and reread it over the years. The City of Golden Shadow and the rest of the Otherland series was likewise extensive, inventive, and well-developed. DSOH,...

    For those used to Tad?s more traditional Fantasy (such as Memory, Shadow and Thorn and the Shadowmarch series) this one is different. So different in that, had the name not been on the front, I wouldn?t have said they were the same writer. This is being widely seen as Tad?s ta...

    Initial thoughts: Well...this book started out soooooo strong for me!!! I was totally entranced and sucked in. But then...well, it went seriously downhill. It took me forever to finish this because I just didn't have the desire to pick it back up. Review to come at some point. Revi...

    4.5 Stars Dirty Streets of Heaven, the first book in the Bobby Dollar series by Tad Williams is a real surprise. Tad Williams has always been one of my very favorite authors, from The Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn series, to the Otherland Series, to all his other top notch fantasy rea...

    More like 2.5 stars, but the last part dragged it up to 3. I'm halfway curious to see what happens, but don't know if I care enough to read the sequel. ...

    Its Control vs Chaos. Sam and Dean Winchester vs Leviathan. Ok, maybe it doesn?t feature Maxwell Smart or two unemployed monster hunters ? but the humour definitely falls somewhere between, and the makers of Supernatural could easily made this into a side episode with an Angel?s ...

    Tad Williams' "Die dunklen Gassen des Himmels" ist der herrliche Serienauftakt einer wahnsinnig witzigen Urban Fantasy Trilogie. Bobby Dollar ist Anwalt, ein Anwaltsengel um genau zu sein. Seine Aufgabe ist es, verstorbene Menschen vor den Richtern des Höchsten zu vertreten und fü...

    Oh man was this a miss for me. I have to preface this by saying that Tad Williams is probably my favorite fantasy author of all-time. The guy can do no wrong. Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn is phenomenal and the Shadowmarch series is not far behind in quality in my opinion. I was a bit skep...

    (2.5 stars rounded up to 3) I'll start by saying this is my first novel by Tad Williams. The Dirty Streets of Heaven (TDSOH for short)is this month's book for the Sword and Laser bookclub and having heard good things about the author I decided to give it a shot. Spoilers will be ...

    It's always risky when a talented author enters a new genre. Even if the motives are pure and they aren't riding the latest craze looking for bonus cash, it can fail as the author steps outside of their well-known norm. I'm happy to say that didn't happen with The Dirty Streets of Heav...

    Despite growing up reading all the fantasy novels I could get my hands on, and Memory, Sorrow and Thorn being a very well respected and popular fantasy trilogy from that time, I had never read any Tad Williams before this book -- which I will have to remedy in the near future, at the e...

    I have a hard time reviewing this because I read it as an audiobook, a format I don't usually use, and it turns out to be a very different experience from a printed book. It's a good hardboiled detective novel masquerading as urban fantasy, a term I use loosely just because it's about ...

    Ultimamente eu ando numa pegada bem Fantasia Urbana, e peguei esse livro pra ler por que era Fantasia urbana de um dos meus autores favoritos - Tad Williams - e não me decepcionei. O protagonista, Bobby Dollar, é um cara como qualquer outro. Ele gosta de tomar uns tragos, de mul...

    I enjoyed the book tremendously. It is a little more earthy than Williams' more recent books, including colorful expletives to highlight moments of tension and a couple of adult scenes to establish the power and significance of a relationship. In simplest terms, the book is an urban...

    Just couldn't get into it, but still want to read Tad Williams, maybe I'll try his sci-fi. I blame my upbringing, but I just can't get excited about angels. ...

  • Eric
    Aug 13, 2012

    Back in 1996, I was in the middle of a creative crisis. I'd been working on The Name of the Wind for a couple of years, and I was consumed with doubt. The problem? My book was long and complicated. "Am I wasting my time?" I thought, "Does anyone even publish long, complex fantasy s...

    So I own all of Tad Williams' work in hardback, except for the book about the cats because I refuse to read books with dogs or cats as protagonists because EVERY TIME ONE OF THEM GETS KILLED AND I CRY. Ahem. Anyway, having loved his more fantasy-based stuff, I was a bit hesitant to ...

    CAUTION: Long Review The Dirty Streets of Heaven was unoriginal and underwhelming. It was another urban fantasy about angels and demons, meaning I didn't expect the series to break new ground. Nonetheless, the countless flaws in the book underlined how much originality the urban fan...

    An interesting premise about earthbound angels whose job it is to help souls navigate their way to heaven after death. The main character, Bobby Dollar is a marvellous character. He's an angel with all the characteristics that that can bring plus he is smart, witty and able to fight hi...

    Bobby Dollar is an angel, his role here on earth is to advocate for the souls caught between heaven and hell. As a result of this, Bobby knows about sin, in fact, he wrestles with a few himself; pride, lust and anger. Whether it?s pride or just instinct, Dollar can?t trust his supe...

    I was distinctly underwhelmed, to be honest. I loved The Dragonbone Chair and the rest of Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn and have read and reread it over the years. The City of Golden Shadow and the rest of the Otherland series was likewise extensive, inventive, and well-developed. DSOH,...

    For those used to Tad?s more traditional Fantasy (such as Memory, Shadow and Thorn and the Shadowmarch series) this one is different. So different in that, had the name not been on the front, I wouldn?t have said they were the same writer. This is being widely seen as Tad?s ta...

    Initial thoughts: Well...this book started out soooooo strong for me!!! I was totally entranced and sucked in. But then...well, it went seriously downhill. It took me forever to finish this because I just didn't have the desire to pick it back up. Review to come at some point. Revi...

    4.5 Stars Dirty Streets of Heaven, the first book in the Bobby Dollar series by Tad Williams is a real surprise. Tad Williams has always been one of my very favorite authors, from The Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn series, to the Otherland Series, to all his other top notch fantasy rea...

    More like 2.5 stars, but the last part dragged it up to 3. I'm halfway curious to see what happens, but don't know if I care enough to read the sequel. ...

    Its Control vs Chaos. Sam and Dean Winchester vs Leviathan. Ok, maybe it doesn?t feature Maxwell Smart or two unemployed monster hunters ? but the humour definitely falls somewhere between, and the makers of Supernatural could easily made this into a side episode with an Angel?s ...

    Tad Williams' "Die dunklen Gassen des Himmels" ist der herrliche Serienauftakt einer wahnsinnig witzigen Urban Fantasy Trilogie. Bobby Dollar ist Anwalt, ein Anwaltsengel um genau zu sein. Seine Aufgabe ist es, verstorbene Menschen vor den Richtern des Höchsten zu vertreten und fü...

    Oh man was this a miss for me. I have to preface this by saying that Tad Williams is probably my favorite fantasy author of all-time. The guy can do no wrong. Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn is phenomenal and the Shadowmarch series is not far behind in quality in my opinion. I was a bit skep...

    (2.5 stars rounded up to 3) I'll start by saying this is my first novel by Tad Williams. The Dirty Streets of Heaven (TDSOH for short)is this month's book for the Sword and Laser bookclub and having heard good things about the author I decided to give it a shot. Spoilers will be ...

    It's always risky when a talented author enters a new genre. Even if the motives are pure and they aren't riding the latest craze looking for bonus cash, it can fail as the author steps outside of their well-known norm. I'm happy to say that didn't happen with The Dirty Streets of Heav...

    Despite growing up reading all the fantasy novels I could get my hands on, and Memory, Sorrow and Thorn being a very well respected and popular fantasy trilogy from that time, I had never read any Tad Williams before this book -- which I will have to remedy in the near future, at the e...

  • Mark
    Aug 26, 2012

    Back in 1996, I was in the middle of a creative crisis. I'd been working on The Name of the Wind for a couple of years, and I was consumed with doubt. The problem? My book was long and complicated. "Am I wasting my time?" I thought, "Does anyone even publish long, complex fantasy s...

    So I own all of Tad Williams' work in hardback, except for the book about the cats because I refuse to read books with dogs or cats as protagonists because EVERY TIME ONE OF THEM GETS KILLED AND I CRY. Ahem. Anyway, having loved his more fantasy-based stuff, I was a bit hesitant to ...

    CAUTION: Long Review The Dirty Streets of Heaven was unoriginal and underwhelming. It was another urban fantasy about angels and demons, meaning I didn't expect the series to break new ground. Nonetheless, the countless flaws in the book underlined how much originality the urban fan...

    An interesting premise about earthbound angels whose job it is to help souls navigate their way to heaven after death. The main character, Bobby Dollar is a marvellous character. He's an angel with all the characteristics that that can bring plus he is smart, witty and able to fight hi...

    Bobby Dollar is an angel, his role here on earth is to advocate for the souls caught between heaven and hell. As a result of this, Bobby knows about sin, in fact, he wrestles with a few himself; pride, lust and anger. Whether it?s pride or just instinct, Dollar can?t trust his supe...

    I was distinctly underwhelmed, to be honest. I loved The Dragonbone Chair and the rest of Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn and have read and reread it over the years. The City of Golden Shadow and the rest of the Otherland series was likewise extensive, inventive, and well-developed. DSOH,...

    For those used to Tad?s more traditional Fantasy (such as Memory, Shadow and Thorn and the Shadowmarch series) this one is different. So different in that, had the name not been on the front, I wouldn?t have said they were the same writer. This is being widely seen as Tad?s ta...

  • Felicia
    Sep 14, 2012

    Back in 1996, I was in the middle of a creative crisis. I'd been working on The Name of the Wind for a couple of years, and I was consumed with doubt. The problem? My book was long and complicated. "Am I wasting my time?" I thought, "Does anyone even publish long, complex fantasy s...

    So I own all of Tad Williams' work in hardback, except for the book about the cats because I refuse to read books with dogs or cats as protagonists because EVERY TIME ONE OF THEM GETS KILLED AND I CRY. Ahem. Anyway, having loved his more fantasy-based stuff, I was a bit hesitant to ...

  • Emmalynne
    Nov 02, 2012

    Back in 1996, I was in the middle of a creative crisis. I'd been working on The Name of the Wind for a couple of years, and I was consumed with doubt. The problem? My book was long and complicated. "Am I wasting my time?" I thought, "Does anyone even publish long, complex fantasy s...

    So I own all of Tad Williams' work in hardback, except for the book about the cats because I refuse to read books with dogs or cats as protagonists because EVERY TIME ONE OF THEM GETS KILLED AND I CRY. Ahem. Anyway, having loved his more fantasy-based stuff, I was a bit hesitant to ...

    CAUTION: Long Review The Dirty Streets of Heaven was unoriginal and underwhelming. It was another urban fantasy about angels and demons, meaning I didn't expect the series to break new ground. Nonetheless, the countless flaws in the book underlined how much originality the urban fan...

    An interesting premise about earthbound angels whose job it is to help souls navigate their way to heaven after death. The main character, Bobby Dollar is a marvellous character. He's an angel with all the characteristics that that can bring plus he is smart, witty and able to fight hi...

    Bobby Dollar is an angel, his role here on earth is to advocate for the souls caught between heaven and hell. As a result of this, Bobby knows about sin, in fact, he wrestles with a few himself; pride, lust and anger. Whether it?s pride or just instinct, Dollar can?t trust his supe...

    I was distinctly underwhelmed, to be honest. I loved The Dragonbone Chair and the rest of Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn and have read and reread it over the years. The City of Golden Shadow and the rest of the Otherland series was likewise extensive, inventive, and well-developed. DSOH,...

    For those used to Tad?s more traditional Fantasy (such as Memory, Shadow and Thorn and the Shadowmarch series) this one is different. So different in that, had the name not been on the front, I wouldn?t have said they were the same writer. This is being widely seen as Tad?s ta...

    Initial thoughts: Well...this book started out soooooo strong for me!!! I was totally entranced and sucked in. But then...well, it went seriously downhill. It took me forever to finish this because I just didn't have the desire to pick it back up. Review to come at some point. Revi...

    4.5 Stars Dirty Streets of Heaven, the first book in the Bobby Dollar series by Tad Williams is a real surprise. Tad Williams has always been one of my very favorite authors, from The Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn series, to the Otherland Series, to all his other top notch fantasy rea...

    More like 2.5 stars, but the last part dragged it up to 3. I'm halfway curious to see what happens, but don't know if I care enough to read the sequel. ...

    Its Control vs Chaos. Sam and Dean Winchester vs Leviathan. Ok, maybe it doesn?t feature Maxwell Smart or two unemployed monster hunters ? but the humour definitely falls somewhere between, and the makers of Supernatural could easily made this into a side episode with an Angel?s ...

    Tad Williams' "Die dunklen Gassen des Himmels" ist der herrliche Serienauftakt einer wahnsinnig witzigen Urban Fantasy Trilogie. Bobby Dollar ist Anwalt, ein Anwaltsengel um genau zu sein. Seine Aufgabe ist es, verstorbene Menschen vor den Richtern des Höchsten zu vertreten und fü...

    Oh man was this a miss for me. I have to preface this by saying that Tad Williams is probably my favorite fantasy author of all-time. The guy can do no wrong. Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn is phenomenal and the Shadowmarch series is not far behind in quality in my opinion. I was a bit skep...

    (2.5 stars rounded up to 3) I'll start by saying this is my first novel by Tad Williams. The Dirty Streets of Heaven (TDSOH for short)is this month's book for the Sword and Laser bookclub and having heard good things about the author I decided to give it a shot. Spoilers will be ...

    It's always risky when a talented author enters a new genre. Even if the motives are pure and they aren't riding the latest craze looking for bonus cash, it can fail as the author steps outside of their well-known norm. I'm happy to say that didn't happen with The Dirty Streets of Heav...

    Despite growing up reading all the fantasy novels I could get my hands on, and Memory, Sorrow and Thorn being a very well respected and popular fantasy trilogy from that time, I had never read any Tad Williams before this book -- which I will have to remedy in the near future, at the e...

    I have a hard time reviewing this because I read it as an audiobook, a format I don't usually use, and it turns out to be a very different experience from a printed book. It's a good hardboiled detective novel masquerading as urban fantasy, a term I use loosely just because it's about ...

    Ultimamente eu ando numa pegada bem Fantasia Urbana, e peguei esse livro pra ler por que era Fantasia urbana de um dos meus autores favoritos - Tad Williams - e não me decepcionei. O protagonista, Bobby Dollar, é um cara como qualquer outro. Ele gosta de tomar uns tragos, de mul...

    I enjoyed the book tremendously. It is a little more earthy than Williams' more recent books, including colorful expletives to highlight moments of tension and a couple of adult scenes to establish the power and significance of a relationship. In simplest terms, the book is an urban...

    Just couldn't get into it, but still want to read Tad Williams, maybe I'll try his sci-fi. I blame my upbringing, but I just can't get excited about angels. ...

    The Review: http://thefoundingfields.com/2013/08/.... ?One of the best urban fantasy novels that I?ve had the pleasure of reading. Essential reading for urban fantasy fans.? ~Bane of Kings, The Founding Fields The Dirty Streets of Heaven is a novel that I?ve been loo...

    Bobis Doleris - advokatas. Ne visai paprastas - pomirtinis. ?jai gatve, paslydai ant banano ?iev?s, kauk?tel?jai galva ? asfalt?... tavo siela dar tik bando susivokti, kod?l k?n? regi i? ?ono, o advokatas su prokuroru jau darbuojasi. Ai?ku, nuosprendis labiausiai priklaus...

    More spring cleaning. Sampling books I'm unlikely to enjoy in an effort to clean up Mt. TBR a bit more. This is an odd concept. Imagine angels as gritty, noir-ish detectives/public defenders and demons as sleek and scummy corporate lawyers and the two sides hash out a deceased...

    Executive summary: This book is alright, but nothing special. Certainly didn't live up to hype. I gave it 3 stars, but really it was 2.5 for me. I could have easily gone with a 2. Full Review This is the first book by Tad Williams I've read, so I can't compare it to any of his pr...

    Mixed feelings. The story, which is about one of several earthbound angels trudging through his daily grind in his post-life job when the usual order is upset, isn't bad. And as he figures out what's going on, it becomes pretty intricate. But the writing is mediocre, the protagonist is...

    I've never heard angels swear so much. Then again I've never talked to an angel. They started off nice until the last quarter of the book. From page one I was laughing at Mr. Dollar and his thoughts. I thought the writing was well done - until a little after halfway through. It was odd...

  • Patrick
    Jun 18, 2012

    Back in 1996, I was in the middle of a creative crisis. I'd been working on The Name of the Wind for a couple of years, and I was consumed with doubt. The problem? My book was long and complicated. "Am I wasting my time?" I thought, "Does anyone even publish long, complex fantasy s...

  • Melissa McShane
    Feb 14, 2013

    Back in 1996, I was in the middle of a creative crisis. I'd been working on The Name of the Wind for a couple of years, and I was consumed with doubt. The problem? My book was long and complicated. "Am I wasting my time?" I thought, "Does anyone even publish long, complex fantasy s...

    So I own all of Tad Williams' work in hardback, except for the book about the cats because I refuse to read books with dogs or cats as protagonists because EVERY TIME ONE OF THEM GETS KILLED AND I CRY. Ahem. Anyway, having loved his more fantasy-based stuff, I was a bit hesitant to ...

    CAUTION: Long Review The Dirty Streets of Heaven was unoriginal and underwhelming. It was another urban fantasy about angels and demons, meaning I didn't expect the series to break new ground. Nonetheless, the countless flaws in the book underlined how much originality the urban fan...

    An interesting premise about earthbound angels whose job it is to help souls navigate their way to heaven after death. The main character, Bobby Dollar is a marvellous character. He's an angel with all the characteristics that that can bring plus he is smart, witty and able to fight hi...

    Bobby Dollar is an angel, his role here on earth is to advocate for the souls caught between heaven and hell. As a result of this, Bobby knows about sin, in fact, he wrestles with a few himself; pride, lust and anger. Whether it?s pride or just instinct, Dollar can?t trust his supe...

    I was distinctly underwhelmed, to be honest. I loved The Dragonbone Chair and the rest of Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn and have read and reread it over the years. The City of Golden Shadow and the rest of the Otherland series was likewise extensive, inventive, and well-developed. DSOH,...

    For those used to Tad?s more traditional Fantasy (such as Memory, Shadow and Thorn and the Shadowmarch series) this one is different. So different in that, had the name not been on the front, I wouldn?t have said they were the same writer. This is being widely seen as Tad?s ta...

    Initial thoughts: Well...this book started out soooooo strong for me!!! I was totally entranced and sucked in. But then...well, it went seriously downhill. It took me forever to finish this because I just didn't have the desire to pick it back up. Review to come at some point. Revi...

    4.5 Stars Dirty Streets of Heaven, the first book in the Bobby Dollar series by Tad Williams is a real surprise. Tad Williams has always been one of my very favorite authors, from The Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn series, to the Otherland Series, to all his other top notch fantasy rea...

    More like 2.5 stars, but the last part dragged it up to 3. I'm halfway curious to see what happens, but don't know if I care enough to read the sequel. ...

    Its Control vs Chaos. Sam and Dean Winchester vs Leviathan. Ok, maybe it doesn?t feature Maxwell Smart or two unemployed monster hunters ? but the humour definitely falls somewhere between, and the makers of Supernatural could easily made this into a side episode with an Angel?s ...

    Tad Williams' "Die dunklen Gassen des Himmels" ist der herrliche Serienauftakt einer wahnsinnig witzigen Urban Fantasy Trilogie. Bobby Dollar ist Anwalt, ein Anwaltsengel um genau zu sein. Seine Aufgabe ist es, verstorbene Menschen vor den Richtern des Höchsten zu vertreten und fü...

    Oh man was this a miss for me. I have to preface this by saying that Tad Williams is probably my favorite fantasy author of all-time. The guy can do no wrong. Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn is phenomenal and the Shadowmarch series is not far behind in quality in my opinion. I was a bit skep...

    (2.5 stars rounded up to 3) I'll start by saying this is my first novel by Tad Williams. The Dirty Streets of Heaven (TDSOH for short)is this month's book for the Sword and Laser bookclub and having heard good things about the author I decided to give it a shot. Spoilers will be ...

    It's always risky when a talented author enters a new genre. Even if the motives are pure and they aren't riding the latest craze looking for bonus cash, it can fail as the author steps outside of their well-known norm. I'm happy to say that didn't happen with The Dirty Streets of Heav...

    Despite growing up reading all the fantasy novels I could get my hands on, and Memory, Sorrow and Thorn being a very well respected and popular fantasy trilogy from that time, I had never read any Tad Williams before this book -- which I will have to remedy in the near future, at the e...

    I have a hard time reviewing this because I read it as an audiobook, a format I don't usually use, and it turns out to be a very different experience from a printed book. It's a good hardboiled detective novel masquerading as urban fantasy, a term I use loosely just because it's about ...

  • Jacob Proffitt
    Sep 15, 2012

    Back in 1996, I was in the middle of a creative crisis. I'd been working on The Name of the Wind for a couple of years, and I was consumed with doubt. The problem? My book was long and complicated. "Am I wasting my time?" I thought, "Does anyone even publish long, complex fantasy s...

    So I own all of Tad Williams' work in hardback, except for the book about the cats because I refuse to read books with dogs or cats as protagonists because EVERY TIME ONE OF THEM GETS KILLED AND I CRY. Ahem. Anyway, having loved his more fantasy-based stuff, I was a bit hesitant to ...

    CAUTION: Long Review The Dirty Streets of Heaven was unoriginal and underwhelming. It was another urban fantasy about angels and demons, meaning I didn't expect the series to break new ground. Nonetheless, the countless flaws in the book underlined how much originality the urban fan...

    An interesting premise about earthbound angels whose job it is to help souls navigate their way to heaven after death. The main character, Bobby Dollar is a marvellous character. He's an angel with all the characteristics that that can bring plus he is smart, witty and able to fight hi...

    Bobby Dollar is an angel, his role here on earth is to advocate for the souls caught between heaven and hell. As a result of this, Bobby knows about sin, in fact, he wrestles with a few himself; pride, lust and anger. Whether it?s pride or just instinct, Dollar can?t trust his supe...

    I was distinctly underwhelmed, to be honest. I loved The Dragonbone Chair and the rest of Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn and have read and reread it over the years. The City of Golden Shadow and the rest of the Otherland series was likewise extensive, inventive, and well-developed. DSOH,...

    For those used to Tad?s more traditional Fantasy (such as Memory, Shadow and Thorn and the Shadowmarch series) this one is different. So different in that, had the name not been on the front, I wouldn?t have said they were the same writer. This is being widely seen as Tad?s ta...

    Initial thoughts: Well...this book started out soooooo strong for me!!! I was totally entranced and sucked in. But then...well, it went seriously downhill. It took me forever to finish this because I just didn't have the desire to pick it back up. Review to come at some point. Revi...

    4.5 Stars Dirty Streets of Heaven, the first book in the Bobby Dollar series by Tad Williams is a real surprise. Tad Williams has always been one of my very favorite authors, from The Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn series, to the Otherland Series, to all his other top notch fantasy rea...

    More like 2.5 stars, but the last part dragged it up to 3. I'm halfway curious to see what happens, but don't know if I care enough to read the sequel. ...

    Its Control vs Chaos. Sam and Dean Winchester vs Leviathan. Ok, maybe it doesn?t feature Maxwell Smart or two unemployed monster hunters ? but the humour definitely falls somewhere between, and the makers of Supernatural could easily made this into a side episode with an Angel?s ...

    Tad Williams' "Die dunklen Gassen des Himmels" ist der herrliche Serienauftakt einer wahnsinnig witzigen Urban Fantasy Trilogie. Bobby Dollar ist Anwalt, ein Anwaltsengel um genau zu sein. Seine Aufgabe ist es, verstorbene Menschen vor den Richtern des Höchsten zu vertreten und fü...

    Oh man was this a miss for me. I have to preface this by saying that Tad Williams is probably my favorite fantasy author of all-time. The guy can do no wrong. Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn is phenomenal and the Shadowmarch series is not far behind in quality in my opinion. I was a bit skep...

    (2.5 stars rounded up to 3) I'll start by saying this is my first novel by Tad Williams. The Dirty Streets of Heaven (TDSOH for short)is this month's book for the Sword and Laser bookclub and having heard good things about the author I decided to give it a shot. Spoilers will be ...

    It's always risky when a talented author enters a new genre. Even if the motives are pure and they aren't riding the latest craze looking for bonus cash, it can fail as the author steps outside of their well-known norm. I'm happy to say that didn't happen with The Dirty Streets of Heav...

  • Jason
    Jul 23, 2012

    Back in 1996, I was in the middle of a creative crisis. I'd been working on The Name of the Wind for a couple of years, and I was consumed with doubt. The problem? My book was long and complicated. "Am I wasting my time?" I thought, "Does anyone even publish long, complex fantasy s...

    So I own all of Tad Williams' work in hardback, except for the book about the cats because I refuse to read books with dogs or cats as protagonists because EVERY TIME ONE OF THEM GETS KILLED AND I CRY. Ahem. Anyway, having loved his more fantasy-based stuff, I was a bit hesitant to ...

    CAUTION: Long Review The Dirty Streets of Heaven was unoriginal and underwhelming. It was another urban fantasy about angels and demons, meaning I didn't expect the series to break new ground. Nonetheless, the countless flaws in the book underlined how much originality the urban fan...

    An interesting premise about earthbound angels whose job it is to help souls navigate their way to heaven after death. The main character, Bobby Dollar is a marvellous character. He's an angel with all the characteristics that that can bring plus he is smart, witty and able to fight hi...

    Bobby Dollar is an angel, his role here on earth is to advocate for the souls caught between heaven and hell. As a result of this, Bobby knows about sin, in fact, he wrestles with a few himself; pride, lust and anger. Whether it?s pride or just instinct, Dollar can?t trust his supe...

    I was distinctly underwhelmed, to be honest. I loved The Dragonbone Chair and the rest of Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn and have read and reread it over the years. The City of Golden Shadow and the rest of the Otherland series was likewise extensive, inventive, and well-developed. DSOH,...

    For those used to Tad?s more traditional Fantasy (such as Memory, Shadow and Thorn and the Shadowmarch series) this one is different. So different in that, had the name not been on the front, I wouldn?t have said they were the same writer. This is being widely seen as Tad?s ta...

    Initial thoughts: Well...this book started out soooooo strong for me!!! I was totally entranced and sucked in. But then...well, it went seriously downhill. It took me forever to finish this because I just didn't have the desire to pick it back up. Review to come at some point. Revi...

    4.5 Stars Dirty Streets of Heaven, the first book in the Bobby Dollar series by Tad Williams is a real surprise. Tad Williams has always been one of my very favorite authors, from The Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn series, to the Otherland Series, to all his other top notch fantasy rea...

  • Melanti
    Apr 21, 2017

    Back in 1996, I was in the middle of a creative crisis. I'd been working on The Name of the Wind for a couple of years, and I was consumed with doubt. The problem? My book was long and complicated. "Am I wasting my time?" I thought, "Does anyone even publish long, complex fantasy s...

    So I own all of Tad Williams' work in hardback, except for the book about the cats because I refuse to read books with dogs or cats as protagonists because EVERY TIME ONE OF THEM GETS KILLED AND I CRY. Ahem. Anyway, having loved his more fantasy-based stuff, I was a bit hesitant to ...

    CAUTION: Long Review The Dirty Streets of Heaven was unoriginal and underwhelming. It was another urban fantasy about angels and demons, meaning I didn't expect the series to break new ground. Nonetheless, the countless flaws in the book underlined how much originality the urban fan...

    An interesting premise about earthbound angels whose job it is to help souls navigate their way to heaven after death. The main character, Bobby Dollar is a marvellous character. He's an angel with all the characteristics that that can bring plus he is smart, witty and able to fight hi...

    Bobby Dollar is an angel, his role here on earth is to advocate for the souls caught between heaven and hell. As a result of this, Bobby knows about sin, in fact, he wrestles with a few himself; pride, lust and anger. Whether it?s pride or just instinct, Dollar can?t trust his supe...

    I was distinctly underwhelmed, to be honest. I loved The Dragonbone Chair and the rest of Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn and have read and reread it over the years. The City of Golden Shadow and the rest of the Otherland series was likewise extensive, inventive, and well-developed. DSOH,...

    For those used to Tad?s more traditional Fantasy (such as Memory, Shadow and Thorn and the Shadowmarch series) this one is different. So different in that, had the name not been on the front, I wouldn?t have said they were the same writer. This is being widely seen as Tad?s ta...

    Initial thoughts: Well...this book started out soooooo strong for me!!! I was totally entranced and sucked in. But then...well, it went seriously downhill. It took me forever to finish this because I just didn't have the desire to pick it back up. Review to come at some point. Revi...

    4.5 Stars Dirty Streets of Heaven, the first book in the Bobby Dollar series by Tad Williams is a real surprise. Tad Williams has always been one of my very favorite authors, from The Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn series, to the Otherland Series, to all his other top notch fantasy rea...

    More like 2.5 stars, but the last part dragged it up to 3. I'm halfway curious to see what happens, but don't know if I care enough to read the sequel. ...

    Its Control vs Chaos. Sam and Dean Winchester vs Leviathan. Ok, maybe it doesn?t feature Maxwell Smart or two unemployed monster hunters ? but the humour definitely falls somewhere between, and the makers of Supernatural could easily made this into a side episode with an Angel?s ...

    Tad Williams' "Die dunklen Gassen des Himmels" ist der herrliche Serienauftakt einer wahnsinnig witzigen Urban Fantasy Trilogie. Bobby Dollar ist Anwalt, ein Anwaltsengel um genau zu sein. Seine Aufgabe ist es, verstorbene Menschen vor den Richtern des Höchsten zu vertreten und fü...

    Oh man was this a miss for me. I have to preface this by saying that Tad Williams is probably my favorite fantasy author of all-time. The guy can do no wrong. Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn is phenomenal and the Shadowmarch series is not far behind in quality in my opinion. I was a bit skep...

    (2.5 stars rounded up to 3) I'll start by saying this is my first novel by Tad Williams. The Dirty Streets of Heaven (TDSOH for short)is this month's book for the Sword and Laser bookclub and having heard good things about the author I decided to give it a shot. Spoilers will be ...

    It's always risky when a talented author enters a new genre. Even if the motives are pure and they aren't riding the latest craze looking for bonus cash, it can fail as the author steps outside of their well-known norm. I'm happy to say that didn't happen with The Dirty Streets of Heav...

    Despite growing up reading all the fantasy novels I could get my hands on, and Memory, Sorrow and Thorn being a very well respected and popular fantasy trilogy from that time, I had never read any Tad Williams before this book -- which I will have to remedy in the near future, at the e...

    I have a hard time reviewing this because I read it as an audiobook, a format I don't usually use, and it turns out to be a very different experience from a printed book. It's a good hardboiled detective novel masquerading as urban fantasy, a term I use loosely just because it's about ...

    Ultimamente eu ando numa pegada bem Fantasia Urbana, e peguei esse livro pra ler por que era Fantasia urbana de um dos meus autores favoritos - Tad Williams - e não me decepcionei. O protagonista, Bobby Dollar, é um cara como qualquer outro. Ele gosta de tomar uns tragos, de mul...

    I enjoyed the book tremendously. It is a little more earthy than Williams' more recent books, including colorful expletives to highlight moments of tension and a couple of adult scenes to establish the power and significance of a relationship. In simplest terms, the book is an urban...

    Just couldn't get into it, but still want to read Tad Williams, maybe I'll try his sci-fi. I blame my upbringing, but I just can't get excited about angels. ...

    The Review: http://thefoundingfields.com/2013/08/.... ?One of the best urban fantasy novels that I?ve had the pleasure of reading. Essential reading for urban fantasy fans.? ~Bane of Kings, The Founding Fields The Dirty Streets of Heaven is a novel that I?ve been loo...

    Bobis Doleris - advokatas. Ne visai paprastas - pomirtinis. ?jai gatve, paslydai ant banano ?iev?s, kauk?tel?jai galva ? asfalt?... tavo siela dar tik bando susivokti, kod?l k?n? regi i? ?ono, o advokatas su prokuroru jau darbuojasi. Ai?ku, nuosprendis labiausiai priklaus...

    More spring cleaning. Sampling books I'm unlikely to enjoy in an effort to clean up Mt. TBR a bit more. This is an odd concept. Imagine angels as gritty, noir-ish detectives/public defenders and demons as sleek and scummy corporate lawyers and the two sides hash out a deceased...

  • terpkristin
    Nov 06, 2012

    Back in 1996, I was in the middle of a creative crisis. I'd been working on The Name of the Wind for a couple of years, and I was consumed with doubt. The problem? My book was long and complicated. "Am I wasting my time?" I thought, "Does anyone even publish long, complex fantasy s...

    So I own all of Tad Williams' work in hardback, except for the book about the cats because I refuse to read books with dogs or cats as protagonists because EVERY TIME ONE OF THEM GETS KILLED AND I CRY. Ahem. Anyway, having loved his more fantasy-based stuff, I was a bit hesitant to ...

    CAUTION: Long Review The Dirty Streets of Heaven was unoriginal and underwhelming. It was another urban fantasy about angels and demons, meaning I didn't expect the series to break new ground. Nonetheless, the countless flaws in the book underlined how much originality the urban fan...

    An interesting premise about earthbound angels whose job it is to help souls navigate their way to heaven after death. The main character, Bobby Dollar is a marvellous character. He's an angel with all the characteristics that that can bring plus he is smart, witty and able to fight hi...

    Bobby Dollar is an angel, his role here on earth is to advocate for the souls caught between heaven and hell. As a result of this, Bobby knows about sin, in fact, he wrestles with a few himself; pride, lust and anger. Whether it?s pride or just instinct, Dollar can?t trust his supe...

    I was distinctly underwhelmed, to be honest. I loved The Dragonbone Chair and the rest of Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn and have read and reread it over the years. The City of Golden Shadow and the rest of the Otherland series was likewise extensive, inventive, and well-developed. DSOH,...

    For those used to Tad?s more traditional Fantasy (such as Memory, Shadow and Thorn and the Shadowmarch series) this one is different. So different in that, had the name not been on the front, I wouldn?t have said they were the same writer. This is being widely seen as Tad?s ta...

    Initial thoughts: Well...this book started out soooooo strong for me!!! I was totally entranced and sucked in. But then...well, it went seriously downhill. It took me forever to finish this because I just didn't have the desire to pick it back up. Review to come at some point. Revi...

    4.5 Stars Dirty Streets of Heaven, the first book in the Bobby Dollar series by Tad Williams is a real surprise. Tad Williams has always been one of my very favorite authors, from The Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn series, to the Otherland Series, to all his other top notch fantasy rea...

    More like 2.5 stars, but the last part dragged it up to 3. I'm halfway curious to see what happens, but don't know if I care enough to read the sequel. ...

    Its Control vs Chaos. Sam and Dean Winchester vs Leviathan. Ok, maybe it doesn?t feature Maxwell Smart or two unemployed monster hunters ? but the humour definitely falls somewhere between, and the makers of Supernatural could easily made this into a side episode with an Angel?s ...

    Tad Williams' "Die dunklen Gassen des Himmels" ist der herrliche Serienauftakt einer wahnsinnig witzigen Urban Fantasy Trilogie. Bobby Dollar ist Anwalt, ein Anwaltsengel um genau zu sein. Seine Aufgabe ist es, verstorbene Menschen vor den Richtern des Höchsten zu vertreten und fü...

    Oh man was this a miss for me. I have to preface this by saying that Tad Williams is probably my favorite fantasy author of all-time. The guy can do no wrong. Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn is phenomenal and the Shadowmarch series is not far behind in quality in my opinion. I was a bit skep...

    (2.5 stars rounded up to 3) I'll start by saying this is my first novel by Tad Williams. The Dirty Streets of Heaven (TDSOH for short)is this month's book for the Sword and Laser bookclub and having heard good things about the author I decided to give it a shot. Spoilers will be ...

    It's always risky when a talented author enters a new genre. Even if the motives are pure and they aren't riding the latest craze looking for bonus cash, it can fail as the author steps outside of their well-known norm. I'm happy to say that didn't happen with The Dirty Streets of Heav...

    Despite growing up reading all the fantasy novels I could get my hands on, and Memory, Sorrow and Thorn being a very well respected and popular fantasy trilogy from that time, I had never read any Tad Williams before this book -- which I will have to remedy in the near future, at the e...

    I have a hard time reviewing this because I read it as an audiobook, a format I don't usually use, and it turns out to be a very different experience from a printed book. It's a good hardboiled detective novel masquerading as urban fantasy, a term I use loosely just because it's about ...

    Ultimamente eu ando numa pegada bem Fantasia Urbana, e peguei esse livro pra ler por que era Fantasia urbana de um dos meus autores favoritos - Tad Williams - e não me decepcionei. O protagonista, Bobby Dollar, é um cara como qualquer outro. Ele gosta de tomar uns tragos, de mul...

    I enjoyed the book tremendously. It is a little more earthy than Williams' more recent books, including colorful expletives to highlight moments of tension and a couple of adult scenes to establish the power and significance of a relationship. In simplest terms, the book is an urban...

    Just couldn't get into it, but still want to read Tad Williams, maybe I'll try his sci-fi. I blame my upbringing, but I just can't get excited about angels. ...

    The Review: http://thefoundingfields.com/2013/08/.... ?One of the best urban fantasy novels that I?ve had the pleasure of reading. Essential reading for urban fantasy fans.? ~Bane of Kings, The Founding Fields The Dirty Streets of Heaven is a novel that I?ve been loo...

    Bobis Doleris - advokatas. Ne visai paprastas - pomirtinis. ?jai gatve, paslydai ant banano ?iev?s, kauk?tel?jai galva ? asfalt?... tavo siela dar tik bando susivokti, kod?l k?n? regi i? ?ono, o advokatas su prokuroru jau darbuojasi. Ai?ku, nuosprendis labiausiai priklaus...

    More spring cleaning. Sampling books I'm unlikely to enjoy in an effort to clean up Mt. TBR a bit more. This is an odd concept. Imagine angels as gritty, noir-ish detectives/public defenders and demons as sleek and scummy corporate lawyers and the two sides hash out a deceased...

    Executive summary: This book is alright, but nothing special. Certainly didn't live up to hype. I gave it 3 stars, but really it was 2.5 for me. I could have easily gone with a 2. Full Review This is the first book by Tad Williams I've read, so I can't compare it to any of his pr...

    Mixed feelings. The story, which is about one of several earthbound angels trudging through his daily grind in his post-life job when the usual order is upset, isn't bad. And as he figures out what's going on, it becomes pretty intricate. But the writing is mediocre, the protagonist is...

    I've never heard angels swear so much. Then again I've never talked to an angel. They started off nice until the last quarter of the book. From page one I was laughing at Mr. Dollar and his thoughts. I thought the writing was well done - until a little after halfway through. It was odd...

    I'm not going to give the book a rating, since I didn't finish. I got through the first 9 chapters (96 pages) and decided that I was done. It's a shame, I've heard such great things about Tad Williams and it was a Sword and Laser pick... I had the book in audio and in Kindle forms. ...

  • Eric Means
    Oct 09, 2012

    Back in 1996, I was in the middle of a creative crisis. I'd been working on The Name of the Wind for a couple of years, and I was consumed with doubt. The problem? My book was long and complicated. "Am I wasting my time?" I thought, "Does anyone even publish long, complex fantasy s...

    So I own all of Tad Williams' work in hardback, except for the book about the cats because I refuse to read books with dogs or cats as protagonists because EVERY TIME ONE OF THEM GETS KILLED AND I CRY. Ahem. Anyway, having loved his more fantasy-based stuff, I was a bit hesitant to ...

    CAUTION: Long Review The Dirty Streets of Heaven was unoriginal and underwhelming. It was another urban fantasy about angels and demons, meaning I didn't expect the series to break new ground. Nonetheless, the countless flaws in the book underlined how much originality the urban fan...

    An interesting premise about earthbound angels whose job it is to help souls navigate their way to heaven after death. The main character, Bobby Dollar is a marvellous character. He's an angel with all the characteristics that that can bring plus he is smart, witty and able to fight hi...

    Bobby Dollar is an angel, his role here on earth is to advocate for the souls caught between heaven and hell. As a result of this, Bobby knows about sin, in fact, he wrestles with a few himself; pride, lust and anger. Whether it?s pride or just instinct, Dollar can?t trust his supe...

    I was distinctly underwhelmed, to be honest. I loved The Dragonbone Chair and the rest of Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn and have read and reread it over the years. The City of Golden Shadow and the rest of the Otherland series was likewise extensive, inventive, and well-developed. DSOH,...

  • Michael
    Nov 05, 2012

    Back in 1996, I was in the middle of a creative crisis. I'd been working on The Name of the Wind for a couple of years, and I was consumed with doubt. The problem? My book was long and complicated. "Am I wasting my time?" I thought, "Does anyone even publish long, complex fantasy s...

    So I own all of Tad Williams' work in hardback, except for the book about the cats because I refuse to read books with dogs or cats as protagonists because EVERY TIME ONE OF THEM GETS KILLED AND I CRY. Ahem. Anyway, having loved his more fantasy-based stuff, I was a bit hesitant to ...

    CAUTION: Long Review The Dirty Streets of Heaven was unoriginal and underwhelming. It was another urban fantasy about angels and demons, meaning I didn't expect the series to break new ground. Nonetheless, the countless flaws in the book underlined how much originality the urban fan...

    An interesting premise about earthbound angels whose job it is to help souls navigate their way to heaven after death. The main character, Bobby Dollar is a marvellous character. He's an angel with all the characteristics that that can bring plus he is smart, witty and able to fight hi...

    Bobby Dollar is an angel, his role here on earth is to advocate for the souls caught between heaven and hell. As a result of this, Bobby knows about sin, in fact, he wrestles with a few himself; pride, lust and anger. Whether it?s pride or just instinct, Dollar can?t trust his supe...

  • Search
    Aug 18, 2012

    Back in 1996, I was in the middle of a creative crisis. I'd been working on The Name of the Wind for a couple of years, and I was consumed with doubt. The problem? My book was long and complicated. "Am I wasting my time?" I thought, "Does anyone even publish long, complex fantasy s...

    So I own all of Tad Williams' work in hardback, except for the book about the cats because I refuse to read books with dogs or cats as protagonists because EVERY TIME ONE OF THEM GETS KILLED AND I CRY. Ahem. Anyway, having loved his more fantasy-based stuff, I was a bit hesitant to ...

    CAUTION: Long Review The Dirty Streets of Heaven was unoriginal and underwhelming. It was another urban fantasy about angels and demons, meaning I didn't expect the series to break new ground. Nonetheless, the countless flaws in the book underlined how much originality the urban fan...

    An interesting premise about earthbound angels whose job it is to help souls navigate their way to heaven after death. The main character, Bobby Dollar is a marvellous character. He's an angel with all the characteristics that that can bring plus he is smart, witty and able to fight hi...

    Bobby Dollar is an angel, his role here on earth is to advocate for the souls caught between heaven and hell. As a result of this, Bobby knows about sin, in fact, he wrestles with a few himself; pride, lust and anger. Whether it?s pride or just instinct, Dollar can?t trust his supe...

    I was distinctly underwhelmed, to be honest. I loved The Dragonbone Chair and the rest of Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn and have read and reread it over the years. The City of Golden Shadow and the rest of the Otherland series was likewise extensive, inventive, and well-developed. DSOH,...

    For those used to Tad?s more traditional Fantasy (such as Memory, Shadow and Thorn and the Shadowmarch series) this one is different. So different in that, had the name not been on the front, I wouldn?t have said they were the same writer. This is being widely seen as Tad?s ta...

    Initial thoughts: Well...this book started out soooooo strong for me!!! I was totally entranced and sucked in. But then...well, it went seriously downhill. It took me forever to finish this because I just didn't have the desire to pick it back up. Review to come at some point. Revi...

    4.5 Stars Dirty Streets of Heaven, the first book in the Bobby Dollar series by Tad Williams is a real surprise. Tad Williams has always been one of my very favorite authors, from The Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn series, to the Otherland Series, to all his other top notch fantasy rea...

    More like 2.5 stars, but the last part dragged it up to 3. I'm halfway curious to see what happens, but don't know if I care enough to read the sequel. ...

    Its Control vs Chaos. Sam and Dean Winchester vs Leviathan. Ok, maybe it doesn?t feature Maxwell Smart or two unemployed monster hunters ? but the humour definitely falls somewhere between, and the makers of Supernatural could easily made this into a side episode with an Angel?s ...

    Tad Williams' "Die dunklen Gassen des Himmels" ist der herrliche Serienauftakt einer wahnsinnig witzigen Urban Fantasy Trilogie. Bobby Dollar ist Anwalt, ein Anwaltsengel um genau zu sein. Seine Aufgabe ist es, verstorbene Menschen vor den Richtern des Höchsten zu vertreten und fü...

    Oh man was this a miss for me. I have to preface this by saying that Tad Williams is probably my favorite fantasy author of all-time. The guy can do no wrong. Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn is phenomenal and the Shadowmarch series is not far behind in quality in my opinion. I was a bit skep...

    (2.5 stars rounded up to 3) I'll start by saying this is my first novel by Tad Williams. The Dirty Streets of Heaven (TDSOH for short)is this month's book for the Sword and Laser bookclub and having heard good things about the author I decided to give it a shot. Spoilers will be ...

    It's always risky when a talented author enters a new genre. Even if the motives are pure and they aren't riding the latest craze looking for bonus cash, it can fail as the author steps outside of their well-known norm. I'm happy to say that didn't happen with The Dirty Streets of Heav...

    Despite growing up reading all the fantasy novels I could get my hands on, and Memory, Sorrow and Thorn being a very well respected and popular fantasy trilogy from that time, I had never read any Tad Williams before this book -- which I will have to remedy in the near future, at the e...

    I have a hard time reviewing this because I read it as an audiobook, a format I don't usually use, and it turns out to be a very different experience from a printed book. It's a good hardboiled detective novel masquerading as urban fantasy, a term I use loosely just because it's about ...

    Ultimamente eu ando numa pegada bem Fantasia Urbana, e peguei esse livro pra ler por que era Fantasia urbana de um dos meus autores favoritos - Tad Williams - e não me decepcionei. O protagonista, Bobby Dollar, é um cara como qualquer outro. Ele gosta de tomar uns tragos, de mul...

    I enjoyed the book tremendously. It is a little more earthy than Williams' more recent books, including colorful expletives to highlight moments of tension and a couple of adult scenes to establish the power and significance of a relationship. In simplest terms, the book is an urban...

    Just couldn't get into it, but still want to read Tad Williams, maybe I'll try his sci-fi. I blame my upbringing, but I just can't get excited about angels. ...

    The Review: http://thefoundingfields.com/2013/08/.... ?One of the best urban fantasy novels that I?ve had the pleasure of reading. Essential reading for urban fantasy fans.? ~Bane of Kings, The Founding Fields The Dirty Streets of Heaven is a novel that I?ve been loo...

    Bobis Doleris - advokatas. Ne visai paprastas - pomirtinis. ?jai gatve, paslydai ant banano ?iev?s, kauk?tel?jai galva ? asfalt?... tavo siela dar tik bando susivokti, kod?l k?n? regi i? ?ono, o advokatas su prokuroru jau darbuojasi. Ai?ku, nuosprendis labiausiai priklaus...

    More spring cleaning. Sampling books I'm unlikely to enjoy in an effort to clean up Mt. TBR a bit more. This is an odd concept. Imagine angels as gritty, noir-ish detectives/public defenders and demons as sleek and scummy corporate lawyers and the two sides hash out a deceased...

    Executive summary: This book is alright, but nothing special. Certainly didn't live up to hype. I gave it 3 stars, but really it was 2.5 for me. I could have easily gone with a 2. Full Review This is the first book by Tad Williams I've read, so I can't compare it to any of his pr...

    Mixed feelings. The story, which is about one of several earthbound angels trudging through his daily grind in his post-life job when the usual order is upset, isn't bad. And as he figures out what's going on, it becomes pretty intricate. But the writing is mediocre, the protagonist is...

    I've never heard angels swear so much. Then again I've never talked to an angel. They started off nice until the last quarter of the book. From page one I was laughing at Mr. Dollar and his thoughts. I thought the writing was well done - until a little after halfway through. It was odd...

    I'm not going to give the book a rating, since I didn't finish. I got through the first 9 chapters (96 pages) and decided that I was done. It's a shame, I've heard such great things about Tad Williams and it was a Sword and Laser pick... I had the book in audio and in Kindle forms. ...

    A new Tad Williams is always an exciting event. Here he tries his hand at urban fantasy with a hard-boiled flavour. The fantasy is a battleground between the forces of Heaven and Hell, the urban setting a modern background, and the events typical of an adventure-thriller-mystery narr...

    I loved the writing and the main character, Bobby Dollar. I haven't read alot of urban fantasy apart from the Dresden books but among the few I did read I found this one most to my liking. Yes, there were some similarities between this and the Dresden books. The humour, protagonist fac...

  • Andrea
    Jul 18, 2012

    Back in 1996, I was in the middle of a creative crisis. I'd been working on The Name of the Wind for a couple of years, and I was consumed with doubt. The problem? My book was long and complicated. "Am I wasting my time?" I thought, "Does anyone even publish long, complex fantasy s...

    So I own all of Tad Williams' work in hardback, except for the book about the cats because I refuse to read books with dogs or cats as protagonists because EVERY TIME ONE OF THEM GETS KILLED AND I CRY. Ahem. Anyway, having loved his more fantasy-based stuff, I was a bit hesitant to ...

    CAUTION: Long Review The Dirty Streets of Heaven was unoriginal and underwhelming. It was another urban fantasy about angels and demons, meaning I didn't expect the series to break new ground. Nonetheless, the countless flaws in the book underlined how much originality the urban fan...

    An interesting premise about earthbound angels whose job it is to help souls navigate their way to heaven after death. The main character, Bobby Dollar is a marvellous character. He's an angel with all the characteristics that that can bring plus he is smart, witty and able to fight hi...

    Bobby Dollar is an angel, his role here on earth is to advocate for the souls caught between heaven and hell. As a result of this, Bobby knows about sin, in fact, he wrestles with a few himself; pride, lust and anger. Whether it?s pride or just instinct, Dollar can?t trust his supe...

    I was distinctly underwhelmed, to be honest. I loved The Dragonbone Chair and the rest of Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn and have read and reread it over the years. The City of Golden Shadow and the rest of the Otherland series was likewise extensive, inventive, and well-developed. DSOH,...

    For those used to Tad?s more traditional Fantasy (such as Memory, Shadow and Thorn and the Shadowmarch series) this one is different. So different in that, had the name not been on the front, I wouldn?t have said they were the same writer. This is being widely seen as Tad?s ta...

    Initial thoughts: Well...this book started out soooooo strong for me!!! I was totally entranced and sucked in. But then...well, it went seriously downhill. It took me forever to finish this because I just didn't have the desire to pick it back up. Review to come at some point. Revi...

    4.5 Stars Dirty Streets of Heaven, the first book in the Bobby Dollar series by Tad Williams is a real surprise. Tad Williams has always been one of my very favorite authors, from The Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn series, to the Otherland Series, to all his other top notch fantasy rea...

    More like 2.5 stars, but the last part dragged it up to 3. I'm halfway curious to see what happens, but don't know if I care enough to read the sequel. ...

    Its Control vs Chaos. Sam and Dean Winchester vs Leviathan. Ok, maybe it doesn?t feature Maxwell Smart or two unemployed monster hunters ? but the humour definitely falls somewhere between, and the makers of Supernatural could easily made this into a side episode with an Angel?s ...

    Tad Williams' "Die dunklen Gassen des Himmels" ist der herrliche Serienauftakt einer wahnsinnig witzigen Urban Fantasy Trilogie. Bobby Dollar ist Anwalt, ein Anwaltsengel um genau zu sein. Seine Aufgabe ist es, verstorbene Menschen vor den Richtern des Höchsten zu vertreten und fü...

    Oh man was this a miss for me. I have to preface this by saying that Tad Williams is probably my favorite fantasy author of all-time. The guy can do no wrong. Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn is phenomenal and the Shadowmarch series is not far behind in quality in my opinion. I was a bit skep...

    (2.5 stars rounded up to 3) I'll start by saying this is my first novel by Tad Williams. The Dirty Streets of Heaven (TDSOH for short)is this month's book for the Sword and Laser bookclub and having heard good things about the author I decided to give it a shot. Spoilers will be ...

    It's always risky when a talented author enters a new genre. Even if the motives are pure and they aren't riding the latest craze looking for bonus cash, it can fail as the author steps outside of their well-known norm. I'm happy to say that didn't happen with The Dirty Streets of Heav...

    Despite growing up reading all the fantasy novels I could get my hands on, and Memory, Sorrow and Thorn being a very well respected and popular fantasy trilogy from that time, I had never read any Tad Williams before this book -- which I will have to remedy in the near future, at the e...

    I have a hard time reviewing this because I read it as an audiobook, a format I don't usually use, and it turns out to be a very different experience from a printed book. It's a good hardboiled detective novel masquerading as urban fantasy, a term I use loosely just because it's about ...

    Ultimamente eu ando numa pegada bem Fantasia Urbana, e peguei esse livro pra ler por que era Fantasia urbana de um dos meus autores favoritos - Tad Williams - e não me decepcionei. O protagonista, Bobby Dollar, é um cara como qualquer outro. Ele gosta de tomar uns tragos, de mul...

    I enjoyed the book tremendously. It is a little more earthy than Williams' more recent books, including colorful expletives to highlight moments of tension and a couple of adult scenes to establish the power and significance of a relationship. In simplest terms, the book is an urban...

    Just couldn't get into it, but still want to read Tad Williams, maybe I'll try his sci-fi. I blame my upbringing, but I just can't get excited about angels. ...

    The Review: http://thefoundingfields.com/2013/08/.... ?One of the best urban fantasy novels that I?ve had the pleasure of reading. Essential reading for urban fantasy fans.? ~Bane of Kings, The Founding Fields The Dirty Streets of Heaven is a novel that I?ve been loo...

    Bobis Doleris - advokatas. Ne visai paprastas - pomirtinis. ?jai gatve, paslydai ant banano ?iev?s, kauk?tel?jai galva ? asfalt?... tavo siela dar tik bando susivokti, kod?l k?n? regi i? ?ono, o advokatas su prokuroru jau darbuojasi. Ai?ku, nuosprendis labiausiai priklaus...

    More spring cleaning. Sampling books I'm unlikely to enjoy in an effort to clean up Mt. TBR a bit more. This is an odd concept. Imagine angels as gritty, noir-ish detectives/public defenders and demons as sleek and scummy corporate lawyers and the two sides hash out a deceased...

    Executive summary: This book is alright, but nothing special. Certainly didn't live up to hype. I gave it 3 stars, but really it was 2.5 for me. I could have easily gone with a 2. Full Review This is the first book by Tad Williams I've read, so I can't compare it to any of his pr...

    Mixed feelings. The story, which is about one of several earthbound angels trudging through his daily grind in his post-life job when the usual order is upset, isn't bad. And as he figures out what's going on, it becomes pretty intricate. But the writing is mediocre, the protagonist is...

    I've never heard angels swear so much. Then again I've never talked to an angel. They started off nice until the last quarter of the book. From page one I was laughing at Mr. Dollar and his thoughts. I thought the writing was well done - until a little after halfway through. It was odd...

    I'm not going to give the book a rating, since I didn't finish. I got through the first 9 chapters (96 pages) and decided that I was done. It's a shame, I've heard such great things about Tad Williams and it was a Sword and Laser pick... I had the book in audio and in Kindle forms. ...

    A new Tad Williams is always an exciting event. Here he tries his hand at urban fantasy with a hard-boiled flavour. The fantasy is a battleground between the forces of Heaven and Hell, the urban setting a modern background, and the events typical of an adventure-thriller-mystery narr...

  • Nick T. Borrelli
    Feb 28, 2017

    Back in 1996, I was in the middle of a creative crisis. I'd been working on The Name of the Wind for a couple of years, and I was consumed with doubt. The problem? My book was long and complicated. "Am I wasting my time?" I thought, "Does anyone even publish long, complex fantasy s...

    So I own all of Tad Williams' work in hardback, except for the book about the cats because I refuse to read books with dogs or cats as protagonists because EVERY TIME ONE OF THEM GETS KILLED AND I CRY. Ahem. Anyway, having loved his more fantasy-based stuff, I was a bit hesitant to ...

    CAUTION: Long Review The Dirty Streets of Heaven was unoriginal and underwhelming. It was another urban fantasy about angels and demons, meaning I didn't expect the series to break new ground. Nonetheless, the countless flaws in the book underlined how much originality the urban fan...

    An interesting premise about earthbound angels whose job it is to help souls navigate their way to heaven after death. The main character, Bobby Dollar is a marvellous character. He's an angel with all the characteristics that that can bring plus he is smart, witty and able to fight hi...

    Bobby Dollar is an angel, his role here on earth is to advocate for the souls caught between heaven and hell. As a result of this, Bobby knows about sin, in fact, he wrestles with a few himself; pride, lust and anger. Whether it?s pride or just instinct, Dollar can?t trust his supe...

    I was distinctly underwhelmed, to be honest. I loved The Dragonbone Chair and the rest of Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn and have read and reread it over the years. The City of Golden Shadow and the rest of the Otherland series was likewise extensive, inventive, and well-developed. DSOH,...

    For those used to Tad?s more traditional Fantasy (such as Memory, Shadow and Thorn and the Shadowmarch series) this one is different. So different in that, had the name not been on the front, I wouldn?t have said they were the same writer. This is being widely seen as Tad?s ta...

    Initial thoughts: Well...this book started out soooooo strong for me!!! I was totally entranced and sucked in. But then...well, it went seriously downhill. It took me forever to finish this because I just didn't have the desire to pick it back up. Review to come at some point. Revi...

    4.5 Stars Dirty Streets of Heaven, the first book in the Bobby Dollar series by Tad Williams is a real surprise. Tad Williams has always been one of my very favorite authors, from The Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn series, to the Otherland Series, to all his other top notch fantasy rea...

    More like 2.5 stars, but the last part dragged it up to 3. I'm halfway curious to see what happens, but don't know if I care enough to read the sequel. ...

    Its Control vs Chaos. Sam and Dean Winchester vs Leviathan. Ok, maybe it doesn?t feature Maxwell Smart or two unemployed monster hunters ? but the humour definitely falls somewhere between, and the makers of Supernatural could easily made this into a side episode with an Angel?s ...

    Tad Williams' "Die dunklen Gassen des Himmels" ist der herrliche Serienauftakt einer wahnsinnig witzigen Urban Fantasy Trilogie. Bobby Dollar ist Anwalt, ein Anwaltsengel um genau zu sein. Seine Aufgabe ist es, verstorbene Menschen vor den Richtern des Höchsten zu vertreten und fü...

    Oh man was this a miss for me. I have to preface this by saying that Tad Williams is probably my favorite fantasy author of all-time. The guy can do no wrong. Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn is phenomenal and the Shadowmarch series is not far behind in quality in my opinion. I was a bit skep...

  • Rob
    Feb 03, 2018

    Back in 1996, I was in the middle of a creative crisis. I'd been working on The Name of the Wind for a couple of years, and I was consumed with doubt. The problem? My book was long and complicated. "Am I wasting my time?" I thought, "Does anyone even publish long, complex fantasy s...

    So I own all of Tad Williams' work in hardback, except for the book about the cats because I refuse to read books with dogs or cats as protagonists because EVERY TIME ONE OF THEM GETS KILLED AND I CRY. Ahem. Anyway, having loved his more fantasy-based stuff, I was a bit hesitant to ...

    CAUTION: Long Review The Dirty Streets of Heaven was unoriginal and underwhelming. It was another urban fantasy about angels and demons, meaning I didn't expect the series to break new ground. Nonetheless, the countless flaws in the book underlined how much originality the urban fan...

    An interesting premise about earthbound angels whose job it is to help souls navigate their way to heaven after death. The main character, Bobby Dollar is a marvellous character. He's an angel with all the characteristics that that can bring plus he is smart, witty and able to fight hi...

    Bobby Dollar is an angel, his role here on earth is to advocate for the souls caught between heaven and hell. As a result of this, Bobby knows about sin, in fact, he wrestles with a few himself; pride, lust and anger. Whether it?s pride or just instinct, Dollar can?t trust his supe...

    I was distinctly underwhelmed, to be honest. I loved The Dragonbone Chair and the rest of Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn and have read and reread it over the years. The City of Golden Shadow and the rest of the Otherland series was likewise extensive, inventive, and well-developed. DSOH,...

    For those used to Tad?s more traditional Fantasy (such as Memory, Shadow and Thorn and the Shadowmarch series) this one is different. So different in that, had the name not been on the front, I wouldn?t have said they were the same writer. This is being widely seen as Tad?s ta...

    Initial thoughts: Well...this book started out soooooo strong for me!!! I was totally entranced and sucked in. But then...well, it went seriously downhill. It took me forever to finish this because I just didn't have the desire to pick it back up. Review to come at some point. Revi...

    4.5 Stars Dirty Streets of Heaven, the first book in the Bobby Dollar series by Tad Williams is a real surprise. Tad Williams has always been one of my very favorite authors, from The Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn series, to the Otherland Series, to all his other top notch fantasy rea...

    More like 2.5 stars, but the last part dragged it up to 3. I'm halfway curious to see what happens, but don't know if I care enough to read the sequel. ...

    Its Control vs Chaos. Sam and Dean Winchester vs Leviathan. Ok, maybe it doesn?t feature Maxwell Smart or two unemployed monster hunters ? but the humour definitely falls somewhere between, and the makers of Supernatural could easily made this into a side episode with an Angel?s ...

    Tad Williams' "Die dunklen Gassen des Himmels" ist der herrliche Serienauftakt einer wahnsinnig witzigen Urban Fantasy Trilogie. Bobby Dollar ist Anwalt, ein Anwaltsengel um genau zu sein. Seine Aufgabe ist es, verstorbene Menschen vor den Richtern des Höchsten zu vertreten und fü...

    Oh man was this a miss for me. I have to preface this by saying that Tad Williams is probably my favorite fantasy author of all-time. The guy can do no wrong. Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn is phenomenal and the Shadowmarch series is not far behind in quality in my opinion. I was a bit skep...

    (2.5 stars rounded up to 3) I'll start by saying this is my first novel by Tad Williams. The Dirty Streets of Heaven (TDSOH for short)is this month's book for the Sword and Laser bookclub and having heard good things about the author I decided to give it a shot. Spoilers will be ...

    It's always risky when a talented author enters a new genre. Even if the motives are pure and they aren't riding the latest craze looking for bonus cash, it can fail as the author steps outside of their well-known norm. I'm happy to say that didn't happen with The Dirty Streets of Heav...

    Despite growing up reading all the fantasy novels I could get my hands on, and Memory, Sorrow and Thorn being a very well respected and popular fantasy trilogy from that time, I had never read any Tad Williams before this book -- which I will have to remedy in the near future, at the e...

    I have a hard time reviewing this because I read it as an audiobook, a format I don't usually use, and it turns out to be a very different experience from a printed book. It's a good hardboiled detective novel masquerading as urban fantasy, a term I use loosely just because it's about ...

    Ultimamente eu ando numa pegada bem Fantasia Urbana, e peguei esse livro pra ler por que era Fantasia urbana de um dos meus autores favoritos - Tad Williams - e não me decepcionei. O protagonista, Bobby Dollar, é um cara como qualquer outro. Ele gosta de tomar uns tragos, de mul...

    I enjoyed the book tremendously. It is a little more earthy than Williams' more recent books, including colorful expletives to highlight moments of tension and a couple of adult scenes to establish the power and significance of a relationship. In simplest terms, the book is an urban...

    Just couldn't get into it, but still want to read Tad Williams, maybe I'll try his sci-fi. I blame my upbringing, but I just can't get excited about angels. ...

    The Review: http://thefoundingfields.com/2013/08/.... ?One of the best urban fantasy novels that I?ve had the pleasure of reading. Essential reading for urban fantasy fans.? ~Bane of Kings, The Founding Fields The Dirty Streets of Heaven is a novel that I?ve been loo...

    Bobis Doleris - advokatas. Ne visai paprastas - pomirtinis. ?jai gatve, paslydai ant banano ?iev?s, kauk?tel?jai galva ? asfalt?... tavo siela dar tik bando susivokti, kod?l k?n? regi i? ?ono, o advokatas su prokuroru jau darbuojasi. Ai?ku, nuosprendis labiausiai priklaus...

    More spring cleaning. Sampling books I'm unlikely to enjoy in an effort to clean up Mt. TBR a bit more. This is an odd concept. Imagine angels as gritty, noir-ish detectives/public defenders and demons as sleek and scummy corporate lawyers and the two sides hash out a deceased...

    Executive summary: This book is alright, but nothing special. Certainly didn't live up to hype. I gave it 3 stars, but really it was 2.5 for me. I could have easily gone with a 2. Full Review This is the first book by Tad Williams I've read, so I can't compare it to any of his pr...

    Mixed feelings. The story, which is about one of several earthbound angels trudging through his daily grind in his post-life job when the usual order is upset, isn't bad. And as he figures out what's going on, it becomes pretty intricate. But the writing is mediocre, the protagonist is...

  • Milo (BOK)
    Aug 13, 2013

    Back in 1996, I was in the middle of a creative crisis. I'd been working on The Name of the Wind for a couple of years, and I was consumed with doubt. The problem? My book was long and complicated. "Am I wasting my time?" I thought, "Does anyone even publish long, complex fantasy s...

    So I own all of Tad Williams' work in hardback, except for the book about the cats because I refuse to read books with dogs or cats as protagonists because EVERY TIME ONE OF THEM GETS KILLED AND I CRY. Ahem. Anyway, having loved his more fantasy-based stuff, I was a bit hesitant to ...

    CAUTION: Long Review The Dirty Streets of Heaven was unoriginal and underwhelming. It was another urban fantasy about angels and demons, meaning I didn't expect the series to break new ground. Nonetheless, the countless flaws in the book underlined how much originality the urban fan...

    An interesting premise about earthbound angels whose job it is to help souls navigate their way to heaven after death. The main character, Bobby Dollar is a marvellous character. He's an angel with all the characteristics that that can bring plus he is smart, witty and able to fight hi...

    Bobby Dollar is an angel, his role here on earth is to advocate for the souls caught between heaven and hell. As a result of this, Bobby knows about sin, in fact, he wrestles with a few himself; pride, lust and anger. Whether it?s pride or just instinct, Dollar can?t trust his supe...

    I was distinctly underwhelmed, to be honest. I loved The Dragonbone Chair and the rest of Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn and have read and reread it over the years. The City of Golden Shadow and the rest of the Otherland series was likewise extensive, inventive, and well-developed. DSOH,...

    For those used to Tad?s more traditional Fantasy (such as Memory, Shadow and Thorn and the Shadowmarch series) this one is different. So different in that, had the name not been on the front, I wouldn?t have said they were the same writer. This is being widely seen as Tad?s ta...

    Initial thoughts: Well...this book started out soooooo strong for me!!! I was totally entranced and sucked in. But then...well, it went seriously downhill. It took me forever to finish this because I just didn't have the desire to pick it back up. Review to come at some point. Revi...

    4.5 Stars Dirty Streets of Heaven, the first book in the Bobby Dollar series by Tad Williams is a real surprise. Tad Williams has always been one of my very favorite authors, from The Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn series, to the Otherland Series, to all his other top notch fantasy rea...

    More like 2.5 stars, but the last part dragged it up to 3. I'm halfway curious to see what happens, but don't know if I care enough to read the sequel. ...

    Its Control vs Chaos. Sam and Dean Winchester vs Leviathan. Ok, maybe it doesn?t feature Maxwell Smart or two unemployed monster hunters ? but the humour definitely falls somewhere between, and the makers of Supernatural could easily made this into a side episode with an Angel?s ...

    Tad Williams' "Die dunklen Gassen des Himmels" ist der herrliche Serienauftakt einer wahnsinnig witzigen Urban Fantasy Trilogie. Bobby Dollar ist Anwalt, ein Anwaltsengel um genau zu sein. Seine Aufgabe ist es, verstorbene Menschen vor den Richtern des Höchsten zu vertreten und fü...

    Oh man was this a miss for me. I have to preface this by saying that Tad Williams is probably my favorite fantasy author of all-time. The guy can do no wrong. Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn is phenomenal and the Shadowmarch series is not far behind in quality in my opinion. I was a bit skep...

    (2.5 stars rounded up to 3) I'll start by saying this is my first novel by Tad Williams. The Dirty Streets of Heaven (TDSOH for short)is this month's book for the Sword and Laser bookclub and having heard good things about the author I decided to give it a shot. Spoilers will be ...

    It's always risky when a talented author enters a new genre. Even if the motives are pure and they aren't riding the latest craze looking for bonus cash, it can fail as the author steps outside of their well-known norm. I'm happy to say that didn't happen with The Dirty Streets of Heav...

    Despite growing up reading all the fantasy novels I could get my hands on, and Memory, Sorrow and Thorn being a very well respected and popular fantasy trilogy from that time, I had never read any Tad Williams before this book -- which I will have to remedy in the near future, at the e...

    I have a hard time reviewing this because I read it as an audiobook, a format I don't usually use, and it turns out to be a very different experience from a printed book. It's a good hardboiled detective novel masquerading as urban fantasy, a term I use loosely just because it's about ...

    Ultimamente eu ando numa pegada bem Fantasia Urbana, e peguei esse livro pra ler por que era Fantasia urbana de um dos meus autores favoritos - Tad Williams - e não me decepcionei. O protagonista, Bobby Dollar, é um cara como qualquer outro. Ele gosta de tomar uns tragos, de mul...

    I enjoyed the book tremendously. It is a little more earthy than Williams' more recent books, including colorful expletives to highlight moments of tension and a couple of adult scenes to establish the power and significance of a relationship. In simplest terms, the book is an urban...

    Just couldn't get into it, but still want to read Tad Williams, maybe I'll try his sci-fi. I blame my upbringing, but I just can't get excited about angels. ...

    The Review: http://thefoundingfields.com/2013/08/.... ?One of the best urban fantasy novels that I?ve had the pleasure of reading. Essential reading for urban fantasy fans.? ~Bane of Kings, The Founding Fields The Dirty Streets of Heaven is a novel that I?ve been loo...

  • Phrynne
    Jul 10, 2013

    Back in 1996, I was in the middle of a creative crisis. I'd been working on The Name of the Wind for a couple of years, and I was consumed with doubt. The problem? My book was long and complicated. "Am I wasting my time?" I thought, "Does anyone even publish long, complex fantasy s...

    So I own all of Tad Williams' work in hardback, except for the book about the cats because I refuse to read books with dogs or cats as protagonists because EVERY TIME ONE OF THEM GETS KILLED AND I CRY. Ahem. Anyway, having loved his more fantasy-based stuff, I was a bit hesitant to ...

    CAUTION: Long Review The Dirty Streets of Heaven was unoriginal and underwhelming. It was another urban fantasy about angels and demons, meaning I didn't expect the series to break new ground. Nonetheless, the countless flaws in the book underlined how much originality the urban fan...

    An interesting premise about earthbound angels whose job it is to help souls navigate their way to heaven after death. The main character, Bobby Dollar is a marvellous character. He's an angel with all the characteristics that that can bring plus he is smart, witty and able to fight hi...

  • David Sven
    Oct 25, 2012

    Back in 1996, I was in the middle of a creative crisis. I'd been working on The Name of the Wind for a couple of years, and I was consumed with doubt. The problem? My book was long and complicated. "Am I wasting my time?" I thought, "Does anyone even publish long, complex fantasy s...

    So I own all of Tad Williams' work in hardback, except for the book about the cats because I refuse to read books with dogs or cats as protagonists because EVERY TIME ONE OF THEM GETS KILLED AND I CRY. Ahem. Anyway, having loved his more fantasy-based stuff, I was a bit hesitant to ...

    CAUTION: Long Review The Dirty Streets of Heaven was unoriginal and underwhelming. It was another urban fantasy about angels and demons, meaning I didn't expect the series to break new ground. Nonetheless, the countless flaws in the book underlined how much originality the urban fan...

    An interesting premise about earthbound angels whose job it is to help souls navigate their way to heaven after death. The main character, Bobby Dollar is a marvellous character. He's an angel with all the characteristics that that can bring plus he is smart, witty and able to fight hi...

    Bobby Dollar is an angel, his role here on earth is to advocate for the souls caught between heaven and hell. As a result of this, Bobby knows about sin, in fact, he wrestles with a few himself; pride, lust and anger. Whether it?s pride or just instinct, Dollar can?t trust his supe...

    I was distinctly underwhelmed, to be honest. I loved The Dragonbone Chair and the rest of Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn and have read and reread it over the years. The City of Golden Shadow and the rest of the Otherland series was likewise extensive, inventive, and well-developed. DSOH,...

    For those used to Tad?s more traditional Fantasy (such as Memory, Shadow and Thorn and the Shadowmarch series) this one is different. So different in that, had the name not been on the front, I wouldn?t have said they were the same writer. This is being widely seen as Tad?s ta...

    Initial thoughts: Well...this book started out soooooo strong for me!!! I was totally entranced and sucked in. But then...well, it went seriously downhill. It took me forever to finish this because I just didn't have the desire to pick it back up. Review to come at some point. Revi...

    4.5 Stars Dirty Streets of Heaven, the first book in the Bobby Dollar series by Tad Williams is a real surprise. Tad Williams has always been one of my very favorite authors, from The Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn series, to the Otherland Series, to all his other top notch fantasy rea...

    More like 2.5 stars, but the last part dragged it up to 3. I'm halfway curious to see what happens, but don't know if I care enough to read the sequel. ...

    Its Control vs Chaos. Sam and Dean Winchester vs Leviathan. Ok, maybe it doesn?t feature Maxwell Smart or two unemployed monster hunters ? but the humour definitely falls somewhere between, and the makers of Supernatural could easily made this into a side episode with an Angel?s ...

  • Allison
    Dec 06, 2012

    Back in 1996, I was in the middle of a creative crisis. I'd been working on The Name of the Wind for a couple of years, and I was consumed with doubt. The problem? My book was long and complicated. "Am I wasting my time?" I thought, "Does anyone even publish long, complex fantasy s...

    So I own all of Tad Williams' work in hardback, except for the book about the cats because I refuse to read books with dogs or cats as protagonists because EVERY TIME ONE OF THEM GETS KILLED AND I CRY. Ahem. Anyway, having loved his more fantasy-based stuff, I was a bit hesitant to ...

    CAUTION: Long Review The Dirty Streets of Heaven was unoriginal and underwhelming. It was another urban fantasy about angels and demons, meaning I didn't expect the series to break new ground. Nonetheless, the countless flaws in the book underlined how much originality the urban fan...

    An interesting premise about earthbound angels whose job it is to help souls navigate their way to heaven after death. The main character, Bobby Dollar is a marvellous character. He's an angel with all the characteristics that that can bring plus he is smart, witty and able to fight hi...

    Bobby Dollar is an angel, his role here on earth is to advocate for the souls caught between heaven and hell. As a result of this, Bobby knows about sin, in fact, he wrestles with a few himself; pride, lust and anger. Whether it?s pride or just instinct, Dollar can?t trust his supe...

    I was distinctly underwhelmed, to be honest. I loved The Dragonbone Chair and the rest of Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn and have read and reread it over the years. The City of Golden Shadow and the rest of the Otherland series was likewise extensive, inventive, and well-developed. DSOH,...

    For those used to Tad?s more traditional Fantasy (such as Memory, Shadow and Thorn and the Shadowmarch series) this one is different. So different in that, had the name not been on the front, I wouldn?t have said they were the same writer. This is being widely seen as Tad?s ta...

    Initial thoughts: Well...this book started out soooooo strong for me!!! I was totally entranced and sucked in. But then...well, it went seriously downhill. It took me forever to finish this because I just didn't have the desire to pick it back up. Review to come at some point. Revi...

    4.5 Stars Dirty Streets of Heaven, the first book in the Bobby Dollar series by Tad Williams is a real surprise. Tad Williams has always been one of my very favorite authors, from The Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn series, to the Otherland Series, to all his other top notch fantasy rea...

    More like 2.5 stars, but the last part dragged it up to 3. I'm halfway curious to see what happens, but don't know if I care enough to read the sequel. ...

  • Margit
    Jun 22, 2012

    Back in 1996, I was in the middle of a creative crisis. I'd been working on The Name of the Wind for a couple of years, and I was consumed with doubt. The problem? My book was long and complicated. "Am I wasting my time?" I thought, "Does anyone even publish long, complex fantasy s...

    So I own all of Tad Williams' work in hardback, except for the book about the cats because I refuse to read books with dogs or cats as protagonists because EVERY TIME ONE OF THEM GETS KILLED AND I CRY. Ahem. Anyway, having loved his more fantasy-based stuff, I was a bit hesitant to ...

    CAUTION: Long Review The Dirty Streets of Heaven was unoriginal and underwhelming. It was another urban fantasy about angels and demons, meaning I didn't expect the series to break new ground. Nonetheless, the countless flaws in the book underlined how much originality the urban fan...

    An interesting premise about earthbound angels whose job it is to help souls navigate their way to heaven after death. The main character, Bobby Dollar is a marvellous character. He's an angel with all the characteristics that that can bring plus he is smart, witty and able to fight hi...

    Bobby Dollar is an angel, his role here on earth is to advocate for the souls caught between heaven and hell. As a result of this, Bobby knows about sin, in fact, he wrestles with a few himself; pride, lust and anger. Whether it?s pride or just instinct, Dollar can?t trust his supe...

    I was distinctly underwhelmed, to be honest. I loved The Dragonbone Chair and the rest of Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn and have read and reread it over the years. The City of Golden Shadow and the rest of the Otherland series was likewise extensive, inventive, and well-developed. DSOH,...

    For those used to Tad?s more traditional Fantasy (such as Memory, Shadow and Thorn and the Shadowmarch series) this one is different. So different in that, had the name not been on the front, I wouldn?t have said they were the same writer. This is being widely seen as Tad?s ta...

    Initial thoughts: Well...this book started out soooooo strong for me!!! I was totally entranced and sucked in. But then...well, it went seriously downhill. It took me forever to finish this because I just didn't have the desire to pick it back up. Review to come at some point. Revi...

    4.5 Stars Dirty Streets of Heaven, the first book in the Bobby Dollar series by Tad Williams is a real surprise. Tad Williams has always been one of my very favorite authors, from The Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn series, to the Otherland Series, to all his other top notch fantasy rea...

    More like 2.5 stars, but the last part dragged it up to 3. I'm halfway curious to see what happens, but don't know if I care enough to read the sequel. ...

    Its Control vs Chaos. Sam and Dean Winchester vs Leviathan. Ok, maybe it doesn?t feature Maxwell Smart or two unemployed monster hunters ? but the humour definitely falls somewhere between, and the makers of Supernatural could easily made this into a side episode with an Angel?s ...

    Tad Williams' "Die dunklen Gassen des Himmels" ist der herrliche Serienauftakt einer wahnsinnig witzigen Urban Fantasy Trilogie. Bobby Dollar ist Anwalt, ein Anwaltsengel um genau zu sein. Seine Aufgabe ist es, verstorbene Menschen vor den Richtern des Höchsten zu vertreten und fü...

    Oh man was this a miss for me. I have to preface this by saying that Tad Williams is probably my favorite fantasy author of all-time. The guy can do no wrong. Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn is phenomenal and the Shadowmarch series is not far behind in quality in my opinion. I was a bit skep...

    (2.5 stars rounded up to 3) I'll start by saying this is my first novel by Tad Williams. The Dirty Streets of Heaven (TDSOH for short)is this month's book for the Sword and Laser bookclub and having heard good things about the author I decided to give it a shot. Spoilers will be ...

    It's always risky when a talented author enters a new genre. Even if the motives are pure and they aren't riding the latest craze looking for bonus cash, it can fail as the author steps outside of their well-known norm. I'm happy to say that didn't happen with The Dirty Streets of Heav...

    Despite growing up reading all the fantasy novels I could get my hands on, and Memory, Sorrow and Thorn being a very well respected and popular fantasy trilogy from that time, I had never read any Tad Williams before this book -- which I will have to remedy in the near future, at the e...

    I have a hard time reviewing this because I read it as an audiobook, a format I don't usually use, and it turns out to be a very different experience from a printed book. It's a good hardboiled detective novel masquerading as urban fantasy, a term I use loosely just because it's about ...

    Ultimamente eu ando numa pegada bem Fantasia Urbana, e peguei esse livro pra ler por que era Fantasia urbana de um dos meus autores favoritos - Tad Williams - e não me decepcionei. O protagonista, Bobby Dollar, é um cara como qualquer outro. Ele gosta de tomar uns tragos, de mul...

    I enjoyed the book tremendously. It is a little more earthy than Williams' more recent books, including colorful expletives to highlight moments of tension and a couple of adult scenes to establish the power and significance of a relationship. In simplest terms, the book is an urban...

  • Rob
    Sep 10, 2012

    Back in 1996, I was in the middle of a creative crisis. I'd been working on The Name of the Wind for a couple of years, and I was consumed with doubt. The problem? My book was long and complicated. "Am I wasting my time?" I thought, "Does anyone even publish long, complex fantasy s...

    So I own all of Tad Williams' work in hardback, except for the book about the cats because I refuse to read books with dogs or cats as protagonists because EVERY TIME ONE OF THEM GETS KILLED AND I CRY. Ahem. Anyway, having loved his more fantasy-based stuff, I was a bit hesitant to ...

    CAUTION: Long Review The Dirty Streets of Heaven was unoriginal and underwhelming. It was another urban fantasy about angels and demons, meaning I didn't expect the series to break new ground. Nonetheless, the countless flaws in the book underlined how much originality the urban fan...

    An interesting premise about earthbound angels whose job it is to help souls navigate their way to heaven after death. The main character, Bobby Dollar is a marvellous character. He's an angel with all the characteristics that that can bring plus he is smart, witty and able to fight hi...

    Bobby Dollar is an angel, his role here on earth is to advocate for the souls caught between heaven and hell. As a result of this, Bobby knows about sin, in fact, he wrestles with a few himself; pride, lust and anger. Whether it?s pride or just instinct, Dollar can?t trust his supe...

    I was distinctly underwhelmed, to be honest. I loved The Dragonbone Chair and the rest of Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn and have read and reread it over the years. The City of Golden Shadow and the rest of the Otherland series was likewise extensive, inventive, and well-developed. DSOH,...

    For those used to Tad?s more traditional Fantasy (such as Memory, Shadow and Thorn and the Shadowmarch series) this one is different. So different in that, had the name not been on the front, I wouldn?t have said they were the same writer. This is being widely seen as Tad?s ta...

    Initial thoughts: Well...this book started out soooooo strong for me!!! I was totally entranced and sucked in. But then...well, it went seriously downhill. It took me forever to finish this because I just didn't have the desire to pick it back up. Review to come at some point. Revi...

    4.5 Stars Dirty Streets of Heaven, the first book in the Bobby Dollar series by Tad Williams is a real surprise. Tad Williams has always been one of my very favorite authors, from The Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn series, to the Otherland Series, to all his other top notch fantasy rea...

    More like 2.5 stars, but the last part dragged it up to 3. I'm halfway curious to see what happens, but don't know if I care enough to read the sequel. ...

    Its Control vs Chaos. Sam and Dean Winchester vs Leviathan. Ok, maybe it doesn?t feature Maxwell Smart or two unemployed monster hunters ? but the humour definitely falls somewhere between, and the makers of Supernatural could easily made this into a side episode with an Angel?s ...

    Tad Williams' "Die dunklen Gassen des Himmels" ist der herrliche Serienauftakt einer wahnsinnig witzigen Urban Fantasy Trilogie. Bobby Dollar ist Anwalt, ein Anwaltsengel um genau zu sein. Seine Aufgabe ist es, verstorbene Menschen vor den Richtern des Höchsten zu vertreten und fü...

    Oh man was this a miss for me. I have to preface this by saying that Tad Williams is probably my favorite fantasy author of all-time. The guy can do no wrong. Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn is phenomenal and the Shadowmarch series is not far behind in quality in my opinion. I was a bit skep...

    (2.5 stars rounded up to 3) I'll start by saying this is my first novel by Tad Williams. The Dirty Streets of Heaven (TDSOH for short)is this month's book for the Sword and Laser bookclub and having heard good things about the author I decided to give it a shot. Spoilers will be ...

    It's always risky when a talented author enters a new genre. Even if the motives are pure and they aren't riding the latest craze looking for bonus cash, it can fail as the author steps outside of their well-known norm. I'm happy to say that didn't happen with The Dirty Streets of Heav...

    Despite growing up reading all the fantasy novels I could get my hands on, and Memory, Sorrow and Thorn being a very well respected and popular fantasy trilogy from that time, I had never read any Tad Williams before this book -- which I will have to remedy in the near future, at the e...

    I have a hard time reviewing this because I read it as an audiobook, a format I don't usually use, and it turns out to be a very different experience from a printed book. It's a good hardboiled detective novel masquerading as urban fantasy, a term I use loosely just because it's about ...

    Ultimamente eu ando numa pegada bem Fantasia Urbana, e peguei esse livro pra ler por que era Fantasia urbana de um dos meus autores favoritos - Tad Williams - e não me decepcionei. O protagonista, Bobby Dollar, é um cara como qualquer outro. Ele gosta de tomar uns tragos, de mul...

    I enjoyed the book tremendously. It is a little more earthy than Williams' more recent books, including colorful expletives to highlight moments of tension and a couple of adult scenes to establish the power and significance of a relationship. In simplest terms, the book is an urban...

    Just couldn't get into it, but still want to read Tad Williams, maybe I'll try his sci-fi. I blame my upbringing, but I just can't get excited about angels. ...

    The Review: http://thefoundingfields.com/2013/08/.... ?One of the best urban fantasy novels that I?ve had the pleasure of reading. Essential reading for urban fantasy fans.? ~Bane of Kings, The Founding Fields The Dirty Streets of Heaven is a novel that I?ve been loo...

    Bobis Doleris - advokatas. Ne visai paprastas - pomirtinis. ?jai gatve, paslydai ant banano ?iev?s, kauk?tel?jai galva ? asfalt?... tavo siela dar tik bando susivokti, kod?l k?n? regi i? ?ono, o advokatas su prokuroru jau darbuojasi. Ai?ku, nuosprendis labiausiai priklaus...

    More spring cleaning. Sampling books I'm unlikely to enjoy in an effort to clean up Mt. TBR a bit more. This is an odd concept. Imagine angels as gritty, noir-ish detectives/public defenders and demons as sleek and scummy corporate lawyers and the two sides hash out a deceased...

    Executive summary: This book is alright, but nothing special. Certainly didn't live up to hype. I gave it 3 stars, but really it was 2.5 for me. I could have easily gone with a 2. Full Review This is the first book by Tad Williams I've read, so I can't compare it to any of his pr...

  • Pedro António
    Nov 07, 2012

    Back in 1996, I was in the middle of a creative crisis. I'd been working on The Name of the Wind for a couple of years, and I was consumed with doubt. The problem? My book was long and complicated. "Am I wasting my time?" I thought, "Does anyone even publish long, complex fantasy s...

    So I own all of Tad Williams' work in hardback, except for the book about the cats because I refuse to read books with dogs or cats as protagonists because EVERY TIME ONE OF THEM GETS KILLED AND I CRY. Ahem. Anyway, having loved his more fantasy-based stuff, I was a bit hesitant to ...

    CAUTION: Long Review The Dirty Streets of Heaven was unoriginal and underwhelming. It was another urban fantasy about angels and demons, meaning I didn't expect the series to break new ground. Nonetheless, the countless flaws in the book underlined how much originality the urban fan...

    An interesting premise about earthbound angels whose job it is to help souls navigate their way to heaven after death. The main character, Bobby Dollar is a marvellous character. He's an angel with all the characteristics that that can bring plus he is smart, witty and able to fight hi...

    Bobby Dollar is an angel, his role here on earth is to advocate for the souls caught between heaven and hell. As a result of this, Bobby knows about sin, in fact, he wrestles with a few himself; pride, lust and anger. Whether it?s pride or just instinct, Dollar can?t trust his supe...

    I was distinctly underwhelmed, to be honest. I loved The Dragonbone Chair and the rest of Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn and have read and reread it over the years. The City of Golden Shadow and the rest of the Otherland series was likewise extensive, inventive, and well-developed. DSOH,...

    For those used to Tad?s more traditional Fantasy (such as Memory, Shadow and Thorn and the Shadowmarch series) this one is different. So different in that, had the name not been on the front, I wouldn?t have said they were the same writer. This is being widely seen as Tad?s ta...

    Initial thoughts: Well...this book started out soooooo strong for me!!! I was totally entranced and sucked in. But then...well, it went seriously downhill. It took me forever to finish this because I just didn't have the desire to pick it back up. Review to come at some point. Revi...

    4.5 Stars Dirty Streets of Heaven, the first book in the Bobby Dollar series by Tad Williams is a real surprise. Tad Williams has always been one of my very favorite authors, from The Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn series, to the Otherland Series, to all his other top notch fantasy rea...

    More like 2.5 stars, but the last part dragged it up to 3. I'm halfway curious to see what happens, but don't know if I care enough to read the sequel. ...

    Its Control vs Chaos. Sam and Dean Winchester vs Leviathan. Ok, maybe it doesn?t feature Maxwell Smart or two unemployed monster hunters ? but the humour definitely falls somewhere between, and the makers of Supernatural could easily made this into a side episode with an Angel?s ...

    Tad Williams' "Die dunklen Gassen des Himmels" ist der herrliche Serienauftakt einer wahnsinnig witzigen Urban Fantasy Trilogie. Bobby Dollar ist Anwalt, ein Anwaltsengel um genau zu sein. Seine Aufgabe ist es, verstorbene Menschen vor den Richtern des Höchsten zu vertreten und fü...

    Oh man was this a miss for me. I have to preface this by saying that Tad Williams is probably my favorite fantasy author of all-time. The guy can do no wrong. Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn is phenomenal and the Shadowmarch series is not far behind in quality in my opinion. I was a bit skep...

    (2.5 stars rounded up to 3) I'll start by saying this is my first novel by Tad Williams. The Dirty Streets of Heaven (TDSOH for short)is this month's book for the Sword and Laser bookclub and having heard good things about the author I decided to give it a shot. Spoilers will be ...

  • Gintautas Ivanickas
    Mar 27, 2018

    Back in 1996, I was in the middle of a creative crisis. I'd been working on The Name of the Wind for a couple of years, and I was consumed with doubt. The problem? My book was long and complicated. "Am I wasting my time?" I thought, "Does anyone even publish long, complex fantasy s...

    So I own all of Tad Williams' work in hardback, except for the book about the cats because I refuse to read books with dogs or cats as protagonists because EVERY TIME ONE OF THEM GETS KILLED AND I CRY. Ahem. Anyway, having loved his more fantasy-based stuff, I was a bit hesitant to ...

    CAUTION: Long Review The Dirty Streets of Heaven was unoriginal and underwhelming. It was another urban fantasy about angels and demons, meaning I didn't expect the series to break new ground. Nonetheless, the countless flaws in the book underlined how much originality the urban fan...

    An interesting premise about earthbound angels whose job it is to help souls navigate their way to heaven after death. The main character, Bobby Dollar is a marvellous character. He's an angel with all the characteristics that that can bring plus he is smart, witty and able to fight hi...

    Bobby Dollar is an angel, his role here on earth is to advocate for the souls caught between heaven and hell. As a result of this, Bobby knows about sin, in fact, he wrestles with a few himself; pride, lust and anger. Whether it?s pride or just instinct, Dollar can?t trust his supe...

    I was distinctly underwhelmed, to be honest. I loved The Dragonbone Chair and the rest of Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn and have read and reread it over the years. The City of Golden Shadow and the rest of the Otherland series was likewise extensive, inventive, and well-developed. DSOH,...

    For those used to Tad?s more traditional Fantasy (such as Memory, Shadow and Thorn and the Shadowmarch series) this one is different. So different in that, had the name not been on the front, I wouldn?t have said they were the same writer. This is being widely seen as Tad?s ta...

    Initial thoughts: Well...this book started out soooooo strong for me!!! I was totally entranced and sucked in. But then...well, it went seriously downhill. It took me forever to finish this because I just didn't have the desire to pick it back up. Review to come at some point. Revi...

    4.5 Stars Dirty Streets of Heaven, the first book in the Bobby Dollar series by Tad Williams is a real surprise. Tad Williams has always been one of my very favorite authors, from The Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn series, to the Otherland Series, to all his other top notch fantasy rea...

    More like 2.5 stars, but the last part dragged it up to 3. I'm halfway curious to see what happens, but don't know if I care enough to read the sequel. ...

    Its Control vs Chaos. Sam and Dean Winchester vs Leviathan. Ok, maybe it doesn?t feature Maxwell Smart or two unemployed monster hunters ? but the humour definitely falls somewhere between, and the makers of Supernatural could easily made this into a side episode with an Angel?s ...

    Tad Williams' "Die dunklen Gassen des Himmels" ist der herrliche Serienauftakt einer wahnsinnig witzigen Urban Fantasy Trilogie. Bobby Dollar ist Anwalt, ein Anwaltsengel um genau zu sein. Seine Aufgabe ist es, verstorbene Menschen vor den Richtern des Höchsten zu vertreten und fü...

    Oh man was this a miss for me. I have to preface this by saying that Tad Williams is probably my favorite fantasy author of all-time. The guy can do no wrong. Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn is phenomenal and the Shadowmarch series is not far behind in quality in my opinion. I was a bit skep...

    (2.5 stars rounded up to 3) I'll start by saying this is my first novel by Tad Williams. The Dirty Streets of Heaven (TDSOH for short)is this month's book for the Sword and Laser bookclub and having heard good things about the author I decided to give it a shot. Spoilers will be ...

    It's always risky when a talented author enters a new genre. Even if the motives are pure and they aren't riding the latest craze looking for bonus cash, it can fail as the author steps outside of their well-known norm. I'm happy to say that didn't happen with The Dirty Streets of Heav...

    Despite growing up reading all the fantasy novels I could get my hands on, and Memory, Sorrow and Thorn being a very well respected and popular fantasy trilogy from that time, I had never read any Tad Williams before this book -- which I will have to remedy in the near future, at the e...

    I have a hard time reviewing this because I read it as an audiobook, a format I don't usually use, and it turns out to be a very different experience from a printed book. It's a good hardboiled detective novel masquerading as urban fantasy, a term I use loosely just because it's about ...

    Ultimamente eu ando numa pegada bem Fantasia Urbana, e peguei esse livro pra ler por que era Fantasia urbana de um dos meus autores favoritos - Tad Williams - e não me decepcionei. O protagonista, Bobby Dollar, é um cara como qualquer outro. Ele gosta de tomar uns tragos, de mul...

    I enjoyed the book tremendously. It is a little more earthy than Williams' more recent books, including colorful expletives to highlight moments of tension and a couple of adult scenes to establish the power and significance of a relationship. In simplest terms, the book is an urban...

    Just couldn't get into it, but still want to read Tad Williams, maybe I'll try his sci-fi. I blame my upbringing, but I just can't get excited about angels. ...

    The Review: http://thefoundingfields.com/2013/08/.... ?One of the best urban fantasy novels that I?ve had the pleasure of reading. Essential reading for urban fantasy fans.? ~Bane of Kings, The Founding Fields The Dirty Streets of Heaven is a novel that I?ve been loo...

    Bobis Doleris - advokatas. Ne visai paprastas - pomirtinis. ?jai gatve, paslydai ant banano ?iev?s, kauk?tel?jai galva ? asfalt?... tavo siela dar tik bando susivokti, kod?l k?n? regi i? ?ono, o advokatas su prokuroru jau darbuojasi. Ai?ku, nuosprendis labiausiai priklaus...

  • Shandra
    Nov 29, 2013

    Back in 1996, I was in the middle of a creative crisis. I'd been working on The Name of the Wind for a couple of years, and I was consumed with doubt. The problem? My book was long and complicated. "Am I wasting my time?" I thought, "Does anyone even publish long, complex fantasy s...

    So I own all of Tad Williams' work in hardback, except for the book about the cats because I refuse to read books with dogs or cats as protagonists because EVERY TIME ONE OF THEM GETS KILLED AND I CRY. Ahem. Anyway, having loved his more fantasy-based stuff, I was a bit hesitant to ...

    CAUTION: Long Review The Dirty Streets of Heaven was unoriginal and underwhelming. It was another urban fantasy about angels and demons, meaning I didn't expect the series to break new ground. Nonetheless, the countless flaws in the book underlined how much originality the urban fan...

    An interesting premise about earthbound angels whose job it is to help souls navigate their way to heaven after death. The main character, Bobby Dollar is a marvellous character. He's an angel with all the characteristics that that can bring plus he is smart, witty and able to fight hi...

    Bobby Dollar is an angel, his role here on earth is to advocate for the souls caught between heaven and hell. As a result of this, Bobby knows about sin, in fact, he wrestles with a few himself; pride, lust and anger. Whether it?s pride or just instinct, Dollar can?t trust his supe...

    I was distinctly underwhelmed, to be honest. I loved The Dragonbone Chair and the rest of Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn and have read and reread it over the years. The City of Golden Shadow and the rest of the Otherland series was likewise extensive, inventive, and well-developed. DSOH,...

    For those used to Tad?s more traditional Fantasy (such as Memory, Shadow and Thorn and the Shadowmarch series) this one is different. So different in that, had the name not been on the front, I wouldn?t have said they were the same writer. This is being widely seen as Tad?s ta...

    Initial thoughts: Well...this book started out soooooo strong for me!!! I was totally entranced and sucked in. But then...well, it went seriously downhill. It took me forever to finish this because I just didn't have the desire to pick it back up. Review to come at some point. Revi...

  • Eduardo Schimitt
    Sep 01, 2014

    Back in 1996, I was in the middle of a creative crisis. I'd been working on The Name of the Wind for a couple of years, and I was consumed with doubt. The problem? My book was long and complicated. "Am I wasting my time?" I thought, "Does anyone even publish long, complex fantasy s...

    So I own all of Tad Williams' work in hardback, except for the book about the cats because I refuse to read books with dogs or cats as protagonists because EVERY TIME ONE OF THEM GETS KILLED AND I CRY. Ahem. Anyway, having loved his more fantasy-based stuff, I was a bit hesitant to ...

    CAUTION: Long Review The Dirty Streets of Heaven was unoriginal and underwhelming. It was another urban fantasy about angels and demons, meaning I didn't expect the series to break new ground. Nonetheless, the countless flaws in the book underlined how much originality the urban fan...

    An interesting premise about earthbound angels whose job it is to help souls navigate their way to heaven after death. The main character, Bobby Dollar is a marvellous character. He's an angel with all the characteristics that that can bring plus he is smart, witty and able to fight hi...

    Bobby Dollar is an angel, his role here on earth is to advocate for the souls caught between heaven and hell. As a result of this, Bobby knows about sin, in fact, he wrestles with a few himself; pride, lust and anger. Whether it?s pride or just instinct, Dollar can?t trust his supe...

    I was distinctly underwhelmed, to be honest. I loved The Dragonbone Chair and the rest of Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn and have read and reread it over the years. The City of Golden Shadow and the rest of the Otherland series was likewise extensive, inventive, and well-developed. DSOH,...

    For those used to Tad?s more traditional Fantasy (such as Memory, Shadow and Thorn and the Shadowmarch series) this one is different. So different in that, had the name not been on the front, I wouldn?t have said they were the same writer. This is being widely seen as Tad?s ta...

    Initial thoughts: Well...this book started out soooooo strong for me!!! I was totally entranced and sucked in. But then...well, it went seriously downhill. It took me forever to finish this because I just didn't have the desire to pick it back up. Review to come at some point. Revi...

    4.5 Stars Dirty Streets of Heaven, the first book in the Bobby Dollar series by Tad Williams is a real surprise. Tad Williams has always been one of my very favorite authors, from The Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn series, to the Otherland Series, to all his other top notch fantasy rea...

    More like 2.5 stars, but the last part dragged it up to 3. I'm halfway curious to see what happens, but don't know if I care enough to read the sequel. ...

    Its Control vs Chaos. Sam and Dean Winchester vs Leviathan. Ok, maybe it doesn?t feature Maxwell Smart or two unemployed monster hunters ? but the humour definitely falls somewhere between, and the makers of Supernatural could easily made this into a side episode with an Angel?s ...

    Tad Williams' "Die dunklen Gassen des Himmels" ist der herrliche Serienauftakt einer wahnsinnig witzigen Urban Fantasy Trilogie. Bobby Dollar ist Anwalt, ein Anwaltsengel um genau zu sein. Seine Aufgabe ist es, verstorbene Menschen vor den Richtern des Höchsten zu vertreten und fü...

    Oh man was this a miss for me. I have to preface this by saying that Tad Williams is probably my favorite fantasy author of all-time. The guy can do no wrong. Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn is phenomenal and the Shadowmarch series is not far behind in quality in my opinion. I was a bit skep...

    (2.5 stars rounded up to 3) I'll start by saying this is my first novel by Tad Williams. The Dirty Streets of Heaven (TDSOH for short)is this month's book for the Sword and Laser bookclub and having heard good things about the author I decided to give it a shot. Spoilers will be ...

    It's always risky when a talented author enters a new genre. Even if the motives are pure and they aren't riding the latest craze looking for bonus cash, it can fail as the author steps outside of their well-known norm. I'm happy to say that didn't happen with The Dirty Streets of Heav...

    Despite growing up reading all the fantasy novels I could get my hands on, and Memory, Sorrow and Thorn being a very well respected and popular fantasy trilogy from that time, I had never read any Tad Williams before this book -- which I will have to remedy in the near future, at the e...

    I have a hard time reviewing this because I read it as an audiobook, a format I don't usually use, and it turns out to be a very different experience from a printed book. It's a good hardboiled detective novel masquerading as urban fantasy, a term I use loosely just because it's about ...

    Ultimamente eu ando numa pegada bem Fantasia Urbana, e peguei esse livro pra ler por que era Fantasia urbana de um dos meus autores favoritos - Tad Williams - e não me decepcionei. O protagonista, Bobby Dollar, é um cara como qualquer outro. Ele gosta de tomar uns tragos, de mul...

  • LittleMissBookworm
    Aug 03, 2016

    Back in 1996, I was in the middle of a creative crisis. I'd been working on The Name of the Wind for a couple of years, and I was consumed with doubt. The problem? My book was long and complicated. "Am I wasting my time?" I thought, "Does anyone even publish long, complex fantasy s...

    So I own all of Tad Williams' work in hardback, except for the book about the cats because I refuse to read books with dogs or cats as protagonists because EVERY TIME ONE OF THEM GETS KILLED AND I CRY. Ahem. Anyway, having loved his more fantasy-based stuff, I was a bit hesitant to ...

    CAUTION: Long Review The Dirty Streets of Heaven was unoriginal and underwhelming. It was another urban fantasy about angels and demons, meaning I didn't expect the series to break new ground. Nonetheless, the countless flaws in the book underlined how much originality the urban fan...

    An interesting premise about earthbound angels whose job it is to help souls navigate their way to heaven after death. The main character, Bobby Dollar is a marvellous character. He's an angel with all the characteristics that that can bring plus he is smart, witty and able to fight hi...

    Bobby Dollar is an angel, his role here on earth is to advocate for the souls caught between heaven and hell. As a result of this, Bobby knows about sin, in fact, he wrestles with a few himself; pride, lust and anger. Whether it?s pride or just instinct, Dollar can?t trust his supe...

    I was distinctly underwhelmed, to be honest. I loved The Dragonbone Chair and the rest of Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn and have read and reread it over the years. The City of Golden Shadow and the rest of the Otherland series was likewise extensive, inventive, and well-developed. DSOH,...

    For those used to Tad?s more traditional Fantasy (such as Memory, Shadow and Thorn and the Shadowmarch series) this one is different. So different in that, had the name not been on the front, I wouldn?t have said they were the same writer. This is being widely seen as Tad?s ta...

    Initial thoughts: Well...this book started out soooooo strong for me!!! I was totally entranced and sucked in. But then...well, it went seriously downhill. It took me forever to finish this because I just didn't have the desire to pick it back up. Review to come at some point. Revi...

    4.5 Stars Dirty Streets of Heaven, the first book in the Bobby Dollar series by Tad Williams is a real surprise. Tad Williams has always been one of my very favorite authors, from The Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn series, to the Otherland Series, to all his other top notch fantasy rea...

    More like 2.5 stars, but the last part dragged it up to 3. I'm halfway curious to see what happens, but don't know if I care enough to read the sequel. ...

    Its Control vs Chaos. Sam and Dean Winchester vs Leviathan. Ok, maybe it doesn?t feature Maxwell Smart or two unemployed monster hunters ? but the humour definitely falls somewhere between, and the makers of Supernatural could easily made this into a side episode with an Angel?s ...

    Tad Williams' "Die dunklen Gassen des Himmels" ist der herrliche Serienauftakt einer wahnsinnig witzigen Urban Fantasy Trilogie. Bobby Dollar ist Anwalt, ein Anwaltsengel um genau zu sein. Seine Aufgabe ist es, verstorbene Menschen vor den Richtern des Höchsten zu vertreten und fü...

  • Experiment BL626
    Jul 13, 2012

    Back in 1996, I was in the middle of a creative crisis. I'd been working on The Name of the Wind for a couple of years, and I was consumed with doubt. The problem? My book was long and complicated. "Am I wasting my time?" I thought, "Does anyone even publish long, complex fantasy s...

    So I own all of Tad Williams' work in hardback, except for the book about the cats because I refuse to read books with dogs or cats as protagonists because EVERY TIME ONE OF THEM GETS KILLED AND I CRY. Ahem. Anyway, having loved his more fantasy-based stuff, I was a bit hesitant to ...

    CAUTION: Long Review The Dirty Streets of Heaven was unoriginal and underwhelming. It was another urban fantasy about angels and demons, meaning I didn't expect the series to break new ground. Nonetheless, the countless flaws in the book underlined how much originality the urban fan...

  • Xabi1990
    Jun 02, 2017

    Back in 1996, I was in the middle of a creative crisis. I'd been working on The Name of the Wind for a couple of years, and I was consumed with doubt. The problem? My book was long and complicated. "Am I wasting my time?" I thought, "Does anyone even publish long, complex fantasy s...

    So I own all of Tad Williams' work in hardback, except for the book about the cats because I refuse to read books with dogs or cats as protagonists because EVERY TIME ONE OF THEM GETS KILLED AND I CRY. Ahem. Anyway, having loved his more fantasy-based stuff, I was a bit hesitant to ...

    CAUTION: Long Review The Dirty Streets of Heaven was unoriginal and underwhelming. It was another urban fantasy about angels and demons, meaning I didn't expect the series to break new ground. Nonetheless, the countless flaws in the book underlined how much originality the urban fan...

    An interesting premise about earthbound angels whose job it is to help souls navigate their way to heaven after death. The main character, Bobby Dollar is a marvellous character. He's an angel with all the characteristics that that can bring plus he is smart, witty and able to fight hi...

    Bobby Dollar is an angel, his role here on earth is to advocate for the souls caught between heaven and hell. As a result of this, Bobby knows about sin, in fact, he wrestles with a few himself; pride, lust and anger. Whether it?s pride or just instinct, Dollar can?t trust his supe...

    I was distinctly underwhelmed, to be honest. I loved The Dragonbone Chair and the rest of Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn and have read and reread it over the years. The City of Golden Shadow and the rest of the Otherland series was likewise extensive, inventive, and well-developed. DSOH,...

    For those used to Tad?s more traditional Fantasy (such as Memory, Shadow and Thorn and the Shadowmarch series) this one is different. So different in that, had the name not been on the front, I wouldn?t have said they were the same writer. This is being widely seen as Tad?s ta...

    Initial thoughts: Well...this book started out soooooo strong for me!!! I was totally entranced and sucked in. But then...well, it went seriously downhill. It took me forever to finish this because I just didn't have the desire to pick it back up. Review to come at some point. Revi...

    4.5 Stars Dirty Streets of Heaven, the first book in the Bobby Dollar series by Tad Williams is a real surprise. Tad Williams has always been one of my very favorite authors, from The Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn series, to the Otherland Series, to all his other top notch fantasy rea...

    More like 2.5 stars, but the last part dragged it up to 3. I'm halfway curious to see what happens, but don't know if I care enough to read the sequel. ...

    Its Control vs Chaos. Sam and Dean Winchester vs Leviathan. Ok, maybe it doesn?t feature Maxwell Smart or two unemployed monster hunters ? but the humour definitely falls somewhere between, and the makers of Supernatural could easily made this into a side episode with an Angel?s ...

    Tad Williams' "Die dunklen Gassen des Himmels" ist der herrliche Serienauftakt einer wahnsinnig witzigen Urban Fantasy Trilogie. Bobby Dollar ist Anwalt, ein Anwaltsengel um genau zu sein. Seine Aufgabe ist es, verstorbene Menschen vor den Richtern des Höchsten zu vertreten und fü...

    Oh man was this a miss for me. I have to preface this by saying that Tad Williams is probably my favorite fantasy author of all-time. The guy can do no wrong. Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn is phenomenal and the Shadowmarch series is not far behind in quality in my opinion. I was a bit skep...

    (2.5 stars rounded up to 3) I'll start by saying this is my first novel by Tad Williams. The Dirty Streets of Heaven (TDSOH for short)is this month's book for the Sword and Laser bookclub and having heard good things about the author I decided to give it a shot. Spoilers will be ...

    It's always risky when a talented author enters a new genre. Even if the motives are pure and they aren't riding the latest craze looking for bonus cash, it can fail as the author steps outside of their well-known norm. I'm happy to say that didn't happen with The Dirty Streets of Heav...

    Despite growing up reading all the fantasy novels I could get my hands on, and Memory, Sorrow and Thorn being a very well respected and popular fantasy trilogy from that time, I had never read any Tad Williams before this book -- which I will have to remedy in the near future, at the e...

    I have a hard time reviewing this because I read it as an audiobook, a format I don't usually use, and it turns out to be a very different experience from a printed book. It's a good hardboiled detective novel masquerading as urban fantasy, a term I use loosely just because it's about ...

    Ultimamente eu ando numa pegada bem Fantasia Urbana, e peguei esse livro pra ler por que era Fantasia urbana de um dos meus autores favoritos - Tad Williams - e não me decepcionei. O protagonista, Bobby Dollar, é um cara como qualquer outro. Ele gosta de tomar uns tragos, de mul...

    I enjoyed the book tremendously. It is a little more earthy than Williams' more recent books, including colorful expletives to highlight moments of tension and a couple of adult scenes to establish the power and significance of a relationship. In simplest terms, the book is an urban...

    Just couldn't get into it, but still want to read Tad Williams, maybe I'll try his sci-fi. I blame my upbringing, but I just can't get excited about angels. ...

    The Review: http://thefoundingfields.com/2013/08/.... ?One of the best urban fantasy novels that I?ve had the pleasure of reading. Essential reading for urban fantasy fans.? ~Bane of Kings, The Founding Fields The Dirty Streets of Heaven is a novel that I?ve been loo...

    Bobis Doleris - advokatas. Ne visai paprastas - pomirtinis. ?jai gatve, paslydai ant banano ?iev?s, kauk?tel?jai galva ? asfalt?... tavo siela dar tik bando susivokti, kod?l k?n? regi i? ?ono, o advokatas su prokuroru jau darbuojasi. Ai?ku, nuosprendis labiausiai priklaus...

    More spring cleaning. Sampling books I'm unlikely to enjoy in an effort to clean up Mt. TBR a bit more. This is an odd concept. Imagine angels as gritty, noir-ish detectives/public defenders and demons as sleek and scummy corporate lawyers and the two sides hash out a deceased...

    Executive summary: This book is alright, but nothing special. Certainly didn't live up to hype. I gave it 3 stars, but really it was 2.5 for me. I could have easily gone with a 2. Full Review This is the first book by Tad Williams I've read, so I can't compare it to any of his pr...

    Mixed feelings. The story, which is about one of several earthbound angels trudging through his daily grind in his post-life job when the usual order is upset, isn't bad. And as he figures out what's going on, it becomes pretty intricate. But the writing is mediocre, the protagonist is...

    I've never heard angels swear so much. Then again I've never talked to an angel. They started off nice until the last quarter of the book. From page one I was laughing at Mr. Dollar and his thoughts. I thought the writing was well done - until a little after halfway through. It was odd...

    I'm not going to give the book a rating, since I didn't finish. I got through the first 9 chapters (96 pages) and decided that I was done. It's a shame, I've heard such great things about Tad Williams and it was a Sword and Laser pick... I had the book in audio and in Kindle forms. ...

    A new Tad Williams is always an exciting event. Here he tries his hand at urban fantasy with a hard-boiled flavour. The fantasy is a battleground between the forces of Heaven and Hell, the urban setting a modern background, and the events typical of an adventure-thriller-mystery narr...

    I loved the writing and the main character, Bobby Dollar. I haven't read alot of urban fantasy apart from the Dresden books but among the few I did read I found this one most to my liking. Yes, there were some similarities between this and the Dresden books. The humour, protagonist fac...

    Otro libro que lo tiene todo pero no me ha enganchado. La trama, muy original. Ángeles y demonios de paseo sobre la Tierra juzgando los méritos de recién fallecido para ver si sube o baja. Y por acción que no sea ?es un no parar. Personajes justos pero suficientes. La intrig...