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First published: 10 Aug 1995
Publisher: Orbit, published 10 Aug 1995
ISBN: 1857233298, Hardcover, 278 pages
Size: 21.8 x 14.4 x 2.8 cm
Publisher: Orbit, published 2 May 1996
ISBN: 1857233638, Paperback, 288 pages
Size: 17.2 x 10.8 x 2 cm
Publisher: Hachette Digital, published 5 Nov 2009
ISBN: B002TXZSDA, Kindle edition, 288 pages
This novel is included in the omnibus Fishy Wishes: Omnibus 7.
"Djinn Rummy - In an aspirin bottle, nobody can hear you scream."
Book synopsis (The back of the book says)
Outside an aspirin bottle, however, things are somewhat different. And when Kayaguchiya Integrated Circuits III (Kiss, to his friends), a Force Twelve genie with an attitude, is released after fourteen years of living with two dozen white tablets, there's bound to be trouble.This book was planned to be released in German, with the name "Flaschengeister" but was never actually published.
My review of this book
After reading this book I scribbled down this on the 20th of June 1997
A genuine genie gets into a lot of trouble when it get's realeased by Jane, a woman that only was trying to commit suicide by eating far to many asprins than any doctor with a degree would recommend. Imagine her surpricse when out of the bottle a little genie named Kiss pops out and she suddenly gets three wishes. Imagine Kiss surprise when Jane's first wish is that she wishes twelwe million more wishes. Learn more about how genies work, and that there are more of them around than you think. And that not all of them are good...some are even bad. This book is a great one by Tom Holt, not his best but it certainly will make you laugh for yourself. Hmm...funny that I always says something like this about every book I read...let's change: Don't read this book..ever! But read all other of Tom Holt's books and then let's see if you can resist reading this as well ;)
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Quotes from Djinn Rummy
...and we have already seen how insurance is like a pyramid -
'That's all right, then.' The Chief Druid glanced round.
Wherever you go, he remembered his brothers telling him, whichever inhospitable corner of the globe you wind up in, you can always be sure of finding three tall, bronzed Aussies in beach clothes and beat-up old camper.
Genies rarely have nightmares, for the same reason that elephants don't usually worry about being trampled underfoot. With the possible exception of bottles, there's nothing in the cosmos large enough or malicious enough to frighten them, or stupid enough to try.
Save the world and you get merit in Heaven.
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