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The Ferryman Institute By Colin Gigl,

  • Title: The Ferryman Institute
  • Author: Colin Gigl
  • ISBN: 9781501125331
  • Page: 251
  • Format: ebook
  • In this stunning, fantastical debut novel from a bold new voice in the bestselling traditions of Christopher Moore and Jasper Fforde, a ferryman for the dead finds his existence unraveling after making either the best decision or the biggest mistake of his immortal life.Ferryman Charlie Dawson saves dead people somebody has to convince them to move on to the afterlife, aftIn this stunning, fantastical debut novel from a bold new voice in the bestselling traditions of Christopher Moore and Jasper Fforde, a ferryman for the dead finds his existence unraveling after making either the best decision or the biggest mistake of his immortal life.Ferryman Charlie Dawson saves dead people somebody has to convince them to move on to the afterlife, after all Having never failed a single assignment, he s acquired a reputation for success that s as legendary as it is unwanted It turns out that serving as a Ferryman is causing Charlie to slowly lose his mind Deemed too valuable by the Ferryman Institute to be let go and too stubborn to just give up in his own right, Charlie s pretty much abandoned all hope of escaping his grim existence Or he had, anyway, until he saved Alice Spiegel To be fair, Charlie never planned on stopping Alice from taking her own life that sort of thing is strictly forbidden by the Institute but he never planned on the President secretly giving him the choice to, either Charlie s not quite sure what to make of it, but Alice is alive, and it s the first time he s felt right in than two hundred years When word of the incident reaches Inspector Javrouche, the Ferryman Institute s resident internal affairs liaison, Charlie finds he s in a world of trouble But Charlie s not about to lose the only living, breathing person he s ever saved without a fight He s ready to protect her from Javrouche and save Alice from herself, and he s willing to put the entire continued existence of mankind at risk to do it Written in the same vein as bestselling modern classics such as The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde and A Dirty Job by Christopher Moore, The Ferryman Institute is a thrilling supernatural adventure packed with wit and humor.
    The Ferryman Institute In this stunning fantastical debut novel from a bold new voice in the bestselling traditions of Christopher Moore and Jasper Fforde a ferryman for the dead finds his existence unraveling after makin

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    1. Charlie Dawson has been a ferryman working for The Ferryman Institute for many years He gets assignments from his manager and gets them set up from his navigator and off he goes with his special key This key takes him to the person he needs to talk into going through their door once they are dead It s a very heartbreaking job that Charlie has to do and he s the best the Institute has at completing Charlie is tired, very tired He has tried to transfer out for years now but they keep turning him d [...]

    2. I don t read many humorous books, but when I saw The Ferryman Institute on NetGalley, I was intrigued This book is about a group of immortals who guide the recently dead to the afterlife I requested it because it reminded me of Hermes and the Underworld in Greek mythology.Charlie Dawson is a celebrity among Ferryman He s been guiding souls for over two centuries, and his record is flawless But he s sick of his job Ferrymen are recruited as humans when they re dying, and if they accept the job, t [...]

    3. Technology may have changed, but the job is still the same luckily, Charon happened to figure out a way to make his job of ferrying souls into the afterlife way easier He created The Ferryman InstituteEnter Charlie Dawson Star Ferryman 250 years of being an immortal Ferryman, and never once failing an assignment The assignments aren t always easy, but they always end with the main objective open a door to the Afterlife, convince the soul to enter of its own free will Succeed, get another success [...]

    4. 4 StarsFull Review I received a free ecopy of this book via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review I love reading about different versions of the afterlife and all things related, so reading about a ferryman was right up my alley Oddly enough though, this book turned out to be not so much about afterlife and far about life and what it means to live.That being said, the whole concept of the Ferryman Institute, the actual institute in the book, was so unique and creative There were the ferrym [...]

    5. Arc Provided by Gallery BooksCall me sexist if you want, but there s a reason why I try to stay away from books written by guys I can t stand their f g voices Or what is known as male gaze.There s a few exceptions like author Soman Chainani and I was going to say author Peter S Beagle but meanwhile the author wrote Summerlong and s t hit the fan with that one Don t know what is it with guys and old age, for crying out loud.So, male gaze, right I can t stand it I have allergy to it.That s why aft [...]

    6. I received a free copy from NetGalley.An impressive debut featuring an unlikely hero who helps the dead cross over into the afterlife Charlie Dawson doesn t have an average nine to five job Being a ferryman means he s on call whenever needed, but Charlie is due for a change in his life This exceeded my expectations with a strong plot and nicely written characters that stand out Those of you looking for a little something different in your reading material may want to grab a copy of this.

    7. The Ferryman InstituteWritten by Colin Gigl and published by Gallery Books in September 2016 I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.I thought I would like The Ferryman Institute much than I did Though the book is described as being in the bestselling traditions of Christopher Moore , it isn t This novel is much darker It contains torture and violence.Charlie Dawson is a Ferryman, an immortal who arrives near the moment of someone s death to make sure they cross over to [...]

    8. I was really excited for this book, but I think I led myself to believe it was something it just isn t I was expecting a slow, thoughtful, dark fantasy about Ferrymen who help dead souls pass over And while the last part is true, it s an action comedy fantasy And that s not a genre I usually go for at all, so I mostly blame myself for how much I disliked The Ferryman Institute though there is one problematic element I just can t get over If you want a weird quirky action movie in a book format, [...]

    9. The premise of this book the Ferrymen and their duties, the rogue Ferryman, his mysterious friend is fabulous Unfortunately, nothing else is The characters are completely cardboard and impossible to tell apart except for Cartwright, whose mannerisms seem affected and ridiculous , the pacing drags, the stakes are stupidly low given the potential of the premise, the action is trite shoot em up in which nothing much actually happens, the humor is sitcom level, and the romance which takes over the p [...]

    10. It s much easier to accept the regrets of your life when you believe the outcome was already written.I was determined to like love this book I ve wanted to read it for years but it kind of slipped through the cracks I ve never seen it in a bookstore and for some reason, it was taken off my wishlist So basically, I forgot about it for a long time Then, when I happened to be shopping at bookoutlet treating myself to books than I could possibly have room for, I saw it YAS Long story short, yey me [...]

    11. Rating 4.5 5 What I love about this book, not only is the writingexcuse my language fan fuckin tastic but the main character Charlie is so relatable.At some point in our lives we ve experienced being SoDone You know when you ve reached the point where you literally could not give a flying fudge may it be school, work or friendships It s like you ve lost the ability to care and before every decision your brain flashes a bright neon FuckIt sign and you do whatever the hell you feel Basically that [...]

    12. Be a Ferryman or save the girl Your choice Charlie has been given the gift of immortality His job is to be a Ferryman He does his job well In over two and a half centuries he has not had an incomplete job So what does his job entail Charlie is responsible for assisting people in their next journey after they die He doesn t know what happens to them after he opens the door to their future He just needs to convince them to crossover Sadly, Charlie is tired of witnessing so much death He has asked [...]

    13. Charlie Dawson is a ferryman He meets humans at their appointed time of death and persuades them into opening the door to the hereafter It s an important job If one does not enter into whatever is after death they become lost spirits on earth destined to wither away into non existence Charlie has been doing it for 250 years and has gained a legendary status as the ferryman who never failed an assignation The result though, is that he is burned out by all the deaths that happened without his abil [...]

    14. The Ferryman Institute is mostly an adventure but it s also a love story, and surprisingly funny one, considering how much death is present in the narrative Even stranger is that it makes suicide and the people who commit suicide achingly understandable The humor doesn t feel cheap it feels like the weird little comments you make to yourself in the middle of a crisis, mostly so you don t fall apart until it is over.You know how the movie Groundhog Day is almost funny when it cycles through Bill [...]

    15. Charlie is a Ferryman, responsible for escorting the newly dead into their new afterlives He s been at it for over 250 years an order of magnitude longer than nearly anyone else and he s Done He wants out He submits his retirement paperwork after every job, and it comes back denied every time And then a special case comes, one that offers him a choice remain a ferryman, or give up absolutely everything What follows is a wild adventure a car chase, a hostage, a shootout, betrayals, and the risk o [...]

    16. Thank you Netgalley for the free advanced reading copy This book did remind me of Christopher Moore s A Dirty Job because of the job similarity, but that is where the comparison ends It turns out to be a mixture between romance and mafia book, whimsical and action packed.

    17. .h.Admittedly, this book had some big shoes to fill the promotional material heavily compares it to Christopher Moore, which is a pretty bold statement But it s not just that it s not as good as Moore It s just plain not good.It s billed as dark comedy, but there s not actually anything funny about it The closest thing to humor is a vein of self aware cynicism, but it s not put forth humorously It s billed as a story about dying, death, and the passage from life, but that doesn t actually factor [...]

    18. A fairly solid book with fun characters and a good idea Not quite as screwball as Jasper Fford and Christopher Moore

    19. disclaimer i received a copy of this book via gallery books in exchange for an honest reviewarlie dawson is a legend in his time with the ferryman institute he s garnered a stellar reputation for success and everyone looks up to him he has three problems, though first, charlie is slowly losing his mind and his will to live second, he s received a presidential assignment giving him a choice be a ferryman or save the girl the girl in question is alice spiegel, who is seconds away from committing s [...]

    20. Updated review up on my blog here fantasy smorgasbord.iBottom line is this, The bureaucracy and the meta physics of the world of the Ferryman institute is well fleshed out and Colin s writing is first class, engaging and spot on with his witticisms and pointers about truths of life or death as it comes If you are bored with the whole genre of urban fantasy in general, then this book about the undead infuses new life into such It s a delightful caper, wickedly funny tale about the stasis of after [...]

    21. Ferryman Institute aka when Death outsources his job.According to legend, a long time ago Death met Charon, a man who seeks immortality and refuse to die no matter how hard Death tried After much time and effort spent from both side, they finally struck a deal and Charon achieved his dream of immortality, in return he will help Death s work by ferrying dying people from our world to the Death s door Thus the Ferryman Institute was founded.Charlie has been a Ferryman for 250 years and achieved a [...]

    22. I just finished this book last night before bed The Ferryman Institute by Colin Gigl While reading some other non fiction work, I decided I needed to dive into some delicious fiction First let me say, I love the premise of this novel The main job for the workers of the Ferryman Institute is to assist the newly departed cross over into the afterlife The main character, Charlie, has been a Ferryman for over 250 years and he is one of the best at getting lost souls to travel over to the other side [...]

    23. I received this book from NetGalley and Gallery Books in exchange for an honest review This book was, for lack of a better word, AMAZING I was immediately enthralled by not only the characters, but also in the way the story was told It was nothing like what I thought it would be based on the description, but somehow, it was better Charley s story wraps itself around the readers from the first paragraph and never lets them go About half way though, I thought I had the book figured out, but boy wa [...]

    24. Charlie Dawson is a Ferryman who is tasked with ushering individuals whom die into the after life He has the best record of any other Ferryman but is slowly losing his mind dealing with the pressure of his work His life takes an un expected twist when he is given an option to save a girl named Alice from suicide I loved both main characters as they had humor, spunk and were even snarky at times There is a protagonist involved that you love to hate and a twist at the end that leaves you wondering [...]

    25. I received an ARC of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review Part myth, part action, part romanceis book was so fun Charlie as the Ferryman who can t seem to get away from the company he works for was amazing I enjoy the thought of a character ushering dead souls to the other side anyway, but the way it blends with reality in this book made it entertaining to read As a romance lover, I loved the relationship between Charlie and Alice It was sweet, but subtle The romance didn t [...]

    26. I love this book For me, it was the internal struggles of the characters that made the story so good What better way to study what makes us human than with someone who used to be Charlie Dawson has become one of my absolute favorite characters I ve ever read I hope there will be to his story

    27. Just what I wanted to read this weekght hearted, with an appreciation for the absurd I see in the reviews that some people were disappointed in it because it isn t a dark book given the subject matter if you re looking for darkness, this book definitely isn t it I d seen it positively reviewed on a couple of the book sites, and I m glad that I went with those recommendations.

    28. Began promisingly, but I didn t like the ending at all The solution to the hero s woes was to kill one woman off and marry the other, and both women are so happy to do their respective bits Gag

    29. NetGalley ARC 4 for freshness There are things I didn t care for too much, particularly the way it ended, but for sheer breath of fresh airness, this book is worth a read.

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