Pieces of Modesty

Pieces of Modesty Six short stories featuring Modesty Blaise and Willie Garvin Contents A Better Day to DieThe Giggle WreckerI Had a Date with Lady JanetA Perfect Night to Break Your NeckSalamander FourThe Soo Girl Cha

  • Title: Pieces of Modesty
  • Author: Peter O'Donnell
  • ISBN: 9780892961726
  • Page: 228
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Six short stories featuring Modesty Blaise and Willie Garvin.Contents A Better Day to DieThe Giggle WreckerI Had a Date with Lady JanetA Perfect Night to Break Your NeckSalamander FourThe Soo Girl Charity

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    1. Peter O'Donnell

      Librarian Note There is than one author in the GoodReads database with this name See this thread for information.Peter O Donnell also wrote as Madeleine Brent.umu kenth modestymlis an excellent resource on this author.To help keep the novels and the adventure strip collections separate, here s some info about the Modesty Blaise works.In 1963, O Donnell began his 38 year run as writer of the Modesty Blaise adventure story strip, which appeared six days a week in English and Scottish newspapers He retired the strip in 2001.Each strip story took 18 20 weeks to complete Several publishers over the years have attempted to collect these stories in large softcovers Titan Publishing is currently in the process of bringing them all out in large format softcover, with 2 3 stories in each books These are called graphic novels in the title.Meanwhile, during those 38 years, O Donnell also wrote 13 books about Modesty Blaise 11 novels and 2 short story novella collections These stories are not related to the strip stories they are not novelizations of strip stories They are entirely new, though the characters and lives are the same These have been labeled series 0.There is a large article on Peter O Donnell on , with a complete bibliography.

    990 thoughts on “Pieces of Modesty”

    1. The Modesty Blaise series is a fun, entertaining, action-packed thrill ride. Modesty is a larger than life heroine, a one-time master criminal who lead the Network, ably assisted by her right-hand man and best friend, Willie Garvin. Now retired, she still helps British Intelligence when requested by her friend, Sir Gerald Tarrant, as she does in the 2nd story, The Giggle Wrecker. But more often than not, she just gets caught up in situations, finding herself and Willie rescuing friends from unfo [...]


    2. My second book about the mysterious Modesty Blaise and her right-hand Willie Garvin.This one is actually a collection of short stories.Here we follow them as they go to East Berlin, fight against mysterious international industrial espionage group in the middle of Finland, fight a group of high-society robbers, clash with bandits in the middle of Mexico and finally help a lady in distress.All stories are great, action packed. I can only say I am looking out for more Modesty Blaise books.Highly r [...]


    3. Modesty Blaise and Willie Garvin - my favourite heros of all time!Even though I tried to make this book last, I finished it last night. Sigh. Good stories, some humour included.Interestingly, I know I'd read this before, and still I had completely forgotten that Blaise and Garvin had one adventure in Finland! One would think I would remember that, of all things!Highly recommended, if you like super heroes (who do not have super powers).


    4. I had read most of the stories in this book before but it was worth reading them again. The combination of adventure, humour and the special relationship between Modesty Blaise and Willie Garvin makes all the MB books worth reading. This book consists of short stories and I especially enjoyed the Lady Janet story.



    5. Not the place to start (that should be either of the first two, 'Modesty Blaise' or the awesome 'Sabre Tooth'), this is the first of two short story collections featuring Modesty and Willie. The sixth book overall, it - according to some reviewers - marks the point at which the series began to go downhill. I can't see any evidence of that, myself; 'The Giggle Wrecker' and 'The Soo Girl Charity' seem very effective to me. If anyone does read it before 'Sabre Tooth' they might get the wrong impres [...]


    6. A nice collection of short stories although I still can’t believe how often the author relies on something unexpectedly going wrong, a puncture, crumbling mortar, a squeaking floorboard etc.I read all the stories except the one with Steven Collier A Perfect Night to Break Your Neck as I really don’t like him. My favourites were The Giggle-wrecker and I Had a Date with Lady Janet.


    7. Funny and witty anecdotes and it does the trick. I didn't enjoy the one told by Willie Garvin as much as the other.


    8. Another solid entry in the Modesty Blaise series, this time it's a collection of short stories. Given that O'Donnell seems to have been better at character and incident than a taut, well-structured novel, this actually makes the whole thing more enjoyable than the other Blaise books I've read. There's an impression running throughout the book that O'Donnell just sort of sat down and dashed these off in each in its own afternoon, but I have no real trouble with this, given that Modesty and Willie [...]


    9. According to the , this collection of short stories was originally intended to be issued as an edition featuring illustrations by original MODESTY BLAISE cartoonist Jim Holdaway, but Holdaway died in 1970 and the stories lay fallow until finally published in 1972. Holdaway did, however, provide the art before his untimely demise, and the illustrations have seen print in various magazines (I, alas, don't have any of them). Also, elements from some of these stories later found their way into the d [...]


    10. It kind reads like a combination of Choose your own adventure and Alias. This was my first reading of the series and I think a full-blown novel rather than a series of shorts would have been the better way to go. It comes off as a little dated, especially since we now live in a world of Nikita and her other femme fetal spies.


    11. My first ever Modesty Blaise, and the one that drew me in to the rest of the series and then in to Peter O'Donnell's Madeleine Brent historical romances. He can do no wrong. Modesty Blaise and Willie Garvin's adventures are perfect escapism and the 1960s setting makes them perfect - not dated but retro.


    12. c1972. I loved this book. 6 short stories featuring Modesty Blaise and Willie Garvin (who wouldn't want someone like him in their life!). A great way to get into the Modesty Blaise world but I would still recommend to start at the beginning of the series as then these short stories acquire a deeper enjoyment.


    13. Be aware this is a nostalgia rating: I read this books when I was very young and even in that blissfull state of teenage ignorance I recall some disturbing sexist and racist content (and some equally disturbing attitudes to rape)




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