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M.Y.T.H. Inc. Link by Robert Asprin

M.Y.T.H. Inc. Link (1986)

by Robert Asprin

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Series: Myth Adventures (7)

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A childhood favorite re-visited.

Is the story as good as I remember? – Yes

What ages would I recommend it too? – Twelve and up. While ten to twelve might enjoy it, there are many ideas they will not understand. Though, they will certainly get many of the jokes.

Length? – Most of a day’s read.

Characters? – Memorable, several characters.

Setting? – Fantasy, alternate dimensions.

Written approximately? – 1986.

Does the story leave questions in the readers mind? – Ready to read more.

Any issues the author (or a more recent publisher) should cover? No.

Short storyline: Skeeve seems to have lost his emotions and attachment to his job. Sure, he okays everything, and goes over everything with an eagle eye, he just isn’t in on each project he sends his team into. One tale involves one of his mob bodyguards working in a Deveel factory creating cheap magic toys. While there, they manage to find where the Deveel isn’t really losing money (actually his brother-in-law is cooking the books and gets a promotion), while the body guard manages to start a labor union so the employees could leave work with a few dollars in their pockets each week. Meanwhile, two other assistants (including a vampire from “Mything Persons”) are creating a Casino Hotel for a customer. Towards the end is an interesting tale from Gleep, a dragon’s eye view of the team, and how some people tend to have trouble spotting what is right in front of their noses.

Notes for the reader: In this story, this author takes the emotions of his characters seriously. The characters don’t just race through the story full of action without emotion. The author realized the importance of the reader connecting to the characters by giving us the emotions, and even the reasons behind those sometimes odd emotions for the situation. While the first few times, it is a shock to the system to actually read of a character having an emotion, soon, it just becomes an enhancement to the story. In fact, when the lack of emotions by the main character becomes apparent in a later story, even that is noted by all the characters, until it is resolved. ( )
  AprilBrown | Feb 25, 2015 |
The crew at M.Y.T.H. Inc. may be finding their feet financial success-wise, but in this multi-narrated account of a few of their adventures it's apparent they have a long way to go communication-wise. From investigation to interior decoration, the gang's on the case, but not everyone feels they're contributing, and that's a big problem... ( )
  SunnySD | Oct 2, 2012 |
An interesting collection of short stories told by the additional characters in the MythAdventures series. Some humorous spots but nothing really that brings you in. Another quick enjoyable read. ( )
  theapparatus | Jul 18, 2011 |
  rustyoldboat | May 28, 2011 |
Other tales in turn.

In the seventh Myth book, various and sundry of the other characters in the series get to play point of view, here, of which the best just might be Gleep the dragon, although Guido's is good, too.

" INEVITABLY, WHEN CONVERSING WITH my colleagues of the dragon set, and the subject of pets was raised, an argument would ensue as to the relative advantages and disadvantages of humans as pets. Traditionally, I have maintained a respectful silence during such sessions, being the youngest member in attendance and therefore obligated to learn from my elders. This should not, however, be taken as an indication that I lack opinions on the subject. I have numerous well-developed theories, which is the main reason I welcomed the chance to test them by acquiring a subject as young and yet as well-traveled as Skeeve was when I first encountered him. As my oration unfolds, you will note...but I'm getting ahead of myself. First things first is the order of business for organized and well-mannered organisms. I am the entity you have come to know in these volumes as..."

http://notfreesf.blogspot.com/2007/07/myth-inc-link-robert-asprin.html ( )
  bluetyson | Jul 17, 2007 |
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FangornCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Foglio, PhilCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0441552773, Mass Market Paperback)

Skeeve's come a long way--from lowly magician's apprentice to President of M.Y.T.H. Inc. But it's business (and trouble) as usual. Now he's in charge of a myth-chievous gang that includes a pet dragon and an artistic vampire! One of the most profitable fantasy series published. Advertising in Locus. TP: Donning.

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As the "Myth Adventures" continue, Skeeve is now reluctant president of the corporation of work-for-hire magicians.

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