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10 thoughts on “The Girl, the Gold Watch & Everything

  1. says:

    It s fun to read a novel from a talented writer when that author has stepped out of his usual style and is trying out a different genre The Machine Stops by E.M Forster comes to mind Like Forster, John D MacDonald has stepped away, somewhat, from his usual crime fiction and Travis McGee novels to try out some cool SF.Actually, MacDonald published this book in 1962, a couple of years before his first McGee novels would arrive on bookstore shelves An established writer of crime fiction like C It s fun to read a novel from a talented writer...


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    You ve worked for your uncle all of your life The man was in complete control of you, telling you what college courses to study, sending you around the world on errands for him You knew he was wealthy, and you tried to be patient So what do you do when he dies and leaves you nothingthan a gold pocket watch and a letter to be opened one year later This is what happens to Kirby Winter, and the way he tries to solve the new riddles in his life make up the rest of the story Riddles caused You ve worked for your uncle all of your life The man was in complete control of you, telling you what college courses to study, sending you around ...


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    Having never read anything previously by renowned author John D MacDonald, I discovered his 1962 paperback The Girl, the Gold Watch, and Everything after reading about it in David Pringle s excellent overview volume Modern Fantasy The Hundred Best Novels Writing about the novel in that volume, the British critic tells us that it is an amusing romp, and MacDonald s only full length fantasy There may perhaps be many readers who are surprised to hear of MacDonald being mentioned in the Having never read anything previously by renowned author John D MacDonald, I discovered his 1962 paperback The Girl, the Gold Watch, and Everything after reading about it in David Pringle s excellent overview volume Modern Fantasy The Hundred Best Novels Writing about the novel in that volume, the British critic tells us that it is an amusing romp, and MacDonald s only full length fantasy There may perhaps be many readers who are surprised to hear of MacDonald being mentioned in the same sentence as the word fantasy after all, he i...


  4. says:

    I read this when I was about 16 and loved it Great fun, clever, sci fi mixed with noir The movie was not bad, either.The inscription inside the watch, from the LatinTempus unum hominem manet Time waits for one man.After the famous Tempus neminem manet Time waits for no man.


  5. says:

    Most people aren t aware that JD did Sci Fibut he did, some of the very best This is a prime example and well worth a read Recently it was made into a Disneyesque juenile movie very B Grade which did not do justice to what JD created as a VERY Bawdy tale A Good, Fast and smart read


  6. says:

    Bumping this to a 4.51 due to memories of library patrons coming back for rereads, including me A fun story The library had a hardcover with an attractive jacket, not same as pictured with this review.


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    John D MacDonald s The Girl, the Gold Watch Everything is the hardboiled writer s peculiar attempt at fantasy and humor Our story deals with Kirby Winter, the ineffectual namby pamby whose Uncle Omar Krepps has just died Krepps had accumulated an extensive fortune in a mysterious manner, but upon his passing left no money to Kirby Instead he bequeathed only a gold watch and a mysterious letter to be opened in one year s time The watch, Kirby eventually discovers, has the power to free John D MacDonald s The Girl, the Gold Watch Everything is the hardboiled writer s peculiar attempt at fantasy and humor Our story deals with Kirby Winter, the ineffectual namby pamby whose Uncle Omar Krepps has just died Krepps had accumulated an extensive fortune in a mysterious manner, but upon his passing left no money to Kirby Instead he bequeathed only a gold watch and a mysterious letter to be opened in one year s time The watch, Kirby eventually discovers, has the power to freeze time It allows it s owner to move around while everyone else remains frozen in place And is, of course, how Uncle Omar accumulated his great wealth The watch also is the kick start Kirby needs to become a real man which in MacDonald s view means having a backbone and not being afrai...


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    I feel as though I should apologize for not liking this book So many seem to really enjoy it I ve tried no less than 3 times to get into this book, and I just don t like it enough to put my time into it It seems like an amazing idea, it seems as though it could would make a fantastic read, straight or humerus For some of you it seems it did Not I m sorry to say for me.I ve plowed into this book and I always come to the same conclusion about 30 pages in Not worth it, a little annoying, an I feel as though I should apologize for not liking this book So many seem to really enjoy it I ve tried no less than 3 times to get into this book, and I just don t like it enough to put my time into it It seems like an amazing idea, it seems as though it could would make a fantastic read, straight or humerus For some of you it seems it did Not I m sorry to say for me.I ve plowed into this book and I always come to the same conclusion about 30 pages in Not worth it, a little annoyin...


  9. says:

    In 1998 I wrote I think my favorite MacDonald SF F remains the engaging romantic power fantasy The Girl, the Gold Watch Everything But Wine of the Dreamers is probably equally good, and worth your attention for another period SF classic.


  10. says:

    28 dec 14, sunday morning, 5 07 a.m e.s.t.this is 16 from macdonald for me just finished Price of Murderan earlier story 1962 the girl, etc.story begins dear fred,you didn t tell me it was going to be easy but you didn t tell me it was going to be like this find kirby winter bring him back spare no expense and you assigned me a good man to help out at least huddleston used to be a good man today you wouldn t know him he stares into space ...


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The Girl, the Gold Watch & Everything To Ever Loyal Kirby Winter, Multimillionaire Uncle Omar Left Nothing Nothing But A Gold Watch And A Sealed Letter To Be Opened In One Year But Kirby Is Destined To Inherit The Magical Power To Freeze Time In Its Tracks Power Like That Promises Unlimited Wealth, Wealth That Can T Buy Love, But Does Make A Down Payment On A Lot Of Deadly Trouble In A Universe Without Time, Can Kirby Stay One Step Ahead