Kindle Edition ¿ Mount! MOBI ñ

Kindle Edition  ¿ Mount! MOBI ñ How absolutely glorious to spend a few days in Rutshire with Rupert, Taggie and a host of familiar and unfamiliar people, rogues, lovers, horses and dogs Deliciously scandalous with an incredible onslaught of puns, this book is a fabulous delight All the stars. This series is one of my guilty pleasures This book was wonderful I have become emotionally attached to the characters over t.he years Jilly Cooper has a gift for creating memorable characters and she even manages to make the animals in her stories into characters The animals are as much a part of the stories as the humans Most women would agree that probably the most memorable character of all is Rupert Campbell Black.In this book, Rupert turns 60 Don t worry ladies, he is still naughty a This series is one of my guilty pleasures This book was wonderful I have become emotionally attached to the characters over t.he years Jilly Cooper has a gift for creating memorable characters and she even manages to make the animals in her stories into characters The animals are as much a part of the stories as the humans Most women would agree that probably the most memorable character of all is Rupert Campbell Black.In this book, Rupert turns 60 Don t worry ladies, he is still naughty and still sexy Rupert is now breeding Thoroughbred race horses and it gives you a good picture of racing behind the scenes Rupert finally learns some important life lessons and things come out very well for him in the end I do not want to spoil it for any of my fellow Jilly Cooper fans so I will let you read it for yourself.One thing that I enjoyed was the relationship between Eddie, Rupert s father who has dementia, and Love Rat, Rupert s favorite stud.Rupert s grandchildren are introduced as characters so I am hoping that there will bebooks.Anyone who likes horses and dogs will like this series They are long and complex with lots of characters with all the books in the series having characters from earlier books In Jilly Cooper s latest, raciest novel, Rupert Campbell Black takes centre stage in the cut throat world of flat racingRupert is consumed by one obsession that Love Rat, his adored grey horse, be proclaimed champion stallion He longs to trounce Roberto s Revenge, the stallion owned by his detested rival Cosmo Rannaldini, which means abandoning his racing empire at Penscombe and his darling wife Taggie, and chasing winners in the richest races worldwide, from Dubai to Los Angeles to MelbourneLuckily, the fort at home is held by Rupert s assistant Gav, a genius with horses, fancied by every stable lass, but damaged by alcoholism and a vile wife When Gala, a grieving but ravishing Zimbabwean widow moves to Penscombe as carer for Rupert s wayward father, it is not just Gav who is attracted to her a returning Rupert finds himself dangerously temptedGala adores horses, and when she switches to working in the yard, her carer s job is taken by a devastatingly handsome South African man who claims to be gay but seems far keener on caring for the angelic Taggie And as increasingly sinister acts of sabotage strike at Penscombe, the game of musical loose boxes gathers apace Jilly Cooper is back More importantly, Rupert Campbell Black is back After the disappointments of the last couple Jilly Cooper books, Mount is a delightful return to the fun of her earlier work.Rupert s dream is to have his beloved Thoroughbred stallion, Love Rat, declared leading sire His main competition is the fiendish Cosmo Ranaldini and his horse, Roberto s Revenge While he s flying all over the world to enter his horses in the richest races of the entire globe, things at home are being Jilly Cooper is back More importantly, Rupert Campbell Black is back After the disappointments of the last couple Jilly Cooper books, Mount is a delightful return to the fun of her earlier work.Rupert s dream is to have his beloved Thoroughbred stallion, Love Rat, declared leading sire His main competition is the fiendish Cosmo Ranaldini and his horse, Roberto s Revenge While he s flying all over the world to enter his horses in the richest races of the entire globe, things at home are being overseen by his stable manager Gav who is of course a genius with horses but tormented in love , the nurse for his increasingly senile father Eddie, Gala of course she is also a genius with horses AND a tormented widow and a host of other characters most of whom are geniuses with horses and unhappy in love Notice a theme here In the meantime, someone appears to be sabotaging Penscombe and the horses.The good Rupert is in fine form, and is his usual hot headed, passionate, annoying, self Somehow you can t help but root for Rupert no matter how disgracefully he acts If you are a horse lover, there are TONS of horse parts in this book eventhan Riders and Polo The competition to win the Leading Sire award lasted the entire book, and had lots of unexpected twists and turns There was a subplot with a scare for Taggie, and lots of betrayals and misunderstandings.The bad Many of the characters seem like newly named versions of previous characters It s like Jilly is running out of ideas for characters in her books, so just taking the old ones and giving them new names and voila New character They also seem completely undeveloped, so it s really hard to like them And even the ones who are main characters and who are somewhat developed aren t really very likeable Spoiler alert One of the prevailing themes of the books is Rupert s love for Taggie, and his faithfulness to her In this book he cheats on her, and it seems so random There is no believable reason, the person he sleeps with isn t likeable, there is no built up basis that makes the events understandable It s like Jilly just threw it in there for excitement Spoiler Alert over Lastly, it s a bit annoying how we re supposed to still see Rupert as the sex god hottest man in the universe and how he doesn t age Is he going to be 100 years old and still have this It s getting a bit tired In spite of the bad , this book is still a fun romp It s not literature by any means, but it s exciting and engaging and a great read Hooooo, boy I m always going to love Jilly Cooper A new Cooper novel will always be a banner day in my household That said, it s been a long while since the holy heyday of the Rutshire Chronicles trifecta say the names with me Riders, Rivals, Polo, Amen and me Jilly are both older Whilst I cannot deny enjoying the fuck out of this book, in all it s almost pastiche levels of Cooper glory, there are aspects I found problematic.Look, Cooper is a 79 year old posh, white woman She s hilar Hooooo, boy I m always going to love Jilly Cooper A new Cooper novel will always be a banner day in my household That said, it s been a long while since the holy heyday of the Rutshire Chronicles trifecta say the names with me Riders, Rivals, Polo, Amen and me Jilly are both older Whilst I cannot deny enjoying the fuck out of this book, in all it s almost pastiche levels of Cooper glory, there are aspects I found problematic.Look, Cooper is a 79 year old posh, white woman She s hilarious and smart and kind and I adore her But in this novel she also demonstrates the kind of casual racism that your Nana might, in a world where you can still write people of colour as ravishing charming frightfully clever and have the Asian characters speaking pidgin English swapping Ls for Rs, or casually refer to someone as a black There s always been the casual classism and sexism RCB is her hero, after all , but the rampant homophobia seems especially stepped up this time around predatory faggot bingo, anyone and there are a couple of unnecessarily PC baiting trans comments I get that Cooper has her style and her brand and, fuck me, I love that as much as the next die hard fangirl but it s disappointing that her editor wasn t able to coax her into something a little , for the want of a better word, woke She s always walked a fine line between funny and glib, and she fails hereoften than not.Also, I haaated Gala The white Zimbabweans suffering as an ethnic minority subplot is a worthy topic, which is presented unfortunately sans any racial or cultural history, and with a heavy focus on the cruelty of the blacks view spoiler Besides which, the marriage of Rupert and Taggie lies at the heart of the Rutshire novels It humanizes RCB who, let s face it, would be an aging creepy Lothario at this point no matter how you massage the dates for plot purposes if it wasn t for Tag The chemistry between him and Gala is non existent, the sex is gross I ll be attempting to wash buttercunt out of my mind for a good while and no one really suffers as a result of the gross breech of trust except poor ol Taggie who suffers and suffers and suffers and then gets cancer FFS hide spoiler That said, it s still peak daft Cooper superlatives and bad puns galore, animals better characterized than half the humans, horses, parties, and everyone gets a new polo neck sweater that s just the right shade to set off their eyes All the characters from the old books pop up at some point, culminating a big set piece party for Rupert s 60th The race stuff is fun, although reading the thank you acknowledgements indicates that half of this book was conceived whilst jet setting around the world on a jolly Which I m fine with after losing Leo, Jilly deserves every fucking happiness It s all tissue thin and basically made me want to dive back into the older books I ve been reading Jilly Cooper s Rutshire chronicles nearly as long as I ve been racing, which is almost my whole adult life I can t give this less than a 3.Cooper s still got it, she can still write an amusing pun, a complex plot, strong female characters, villainous and hot men.That I enjoyed it less is mainlydown to me a lot of Cooper s characters come from poor beginnings but they tend to move up in class, into a specific country set which is cringingly similar both to Cooper s own I ve been reading Jilly Cooper s Rutshire chronicles nearly as long as I ve been racing, which is almost my whole adult life I can t give this less than a 3.Cooper s still got it, she can still write an amusing pun, a complex plot, strong female characters, villainous and hot men.That I enjoyed it less is mainlydown to me a lot of Cooper s characters come from poor beginnings but they tend to move up in class, into a specific country set which is cringingly similar both to Cooper s own and that of our former prime minister but two, whom I can hardly bear to think of So that spoilt it for me a bit but isn t the author s fault.The cringing that is down to her and evendown to her legion of publishers is the casual racial stereotyping It s no longer acceptable to many readers to have Chinese and Polish characters changing their r s to l s, their v s to w s when NONE of the other new characters speak phonetically That led me on to looking at racial stereotyping outside the dialogue especially Bao and I wasn t happy Cooper needs a racial sensitivity editor and if she s really writing about soccer next, should probably cut out the dialect altogether.Times have changed I first remember meeting the great stallion that is Rupert Campbell Black as an impressionable eleven year old and indulging in the delights of Riders and Rivals and living every moment of Taggie capturing his heart Some thirty years later and back in rutting Rutshire, Mount is another innuendo laden romp Introducing a wealth of characters and a menagerie of animals, some old and some new, this is a splendid waltz down memory lane Rupert still struts around like he is cock of the walk, but h I first remember meeting the great stallion that is Rupert Campbell Black as an impressionable eleven year old and indulging in the delights of Riders and Rivals and living every moment of Taggie capturing his heart Some thirty years later and back in rutting Rutshire, Mount is another innuendo laden romp Introducing a wealth of characters and a menagerie of animals, some old and some new, this is a splendid waltz down memory lane Rupert still struts around like he is cock of the walk, but heir apparent is his downright filthy grandson, Young Eddie, and my sights are firmly set of the well rode and will read shy trainer, Gavin Tatton More importantly, Jilly Cooper actually weaves a very strong central plot throughout Mount with plenty of sub plots as a sideshow to make the six hundred pages fully justifiable If you remember the heyday of this series then Mount is another glorious read and whilst I wasn t expecting much from an author who could have just cashed in on the notoriety of the series, I was impressed.I did suspect that there had been so gentle age massaging with regards to Rupert approaching sixty and his grandson, Young Eddie, aged twenty three, but who cares if a few years have been lost along the way In the final words of Jilly They always said the best way to get over someone was to get under someone else Bring on Tackle Best left to nostalgia of teenage years My hopes weren t high but for nostalgia and having heard JC on Desert Island Discs loved her I got this for a long haul flight It s tedious at best, embarrassingly out of touch with nods of sexism, racism homophobia throughout The sex is mostly equine each to their own but not my bag , the gags are clunky shoe horned into unworkable conversations, the plot sketchy the weight of racing detail dull Filled a 10 hour flight but left me wishing I Best left to nostalgia of teenage years My hopes weren t high but for nostalgia and having heard JC on Desert Island Discs loved her I got this for a long haul flight It s tedious at best, embarrassingly out of touch with nods of sexism, racism homophobia throughout The sex is mostly equine each to their own but not my bag , the gags are clunky shoe horned into unworkable conversations, the plot sketchy the weight of racing detail dull Filled a 10 hour flight but left me wishing I d left Rupert Campbell Black back in the 90s Marvellous bonkbuster from Jilly Cooper who is happily back on form, now she has returned to the world of horses If you were disappointed by some of non horse novels since Polo, you ll be delighted once again with Mount.Rupert is back and thanks to some apparent age massaging the dates don t seem to be canon any , so just try to overlook this Young Eddie s age is a particular issue Rupert is still a flawlessly gorgeous romantic hero, virile and beautiful, in his late fifties.You ll Marvellous bonkbuster from Jilly Cooper who is happily back on form, now she has returned to the world of horses If you were disappointed by some of non horse novels since Polo, you ll be delighted once again with Mount.Rupert is back and thanks to some apparent age massaging the dates don t seem to be canon any , so just try to overlook this Young Eddie s age is a particular issue Rupert is still a flawlessly gorgeous romantic hero, virile and beautiful, in his late fifties.You ll probably spot the villain a mile off, from the book blurb after you ve read the prologue There s a scene which doesn t happen which I was surprised at a particular race but the book was so long by this point that I can see why Cooper chose another denouement.Lots and lots of horses and racing and intrigue and adrenalin, and even though I m not a horsey person, I really became fond of some of the equine characters like Master Quickly More of New Year s Dave would have been nice Quite a bit of sex Cooper tends to befunny than erotic and while it s great that she celebrates silver shaggers I could really have done with a lot less of Valent s and Etta s horny honeymooning.I m always left wondering whether racing people shag around this much I suspect it s probably evenprolific than Cooper describes Taggie gets a bit of a raw deal here Long time fans may regret one of the major storylines, which may ruin some of the characters for you if you like your romances safe and given Appassionata, feels a bit out of character Mount is NOT safeIt s also not very fairytale ending unlike some of the others, though of course it ends reasonably happily for all the progatonists.If you haven t read Jilly Cooper beforeDON T start with this one At the very least read Rivals her second and best novel, where the Rupert Taggie relationship happens and preferably Riders There s also a combined edition I would also recommend reading The Man Who Made Husbands Jealous just because it s so lovely, and gives you background to the Rannaldini stuff You could read Polo if you really love the horsey stuff.The novel that directly precedes Mount , Jump , gives some background but isn t really vital I would also skip the art music orchestra school ones you could aways read these later The four horsey ones Riders, Polo, Jump and Mount do create a continuity of their own.But Rivals remains the best of all her work I m glad I didn t pay full price for this book, otherwise I might ve been seriously pissed off I have read every book in this series and, I m sad to say I won t be in a rush to read any , should Cooper choose to continue A read through the acknowledgements shows an impressive range of A listers from the racing world and the author clearly felt the need to toss as much information as possible about UK horse racing into the story, which led to random chunks of info dump that should never hav I m glad I didn t pay full price for this book, otherwise I might ve been seriously pissed off I have read every book in this series and, I m sad to say I won t be in a rush to read any , should Cooper choose to continue A read through the acknowledgements shows an impressive range of A listers from the racing world and the author clearly felt the need to toss as much information as possible about UK horse racing into the story, which led to random chunks of info dump that should never have escaped an editor s red pen It just seemed like Cooper was throwing the stuff in so we could see how diligent she d been with her research and how well connected she is The characters, too many to keep track of, andthan were needed, were sketchily drawn or caricatures I found it hard to connect with any of them and I really didn t care what happened to them either The plot was silly, far fetched and unrealistic I ve noticed over the course of the Rutshire Chronicles that successive books have veeredtoward farce fantasy and this one is no exception I love Cooper s ability to paint vivid, evocative pictures of the British countryside That is lacking here I fell in love with Taggie in Rivals , now she s a shadow of her former self, a doormat confined to the kitchen while Rupert buggers off around the world I can t think of any trainer who could spend that much time away from a racing yard and have the successes that Rupert has And where does all the money come from I can t help thinking that this would have been better as two books rather than this mad, too busy rush of a story

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