Stein, Stoned

Stein Stoned In the sixties Harry Stein was the foremost authority on cannabis writing the book on indoor cultivation inventing thirteen different hybrids and planting Victory Gardens across America behind poli

  • Title: Stein, Stoned
  • Author: Hal Ackerman
  • ISBN: 9781440530920
  • Page: 424
  • Format: ebook
  • In the sixties, Harry Stein was the foremost authority on cannabis writing the book on indoor cultivation, inventing thirteen different hybrids, and planting Victory Gardens across America behind police precincts, legislature courtyards, and legendarily in the rose garden of the Nixon White House.

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    1. Book Info: Genre: “Soft-boiled” mystery/Humorous Mystery Reading Level: AdultDisclosure: I picked up a free copy of this book when it was on promotion on , then received the 2nd book in the series free from Vine in exchange for an honest review. As I result, I’ve decided to go ahead and review this book, too.Synopsis: In the sixties, Harry Stein was the foremost authority on cannabis; writing the book on indoor cultivation, inventing thirteen different hybrids, and planting “Victory Gar [...]

    2. This book has a lot of problems.Stein is a lovable, bumbling sort. He's a former pothead, a Pot King, really - who wrote a whole book about growing and selling pot, did some anti-government protesting, generally Fought the Man in a sort of justified haze. But when his wife, Hillary, stopped loving him and asked for a divorce, he renounced all drugs and his old lifestyle in order to retain partial custody of his beloved daughter, Angie.One day a little baggie of pot appears in his mailbox. Appare [...]

    3. Two related puzzlesa bit of confusion regarding how they were connected (at least in this reader) a protagonist about ten years younger than me but with enough experience of the 1970s' sex, weed, rock and roll, weed.oh and did I mention weed? I could relate to this guy, trying to man up to responsibly parent his 15 year old daughter, but kind of a loser nonetheless. Gainfully employed by an insurance company but still living with a longstanding reputation for breeding/ creating some of the best [...]

    4. Described as a "soft-boiled" mystery, this book definitely doesn't take itself too seriously. Harry Stein, a former pot aficianado, gets himself involved in three mysteries at once. They're all a little far-fetched, but that's what the suspension of disbelief is all about. The point is that Stein is turning 50 and isn't really happy about where his life is at the moment. Chasing down leads and facing a little danger is just what he needs!I'm no mystery fan, but this was a fun, quick read.

    5. I had this book floating around my Kindle for a couple of years, lost in the chaos of too many downloads. I was intrigued by the plot, so my lack of attention had nothing to do with disinterest. I mention this only because my copy shows as being published in 2010, whereas the copy (same cover) claims the publishing year as 2013. I noticed this because it's not showing up as a verified purchase. So it's possible the book has been edited since the first release, though I have to assume the major [...]

    6. A solid addition to the private eye genre and a series that all interested readers should keep their eye on.The book's greatest strength is Stein, himself. The character is fully developed, flawed, and unique to the genre. He steps beyond archetype and feels human. While the other characters drop a little more into familiarity, Stein holds it all together.The first half of the book works a little better than the end, but that's nitpicking and probably just personal preference. I tend to be drawn [...]

    7. I thought this was just okay as a mystery, it really didn't have me on the edge of my seat as a book about drugs, I wasn't really impressed with the intricate descriptions of the fantastic stolen "orchids" (I mean, these were INTRICATE descriptions, but snooze-fest!). as an overall book, I was somewhat disappointed in the writing There were a lot of errors (grammatical, spelling, other typos, etc.), and really, I just couldn't get into the flow of the story. It wasn't what I'd expected at all.Ho [...]

    8. If strong resolution to mystery is important, you'll be sorely disappointed. But by all means do come for the other 90% - the characters and dialog in this counterculture romp more than make up for shortcomings elsewhere. About the only thing preventing me from immediately starting in on the follow-up is wanting to savor the anticipation. Truly a pleasure!

    9. The story, itself, was pretty good but I had real problems making it through all the grammatical, typographical and/or spelling errors. I read this on my Nook so I am not sure if just the e-edition is poorly edited or if the original hard copy was also so but it definitely affected my thoughts on the book.

    10. Fun romp with great characters. Author is very facile with dialogue which keeps story pace-y and chuckle inducing. One of my top 3 reads in the last year. Will definitely look for more titles from this talented scribe.

    11. I loved this book! I am fascinated with stoners which is why I wanted to review this book in the first place. I had no idea that the author would suck me in and then, when I turn the last page, spit me out. I hope Hal has many more books like this one up his sleeve.

    12. I hate quitting a book when I'm halfway through, but I just couldn't stand it any more. There were a lot of characters that popped up from the protagonist's past which made the book feel more like a spin-off to a series which has already ended. It was too much for me to keep track.

    13. I liked this story. It was different. I liked the humerous conversations. Harry Stein it is an interesting character. A 70's guy in a 90's world. (In this book Clinton is still president and he is awaiting Gore to be president.)I can't wait to read the next one!

    14. I'm relatively certain you'd have to be a stoner to enjoy this book. Being stoned while reading it probably would have helped.

    15. Mr. Ackerman did a wonderful job of melding humor, parenthood, sleuthing - and murder, into a very entertaining book. I highly recommend it.

    16. Lightweight, a little short, and occasionally a bit too chuffed with itself, nonetheless an enjoyable-enough read. Might stick around for #2.

    17. Stein, Stoned : “A Harry Stein Mystery” by Hal Ackerman (Tyrus Books 2010) (Fiction). Damn!! From the title I was really looking forward to this book. Unfortunately, though, once inside I found truly awful purple prose. I couldn't get past the writing to enjoy the story. DNF (Did Not Finish). My rating: 1/10, finished 2012.

    18. DNF at page 190 when Stein decides to get high after six years of being clean and his teenage daughter runs away. This book reads like it was written in the 1970s. I was surprised it was published in 2010. It was trying too hard to be funny and it didn't flow.

    19. Hilarious take on stoner culture. If you like movies like the Coen Brothers, expecially The Big Lebowski, then you will enjoy this caper.

    20. Stein is kind of annoying as I assume he is supposed to be. Still, I'll read the next book in the series.

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