Tell us about yourself!I am a fan of sci-fi( not fantasy)history, spy thrillers, finance related stories and the occasional foreign writer from northern europe.Some past favorites include Altered Carbon, The Company, John Lee Burke, Alexander Hamilton bio. Orson Scott Card, Balducci....I would like to listen to new suggestions....oops I neglected Dan Carlin..hardcore history !!
I followed him for many years and was never disappointed. I may go back and look for one I missed.
Intrigue, suspense, humanity
The dialogue, the suspense, the Butcher Boy/Waring relationship, the creative mind of Thomas Perry.
I enjoyed watching the Butcher Boy escape from the lodge.
Despite the non-stop killings, I think The Informant was my favorite read of the Butcher Boy series. It is full of intrigue, great dialogue, twists and turns, and insights into the human condition. That said, all three of the Butcher Boy series were worth the time invested. A literary Hat Trick.
Glitches: ages of minor characters and certain facts are not in sync with book two. My attention to the story was distracted by looking for other errors.
Ending: OK, main character is a super anti-hero but still the ending is too fairy-tale like to be believable. Do the term "deus ex machina" mean anything to ya'.
Sometimes got lost in the details but as the story progressed understood the reason for the in depth description.
Solid story. A couple of telegraphed outcomes of some sticky situations, but enjoyed the book to the end. I put 50k miles on my car each year and look for stories that keep me intrigued and awake. This kept me intrigued.
read the book. the performance was bad. monotone and boring. It was like the narrator has to pause after every sentence. No movement, did not convey any action.
The Informent was great.
Say something about yourself!
Elizabeth Waring and of course "The Butchers Boy", Michael Schaeffer. I love a book that makes a "Bad" guy the guy you love.
I love the scene in the church and of course the ending scenes that brought the story to an end.
Michael Kramer does a great job as a narrator, and will now check out more Thomas Perry books, as this was my first, but NOT my last.
The suddenness of the ending threw off the whole pace of the book. Just prior to the end we are presented with, "Three weeks later...". Then it is tidily, though unbelievably, wrapped up in several paragraphs. It seems the author ran out of ideas, or words.
All of them.
A likable killer.
Well read and well written, I found this book enjoyable despite not having read the rest of the series. The main character the aptly named "Butcher's Boy" was both scary and at the same time, likeable. It kept me interested right till the end.