Brookyln, NY, United States | Member Since 2009
I got this book because it was narrated by Bronson Pinchot and the plot sounded interesting. However, I had no Idea how great this book was going to be. It was originally released in the 1950's. However, there is no way you could tell, because the story and the setting are timeless. The narration was first rate Mr.Pinchot never disappoints and the story had me enthralled. If you like lord of the rings or fantasy in general you should pick this one up.
This is probably my favorite in the series so far. Walt's time in Nam has often been alluded to, but never fully explained until now. This is really a great work that I enjoyed very much.
Murder in Corvis follows the exploits of what is basically a tribe of odd balls who are thrown together to solve a murder. I really liked this story War Machine is starting to suffer from the fact that their books are to short and simple. They could really make the world deep if they undertook the books with a serious eye towards making great stories instead of fun romps. I really hope they get some serious authors on the job soon.
This is truly shaping up to be a really entertaining and addictive series. This installment doesn't disappoint it's defiantly a series that's so good it can appeal to anyone. I don't think you should jump into the series here, you should defiantly get the first book.
This book really pulled me in, which is starting to become par for the course with this series. The great thing about Walt as a character is you can really take him anyway and it would be an interesting story.
Everything about this novel is amazing. Somehow Craig Johnson was a way of making the most mundane parts of Walt's life seem interesting. The plot overall is very compelling and the mystery isn't easily solved. There is actually some black hearted foes which will push Walt to his limits. All and all this is an amazing book.
I knew about the books from the TV series, and while the TV series is good most times I can take it or leave it. This book however is another matter entirely. I cannot say enough good things about this novel it truly is a masterwork of literature. The way the author describes the little town where Walter recedes it nothing short of amazing. Given the fact that it's a small country town you might be think there is a certain lack of anything interesting happening in the novel and there would be points where it will drag, I know that was the case for me, but rest assured this novel will pull you in through the strength and charm of the characters alone. There is a complex interplay between the characters in this story Walt and Bear being the most lovable and interesting. George Guidall with that smokey voice of his is the perfect choice to narrate this masterwork. This story is a most have and it is and intelligent man's crime novel.
I really loved this book. I think old Russell makes many great points and throws in enough clever wit and one liners to make this thoughtful and entertaining. Russell goes deep on many subjects and casts them in a new and old light. You start to get the picture that Russell is much more deep and highly intelligent then his outward exterior would lead most to believe. The narration is excellent and keeps you hooked in. It might nor be for everyone, but I think everyone and benefit from it.
The Wolves of London is truly a hidden gem. Some might say it starts off slow, but it builds pace quickly and it stays interesting throughout. There are many twists and turns and the story is imaginative and the world goes from mundane to horrifying rather quickly. The characters are intriguing and well flushed out. This book if without a doubt worth your credit. I am eager to read the next book in the series.
First off this is an outstanding memoir. Ron holds nothing back in this telling of his life's story. The story is written in such a way that it alternates from crass to extremely deep and insightful. When Perlman goes deep you really have to prepare yourself for some mind blowing revaluation about mans personal and existential struggles in the world. There are these larger than life characters that make appearances throughout this memoir, which force you think "damn Ron seems to know or has worked with damn near everyone in the film industry". This is an outstanding work that I think anyone would benefit from reading. The cherry that's on top of this cake is that Ron narrates this book himself and as a narrator he's at the top of the heap in terms of talent and delivery. If you have never listened to his reading of " City of Thieves" you really should he delivers a world class performance.
Lawrence Block can write one dang good detective novel. This series isn't going to be for everyone. This is a thinking mans detective novel which is pretty grounded and realistic. I have really fallen in love with this series. If you think you might like it I think you should give any one of his novels a try.
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