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The author's prose is excellent which is doubly impressive considering this is a translation from the Swedish. The narration is good. I wish I had the money to buy the film rights to this novel. It lends itself to film and I believe it would be a blockbuster. I fear this may be the kind of excellent novel which slips through the cracks. I hope that doesn't happen. All else is said in Raymond's articulate review.
It pays to check out the more popular reviewers occasionally; you may find a gem. Kudos to Audible for providing a "Listener Page."
I owe the pleasure of this book to Charles Atkinson. Read his review. He says it all and says it well. Are we getting inbred, reviewing the reviewers?
I would only emphasize that this author is laugh out loud funny and I'm a sucker for a witty writer. Didn't even care about who the real killer was, too involved in listening to this author's excellent prose read by a honey throated narrator.
Never thought I would gush over a book about zombies. Zombies are merely a metaphor and beautifully employed here. I'm not going to dissect (no pun intended) this book. I find it tedious when other reviewers do so.
The writer is very talented, having produced a novel which is both lovely and scary
I found it enthralling. The narrator is also very talented and compliments the book. You won't regret buying this one.
Exhaustive study of an interesting and unique crime. I believe everything known about this murder is covered here. I liked it in spite of the narration.
The narrator is simply awful. I've been a member of Audible for many years and never complained about a narrator before. This narrator reads as though he is addressing a kindergarden class -S L O W. It helps to dial up the speed on your Ipod.
I've read all the Bundy books even some obscure ones. This is by far the best. The author bases his book on incredibly thorough research, and he has an excellent voice, If you think you know all about Bundy, read this. You're in for quite a few surprises.
BRAVO, Mr. Sullivan, I'll be looking for your name.
It's a love story, it's a mystery with a twist, it's good. Rendell always gives the annoying people a good kick, I like that.
If you're a fan, don't miss this one.
This is crime/thriller writing at its best. Won't repeat what others have said better. I've found Patterson disappointing last few years. NOT THIS TIME. The Master is back.
Thank God for "Mom from Mercer." Thought I was out of it. Have a Minor in Anthropology, love Margaret Mead, and think this book is slow, dull, and mankind would die out if this were real romance.
The author's rapier wit and dynamic prose. Also loved the incredible story and Mr. Kirn's honest self-reflection.
I think this book is one of a kind. However, you could compare it to Ann Rule's book on Ted Bundy wherein the author also has a personal relationship with the subject. However, Ms. Rule is not witty and her prose style does not match Mr. Kirn.
Of course, we all wait for the scene in which the crook is caught. However, I loved the scenes in which Mr Kirn is forced to pay the check time and again, and is always somehow wounded.
I loved the moment where Mr. Kirn decides to write Clark's story and says to himself "look in your wallet; now look in mine."
A more complex plot and better character development.
Destiny of the Republic
If Mr. Deaver wished to write about what music means and how it is obtained in today's world, he failed. He merely alluded to it. The chracters are blah. Even Dance and Rhyme are dull. One wonders whether Rhyme's brief appearance is an effort to spike the story. Unfortunately, it didn't work. The author didn't get into the villain's head; something he usually does brilliantly. This is not the Jeffery Deaver I know and love.
This is an oldie but pure gold. Been a Rendell fan for years. This is one of the very best, and don't know how I missed it. I was riveted. Get it, you won't be sorry.
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