Could have been ok, but "heroine" is vapid, insipid, weak, and annoying. "Please, God, I just couldn't bear it..." When she was kidnapped, I kept hoping the guy would just off her.
Clark's constant supply of 5th Avenue socialites gets pretty old. She writes a good enough story, but wish she were able to give us some normal people.
Possibly - but only after reading reviews carefully - although most reviews that were negative about this one focused on the narrator who wasn't a bother to me at all.
Not in a hundred years. I would be embarrassed for anyone to know I actually finished this thing. How many times can a person hear about Sky's "astonishing" beauty? I'd think any author worth his salt would avoid the repetition of all the stumbling awe her looks inspire. It is insulting - as though we didn't get it the 1st 15 times. Also, men-haters could have a field day with the sheer silliness with which men are portrayed.
Any that had the dog in it - it broke the monotony of all the worship Sky induced. The "bad guy" was fun, but predictable.
It must have had some merit, because I finished it, though I honestly can't say what. I think my major reaction was disappointment. There were so many possibilities with the plot line which were left undeveloped.
Perhaps the next book will be better?
Just simply outstanding.
Yes, and he has always been first rate.
I found myself hanging on every word. Continuous action and interest, nothing superfluous. This writer is a natural storyteller as well as a conservationist. Thank God he decided to share his experiences with mere mortals, smile. I would like to know how much his co-writer contributed and am looking forward to his other book about rhinos. I really didn't want the story to end.
Understated action and a brash young Doc moving into the 20th century - what's not to like? Am looking forward to next in series. This is my kind of book.
Actually very good information and lots of interest for the diehard Hemmingway fan. Author seems to have a good working knowledge of Hem's life and times.
This guy thinks he has a fire to put out. He is actually breathless trying to race through - too sad. Repeating "kway" for quay didn't endear him much to me either.
An hour into this story and every character and action of the last story is being retold. This isn't just boring and irritating, it says to me that the author - or editor - doesn't trust her story to stand alone.
It is my experience that if an author is good, I'll find previous books to help me understand something I want to know.
This book wasn't just slow, the story line was non-existent. One would be hard put to come up with a point other than "Mary and Sherlock wander in the wilderness." Very disappointing book. I hope Ms. King isn't as out of ideas as this story suggests.
I've not missed a single book by Penny and have enjoyed every word - well, almost. The only thing that didn't seem well crafted was the conspiracy and corruption at "the highest levels" in a previous book. And, of course, what does she return to in this could have been brilliant story? You've got it. The setting and characters here are delightful. The story line is, if not unique, nearly so. But instead of flushing out these possibilities, she falls back into the old police corruption surrounding Gamache. Such a waste - I'm writing this instead of finishing what promised to be a great read (listen).
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