Action adventure that's both fun and exciting.
I can't remember if I'd heard Scott before, but his narration on A Princess of Mars is spot on. Perfect for this book. I hope to get the entire series with him reading. Definitely recommend this book.
The reader does a remarkable job telling this brutal tale. I was pulled back to that time and felt as if I was viewing the poverty, the greed, and the tragedy first hand. Well worth taking the time to read/listen to.
The writing is excellent, the story gripping, and the locale very interesting. But the ending of Neon Rain was a let down for me. It's not bad, just not great. 3/4 of Neon Rain was excellent but the last 1/4 was just okay. I will definitely read more of James Lee Burke as I have a feeling that it only gets better from here.
Loved it. Similar to Richard Stark's Parker books. Appropriate reading that really enhanced the story. Recommend, especially to Donald E. Westlake fans.
Took me a chapter to get into this story but once I did I was in for the entire ride. Great action adventure. A bit predictable today, but that's because so many of the concepts have been used since.
Another great collection from a master. A series of short stories that read like a journal of sorts from the kindest hitman you could ever meet. He's got a heart but never lets that get in the way of the job. The body count piles up in Hit Parade, as do some surprising twists. Highly recommended.
Great start to the series. Hippy dialogue seems dated now but it is only sprinkled throughout the early chapters. Looking forward to next book.
The second book in Smith's No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series continues the great story from book 1. And he expands the characters and (unlike many mystery novels) they continue to grow. I cannot wait until I start book 3.
I really loved the Australian background and it's interesting to read about Harry Hole's introduction to the area. We readers learn as Harry himself learns about the underbelly of the Australian landscape. I had heard from others that this book wasn't the best in the series, but I see that as a great thing. If the series gets better from here then I'm definitely hooked. Those who have already read the later books probably need to read The Bat with that in mind. Sometimes ignorance is bliss.
I'll be reading the next book in the series as soon as I finish a couple others in my pile.
I had seen this on TV and film so much that the plot was already known to me, but I still enjoyed the novel. I would have loved to read this book blind. Poirot is at the top of his game in this famous murder on the train.
True Detective did lag in a couple chapters but always picked right back up in the next. Max Allan Collins' historical fiction is really well written and a gripping story. It's a side-note in history but compelling when all the characters are fleshed out. I really enjoyed Nathan Heller and will add the next book to my "to-read" pile very shortly.
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