I loved this book. It is set in Chicago during the years of the mob and corruption. It is a work of historical fiction, where the main character, is an ex-policeman, self employed detective as adventures that highlight mob life and Chicago politics of the early and mid 20th century. It proposes alternative theories to explain real circumstances. Great fun!
I'm looking forward to the rest of this brilliant series.
This is an incredible account of a terrible tragedy--a mass shooting of classmate, that took place in a school in Colorado. It portrays the feelings and thoughts of some of the victims. I may read this book again, someday.
I read this book, enjoyed the wisdom, but didn't find it particularly relevant for me.
I did read this book less than a year ago, but I had to re-read the review by the publisher to remember it. The story is fine and it is a good read. But it was just not memorable, and I don't want to read it again.
The author did an incredible job writing this book based on a meticulous review of media reports. It is documented throughout with quotes from published sources. It was very interesting at first, but I tired of Oprah's story after a while, and just stopped reading.
This is one of Baldacci's best thrillers to date. The story keeps going and going and going with the unusual twists and turns. One doesnt' know what it is really about until the end!
The story is full of action, with many twists and turns that never seem to end. I couldn't put it down.
This book evoked a great range of emotions in me. It is a fictional, complex, fascinating story of loss conflict, violence, friendship,love and redemption. It contains an unfolding series of poignant letters which are beautifully written and full of wisdom.
Historical Fiction. This sequel is every bit as good as the first book in the Nathan Heller series. It continues the story of this fictional detective's inside story of mob life in Chicago in the early and mid 20th century.
This is an "off beat commentary" of a young japanese man who has a rich inner life. It is fantastical but it captures the mundane thoughts we all have much of the time. It is brilliant in presenting metaphors in different forms and in weaving the occult with the real. I read the entire first section and part of the second before becoming tired of the story. There is really no story - just the ongoing commentary of the lived life of the main character. I will pick the book up later, to read more, as the mood strikes.
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