7 out of 10
John Irving could write about protoplasm and make it interesting.
He sounded familiar, smooth delivery, I'll remember his name.
By bringing to life the arrogent, in your face, selfish attitudes and life styles of the homosexuals, transexual, and perverse characters in this book and by detailing the resulting agonizing death and despair that this lifestyle has brought to society, Mr. Irving has only served to further alinate real life homosexuals to mainstream society.By serving up what most folks in our society find perverse and taboo and presenting it as normal does not enlighten, it repulses.
Any author that can write a story that angers and repulses, but at the same time captivate a reader(listener) is a great writer. I will stand in line to read Irving's next offering.
If you are a historical fiction fan, this is a no brainer... buy it without reservation.
Cannibals, Torture and Human Guinea Pigs, what more need I say? Apparently four more words.
I bought this book on the strength of James Lee Burke talent, despite the poor reviews of this book's narrator. As much as I love Burke's writing I almost quit this book half a dozen times due to the poor narration. Shouldn't Nick Sullivan listen to a Southern African- American before he just creates a new dialect? All the African- Americans sound like they are from the Carriabian Islands. Clete sounds like a polished business executive. Nick you failed. I hope Burke bans Mr. Sullivan from ever reading his books again.
Craig Johnson has got to be a pseudonym for James Lee Burke. The formula is exact!
Former Vietnam Vet lawman dealing with anger issues and dead wife, and romancing a new one. His best friend is a Vietnam Vet, who drives a clunker and even though not a law officer, he is the Sheriff’s back up man. Small police force and the best cops on it are women. Main character has an only female daughter who is a college grad. Main character also has several bullet wounds. Alcoholism is featured throughout story… the list of similarities is never ending… Don’t get me wrong. I am not complaining, it is a great story. Oh, George Guidall is a star narrator!
Only if they were Sci-Fi Fantasy aficionados, and then, only on the strength of the performance of Ray Porter.
He could have filled in the holes of the plot. I know this was fantasy but his characters went from acting like morons to scientists within three sentences.
The Indian hacker.
I will seek more of Ray Porter's work.
Ray Porter's performance made a bad story into one worth sticking with. I honestly don't regret buying this silly story.
One of the top 10%.
I became friends with the characters... and made a few new enemies as well.
The respect shown to Mulligan by "the business men" by dismissing him from the long table before business was concluded.
"I gotta change that ring tone..."
If you like Lee Child and John Sanford you must buy this book.
I couldn't finish this. All the characters were a bunch of drama queens, getting way too involved in each other's busness and making mountains out of molehills... Hated it!
The possibilities are endless
He read it aloud.
The stories were just silly, juvenile.
The female voices sounded exactly like comedian Pablo Fransico when he he is being funny.
The various sex scenes read like they were written by Bevis and Butthead.
The book is dedicated to the author's fifth grade teacher... I think because he wrote them in her class. Just immature silliness.
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