Story that sounds like a perfect screenplay, but was all true. Pre-communist Cuba had something for everyone: gambling entertainment,and live sex shows. Made Las Vegas look like a church potluck.
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Rain Gods The scene where the bad guys get it are both unique, but similar.
Where Clete creates a diversion.
Where Gretchen discovers her relationship to Clete.
Can't wait for another Dave Robicheux.
I almost didn't want to listen, despite sterling reviews, because I thought it would be too depressing.
Although there are a few gruesome spots, the book never lingers on them, and the brilliant writing and the main characters love for each other more than compensates. The narrator also does a superb job, so that you feel everything the characters do. Highly recommended.
I've enjoyed every John Grisham novel I've read. I especially liked the book of short stories he put out a couple of years ago. But I have mixed feelings on this one. Mainly because it's too politically correct for my taste. Death penalty: Bad (because supposedly all defendants are innocent). Blacks: Good. Whites: Bad ( aside from a few tokens) I especially liked the comment about how a white football team couldn't win a game. Apparently, Mr. Grisham hasn't heard of Steve Young or Joe Montana. That said, I liked the twist at the end concerning Travis Boyette. All in all, worth a listen, but he needs to create more nuanced characters.
I agree with some reviewers who stated that Alafair was more appealing when she was a little girl. That said, nobody writes evil skin-scrawly bad guys better than James Lee Burke. I also liked the way he handled the ending.
Great collection of stories, the best being the first, 1922. The only weak link is "Fair Extension". I felt there should have been some sort of twist at the end. Stephen King is back in rare form!
Blue-eyed Devil is the shortest of Parker's Westerns. It goes over familiar territory, people with shady pasts, witty dialogue, etc. I've read or listened to all Parker's westerns-- and I don't like westerns.
It makes me sad to write this, because I can't believe he's gone. Split Image is a double-header featuring both Jesse and Sunny. I'm not crazy about Sunny Randall, but she's less annoying in this book.Moves at a brisk pace, and always holds your interest.
An enthralling read-not for the queasy, or easily shocked. I've enjoyed all of Ellroy's period thrillers, and he's out done himself this time. The only criticism I have is that you'll find yourself rewinding to listen to certain parts again- there's so much information. Craig Wasson did an excellent job with the different accents and sexes.
From the early part of his career, when he was a sought after attorney. I was pleased to find he was a cat lover. Definitely recommended.
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