Of Alexander McCall Smith's adult series this one took me the longest to appreciate. This author's ability to spotlight a variety of human behaviors is evident in all of his work, but of all of his wonderful characters Professor Doctor Moritz-Maria von Igelfeld is the most outrageous. I admit it took me a while to really appreciate the humor in this series, and in one case, a topic I don't find the least bit funny, was made so ridiculous it crossed the line of unforgivable to hysterical without my even wanting it to.
Number 9 in the Harry Bosch series gives us a glimps of yet another layer in the rought edged detective who dose not always follow the rules, yet is more determined than many when it comes to getting to the truth. This time out he is not only in colflict with the LAPD but also the FBI.
This 6th in the Lincoln Rhyme was enjoyable and it is always like visiting old friends to read another one in this series. I do not rank this one in the top 3 of this series.
Enjoyable work of great literature and the reader did a fine job, but next time I'll get the unabridged.
This story has no redeeming qualities and not worth anyones valuable time spent reading it.
I fully enjoyed this the 7th in the Lincoln Rhyme series and the 1st in a new series featuring Kathryn Dancer. As usual Rhyme uses Amelia Sachs' eyes to "walk the grid" finding physical evidence to analyze, but this time they are up against an adversary clever enough to evade identification and capture. To get the mastermind behind some bizarre murders they reluctantly request help from Kathryn Dancer an expert in interrogation and body language (kinesics). This has all the complexity and engaging storytelling Deaver readers expect.
This story about the life of noted physician and anthropologist Paul Farmer enlightens as well as entertains. Dr. Farmer's story and research are extraordinary and told in a way that keeps people who are not necessarily interested in anthropology (like me) enthralled.
I really enjoyed this story about three very different brothers. In a way each one is unique and interesting enough to be entitled to their own novel, so in a way your getting three stories for the price of one. The brothers are from England, but the bulk of the story is an adventurous journey through the western USA and Canada. Alive with memorable characters, this work of fiction has historical facts and a real-life Canadian hero woven into a fascinating work of literature. Oh, I almost forgot Mrs. Stoveall and Custis Straw, unique story number four. I 'read' the unabridged audio version which is masterly performed by multiple readers, making each fascinating character come alive.
Like other works of great literature, this is very well written. So why the avg rating? It was very disturbing to me. That fact impacts my ability to say I actually like it. This story about what could develop if a bunch of boys were stranded on an island is sadly possible, but so are many other possibilities that I could enjoy a whole lot more.
Entertaing and very well told (by both the author and the reader) this is an enjoyable read. There were to many dots to connect for me to call it a great mystery, but it's fun with quirkly charaters to keep you smiling.
How this story is told is masterful, but what is told I don't appreciate.
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