This is an interesting book. It starts out OK, a little hard to follow though, since it takes place just 10 or so years from now. The world is much different! The book never pays off... An interesting concept and good imagery... Worth a listen, but not for-filling in the end for me.
Bolano's writing is quite hypnotic, his ability to keep the reader / listener engaged and waiting in anticipation of the next word is truly magical. His goal of writing a "work" of substance and girth was certainly achieved, however it was disrupted by untimely circumstance. The book is incomplete, thus the 3 star rating.
Hit Man is an interesting book. One would think this to be a morbid tale of gruesome killing and debauchery, when actually Lawrence Block writes a story that is very human and compassionate. At least from the killers perspective and the readers as well, after all we each have our job to do. I recommend this book, the price is right and Robert Foster does a fantastic reading.
This is a fantastic book... One of the best stories I've ever heard --- Brilliant story line with great, likable, dynamic characters --- Told in kind by an equally gifted reader.
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