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Lisa Sclan Cooper

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  • The Boy Detective: A New York Childhood

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Roger Rosenblatt
    • Narrated By Robert Fass
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (8)
    Performance
    (5)
    Story
    (6)

    Resisting the deadening silence of his family home in the elegant yet stiflingly safe neighborhood of Gramercy Park, nine-year-old Roger imagines himself a private eye in pursuit of criminals. With the dreamlike mystery of the city before him, he sets off alone, out into the streets of Manhattan, thrilling to a life of unsolved cases. Six decades later, Rosenblatt finds himself again patrolling the territory of his youth: The writing class he teaches has just wrapped up, releasing him into the winter night and the very neighborhood in which he grew up.

    Lisa Sclan Cooper says: "Rambling - Lost me"
    "Rambling - Lost me"
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    Would you try another book from Roger Rosenblatt and/or Robert Fass?

    Probably not


    What could Roger Rosenblatt have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Hearing more about his childhood and current life. He veered off his tale filling in with his philosophical thoughts and musings. It is true that we all have free form thoughts as we walk around, his were too rambling to make for satisfactory reading and I did not find them particularly insightful or compelling. He seemed to have a hard time getting back to his story . It felt like he was trying to duplicate the somewhat vague feeling I get when I visit the past, but as he is a writer I was hoping for a more coherent, compelling story.


    What didn’t you like about Robert Fass’s performance?

    flat, but maybe that reflected the story


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Boy Detective?

    I would have cut way down on the philosophizing and musing.


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