I really liked this book. Insightful detailed case discussions that leave you a little worried about the state of "justice" and appreciating the people who care enough about it to fight for what is right.
What becomes of humanity years after a killer plague ravishes the world? This is a compelling story of what could happen in a kill or be killed world that felt all too possible (though if a sign saying you've got a killer blood disease keeps others from preying on you, you'd think more people would post that sign! ). This book has glimpses of the best of humanity when the worst has become the norm. I enjoyed it, if one can use such a word for dark apocalyptic fare.
Well told story about a frightening time to be in Germany. It brought the time and the people to life.
Heard great things about this author, but I found nothing likable about this character and really can't believe he is so attractive to women and so good in a brawl. And don't care for the treatment of other characters. Not a likable or relatable person in this whole book.
Social commentary on horrible murders, bad people, and the quest for justice told in a fascinating narrative. I was enthralled throughout.
There was a good story there but this guy spends way too much time proclaiming his own greatness!
Perfect narrator for haunting story that gives a glimpse of life in Iceland in another time. Really enjoyed listening to this book.
When you read a book that invites you to read other books on the topic of that book, you wonder, what is the point? Cursory review of cases, most of which true crime fans will already know more about than is covered by this book - black dalia, Etan Patz, Adam Walsh, Jonbenet Ramsey. Not worth the time, although is was less than two hours.
I don't often think about how much our world has changed, but this compelling history of the development of the drugs we take for granted made me all too aware that in another time I could have lost my beautiful children to things that are no more than an annoyance today. I don't too often stray from fiction, but the pace and story-telling of this surprisingly interesting book kept me interested all the way through. A really enjoyable and educational read.
I was looking for something different and this filled the bill -- a view of a time and place I know very little about, and with an authentic feel. Love the character of Ian Rutledge and the voice given him by the narrator -- also appreciated the development of much less likeable but still real-seeming characters -- though looking back, there were a lot of those. I will be starting at the beginning.
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