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Eight Million Ways to Die | [Lawrence Block]

Eight Million Ways to Die

Battling the bottle one day at a time, ex-cop, sometime PI Matthew Scudder finds that next to staying sober, staying alive seems easy. But in the mean streets of New York City it never is. Not for the prostitute who wanted out and got her beautiful self slashed to ribbons. Not for a pimp named Chance who is betting his life that the broken-down detective can find her murderer. And not for Matthew Scudder - just trying to stay alive in a city that knows nothing better than how to die.
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Battling the bottle one day at a time, ex-cop, sometime PI Matthew Scudder finds that next to staying sober, staying alive seems easy. But in the mean streets of New York City it never is. Not for the prostitute who wanted out and got her beautiful self slashed to ribbons. Not for a pimp named Chance who is betting his life that the broken-down detective can find her murderer. And not for Matthew Scudder - just trying to stay alive in a city that knows nothing better than how to die. Winner of the Shamus Award!

©1982 Lawrence Block; ©2012 AudioGO

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    antonio genthod, Switzerland 05-26-12
    antonio genthod, Switzerland 05-26-12 Member Since 2011

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    "Matt Scudder is the best !"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Eight Million Ways to Die to be better than the print version?

    Yes, certainly. I've read the book many years ago, but was truly a pleasure to listen to it. Lawrence Block does a great job in reading it and one can see the empathy with the main character (i.e. Matt Scudder)


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Eight Million Ways to Die?

    There not a particular moment. The strength of this book is the way the author describes characters and the NY atmosphere . Reflective with a dark humor and an acute sense on how to develop the plot


    What does Lawrence Block bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    It is simply a different experience .


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The beginning and the end


    Any additional comments?

    Lawrence Block is one of the very best writers of crime novels ( probably better than Michael Connelly). The challenge with him is that he has written too many books of uneven quality. With Matt Scudder he is at his best (probably because is the character closer to him) and delivers very consistent top quality books

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