I went into this book as a fan of Lee Child and Stephen King, two authors that were influenced by John D. MacDonald. After reading the first book in t..Show More »
This is book 2 in series, and it's better than the first. I think the narrator does a great job with voices that convey, not only attitude, but the la..Show More »
These are classic mystery stories written at a time when $10,000.00 was equal to $100,000.00 in today dollars. Also men and women had different rolls...Show More »
What we get here is a piercing fiction of what is most likely pretty real in the stark worlds of hollywood. Worthwhile.
John D. MacDonald's writing is the ultimate in the craft. He's been my own (writer's) hero since I began reading his work decades ago. Yet now, I can ..Show More »
I read these all in print, then listened to them as abridged versions with Darrin McGavin narrating. Robert Petkoff is a fine narrator, but I miss McG..Show More »
Meyer too gentile
Yes! It's flawlessly constructed.
Travis loses a friend, wreaks havoc on the bad guys, and collects new scars, all the while treating us to his sardonic view of 1960s America. Nothing..Show More »
I really wish I had read these books when I was younger! Who knows, I might be a boat bum now! But this is excellent Travis McGee. A really good li..Show More »
In the early 70s I thought I was a hippie, but not like these folks. Perhaps there had to be some like these to supply the drugs that seemed to be ev..Show More »
This one starts off with a bang, and hardly slows down. Poor Miss Agnes suffers horribly, but not as much as the ladies who come into the life of Tra..Show More »
This one was all over the map, but the bad guy is truly evil and keeps out-smarting poor Travis. Meyer takes his lumps and almost pays the ultimate p..Show More »
JDM's McGee books are all essentially cookie-cutter versions of one another. But thay are all tremendously entertaining and as readable as books come..Show More »
At least he didn't get shot this time! This one was tough on our hero. Very personal involvments and a lot of back-story. As usual the characters a..Show More »
desperate poignant saddening
I would recommend this book, one of the later in the McGee series. The reader, however, is obviously unfamiliar with MacDonald's writing. The McGee ..Show More »
Yes, because it is part of the evolution of Travis and hi associated characters.
I began reading MacDonald as a young man in the eighties. In those days the gender role and sexual attitudes expressed by the author weren't unusual. ..Show More »
This is; in my opinion; the best of the McGee series. The relationship between Travis and Anne is well crafted. The recovery of Meyer from the events ..Show More »