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  • Gebundene Ausgabe
  • Verlag: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; Auflage: Book Club (BCE/BOMC) (März 1973)
  • Sprache: Englisch
  • ISBN-10: 0397009534
  • ISBN-13: 978-0397009534
  • Größe und/oder Gewicht: 20,3 x 14,2 x 3 cm
  • Durchschnittliche Kundenbewertung: 4.7 von 5 Sternen  Alle Rezensionen anzeigen (3 Kundenrezensionen)

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Praise for John D. MacDonald and the Travis McGee novels
 
The great entertainer of our age, and a mesmerizing storyteller.”—Stephen King
 
“My favorite novelist of all time . . . All I ever wanted was to touch readers as powerfully as John D. MacDonald touched me. No price could be placed on the enormous pleasure that his books have given me. He captured the mood and the spirit of his times more accurately, more hauntingly, than any ‘literature’ writer—yet managed always to tell a thunderingly good, intensely suspenseful tale.”—Dean Koontz
 
“To diggers a thousand years from now, the works of John D. MacDonald would be a treasure on the order of the tomb of Tutankhamen.”—Kurt Vonnegut
 
“A master storyteller, a masterful suspense writer . . . John D. MacDonald is a shining example for all of us in the field. Talk about the best.”—Mary Higgins Clark
 
“A dominant influence on writers crafting the continuing series character . . . I envy the generation of readers just discovering Travis McGee, and count myself among the many readers savoring his adventures again.”—Sue Grafton
 
“One of the great sagas in American fiction.”—Robert B. Parker
 
“Most readers loved MacDonald’s work because he told a rip-roaring yarn. I loved it because he was the first modern writer to nail Florida dead-center, to capture all its languid sleaze, racy sense of promise, and breath-grabbing beauty.”—Carl Hiaasen
 
“The consummate pro, a master storyteller and witty observer . . . John D. MacDonald created a staggering quantity of wonderful books, each rich with characterization, suspense, and an almost intoxicating sense of place. The Travis McGee novels are among the finest works of fiction ever penned by an American author and they retain a remarkable sense of freshness.”—Jonathan Kellerman
 
“What a joy that these timeless and treasured novels are available again.”—Ed McBain
 
“Travis McGee is the last of the great knights-errant: honorable, sensual, skillful, and tough. I can’t think of anyone who has replaced him. I can’t think of anyone who would dare.”—Donald Westlake
 
“There’s only one thing as good as reading a John D. MacDonald novel: reading it again. A writer way ahead of his time, his Travis McGee books are as entertaining, insightful, and suspenseful today as the moment I first read them. He is the all-time master of the American mystery novel.”—John Saul -- Dieser Text bezieht sich auf eine vergriffene oder nicht verfügbare Ausgabe dieses Titels.

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A Travis McGee mystery. McGee is a salvage expert and boat bum, not a social worker, but he has fond memories of Helena Pearson. Besides, he can't return her cheque and turn down the request that came with it, because by the time he got them, Helena was already dead. -- Dieser Text bezieht sich auf eine vergriffene oder nicht verfügbare Ausgabe dieses Titels.

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3 von 3 Kunden fanden die folgende Rezension hilfreich Von Amazon Customer am 28. Februar 2000
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This was my second John D. MacDonald book and my first Travis McGee book. I had heard that MacDonald could flat-out write, and I was not disappointed by this book. What I enjoyed the most was MacDonald's insight into the human condition; he really understood what motivated people. This helped his plotting and dialogue seem fresh and real even after 30 years.
I'm hooked. If you haven't read MacDonald you're missing out.
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2 von 2 Kunden fanden die folgende Rezension hilfreich Von matt wallace am 12. Januar 2000
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As a massive consumer of Crime Fiction, I am happy to say that this, my first foray into the writings of McDonald has proved most pleasurable. This is a wonderful thriller, imbued with a sense of place, a teriffic plot and an engaging writing style- better than healy, shames and Leonard- I'd put this on a par with Burke and Hiassen.
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0 von 1 Kunden fanden die folgende Rezension hilfreich Von Ein Kunde am 7. Juli 1998
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Try putting down a John MacDonald novel about the wonderful, crazy and heroic Travis McGee. This one is as good and entertaing as all the rest. The sun will be rising before you realize how long you have been reading.
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A Thinking Man's Mystery Novel 16. August 2001
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Travis McGee gets a check for $25,000 (a lot of dough for 1969) and the dying wish of an old friend, to look after her suicidal daughter. So McGee goes to Fort Courtney to observe the daughter, her sister and her husband. What McGee encounters is a series of unusual circumstances, including dead bodies, cheating spouses, and the evidence that somebody is spying on him. Could all of these things be connected? Sure - but only McGee could figure out the complicated connection. True to most McGee novels, justice is served in the end, although in a form the reader does not expect.
This is my 11th McGee novel. Clearly MacDonald writes in a more sophisticated style than 98% of the mystery writers today. A new reader may find it annoying that one must suffer through a good 100 pages before the action really begins, but this is typical MacDonald style. Not only do you get a complex mystery, but you get a lot of philosophy along the way.
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A book written 30 years ago that still speaks today 28. Februar 2000
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This was my second John D. MacDonald book and my first Travis McGee book. I had heard that MacDonald could flat-out write, and I was not disappointed by this book. What I enjoyed the most was MacDonald's insight into the human condition; he really understood what motivated people. This helped his plotting and dialogue seem fresh and real even after 30 years.
I'm hooked. If you haven't read MacDonald you're missing out.
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Classic adventure at it's best. 26. August 2012
Von Fred M. Rullman - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
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I have every dog-eared book in this series, and will read them till they fall apart. (and then keep reading!!)John D MacDonald Did the world of literature an immense service when he wrote these Travis McGee stories. When I sit down to read these books, it becomes a couple of weeks of pure enjoyment. I know I'm impressed by this series because I've memorized thousands of bits of Travis McGee trivia. Just as I did while reading and re-reading the Sherlock Holmes stories, and did so without effort! Travis McGee and Sherlock are a welcome and enjoyable part of my life!!
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the girl in the brown paper wrapper 12. Januar 2000
Von matt wallace - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
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As a massive consumer of Crime Fiction, I am happy to say that this, my first foray into the writings of McDonald has proved most pleasurable. This is a wonderful thriller, imbued with a sense of place, a teriffic plot and an engaging writing style- better than healy, shames and Leonard- I'd put this on a par with Burke and Hiassen.
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Essential reading for mystery buffs 25. Juli 2010
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Surely you've read one or another of John MacDonald's "Travis McGee" novels. If you haven't, you might want to start with the very first, "The Deep Blue Goodbye." But you can also read them out of order, as I did, and "The Girl in the Plain Brown Wrapper" isn't a bad way to start. It's vintage MacDonald / McGee, a page turner worth every minute you choose to invest in it.

MacDonald was a master, a creator of characters, images, story lines, and profound concepts that you never really forget. A creator of prose that at times is unbelievably beautiful: elegant, deceptively simple, and often just perfectly constructed. He's the sort of writer other writers dream of being (exemplified by Stephen King's many heartfelt tributes to MacDonald).

This isn't really a review of the specific novel. I honestly don't see the point: the summary here at Amazon tells all you really need to know about the specific story. What you REALLY need to know is that -- with rare exceptions -- you simply can't go wrong with a MacDonald book. Every story is unique, and sturdy, and will leave you permanently affected.
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