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- Größe und/oder Gewicht: 23,4 x 15,7 x 3,8 cm
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As to the gruesome operative (no pun) facts of the story, as if their dramatic value were not enough, we are presented with the standard proposition that the enemy is really us, demanding and lapping up the gory details the way we do. And, the usual corrollary is trotted out too, that it's all the big manipulative institutions that are doing it to us.Lesen Sie weiter... ›
The "shell" of the book was outstanding, but the content poured into it just didn't work. Peter was mesmerizing, charismatic, obsessed and physically gorgeous -- I've met people like that -- but never one who was able to perform intricate brain surgery via observation. And, Maude, what in the world happened to you in the last 100 pages? You would never have slept with a young jerk who talked his way into your house and humiliated you. And you certainly wouldn't give in to mind-vibes from a cat.
Sara Smith is unlikeable and -- another cliche -- sleeps with her editor. McKay is playing his own mind-game with us, showing us how shallow all our stereotypes are.
However . . . the book is haunting and original. Read it for the language and the erotic/sexually-smitten view of Los Angeles. Casting ideas: Rene Russo for Maude, Peter Gallagher for Toyer, Bridgit Fonda for Sara and Renee Zellwegger for Telen. Of course, you can fill the rest with vacuous beautiful people and models. I think that's Gardner's point.
The chapter headings get on my nerves because it introduces them by using a person's name, no numbers. If I drop my book, I'll never figure out where I left off. The author introduces characters that I don't get a chance to know or care about and then, boom! they get killed. I say, less victims more decription, flavor, feeling and most of all story. This book goes on and on with victims and drags the book down.
While reading this book, I get the feel of being in a small room because there are so many scenes where the author seems have characters housebound. This author needs to realize that we cannot visualize what they want us to see usless they use that imagination of theirs and put it onto paper. This book needed a better editor most of all.
I have a suggestion for the author on the next book, open up and describe things so we can see, smell and taste the world that your characters live in. Just because it's a thriller doesn't mean the entire book should be dark and stormy. I'm struggling to finish and waiting for the surprise ending, if I can stay awake.
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am anfang hatte ich bedenken, dieses buch überhaupt aufzuschlagen und mit lesen anzufangen. es war in kapitel unterteilt, welche die einzelnen personen des romans betiteln,... Lesen Sie weiter...Veröffentlicht am 9. September 2003 von diveconni
While engaging in Toyer's whimsical and enchanting details, I took special note of the tendency of the author to go off on long descriptions in italics. Lesen Sie weiter...Veröffentlicht am 6. März 2000 von Stephen Pospisil
An extraordinary story, seductive, frightening, strange, unlike any other serial madman tale. Every decent thriller is called a "page turner" but how many are so... Lesen Sie weiter...Veröffentlicht am 1. März 2000 von Nicholas Lore
Gardner McKay clearly wishes he was Thomas Harris or James Ellroy; he's ripped off both of them here pretty liberally. Lesen Sie weiter...Veröffentlicht am 28. Februar 2000 von Mark Kawakami
What a piece of trash this book was! If you're looking for a serial-killer story with a completely unbelieveable storyline, the world's most inept detectives, and a... Lesen Sie weiter...Veröffentlicht am 7. Februar 2000 von Jim Kirk
I am a long time fan of Gardner McKay the author, I met him when he performed a play back in the early 1960's when I was a teenager. Lesen Sie weiter...Am 17. Januar 2000 veröffentlicht
While this novel at times loses its focus it succeeds in painting a horrific tableau. I am not sure why some readers did not enjoy this book. Lesen Sie weiter...Veröffentlicht am 3. Januar 2000 von Kip
Gardner McKay might be a celebrated playwrite but boy can he NOT write a novel. The book begins on a very creepy and promising note, and then quickly degenerates into disjointed... Lesen Sie weiter...Am 16. Dezember 1999 veröffentlicht
I can't believe that this book has so many readers "enthralled" and up all night. I really didn't like this book and reading it was a chore. Lesen Sie weiter...Am 16. November 1999 veröffentlicht