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Nobody's Safe
Nobody's Safe
von Richard Steinberg
  Taschenbuch

4.0 von 5 Sternen A complex tale with a great anti-hero, 29. Juni 2000
Rezension bezieht sich auf: Nobody's Safe (Taschenbuch)
Don't tug on superman's cape, don't steal from master thief Gregory Picaro. We willinging follow our hero throughout the country as he breaks and enters to uncover the 50 year old secret. The book suceeds because the characters are well drawn and the dialogue is well written. These qualities make the somewhat challenging plot fun to follow.


Demolition Angel
Demolition Angel
von Robert Crais
  Gebundene Ausgabe

4.0 von 5 Sternen Grows on You, 27. Juni 2000
Rezension bezieht sich auf: Demolition Angel (Gebundene Ausgabe)
The heroine is sufficiently unique to grab you from the beginning. Character development takes a while, but once everyone is in place the interaction is very well done. I am looking foward to the movie that is scheduled to be made from this book.


Easy Prey
Easy Prey
von John Sandford
  Gebundene Ausgabe

4.0 von 5 Sternen Another great John Sanford novel, 12. Juni 2000
Rezension bezieht sich auf: Easy Prey (Gebundene Ausgabe)
John Sanford's "Prey" novels are among the best thrillers being written today. All of them are exciting and Lucas Davenport is a great lead character (not as great as Travis McGee of course). The only reason this did not get 5 stars is because his previous novels have been a bit more exciting. But any John Sanford novel is better than most.


The Pleasing Hour: A Novel
The Pleasing Hour: A Novel
von Lily King
  Gebundene Ausgabe

5.0 von 5 Sternen A tour-de-force, 31. Mai 2000
The Pleasing Hour is a magical mystery ride into the every-day dynamics of a French family's life on a house boat in Paris. The protagonist is attempting to escape from an inescapable experience after high school graduation in the United States. We see the beauty and etheral nature of Paris through her artist's eyes. We learn to live and love through her. I define a tour-de-force as a book that grabs hold of you with its language, its characters, its depiction of environment as an extention of the characters and plot. It describes a reader's ultimate joy: picking up a book and being totally transported into another, more powerful and meaningful reality. If Lily King never writes another book, it doesn't matter. This is a classic. It is a self-contained work of art/pleasure. Bravo.


The Pleasing Hour: A Novel
The Pleasing Hour: A Novel
von Lily King
  Gebundene Ausgabe

5.0 von 5 Sternen A tour-de-force, 31. Mai 2000
The Pleasing Hour is a magical mystery ride into the mysterious dynamics of a French family's life on a house boat in Paris. The protagonist is escaping an inescable experience after high school graduation in the United States. We see the beauty and etheral nature of Paris through her artistic eyes. We learn to live and love through her. I define a tour-de-force as a book that grabs hold of you with its language, its characters, its depiction of environment as an extention of the characters and plot. It describes a reader's ultimate joy: picking up reading a book and being "totally" transported into another, more powerful and meaningful reality. If Lily King never writes another book, it doesn't matter. This is a classic. It is a self-contained work of art/pleasure. Bravo.


Florida Roadkill
Florida Roadkill
von Tim Dorsey
  Gebundene Ausgabe

5.0 von 5 Sternen A great read. Combination of James Hall and Elmore Leonard., 17. Oktober 1999
Rezension bezieht sich auf: Florida Roadkill (Gebundene Ausgabe)
Funny, raucous, a laugh a minute


The Stars My Destination (Vintage)
The Stars My Destination (Vintage)
von Alfred Bester
  Taschenbuch

5.0 von 5 Sternen Great work from a SF master, 21. September 1998
This was written 42 years ago and it is just as exciting today as it was when it was published.


IN THE HAT
IN THE HAT
von Dianne Martin
  Gebundene Ausgabe

5.0 von 5 Sternen This is about as real as it gets., 24. August 1998
Rezension bezieht sich auf: IN THE HAT (Gebundene Ausgabe)
You want to know about prison life? This is a book that you "feel" is right about prisoners and their friends on the outside. The summary of this book does not do it justice. Dannie Martin knows how to tell a story and his characters are extremely well drawn. A great read.


Memoirs of a Geisha (Thorndike Press Large Print Paperback Series)
Memoirs of a Geisha (Thorndike Press Large Print Paperback Series)
von Arthur Golden
  Taschenbuch

5.0 von 5 Sternen As satisfying a read as you will find., 24. August 1998
I kept thinking to myself: how can I be enjoying a novel abbout a Geisha? But Arthur Golden has done his homework. And the whole comes together, utlimately as a remarkable story about a character you will never forget. I love William Faulkner, and Arthur Golden is a story-teller in the tradition of Falukner.


Sunset Limited (Roman)
Sunset Limited (Roman)
von James Lee Burke
  Gebundene Ausgabe
Preis: EUR 23,01

5.0 von 5 Sternen James Lee Burke gives us great plots and great characters., 24. August 1998
Rezension bezieht sich auf: Sunset Limited (Roman) (Gebundene Ausgabe)
Reading the latest Dave Robicheaux novel is pure pleasure. Burke is a great writer and the plot of this book will keep your little grey cells alive. It's been a great week, because I just finished a book by an equally compelling writer (in a much lighter vein). I recommend Carl Hiaasen in general, but I just finished one of his earlier books, "Double Whammy" and thought it was great.


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