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5.0 von 5 Sternen A great read delivered in elegant prose
This is one classy cop novel. Farrow delivers a complex thriller of the highest order. The intricate plotting, complex characterizations and beautifully evoked sense of place, reveal a consumate craftsman at work.
As a born and bred Montrealer, I can only applaud Farrow's considerable achievement in his gritty realization of the city at its bone-chilling bleakest...
Am 9. Juni 1999 veröffentlicht

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3.0 von 5 Sternen Starts Strong but Drags On
The city of the title is Montreal, and I picked this up specifically because I was going on vacation there for a week and wanted to get some of the flavor of the city. As it worked out, I ended up reading it while there instead, which was actually a kind of cool--although by the end I was exhausted and ready for it to end. It's a thriller/procedural, teaming a loner...
Veröffentlicht am 18. August 1999 von A. Ross


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5.0 von 5 Sternen A great read delivered in elegant prose, 9. Juni 1999
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Rezension bezieht sich auf: City of Ice: A Novel (Gebundene Ausgabe)
This is one classy cop novel. Farrow delivers a complex thriller of the highest order. The intricate plotting, complex characterizations and beautifully evoked sense of place, reveal a consumate craftsman at work.
As a born and bred Montrealer, I can only applaud Farrow's considerable achievement in his gritty realization of the city at its bone-chilling bleakest. The material for City of Ice has been culled from to-day's headlines, with some prophecies about tomorrow's. Montrealers are only too aware of the deadly biker turf wars that are raging in this city, and which form the backdrop to City of Ice.
Fans of Colin Dexter's Inspector Morse, will find Farrow's hero detective, Emile Cinq-Mars, equally appealing, as he struggles against the forces of corruption.
City of Ice not only satisfies as a thriller, but manages to transcend the genre with its exquisite writing and psychological insights, as Farrow examines the dilemma of the moral individual in an increasingly amoral society. ---And hang on to your hats, the second half of the novel is one heck of a rollercoaster ride.
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3.0 von 5 Sternen Starts Strong but Drags On, 18. August 1999
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Rezension bezieht sich auf: City of Ice: A Novel (Gebundene Ausgabe)
The city of the title is Montreal, and I picked this up specifically because I was going on vacation there for a week and wanted to get some of the flavor of the city. As it worked out, I ended up reading it while there instead, which was actually a kind of cool--although by the end I was exhausted and ready for it to end. It's a thriller/procedural, teaming a loner French-Canadian veteran police detective with a young English-Canadian, with the resulting sparks predictably followed by mutual respect. The plot revolves around gang-warfare between rival biker gangs (yes, this sounds hokey, but I gather it's based on real events) who are tied into international crime circles. By then end, it's all a bit much, but still worth reading if you're interested in Montreal. BTW- John Farrow is a pseudonym for Canadian literary talent Trevor Ferguson.
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3.0 von 5 Sternen Guter Plot, aber mit der Zeit wird es leider immer langweiliger., 13. März 2008
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Rezension bezieht sich auf: City of Ice (Taschenbuch)
Die Story ist gut und John Farrow kann wirklich schreiben, allerdings hätte er bei diesem Thriller ca. 200 Seiten ruhig weglassen könnnen.

Mit der Zeit wird es einfach immer langweiliger und man blättert weiter, ohne dass man wirklich was vom Plot der Geschichte verpasst.

Hätte Farrow die Story entsprechend gekürzt, hätte das Buch 5 Sterne verdient. So gibt es aber nur 3 Sterne von mir.
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5.0 von 5 Sternen Elegant chiller, 23. September 1999
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Rezension bezieht sich auf: City of Ice: A Novel (Gebundene Ausgabe)
This novel is much more stylish than the usual police/crime book. The main character is thoughtful and complex, and the prose is elegant. If you like thrillers, don't let the idea that this is a literary work deter you from reading it. The hero is so intriguing that you'd like to meet him. I hope Farrow/Ferguson writes more books starring Cinq-Mars.
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3.0 von 5 Sternen The City is the Most Likeable Character, 4. Januar 2000
Rezension bezieht sich auf: City of Ice: A Novel (Gebundene Ausgabe)
I read this book over the Xmas holidays and we had warm weather, but reading about the cold in Montreal made me feel like I wanted to visit. I have studied recent Canadian history from newspapers and this book adds a more personal touch. My main difficulty was that the main character is not that likeable and neither are any of the others.
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