- Taschenbuch 502 Seiten
- Verlag: Thomas & Mercer (1. März 2014)
- Sprache: Englisch
- ISBN-10: 1477817522
- ISBN-13: 978-1477817520
- Größe und/oder Gewicht: 14,2 x 3,1 x 20,8 cm
- Durchschnittliche Kundenbewertung: 1 Kundenrezension
- Amazon Bestseller-Rang: Nr. 228.722 in Fremdsprachige Bücher (Siehe Top 100 in Fremdsprachige Bücher)
Long Knives (Englisch) Taschenbuch – 1. März 2014
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Über den Autor und weitere Mitwirkende
Charles Rosenberg is a practicing attorney and the bestselling author of the novel Death of a High Floor and the non-fiction book The Trial of O.J.: How to Watch the Trial and Understand What’s Really Going On, which he wrote just before covering the trial as one of two on-air legal analysts for E! Entertainment Television. In addition to his books, he has consulted on numerous primetime television shows, including L.A. Law, Boston Legal, and The Practice. A graduate of Antioch College and the Harvard Law School, he has taught extensively as an adjunct professor of law both at universities throughout California and abroad. He lives with his wife in Los Angeles.
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His writing is similar to this passage I made up:
"I drove 5.3 miles to work, found a parking spot and pulled into it. I noticed a blue car next to me. I wonder who owns the blue car. I have never seen it before. I wonder if a new faculty was hired and I didn't know about it. I got out of my car and walked to the building entrance. It was early and I was the only person there.
It's unusual for me to be up so early. I haven't even had coffee and I really need coffee. I am not an early person. Faculty and High Powered Attorneys don't have to get up early like other people. We can show up whenever we feel like it. When I get to my office I will make a pot of coffee. My coffee maker is one of those designer machines that make coffee better than Starbucks. It has a steamer and it makes really hot coffee. I bought it when I was in Italy a few years back. Customs almost wouldn't let me bring it on the airplane but I told them I was a High Powered Attorney and that did the trick.
As I walkind into my building I saw the mascot of our school and realized that meant the big game was imminent. (and on and on about every minute detail about the mascot...everything you never want or need to know) I opened the main door and walked up three flights of stairs, which I noticed had been power cleaned during the night, where my office is around a corner neslted in a private nook. I love that private nook. It reminds me of my days as a High Powered Attorney. I had the best office because I am amazing. I don't know why I left that high powered career. I was so good at being a high powered attorney but I am really a rising star here and I am on the fast track to tenure (because I am really spectacular).
I searched through my handbag for my key. I realized I should have had it ready to save time or maybe I should have a special pocket for my key to save time in the mornings. I know a friend of mine keeps her key on a chain she wears around her neck. I think that is pretty cheesy. I would never do that, since I am on the fast track to tenure (because I am amazing) When I got to my office the door was already open"....
when she sees the door open and enters her office something happens that has potential to be frightening and mysterious but the author couldn't pull it off...he didn't leave anything to the reader's imagination. All the chatter before ,during and after the encounter spoiled the "hook" and momentum that was needed to keep readers' attention.
So far, i've read nothing about Long Knives or anything about murder at all.
The book is 497 pages long. I deleted it from my Kindle Library
As someone who will be starting law school in the fall, I did enjoy the legal aspects of this book. Rosenberg writes about a field of law which not many other people cover or discuss. And I thought it was cool to see Maritime law featured in this novel.
Overall, the book was an interesting read. Though everything wraps up rather quickly and abruptly at the end, the novel really keeps you guessing about the "who dun it," right up until the end.
I chose a 3-star rating because it wasn't great, and it wasn't bad.