Re: RARA-AVIS: Mini review: Hit List by Lawrence Block

Date: 19 Aug 2003

In a message dated 8/18/03 4:09:48 PM, writes:

<< As always with Block, descriptions of New York are accurate and evocative, but that isn't enough to save this book.

I see this one differently. Block has chosen a sociopath hit-man as a protagonist, and he manages to make the story interesting, the dialogue funny
(PoohBear is cutesy. I don't see this as cutesy), and the characters suffiently compelling that readers will come along and care what happens. It took great skill to carry this off, and I believe Block did just that.

                                        Jim Blue

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