RE: RARA-AVIS: Re: Favorite 2008 Books?

From: Ron Clinton (
Date: 06 Dec 2008

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    I seem to be in the majority...I like the Keller books. I haven't yet read HIT AND RUN, the latest one, but am looking forward to it.

    'Course, I have a soft spot for hitman novels, so I may not have the most objective viewpoint, but I do think they're strong Block works and well worth reading.

    Ron C.

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    > I regret to say this, but after reading three Keller books, he has
    > become tedious. Block throws every stylistic trick he knows (and he
    > knows practically all of them) at the writing, but for me, the
    > character is flat, not a guy I care about. And the lady who gets him
    > the jobs is utterly unbelievable. What I am trying to say is that
    > Block is applying his wizardry to a subject with no teeth.
    > I do agree that the episodic nature of Keller's assignments makes a
    > novel harder to bring off. It would have to be one big, difficult
    > assignment where lots of things go wrong.
    > Best,
    > mrt
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