Death by cliche and fluff. Can’t imagine how this got nominated for an Edgar. More a romance than a mystery.
Canned whip cream, with chocolate sauce, candy sprinkles and maraschino cherries all mixed together in a designer cup but … sheesh … Evanovitch, do you you just recycle the same characters for each series and change names?
It was a complete coincidence that I picked up this book … I’d never planned on reading it or even heard of it … fitting in that it is so full of coincidences as to make it wholly unbelievable. I hope Andrus is a better cop than he is plotter.
Sorry, Orson fans, but this Ender’s story is nowhere near the original Ender series.
How fortunate we are to live in age where the doors to voices from other cultures and other sensibilities are so able to access. Here’s a door that lets us peer a little bit into ordinary lives in Hungary.
Realistic portrayal of typical dysfunctional family relations overlaid by story of immigration and the role of the elderly in society.
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Jan 26, 2015Sylvia rated it 5 of 5 stars · review of another edition
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Snow is a Canadian on the other side of the world in Russian vodka country, content to be depressed and miserable for the rest of his life, until an accident puts him into a coma.
We’re then taken into the past and what has happened to him up to that point with the help of the woman, Magda, who won’t give up on him. There is also a danger that is making the workers sick, and as a keeper of the documents for the company, he may be the deciding factor in exposing the threat before it continues on its dangerous course.
Magda was an interesting character, and her determination to not give up on Snow and pull him out of his darkness defines her complex character even more. I felt a lot of sympathy for Snow as well, and his past that helped put him where he is now. The conditions that they have to endure are harsh and in many ways unforgiving. This is a great read for anyone who enjoys unconventional thrillers that have something to offer other than the usual.