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by Lawrence Block

eBook Even the Wicked download ISBN: 0752804383
Author: Lawrence Block
Publisher: Orion; M3117 edition (1996)
Language: English
Pages: 320
ePub: 1299 kb
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Rating: 4.7
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Category: Mystery
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Part of Matthew Scudder series by Lawrence Block. This evening he was dressed for success in khakis and a button-down shirt. A day or two earlier, when I'd seen him last, he was a vision in baggy camo trousers and a sequined jacket

Part of Matthew Scudder series by Lawrence Block. A day or two earlier, when I'd seen him last, he was a vision in baggy camo trousers and a sequined jacket. Wish they was speakin' English," he complained.

If Lawrence Block writes of other characters who aren't recovering alcoholics I'll probably read them, unless he keeps . Lawrence Block demonstrated his knack for sculpting a story. Even the Wicked has multiple murders, multiple murderers and another personal transition for Matt Scudder.

If Lawrence Block writes of other characters who aren't recovering alcoholics I'll probably read them, unless he keeps preaching. In "Even the Wicked" the preaching is overwhelming. Preaching about sobriety and AA. And in this one he even manages to preach about abortion. This novel wasn't as dark as some of the others, but the multiple mysteries held my attention and the novel took me a little deeper into Matt and Elaine's world.

Even the Wicked book. I am not sure Lawrence block is capable of writing a bad book

Even the Wicked book. I am not sure Lawrence block is capable of writing a bad book. But it is a book in which the Block Magic-that deceptively discursive narrative style which can unite a couple of plots, a smattering of anecdotes and a few observations into a pleasing whole-just does not work. I’m not sure exactly why. Perhaps because neither of detective Matt Scudder’s cases (a series of killings by The Will of the People who announces his targets in advance, and one random execution of a This is not a bad book.

Even the Wicked (1997). Everybody Dies (1998).

federal judge, see Lawrence J. Block. This biography of a living person needs additional citations for verification. Please help by adding reliable sources. Block describes the early sex novels as a valuable experience, noting that despite the titillating content of the books (rather mild by later standards of adult fiction) he was expected to write fully developed novels with plausible plots, characters and conflicts. Even the Wicked (1997).

And yet his killer did us a disservice at the same time. When we take the law into our own hands, when we snatch up in our own hands the power of life and death, we're no different from Richie

And yet his killer did us a disservice at the same time. When we take the law into our own hands, when we snatch up in our own hands the power of life and death, we're no different from Richie. Oh, we're a bunch of kinder, gentler Richie Vollmers.

I went to a couple of meetings, and Saturday afternoon Elaine and I took the train out to Flushing and walked around the new Chinatown.

I went to a couple of meetings, and Saturday afternoon Elaine and I took the train out to Flushing and walked around the new Chinatown all, feeling neither quaint nor sinister but disturbingly suburban. We wound up eating at a Taiwanese vegetarian restaurant, and after two bites she put down her chopsticks and said, I take back everything I said.

A child molester, a Mafia don, a violent n the protected and untouchable are being ruthlessly erased by New York's latest celebrity avenger. Scudder knows that no one is innocent-but who among us has the right to play God? It is a question that will haunt the licensed . and for a frighteningly efficient killer who can do the impossible. Thriller & Crime Fiction. To read this book, upload an EPUB or FB2 file to Bookmate.

Even The Wicked, first published in 1997, is the thirteenth novel in the Scudder series and it has a bit of a different feel to it than some of the other . Lawrence Block was awarded the CWA Cartier Diamond Dagger in 2004. He is also a Grand Master of the Mystery Writers of America.

Even The Wicked, first published in 1997, is the thirteenth novel in the Scudder series and it has a bit of a different feel to it than some of the other Scudder books. This one is more polished and. He is the author of many novels and short stories and has won numerous awards for his mystery writing. He lives and works in New York City. Библиографические данные.

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Comments: (7)
Malhala
I believe I have now read all of Blocks' s. Matthew Scudder books and none have disappointed me. This one was exceptional but not his best but still great fun and entertaining with gobs of terrific characters. I am a real fan of the author but here is some well meaning advice from someone who has read hundreds of books great, good, and bad to awful-----Give it up with all the AA meetings and constant references to the alcohol problem. We know by now he was a drunk and we know by now he is working hard at staying sober. We get it, okay!! I am not a drinker but it came up so often in this tale that I almost went and got a six pack to make it through. Bob F.
doesnt Do You
What reviews I write are usually short but this one won't be. I have enjoyed Lawrence Block for many years. I live and Mexico and read in English and before Kindle I had to read what I could find. Mostly, I haunted the used paperback sales at the Oaxaca Lending Library and I never passed up a Lawrence Block, or Elmore Leonard, or Lawrence Sanders that I hadn't read. I might have read all of the Rhodenbarr series and maybe all of the Keller series. I thoroughly enjoyed Matt Scudder until....

Preaching is basically story telling but when a story-teller passes from telling a story to preaching everyone can tell. I don't know if it's his advanced age or if he's seen the light but he's started preaching and I'm done with Matt Scudder. If Lawrence Block writes of other characters who aren't recovering alcoholics I'll probably read them, unless he keeps preaching.

In "Even the Wicked" the preaching is overwhelming. Preaching about sobriety and AA. And in this one he even manages to preach about abortion. I like Matt Scudder just like I like friends who are in AA but my friends in AA will shut up. Matt Scudder won't so I will avoid him.

The book would have merited a three-star rating from me if it hadn't been for the preaching. The writing was as good as I expect from Lawrence Block which is damned good. The story was fine. Not surprising, not exciting, but a good story carried by very good writing. But there were problems. When I opened the book I saw, "Even the wicked get worse than they deserve." Willa Gather "One of Ours"

"Willa Gather? Willa Gather? It's Willa Cather, you idiot." That's what I thought as I read that. Now, I don't blame Lawrence Block for this. I suspect the error wasn't his. Then there was the point where a "but" clearly should have been "out". And, "We'11" is not the same as "We'll". I'm sorry but I'm not used to seeing those errors in a Lawrence Block book.

So, Mr. Block, bring me a Bernie Rhodenbarr or a Kelly or even start a new series. I've enjoyed my long, and long-distance, association with you.
Sironynyr
In order to really appreciate a Matthew Scudder novel I think you have to read the beginning of the series. This is a great book if you like the exploration of motivations in a variety of characters from all walks of life. Scudder interacts with some of what might be classified as lowlifes as well as some of the well respected, successful, affluent. All have demons and all have a personal moral code. It is the crossing among the different socio-economic sub groups that builds the need to know.

The main character gives a wonderful portrait of an alcoholic in recovery that shows how difficult it can be to resist whatever we crave to excess. Yet Scudder, who has so much stacked against his success, manages to acknowledge and avoid temptation which gives us some hope that we can also resist our less dangerous temptations.
Kage
As always, Lawrence Block's brilliant narrative style held me totally under his spell from page one till the end. A bit predictable at the end, but who cares...a great read following the adventures of Scudder and his many interesting associates. A small criticism, if I may be so bold in the face of the master storyteller - in this book Mr. Block becomes almost Agatha Christie-esh in his discovery of the culprit.
Gio
The Mathew Scudder novels become predictable. But that is entirely a good thing. I need some escape from the turmoil of day to day life and decisions. Lawrence Block provides that. I am only disapointed that I am getting to the end of the series. Any reader new to the series should start with the first book, and read them sequentially. The big plot, spread over the series, is excellent too. The key players become old friends. I would be happy to receive suggestions for a similar series when I finish the last in this... John R Oh, and yes, I did crack this one before the author reveals the plot.
Geny
And he's done it again. Even the Wicked, despite its title, isn't as hardboiled as a lot of the Scudder novels. It has a sweet core, and all the killing occurs off-stage. It's a pure mystery, with the plodding but tenacious Scudder thinking circles around everyone. Recommended.
Authis
Lawrence Block demonstrated his knack for sculpting a story. Even the Wicked has multiple murders, multiple murderers and another personal transition for Matt Scudder. This novel wasn't as dark as some of the others, but the multiple mysteries held my attention and the novel took me a little deeper into Matt and Elaine's world.
Good as always! Really love Lawrence Bloch and the Matthew Scudder series, and this one, while not as fast-paced as the others, was just as well-written.

I gave it three stars, though, because there was absolutely no attention paid to the Kindle edition. At. All. It was full of typos - made for an awful reading experience.