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Jason Venter
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I blew through the second Alex Delaware novel pretty quickly, and there were parts I really liked, but I had a lot of issues with it too. Check my review to find out what they were.
An entertaining story overall, but it lacks the focus and consistency I expect from its author.
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I would say that "When the Bough Breaks," the first Alex Delaware novel from Jonathan Kellerman, is too clever for its own good. But whatever. I'd rather an author go that route than the opposite, you know? Check out my review for more info.
There's a lot to like here, along with a few parts that just plain hurt.
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Unless Lawrence Block writes more Matthew Scudder novels (something I would welcome, by the way), I think I've now read just about every story there ever will be about one of New York's most human investigators. The short story collection wasn't as good as I hoped, but certainly it was still interesting. If you'd like to know more, check out my detailed review.
A decent collection of short stories that Scudder fans should find interesting, but probably worth skipping if you haven't read the novels.
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If "Cover Her Face" is any indication of things to come, I'm going to have a lot of fun reading through the works of the late P.D. James...
A fairly straight-forward and extremely satisfying manor house mystery in the vein of Agatha Christie.
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I'm getting really close to the end of the Matthew Scudder series from Lawrence Block. The only thing keeping me together is knowing that there are other book series from him that people seem to find similarly great, like his set about the thief and his other about the hitman. Maybe I'll start those next...
This is by no means the best installment in the series, but it's still quite interesting and well worth reading for fans.
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I read (and enjoyed) yet another Matthew Scudder crime novel. That's the good news. The bad news is that I'll run out of new books in the series far too soon at my current rate!
The 13th time is the charm, just like the previous 12 mostly were. Another great story about Matthew Scudder!
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Doing runs like that is the boring way to play. Arcade mode, where you have to fight for every minute you get to keep playing, is the bomb diggity. Also, you can do a lot of tricks, including one that gives you a speed boost depending on how you shift and accelerate. It's tricky to pull off.
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+Jason Venter YOU CAN DO TRICKS?!?!?
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It has been quite some time since my last book review. Almost a month, in fact, and the reason for that is that I simply haven't been doing a lot of reading. But I finally got around to finishing another novel--a good one, even--and now I've reviewed it.
Despite a slow beginning, the second Adam Dangliesh novel is an enjoyable read that gets better as it goes.
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I didn't want this one to end because it's almost certainly the end of the road as far as Matthew Scudder novels go (thankfully, I still have a short story collection to enjoy), but of course it had to eventually and now I've reviewed it...
This return to Scudder's comfortably familiar past feels a whole lot like the last novel we'll ever get to read about him.
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The 16th of the Matthew Scudder crime novels, "All the Flowers Are Dying," can be tough to take.
A skillfully written book that makes for a decidedly unpleasant read...
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Lawrence Block takes Matthew Scudder through an exceptionally dark and dangerous case in this, the 14th installment in the popular series of mystery novels.
The title isn't quite literal, but it comes closer than some readers might like in this thrilling installment in the long-running series.
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I'm still having a great time with the Matthew Scudder novels. I'm glad I randomly happened across them. It was bound to happen eventually, but it's for the best that it happened when it did, I think. Anyway, here's my review for the 12th in the series...
One of my very favorite Matthew Scudder novels that I've yet read, and that's saying something.
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freelance game critic
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    Freelancer, 2011 - present
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I blog about games and entertainment. Let me know if you'd like to pay me to write for you!
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I was born in Oregon and I've rarely stepped outside its borders since.  I'm a freelance game critic, a novelist, a webmaster and a bunch of other boring things all rolled into one.
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I started a site about video games (HonestGamers) in 1998, and it's still online and active!
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  • Central Oregon Community College
    English Education, 1998 - 2000
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