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Elegy For April (2010)

by Benjamin Black(Favorite Author)
3.57 of 5 Votes: 2
0805090916 (ISBN13: 9780805090918)
Henry Holt and Co.
review 1: Wonderfully atmospheric thriller set in Dublin of the 1950s. You can almost feel the damp from the mists, both literal and metaphorical, that give this book such an evocative feel. Black is so good at painting the picture of the 1950s - a lot of smoking goes on in this book. Everyone seems to smoke all the time, which was probably true at the time. The tiny details of everyday life in that drab era help to make this story so real. Excellent
review 2: John Banville evokes a grimy cold damp and dreary Dublin in the 50s that feels nasty enough to be plausible. I remember Dublin in the 70s and it hadn't warmed up much. His detective plots are weak to the point of lazy. Though I guess he finds the mechanics of plot too pedestrian to concentrate on. This means that m
... moreany crime novel readers get let down by these books. For me the descriptions of place and mood well justify the read. less
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Tedious. Just like the first two in the series. I think I am finished with this author.
Benjamin Black's series involving pathologist Quirke is simply the best!
good escapist reading. What a wonderful writer even if it's drivel.
Gloomy Dublin-set novel. Well written, and the plot works well.
#3 in the Quirke series. I really like this series.
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