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Blue-Eyed Devil (2010)

by Robert B. Parker(Favorite Author)
3.87 of 5 Votes: 4
0399156488 (ISBN13: 9780399156489)
Putnam Adult
Virgil Cole & Everett Hitch
review 1: Very disappointing from Robert Parker. I love the Spenser mystery books, but this is not one of them. Listened to it on audio CD going to SLC and it was not good. It is all dialogue, no description, so that made it even worse listening to it. It is almost a Spenser story (as in two good male friends, good shots, tough guys, going after bad guys, and a girlfriend), but set in the old west, and without much humor.
review 2: This western series is the least Shannon-like I've read recently, but it all started with when I started watching Appaloosa and realized it was based on a book, then turning the film off and taking a crack at reading the series. It took more than one crack, now that I think about it but after this year when I read the final book Blue-Eyed
... more Devil, I finally did go back and watch Appaloosa. Although I can't say I necessarily enjoyed all the books (mostly due to the gender stuff and just not 'getting' the woman in it), I really loved the friendship of Virgil Cole and Everett Hitch. And because I had watched some of the film, when I read the books I saw them all play out with Ed Harris and Viggo Mortensen in my head. No joke, I could *hear* them say all the dialogue, and that was pretty freaking cool. It's also an interesting example where the books are told by the perspective of Everett, but there is so much focus on Virgil you'd think he was the protagonist. So the series also got me thinking about structure, character, weight, importance, focus and perspective. And any books that can do ALL of that, are worthwhile reads. less
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It was ok, I didn't realize it was a western and not a mystery until i started listening to it.
Hard time getting into. If you like westerns you will enjoy this one.
Another good Virgil a d Hitch tale as they are back in Apoloosa.
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