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Robert Olen Butler

3.75 of 5 Votes: 5
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Books by Robert Olen Butler
The Hot Country (2012)
3.55 of 5 Votes: 4
review 1: While Butler seems to be channeling both Graham Greene and John Le Carre at the outset, this story gradually becomes a real barn-burner. Absolutely devoured the last 100 pages. The combination of an extremely interesting period in American history (one I know little about, incide...
A Small Hotel (2011)
3.34 of 5 Votes: 3
review 1: This read was like pulling teeth. I was interested at the beginning, and gave up towards the middle. Went back to it, and finally rested my curiosity about the ending. The book read like a screenplay. Hmm. Wonder if that was his intention. I did not like all the flashbacks; and...
Hell (2009)
3.37 of 5 Votes: 5
review 1: think of an historical character...and they are in this novel, each stuck in a particular cycle of torment. Our hero has to choose between shooting Hitler or Stalin ( whom would you choose?). His girlfriend is Anne Boleyn who is pining for Henry VIII. Anne can give great head, w...
Hot Country (2012)
3.54 of 5 Votes: 1
review 1: Robert Olen Butler is a Pulitzer winning literary writer who in The Hot Country turns his talents to historical crime fiction. The result, for me at least, is a story that has the prose, pace and reflective aspects of literary fiction, but lacks the tightness, edge and intrigue ...
Peklo (2009)
3.37 of 5 Votes: 3
review 1: When I invest time to read a book I feel I have the right to demand certain expectations from the author, not many, essentially only two. One is the idea that the author structures the work along certain understandable premises of plot, character arc, conflict resolution etc. The...
The Star of Istanbul: A Christopher Marlowe Cobb Thriller (2013)
3.48 of 5 Votes: 5
review 1: Robert Olen Butler's first Kit Marlowe thriller, The Hot Country, absolutely rocked me. Here was a highly literate and respected literary writer( a la Graham Greene) writing in my favorite genre. By the way, Butler's Pulitzer Prize winning book of short stories is worthy of the a...
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