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The Terror Of Living (2011)

by Urban Waite(Favorite Author)
3.45 of 5 Votes: 1
0316097896 (ISBN13: 9780316097895)
Little, Brown and Company
review 1: Unlike many of the reviewers, I didn't read No Country For Old Men (I did see the movie). If you want to compare to that, it's like it, but the NCFOM is like so many others. There are only so many plots, and it's the telling that makes it different. Having said that, I liked The Terror of Living. I did think it started out slow, and there were a couple of things I didn't buy (what happens to the kid in the jail cell and no one says or does anything), but the story picked up as I read on. It maybe was a bit flowery but not so much that it bothered me. There were a few things unexplained or maybe left hanging too much, like the stuff with Drake's dad, but again, not enough to make me dislike the book. I'd consider reading more from Waite.
review 2: OMG. Th
... moreis is a VERY good book! Think: No Country For Old Men, up-dated to today, and written about drug smuggling in Washington State. Violent and bloody, but so beautifully written that it doesn't matter. This book is full of ideas around the criminal justice system that really made me think. Ideas that make me think are the reason I read books...and I couldn't put this one down. I'm waiting for the next book from this new author. I liked this a lot. less
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Three-and-a-half stars. It's not Cormac McCarthy, but a pretty good imitation...I liked it.
I liked the concept, just didn't think it was very well written.
Great, suspenseful crime thriller.
A well written, fast paced book.
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