Book Reviews of Anonymous Rex: A Detective Story

Anonymous Rex: A Detective Story
Anonymous Rex A Detective Story
Author: Eric Garcia
ISBN-13: 9780425188880
ISBN-10: 0425188884
Publication Date: 2/4/2003
Pages: 368
Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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3.8 stars, based on 24 ratings
Publisher: Berkley Prime Crime
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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Helpful Score: 2
very different book. but very enjoyable.
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A fun, light hearted detective story set in a world where dinosaurs live among us, disguised as humans. Silly, but the prose lets it work, and I enjoyed it.
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Helpful Score: 1
I'm not much at doing reviews, but I'll give it a try.

Vincent Rubio is the consumate detective-noir...with a twist. Vincent Rubio is a modern-day Velociraptor, living in L.A. He is one of thousands of dinosaurs, who dress up every day and, inside their disguises, function as a part of human society.

In his first novel, Eric Garcia has created a monster...literally. I enjoyed it from beginning to end. When other novelists flood their novels with graphic sex and vulgarity, Garcia uses only enough to to make the story (two sex scenes, and one character who would make a sailor blush).

This book definitely gets two claws up :o)
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Helpful Score: 1
Very funny and quirky. The jacket calls it a "cult classic." Think of Dashiel Hammett as a dinosaur! The author imagines a society that includes dinosaurs which are not extinct. They actually became part of the human population by developing various guises. Of course humans don't know a person is actually a dino, but fello dinos know because of the smell. Really different and fun.
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Very clever, lots of fun to read. Who would've thought dinosaurs would be sexy? Enjoyed this immensely!
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The dinosaurs are among us! The main character is a velociraptor.
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I liked the book and I'm going to read the series. It took me a little while to 'get it'. But once I did, it was really enjoyable.

For a long time I thought I had to read only 4 or 5 star books. This book is a perfect example of an enjoyable time without having had to be the top of a hit list. I'm glad I selected it.
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Interesting world where dinosaurs (who never really became extict, but have evolved to human size)live among humans, wearing latex disguises. One of the dinos is a private detective who investigates the accident/murder of his partner and encounters strange creatures (stranger than human size dinos?), love, genetic experiments, and finds a new partner in the end.

Lots of fun.