Book Reviews of Bad News (Dortmunder, Bk 10)

Bad News (Dortmunder, Bk 10)
Bad News - Dortmunder, Bk 10
Author: Donald E. Westlake
ISBN-13: 9780446610841
ISBN-10: 0446610844
Publication Date: 3/2002
Pages: 384
Rating:
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
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4.1 stars, based on 29 ratings
Publisher: Warner Books
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 2
I enjoyed this book very much, just the light-comedic reading I needed during a stressful time in my life. You'll enjoy it, too!

Had a twist or two I wasn't expecting.
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Helpful Score: 2
Both the author and the protagonist are masterminds in this caper-gone-wrong.

The writing is top notch. The characters are credible and lovable. The plot outlandish. The outcome is inevitable.

When I am between books, I need a book to get me to my next book. There are several authors I turn to in such times of need. Westlake and his improbable hero John Archibald Dortmunder is one of my favorites. Sure I know what's going to happen, but I know the end of Romeo and Juliet and Oklahoma too. I still go see a production when I can to immerse myself in the music and dance.

Westlake plays the music. Dortmunder, Kelp and Tiny sing the songs and dance the dances. I relax and enjoy until I can find another book to read.
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Helpful Score: 1
Donald Westlake does it again. He is witty, funny, brings in his "anti-hero" characters that seem to never quite get it together. Dortmunder is at his best, always comes up with brilliant ideas that seem to never turn out the way they should. A fun, entertaining read, not too long, that makes you a little nervous hoping it all works out in the end.
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"Westlake is a card with characters, and he flashes that talent to tenific effect here."
-Marilyn Stasio, New York Tunes Book Review


"Intricately plotted. . . . Its crisp writing keeps you moving. . . . A delightful addition to the long-running Dortmunder saga."
-USA Today

"A classic Dortmunder! . . . The latest and perhaps funniest comic novel featuring criminal John Dortmunder."
-New York Post

"Hilarious; . . .When's the last time you read a book that made you laugh on every page? H there's a more wryly convoluted mind out there than Westlake's, it has yet to show itseJf, and it does make the five-year wait between Dortmunder's lunatic capers seem excruciatingly long. . . . The best workout your sense of humor will get this millennium."
-Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
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Hilarious story of a gang of robbers.
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very good intellegent humor. One of his better ones.
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Enjoyed light read.
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Another caper for John Dormunder and Dortmunder 'digs' this one,'literally'. Dortmunder is a robber, skilled in his craft at finding things and re-selling to a fence. But robbing a grave and switching bodies? Not his idea for making a heist,but there's money in it for just a night out even though he hates manual labor. However, this caper goes beyond the grave in a hilarious misstep after another. And as it gets worse you will laugh from page after page. A true master of comedic/crime, Donald E. Westlake is superb
as a master in making crime funny - at least for John Dortmunder and Westlake fans..
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This book is really funny! Read it on a plane and laugh out loud the whole way. Great situations, great characters, great resolutions.
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Great read - like all the Dortmunder series.