**Spoilers!**I've been reading the Scudder novels for 20 years or so and count Block as one of my favorite writers. This seemed more like a James Patterson novel, gruesome and salacious. It has graphic sex, torture, and murder scenes from the killer's point of view, and those chapters are written in italics, which I found annoying. I finally just skipped those chapters and read the Scudder POV. The serial killer kills young boys and that was particularly nauseating. It just didn't seem like a Scudder novel. The last third of the novel picked up, but then ended with a graphic rape scene of Elaine. The writing is not as tight as his other novels. If you want one with the same basic story line, read A Ticket to the Boneyard. That one is much more like the Block writing style I've admired for so many years. I actually threw Flowers in the trash when I finished it.
The latest of the "Matthew Scudder" series. Very good and enjoyable read.
very gory murder mystery.
A man in a Virginia prison awaits execution for three horrific murders he must have committed but swears he didn't................. An aging investigator in New York City has seen too much and lost too much-and is ready to leave the darkness behind.................. But a nightmare is coming home-because a brilliant, savage, patient monster has unfinished business in the big city...and a hunger that can be satisfied only by fear and the slow, agonizing death of Matthew Scudder and the woman he loves.
This is a Matthew Scudder crime novel. A man in a Virginia prison awaits execution for three horrific murders he must have committed but swears he didn't. This is a great crime novel. A must read
Another great book by Lawence Block.
another great matthew scudder book. i've never been disappointed by Block and this is no exception. story of a serious, serial killer with a long list of "credits" to his gruesome resume.
A gripping sociopath tale, with interesting and likable protagonists.
lawrence block is always great
I got literally almost half way through this book (page 154 of 354) and decided that, no matter how wonderful a writer Larry Block is, and he IS a great writer, I just didn't want to read any more about all the bad things that happened, and were going to happen. So I put it down, and am making it available to someone who will enjoy it for the wonderful book it may well be.
Another Mathew Scudder myster from Lawrence Block. I believe it is number 16. This series just gets better with time.
I am enjoying the Matthew Scudder series.
This Audio CD was purchased by me at a library book sale and has a library scan code on it.