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Borderline (Anna Pigeon Series #15)

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3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

Anna Pigeon Rides Again!

Although I love all of Anna Pigeon's adventures in the various national parks, this one was close to my heart because of the Texas setting. The story is exciting, with as many twists and turns as the Rio Grande itself. The only bone I have to pick with Nevada Barr is ...
Although I love all of Anna Pigeon's adventures in the various national parks, this one was close to my heart because of the Texas setting. The story is exciting, with as many twists and turns as the Rio Grande itself. The only bone I have to pick with Nevada Barr is her lack of research into how Child Protective Services in Texas is set up. The glaring errors in terminology and how the agency works was VERY distracting to me since I actually work for CPS in Texas! But overall, this book on CD definitely kept me entertained as I traveled (across Texas, no less!)and made my trip much more enjoyable.

posted by ColeBC on June 30, 2009

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Barr's "Borderline" IS Borderline Between Good and Banal

I always look forward to a new Navada Barr and another encounter with Ranger Anna Pigeon. In her latest offering, "Borderline," I was disappointed. The book is set on the border between the United States and Mexico and brings together Pigeon, her too-good-to-be-true h...
I always look forward to a new Navada Barr and another encounter with Ranger Anna Pigeon. In her latest offering, "Borderline," I was disappointed. The book is set on the border between the United States and Mexico and brings together Pigeon, her too-good-to-be-true husband, a too-psychotic-to-be-true politician, her too-old-to-be-so-besotted bodyguard and several other characters in a plot that is so outre as to be "offbeat" but not in a good way. Oh yeah, there is also a baby whose birth leads Pigeon to discover a maternal instinct just when she needs her killer instinct most. And I almost forgot the college students who should have gone to Cancun for spring break rather than on a white water rafting trip with Pigeon and her husband. The book raised interesting points about life along the border with Mexico, and the descriptions of the scenery and of the physical suffering of Pigeon and the other characters were, as usual, stunning and excruciating, repectively. This book, however, was not up to Barr's usual standards.

posted by TennesseeHill on July 11, 2009

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  • Posted February 15, 2011

    Sorry...this was a very poor read for me.

    This was the first book I have read by this author and I have to say I will not read another. I picked this one because I have been to Big Bend many times and thought this might be an interesting read. It was not. There are just too many good authors "out there" with excellent books. I went from this book to reading Laura Hildebrands "Unbroken" and then "The Killer of Little Shephards" and was blown away by both books. "Borderline" was not even borderline in good writing or reading...
    .............deward O benton

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  • Posted July 23, 2009

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    Disappointing... one of the very few books I won't finish

    First of all, this is the first book i'v read by nevada barr. when i bought it i bought it off of where it says "other people who bought this book also bought this..." when I was buying another book. I read the description and thought I would try a new author. I didn't realize that I was stepping into the 15th book of a series. that kinda ruined it for me. this also isn't the "type" of book I would normally read. well basically i didn't find this book appealing once i started it. it was REALLY slow to start getting anywhere. I would realize that I had read several paragraphs and wasn't even paying attention and then had to go back and reread them. Once things started getting interesting (and I use that word loosly) they got, how to put this correctly, disturbing. I didn't find it very nice that I was reading about Anna performing a c-section on a dead woman (with all the goary details) at night right before I went to sleep. I guess I'm just disappointed in this book, it sounded so promising. Oh well.

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