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Foul Matter

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

Hilarious!

Laugh out loud funny even if you're alone. Another great book from a GREAT author

posted by 10767167 on March 17, 2012

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1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

tends to be confusing

story line interesting, but tend to have too many characters with funny names. had a hard time keeping everyone straight. liked her other books with richard jury much better. it was a nice change of pace from heavy suspense.

posted by Anonymous on September 20, 2003

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 9, 2003

    Just not very good - 2 stars may be too generous

    I picked up this book thinking it would be Carl Hiaasen takes a stab at publishing, but instead found Charles Dickens uses a crutch to describe...something similar to the world of publishing. This book had some interesting aspects, but is not one I would recommend others read. This book misses the mark, has long boring spots, and leaves you unsatisfied at the end...like diet ice cream.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 2, 2003

    I smiled very little

    I have read all of Martha Grimes's books but just wasn't taken with this one at all. For a book that is touted as very amusing, etc., by all of the critics, I was rather disappointed. About the only part to chuckle over was the episode in Pittsburgh. The rest just made me smile occasionally. Maybe those in the publishing business or authors who have dealt with publishers and agents would really laugh out loud.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 18, 2003

    An ill-conceived insiders joke.

    Given that Grimes writes reasonably well (I have read all her books), this latest is a disappointment. While some of the characters(ok, just the hit-man couple) are entertaining and original, the rest of the book seems like an overdrawn skit with an improbable plot that is not drawn finely together. I had the feeling Grimes wrote this book on a bet, and I was a necessary patsy to that bet by even buying it. Oh, and I was not amused with the sophomoric, language---a better title would have been Foul Mouth. I hope that Grimes would review her previous books, 'The Grave Maurice' and 'Biting the Moon' to remind herself that she is capable of writing well.

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