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God Save the Child (Spenser Series #2)

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3 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

Spenser Series Rolls Along

I gave the first book in the series three stars, though it is more accurately 3.5. This one is a little bit better. For a first time reader of the Spenser series, one can see his character developing and showing he is three dimensional. Quirk is again in this book, ...
I gave the first book in the series three stars, though it is more accurately 3.5. This one is a little bit better. For a first time reader of the Spenser series, one can see his character developing and showing he is three dimensional. Quirk is again in this book, as is Healy and along comes Susan Silverman as a recurring character.

The plot overall is fine, but it won't knock your socks off. The writing is great and Spenser is, quite simply, a sarcastic and funny tough guy, who has plenty of interests beyond being a private investigator.

I've read some of the later books in the series and wanted to start from the beginning. This one is very good, but as Spenser grows in subsequent stories, and we see similar growth with the recurring characters, the series just gets better.

posted by SlapShot62 on May 22, 2010

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1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

Introducing Susan

As one of Parker's earlier books, it contains better descriptions and less repetition of "I said/he said/she said." It brought back (not so good) memories of the time in which it was written (1970's). Most of the characters are distasteful. For followers of Spenser t...
As one of Parker's earlier books, it contains better descriptions and less repetition of "I said/he said/she said." It brought back (not so good) memories of the time in which it was written (1970's). Most of the characters are distasteful. For followers of Spenser the book is notable for its introduction of Susan Silverman. Quirk and Healy are already in place, but Hawk and others are not yet on board.

posted by Guildenstern on April 17, 2010

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 22, 2013

    Just average

    Not your typical Parker Spencer novel. Too much description of character's apparel, not enough of his typical action & dialog.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 19, 2012

    Good story

    171 pages the story was good but too much descriptions who was wearing what, and how the landscpes looked. Skip the descriptions and get to the story.

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