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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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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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  • Posted December 19, 2009

    I Also Recommend:

    Parker never fails

    I have read all but two of the Spenser novels, and I recommend them to all. They always have a good plot, the characters are great and you can always identify with Spenser, Hawk and all of the minor characters.
    Enjoyable, and am so glad that I found this series.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 4, 2000

    Yes, Spenser's saving kids again

    But it's a lot more than that. Apple Knoll is, as the bookback said, a place were kids grow up right. But we all know that things have to go wrong. And then theres Susan. Susan Silverman is easily the most complex and intelligent character ever written in this or maybe any genre. I am not even a teenager, but trust me, Robert B. Parker is on target with this

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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    Classic Spenser

    Classic Spenser

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    Jonathan

    No u wont

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