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Stranger in Paradise (Jesse Stone Series #7)

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

Exciting

This was such an exciting thriller. I especially liked the real life imperfections of the characters. It read like a true life story. I love Parker's books.

posted by Anonymous on February 16, 2008

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1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

Much Ado About Little or Nothing

A shallow take on how lawmen and outlaws are connected, and sometimes, mutually supportive.

posted by Desert-Square on April 6, 2009

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  • Posted April 6, 2009

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    Much Ado About Little or Nothing

    A shallow take on how lawmen and outlaws are connected, and sometimes, mutually supportive.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 21, 2009

    I quit

    I have been a Parker fan since the first Spenser novel and have tried to read everything. Jesse and Sunny have been welcome additions to the canon and I have tried to give the benefit of a doubt when the plots got tired. In this novel Crow is a pale imitation of Hawk who is an enduring character while Crow flies by night. Without giving any plot away, Maggie completely blows it for me and I will not read another of these books. Suit is bad enough but he at least has some guilt and humility. Sorry Parker but you lose this round.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 12, 2010

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    Still a little sad at the death of Robert B. Parker...

    Still a little sad at the death of Robert B. Parker, so, as a form of tribute to him, I thought I would try a little experiment with his new (and final) Jesse Stone novel -- "Split Image." Building off the comment I made in my review of his recent Spenser outing, "The Professional," and as a play with the "Split Image" title, I thought I would read "Split Image" and his 2008, "Stranger in Paradise" simultaneously.

    I wanted to test the precision of the plotting and the consistency of character. First, I read a couple of chapters of "Stranger..." and then went to "Split..." for several chapters and back and forth through the two books. Amazing. They were a split image. Not only did they share Parker's Hemingwayesque sparseness but they were seamless in character, locale and plot.

    Parker turned formulaic into familiar and the familiar in comforting. He is a real joy to read -- even two at a time -- and will be missed. I think there is one last Spenser in the pipeline -- "Painted Ladies" due in October 2010. So, all is not lost, yet.

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  • Posted March 19, 2010

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    Jesse Stone rambles on

    When reading Robert Parker you don't expect high literature, whatever that may be. But you know what you get : fast-paced, written like an oncoming train, recognizable characters and a plot that is not so hard to unravel, but still a 'good' read. Enjoyable.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 11, 2008

    Why?

    I was diappointed in the fact that he wrote Molly having an afair with Crow, a known killer. The fact that she has no guilt about it and just goes on as if nothing happened is very sad. I always look forward to his books, this one left me disappointed.

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