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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.

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 P...
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.

posted by jcrubicon on May 12, 2010

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  • Posted July 9, 2009

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    Stranger in Paradise...

    The only reason I finished this novel is that I was on a four hour plane ride and had nothing else to do. This book was not well written and was filled with run-ons and a lack of fluidity. Everyone said things, but no one asked, murmured, or showed any inflection in their speech. The cover has nothing to do with the novel. The whole book was filled with rather vulgar innuendo. I don't suggest this book to anyone who wants to read a mystery.
    The book was slightly humerous which was its one redeeming factor, and I enjoyed Jesse's bluntness and Molly's character.

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