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The Woods

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

11 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

First but not my last!

This was my first Harlan Coben novel. I came across it as a B&N Bargain Book and so glad I did! I am officially putting all of his books on my list. The story itself was interesting but there was never a dull moment. Not once did I get bored. I was constantly on the edg...
This was my first Harlan Coben novel. I came across it as a B&N Bargain Book and so glad I did! I am officially putting all of his books on my list. The story itself was interesting but there was never a dull moment. Not once did I get bored. I was constantly on the edge of my seat wondering what would happen next all the way to the very end, even when I thought there was nothing else to surprise me with. The characters were all likeable but flawed making them very real and easy to relate to. I can always tell when I love a book if I can't leave it alone. I got through 1/2 the book on the first day & finished it up a few days later. Even during favorite tv shows I would find myself sneaking in some reading because I just couldn't stop! Loved it & can't wait to read more by Harlan!

posted by JerseyAngel on April 24, 2009

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Most Helpful Critical Review

4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

Not This Time

Harlan's books have always been part Andrew Vachss wannabee with a suburban New Jersey twist. His heroes are not tough guys but jewish lawyers and he usually writes so dynamically well you buy all the coincidences and last minute appearances to get to some rather remark...
Harlan's books have always been part Andrew Vachss wannabee with a suburban New Jersey twist. His heroes are not tough guys but jewish lawyers and he usually writes so dynamically well you buy all the coincidences and last minute appearances to get to some rather remarkable conclusions. I've loved all his previous work. Not this time. This time you can see the end coming real early on. I won't spoil it but if you've read Harlan before you will be very surprised when you guess correctly and he does NOT whisk the answer away like a magician. Worse, the 'hero' of this tale is just a bit too much of an Alan Alda lefty for me to buy as a real he man whenever Harland decides he should have backbone. Worse, the man is hardly above being a total fraud and hypocrite, often resorting in his own investigations into twenty year old misdeeds to tactics exactly the same as those he abhores in those he is attempting to prosecute. I found this comparison both ridiculous, typically hypocritical and awful writing construction. In short the main character is an unsympathetic hypocrite who does one thing to those he chooses to prosecute but sees no problem in employing their scorched earth tactics for his OWN ends. And this time, his use of characters from previous novels seems too much a throwaway practice. I didn't give him one star because I love all his previous work and I couldn't ever give him NO stars because, quite frankly, we are not offered that choice.

posted by Anonymous on August 8, 2007

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 19, 2014

    Tito Metrion

    Its ok. Goes back to camp. And caught my mouse & ate it in one bite.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 14, 2014

    The biggest godmodder

    Runs in and kills everyone

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 14, 2014

    Smokiefern ooc

    You cant kill a cat that is in a differnt site when you attavk

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 14, 2014

    Cutekit

    "KitClan needs no fighting help!" She runs back to the rondevou.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 14, 2014

    Lightining ooc

    I already am at jayclan

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 14, 2014

    Rabbitkit

    Yep. I am dead remember? I am a spirit.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 19, 2014

    Cassie

    Appeared in front of her.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 1, 2014

    Extus Moss

    Stalks a large fat rabbit before springing on it, breaking it's neck.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 22, 2014

    Annex Ice

    Ice stalked in, in a hunters crouch. Her eyes were fixed on a rabbit. Her mind was on voles. She pretended the rabbit was a vole as she neared. Gathering her haunches, she pushed off with her backlegs. Her tail was balancing, and controling her jump. The rabbit began to lurch. Bu too late. He got in Ices claws and she let him have mercy, and killed him instantly. Because she didnt want to scare any other prey away. Digging it up, she caught a vole, and two squirrels. ((Dont feel like writing out the entire process xD))

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 30, 2014

    Tito Flame

    She runs to the deepest/ darkest part of the woods.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 21, 2014

    Spurrstar

    She purred happily before dozing off again.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 30, 2014

    Shadeclaw

    Disapprars in a flash after reburying the body (yes hazelfeather likes me she said 'i love you' when i died)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 29, 2014

    Lionstar

    He flies through the air, before spotting Goldenfire and Tigerpaw. He sighs and swoops down, landing in a tree. He jumps down from the tree, and pads over to Goldenfire and Tigerpaw. "Is everything okay Tigerpaw? There was no reason to yell at me..I didn't do a thing wrong."

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 29, 2014

    Goldenfire

    Watches, inquisitive.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 30, 2014

    E. Gray

    I tried to write my bio again, but it didn't work. Typical.] He gazed at her, yellow eyes unblinking. [I look a lot like Graystripe, but with white paws. And if Chill osn't your crush anymore...]

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 6, 2014

    Astropaw

    Drags sunstar back to his camp (hyacinth res 4)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 30, 2014

    Foxmoss [URGENT]

    New prophecy at Grumpy cat res 1

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 22, 2014

    Sunstar and Redpaw

    Ran after him.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 29, 2014

    Hazelfeather

    "Then i belong there" she starts to edge towards the cliffg

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 3, 2014

    Shadow to starpaw

    Grabs starpaw and runs off to the place where she rps oceankit.

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