Briarpatch

Briarpatch

Paperback(Reprint)

$18.26 $22.99 Save 21% Current price is $18.26, Original price is $22.99. You Save 21%.
View All Available Formats & Editions
Eligible for FREE SHIPPING
  • Get it by Tuesday, November 28 , Order now and choose Expedited Delivery during checkout.

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See All Customer Reviews

Briarpatch 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Never heard of Ross Thomas and picked this up on a lark. Have been trying to find a mystery author that I realllly like. Mr. Thomas fills the bill. Character development, plot, the whole nine yards. Wonderful book. I hesitate to discuss the plot - nonetheless, buy it and enjoy
Guest More than 1 year ago
We've all had that vacation from hell: it involves stitches, mechanics, and the phrase 'We haven't had this kind of weather around here for years.' In 1984 my wife and I had a 'Holiday' like this. Confined, mechanically and meterologically, to a motel room we walked to the local bookstore. I plucked a hardcover mystery off the shelf by a writer I'd never heard of, 'Briarpatch' by Ross Thomas. It turned out, after all, to be a great vacation. I recently re-read 'Briarpatch' and it more than stands the test of time. It is a dynamic, funny, haunting, and forceful book--which flows effortlessly, seamlessly. Do yourself a favor and read everything Thomas has written. (He also writes under a pseudonym, Oliver Bleeck: also wonderful.) Although I never met him, Ross Thomas inspired and encouraged me as a mystery writer; I used him as a long distance mentor, learning how to make a town or city a character in the book; how to describe architecture; how to make a crime scene more grisly and horrific by describing it simply. Thanks, Ross. Pick up 'Briarpatch' everyone. 50 years from now when people are talking about great mysteries of the late 20th century, it'll be near the top of the list.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I listened to this book on tape while driving to and from work every day. Hated getting to my destination and looked forward to getting in the car again. The characters are well-drawn and the plot keep me wanting more details. Finally, I cared what happened in the story and language is smart -- an intelligent read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Arguably Thomas' best novel, and a book anyone who enjoys political thrillers will love. Great story, strong characters, superior dialogue -- if you aren't already familiar with Ross Thomas, you will really like this.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago