Claire DeWitt and the City of the Dead

Claire DeWitt and the City of the Dead

by Sara Gran
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Claire DeWitt and the City of the Dead 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 65 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
No spoilers in this post: I put off purchasing this book because I thought it might be a mediocre PI novel. I also don't really care for New Orleans. I was pleasantly surprised. I could not put this down. The main character is very authenttic and downright lovable. The story is witty and never takes itself too seriously. This is the best novel I have read in over a year. I highly recommend it. Awesome read!
Darcy Buckley More than 1 year ago
A different kind of detective novel. Read with an open mind. I look forward to uncovering more of Dewitt's mysteries.
DougMN More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book and found the character very entertaining and interesting. I cannot wait for the next in the series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
All the way through this book, I wasn't sure whether I loved or hated it, but at the end, I was blown away by it. Claire DeWitt is not someone I would ordinarily choose to spend time with, but she is a fascinating character. Gran, clearly, is brilliant.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Interesting detective story - but the detective is a strung out drug addict - which I find detracts from the detecting part of the story. A very different type of detective story.
KPinBR More than 1 year ago
Very interesting novel with a great mix of philosophy and mystery. Claire is a unique protagonist who draws you into the story. The depiction of New Orleans is pretty spot on, surprised to see it isn't the author's home town. As a Louisiana resident Katrina and the healing that continues are very vivid. Sara Gran captured the way it haunts us.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book could have been good but it spiraled down so depressingly that I couldn't finish it.
dibbylodd 8 months ago
What an amazingly quirky story! Multiple levels of mystery with an overlay of drug trippiness. A fascinating read with many interesting twists and turns. The timing of my reading was particularly timely since a main character is post-Katrina New Orleans and I'm sitting here waiting to see what the impact will be of hurricane Irma on south Florida where I live.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed many parts of the book. It was definitely a good read and different (in a good way) from other crime books that I have read. Some things that seem irrelevant do in fact serve a purpose. The main character Claire DeWitt is awesomely done!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you think you love New Orleans, be it the pre or post Katrina NOLA, you should read this book. If you like strong, unusual, real female characters, you should read this book. If you expect perfect grammar, syntax, & plot development, you probably won't enjoy this book. If looking at the seamier, darker side of life (including all the people who inhabit this part of our world) upsets you, do not read this book. If you're more interested in the characters than the "mystery," you should read this book; you won't be disappointed! AW
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One of the worst I've read. Ridiculous premise that PI's are important and abundant, and the protagonist is a ,drug-addled lunatic.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book as the main character is not like just any PI. Look forward to enjoying the rest of the series
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Will buy it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Just try it
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a fun read but the grammatical errors are so glaring that it disrupts the flow. These are not typos or spelling errors, but fundamental grammatical errors, such as the difference between "few" and "less." This is told in the first person, so perhaps the author thought she had to create a personna outside of the direct dialog. If that us the case, it is unfortunate as it is jarring, when read.
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paulettejane More than 1 year ago
I found this book to be weird and depressing. Not much to recommend about it.
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So glad I only spent $3... Didn't particularly enjoy this and the frequent use of "you know" throughout the story is annoying. 
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