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Dancing Bear (Milo Milodragovitch Series #2)
     

Dancing Bear (Milo Milodragovitch Series #2)

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by James Crumley
 

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Detective Milo Dragovitch spends too much time boozing until he gets caught up in a case involving two-bit criminals and an old lady on the run.

His friends call him Milo. No one has ever called him Bud except his father, long dead, and now Sarah Weddington, stirring painful memoires and offering him his first case since he abandoned his private practice

Overview

Detective Milo Dragovitch spends too much time boozing until he gets caught up in a case involving two-bit criminals and an old lady on the run.

His friends call him Milo. No one has ever called him Bud except his father, long dead, and now Sarah Weddington, stirring painful memoires and offering him his first case since he abandoned his private practice and took a job marking time on the night shift for Haliburton Security. The case seems almost too easy, hardly worth the large fee, just to satisfy this old woman's curiosity. But things are soon exploding all over the place and Milo is turning up grenades, machine guns, a kilo of marijuana and a bag of coke  . . . and suddenly Milo is on the run.

Editorial Reviews

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"A taut, stirring, highly original thriller." —The Philadelphia Inquirer

"Crumley works with fever on the brow, and the most lyrical and true English sentences I've seen lately. Dancing Bear is a wonder of compression, truth and wisdom." —Barry Hannah

"Top-notch . . . an imaginative narrative sense, chaotic and even manic, but violently dramatic . . . excitingly new." —The Los Angeles Times Book Review

"A clear triumph." —The Plain Dealer

"Dancing Bear is a powerful novel by a writer of extraodinary power who mixes humor with blood, environmental issues with cocaine jangles and post-coital blues, the Dancing Bear Wilderness Area of Montana with peppermint schnapps and hopelessness." —The El Paso Herald Post

"Extremely well-written." —The New York Times Book Review 

"If you like your detective fiction tough and tenacious you will love James Crumely. . . . No one does it better." —The Houston Chronicle 

 "James Crumley is a first-rate American writer.... pyrotechnically entertaining, sexy, compassionate." —The Village Voice

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780394725765
Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date:
09/28/1984
Series:
Milo Milodragovitch Series , #2
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
319,081
Product dimensions:
5.19(w) x 7.97(h) x 0.52(d)

Meet the Author

James Crumley was born in Three Rivers, Texas, and spent most of his childhood in South Texas. After serving three years in the U.S. Army and completing college degrees in history (BA, Texas College of Arts and Industries) and creative writing (MFA, University of Iowa), he joined the English faculty at the University of Montana at Missoula. He was also a visiting professor at a number of other institutions around the country, including the University of Texas at El Paso, Colorado State University, Reed College, and Carnegie-Mellon. His works include a novel of Vietnam, One to Count Cadence, and seven detective novels: The Wrong CaseThe Last Good Kiss, Dancing Bear, The Mexican Tree Duck, Bordersnakes, The Final Country, and The Right Madness. He died in Missoula in 2008.

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Dancing Bear (Milo Milodragovitch Series #2) 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Crumley's writing style is addictive. Milo, a washed up P.I., is quite a character. His habits and point of view give the story a comical tilt, even though he finds himself in the middle of a big mess. In doing an old friend of his father's a favor he finds himself witnessing an assassination and then being the next target. Much suspense in this one. Milo is an alcoholic on a coke bender and part of the suspense is just wondering if he's gonna keep it together long enough to avoid the bad guys and solve the case. A fun book to read. I also enjoyed the setting of the Pacific Northwest, namely Montana.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is excellent. I really enjoyed Crumley's writing style. He's to the point and delivers alot of detail in a few words. He is also funny. The protagonist, Milo, is a card. He's rough around the edges, but a good guy, for a coke head. Crumley does a good job of dropping clues along the way, but keeping the ending hidden. First rate. I'm looking forward to reading his other titles.