The Deep Blue Good-By (Travis McGee Series #1)

The Deep Blue Good-By (Travis McGee Series #1)

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The Deep Blue Good-By (Travis McGee Series #1) 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 43 reviews.
Edgar_Alan_Poet More than 1 year ago
Is it possible that I alone would buy this whole series (again) if only the publisher would offer it for the nook? As far as the books themselves, you either know what you'd have to look forward to--or, if you're new to the series I envy you the first reading. These are great books, written by a grand storyteller in his prime. John D. was among the first writers to mention the environment in more than a casual way. His true concerns though center on "the human condition." He wrote hard-boiled prose, but his heart was kind. He was like his invention, Travis McGee, a knight in shining armor--but with less tarnish. Please join me in requesting the publisher to release these wonderful novels for the nook. Thanks and I only hope you enjoy them as much as I have and hope to again.
McCarthy92 More than 1 year ago
This is the first in the highly-regarded Travis McGee saga by John D. MacDonald. A while ago I started it but I wasn't in the mood for this kind of book so I stopped but don't let that stop you. Once I started it again, I couldn't stop. McGee is a great character and I can see why he is almost a cult figure in a way. He's like a philosopher, not just an Eastwood-like tough guy which is still awesome and entertaining (I actually prefer Stark's Parker series to this) but it made McGee a much more unique male character. Wonderful prose, a great mystery, an amazing lead character and a surprisingly good supporting cast, McGee's first adventure invites readers to continue his long trek through Florida life.
Guest More than 1 year ago
If you love suspense, murder and wonderful characters, then read any of the Travis McGee books. I read them all 15 years ago and I'm re-reading them again now. I had forgotten how enjoyable these books are.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Another great book that gives you the feel of Florida. Mr. MacDonald is always fun to read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Read all the Travis McGee books years ago. One of the best detective series ever written. I am starting back through with this book. This book is one you can't put down and one of my favorites.
tardisbleu More than 1 year ago
I enjoy all of the Trais McGee books. I have read them all many times.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The baseline as a comparative for all mystery novels. The details from the Marantz stereo to the ills of Florida. The concept of being a salvage expert with just enough money to enjoy retirement a little bit at a time. Staying in shape and environmental concerns long before it was cool. It was a line in a jimmy buffet song that got me interested. Thank you jimmy. "Travis McGee sailed on to Cedar Key. Thats what old John MacDonald said" and if you just pay close enough attention to some of the philosophy, you will be better for it. True that!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
MacDonald tells a highly entertaining story, but it's the insights into human nature and various aspects of life that make his books truly exceptional.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The lee child preface was facinating as I learned much about J. D. McDonald. The story was fun.
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I was very disappointed. The characters do not have any depth and the plot is very weak.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Read it again and again.
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Many people know where they were when Kennedy was assinated, but I know the sadness I felt the day I heard JDM died during heart surgery. I have read this series many several times, in order, and would recommend it to any fan of mystery,
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is easily among the top realm of detective fiction; actually, Travis calls it "just helping a friend out
B-Cyr More than 1 year ago
This is my first visit with Travis McGee and it will not be my last.  I really enjoyed this read and look forward to reading more adventures with Travis in the future.
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Awesome
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