Queenpin: A Novel

Queenpin: A Novel

by Megan Abbott
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Queenpin 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is my pot of gold, my sparkly unicorn. . . I've searched high and low for a story like Queenpin unsure if I would ever actually find it.  Finally a novel with a female protagonist that isn't a victim and a plotline that doesn't turn into sappy romance! Amazing! I would definitely read more if it turned into a series!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Interesting story where the girls are not easily exploited.
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RobertDowns More than 1 year ago
QUEENPIN was my first introduction to Megan Abbott, based on a Kemper review of said author, not said novel, but it certainly won’t be my last. The voice carried me like a tumbleweed in the middle of New Mexico. It sang like a blue canary in the middle of spring. It had heart, promise…Well, you get the idea. The unnamed narrator proved every bit as powerful as she did mysterious. She jumped up on stage, fully exposed, front and center, with hardly a stitch on her, and proceeded to take on all comers. She had guts, panache, and often a clever way with words. She showed first-hand why noir novels can be such powerful reads. While we saw the other characters through her eyes, they were fully fleshed out as well. The story was raw, exposed, and everything a great noir should be. I don’t know if I’d call QUEENPIN great, as it had a few flaws, like all the characters within the confines of the novel, but it was a damn fine read. The storyline clipped along at a thoroughbred pace, and like the main character, I raced rather dramatically toward the ending. As for the ending, it may not have been a complete surprise, but it wrapped up the story rather nicely. If you like noir, especially with a female lead, you may want to hop on the Megan Abbott bandwagon. And have your red flag ready, you’re probably going to need it. Robert Downs Author of Falling Immortality: Casey Holden, Private Investigator
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Finished this book in one sitting. Very satisfying.
Kiki-Travels More than 1 year ago
This one is a curl-up-on-the-couch-with-a-cup-of-cocoa guilty pleasure. You can guess early on how it's going to end but it's all about the journey. Abbott has a strong voice and doesn't beat around the bush or stretch things out. The dialogue is flawless. I can easily picture this as a Bette Davis/Joan Crawford vehicle. I liked it so much that I'm probably going to check out "Bury Me Deep" or "The Song is You" next.
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