The Lonely Silver Rain (Travis McGee Series #21)

The Lonely Silver Rain (Travis McGee Series #21)

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ISBN-13: 9780812984125
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 11/12/2013
Series: Travis McGee Series , #21
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 152,174
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

John D. MacDonald was an American novelist and short-story writer. His works include the Travis McGee series and the novel The Executioners, which was adapted into the film Cape Fear. In 1962 MacDonald was named a Grand Master of the Mystery Writers of America; in 1980, he won a National Book Award. In print he delighted in smashing the bad guys, deflating the pompous, and exposing the venal. In life, he was a truly empathetic man; his friends, family, and colleagues found him to be loyal, generous, and practical. In business, he was fastidiously ethical. About being a writer, he once expressed with gleeful astonishment, “They pay me to do this! They don’t realize, I would pay them.” He spent the later part of his life in Florida with his wife and son. He died in 1986.

Date of Birth:

July 24, 1916

Date of Death:

December 28, 1986

Place of Birth:

Sharon, PA

Place of Death:

Milwaukee, WI

Education:

Syracuse University 1938; M.B. A. Harvard University, 1939

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The Lonely Silver Rain (Travis McGee Series #21) 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Acquired taste for unpleasant and sea boat details boring
Tina52 More than 1 year ago
A very good read, I highly recommend it.
SunnySD on LibraryThing 4 hours ago
I grew up reading Travis McGee - there was a whole section of bookcase devoted to John D. MacDonald's books in our house, but I haven't read one of his in a very long time. So, when I ran across this one recently I was looking forward to a cozy evening's read.Unfortunately for me, I picked on of McGee's later adventures. The tall, sun-soaked private detective/boat bum is feeling lonely, discouraged, and morose, and the tone of the book shows it. Grime, drugs, gangs, murder that appears random and senseless.... and through it a McGee stalked and harried by his own malaise as much as the killers seeking his death. Although it ends on a lighter note, this is not the McGee I remembered so rosily. Not that it's put me off MacDonald, but next time I'll do some thumbing through before I drag one home!
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Good, but not great
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hey yea this is the party....bring everyone you know;)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
R u talking to me? Ps we gotta tell everyone. Go to hunger games. Im locked out.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wat the hec this isnt a party