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Four Complete Novels: Odds Against, Flying Finish, Blood Sport, Rat Race

4.33  ·  Rating Details ·  72 Ratings  ·  4 Reviews
a wonderful collection
Hardcover, 596 pages
Published 1984 by Avenel Books
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Linda
Nov 25, 2013 Linda rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I've always admired Dick Francis' minimalist style - he can sum up a character in a sentence - and two of these books really shine: "Odds Against" and "Blood Sport". I've read all four books at least five times each. He covers significant life themes, along with the protagonist's dogged pursuit of deviltry, such as life-debilitating depression. His understanding of the nature of evil, from petty to full-scale, is never graphic but always unsettlingly real.

Though I appreciated "Flying Finish" -
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Jen Akira-Wilson
Sep 01, 2014 Jen Akira-Wilson rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Great storyteller. If you want to escape in a novel that is easy to read, great characters, 'good' protagonaist, old-school. You'll love it. If you like Archer, Grisham etc etc Dick Francis will be up there with your favourites. You can escape into the horseracing world for days, even if you have absolutely no interest in it.
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Dick Francis CBE (born Richard Stanley Francis) was a popular British horse racing crime writer and retired jockey.

Dick Francis worked on his books with his wife, Mary, before her death. Dick considered his wife to be his co-writer - as he is quoted in the book, "The Dick Francis Companion", released in 2003:
"Mary and I worked as a team. ... I have often said that I would have been happy to have b
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