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Death Of A Blue Movie Star (Rune #2)

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From the author of "The Devil's Teardrop" and "The Bone Collector" comes a revised edition of Deaver's novel about an aspiring filmmaker named Rune who witnesses the explosion of an adult theater and decides to make a documentary film about adult films. The book has been revised by the author and features new cover art.
Paperback, 11 pages
Published October 31st 2000 by Bantam (first published 1990)
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Susan
Jan 14, 2008 Susan rated it it was amazing
Bill Farley, the owner of my favorite bookshop, made me read this book because of the main character. Rune (and that's all the name she has) is a character you won't soon forget. She's delicious. A little bit street person, a little bit sophisticate, a little bit waif, a little bit in total control. She's amazing. She's trying to break into the film business and in the process collects dangerous evidence with her video camera. There is one other Rune book and I'm saving it for a special occasion ...more
Mac
Feb 25, 2013 Mac rated it really liked it
Is there nothing Jeffery Deaver can't write about and catch your imagination? It all comes down to the vivid characters he peoples his stories with. Just look at the main character Rune. Gotta love Rune. She's quite the feisty, tiny dynamo. I definitely must read "Hard News", the third book of the series.
Bettie☯
Sep 23, 2009 Bettie☯ rated it really liked it
Rune number two, she is endearing and says 'thems the breaks' a lot.
Kristie
Mar 29, 2012 Kristie rated it really liked it
V pořadí již druhý díl s Rune, jejíž pravé jméno se asi nikdy nedozvíme. Rune momentálně pracuje v produkční společnosti jako asistentka a touží konečně natočit dokument a stát se tím, po čem touží – dokumentaristkou. Jen hledá to správné téma, které by zaujalo. Po rozchodu s Richardem a špatných investicích získaných peněz žije na hausbótu a dá se říct, že hledá samu sebe. Dřív než se jí to podaří si ji najde příběh, který opravdu stojí za zdokumentování. Rune je totiž takový chodící magnet na ...more
Tony
Nov 05, 2009 Tony rated it liked it
Jeffery Deaver- Death of a Blue Movie Star (Bantam Books 2000) 3.25 Stars

Rune almost gets blown up as a bomb destroys a porn theatre that she was walking by. Now she wants to make a film about it through the eyes of porn star Shelly Lowe. When a second bomb kills her star it leaves her questioning the true motives behind the bombings. Her investigation into the truth could be a lot more than she signed up for, as someone tries to put a stop to her hunt for the truth and her film. Can Rune find t
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Jessica Warland
3.5 stars. Death Of A Blue Movie Star is significantly better than Manhattan Is My Beat. Deaver's writing, who at this point was in the very beginning of his career, has improved vastly since his first novel. There was a spelling mistake or two that I would have liked to hope would've been corrected in the editing stages.

I have a couple of things that really bugged me about Rune. She's a main character, and a character cannot be without flaws - it's human nature. However, I was shocked at Rune's
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Jerry
Jul 18, 2010 Jerry rated it liked it
Second early Deaver to feature now camera-woman Rune...

In his earlier "Manhattan Is My Beat", Deaver introduced the very quirky young female Rune, in that story now a video store clerk after a bunch of other nondescript former day jobs. Her amusing machinations in pursuit of the plot therein almost overshadowed the mystery and suspense of the story per se.

Rune seems a little more "established" in this second outing -- she's an employed camerawoman looking to do her own documentary on the side.
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The Cats Mother
Like with the first book of the series, the story was OK but I detested Rune, the main character. She's selfish, wilful, careless and stupid, thinks nothing of using anyone she meets in order to achieve her own ends - in this case to make a movie. She's indignant about the exploitation of porn stars, but sees nothing wrong in using the death of one to chase her own dreams. She exploits the good nature of Sam the bomb-disposal expert, even going through his briefcase in her single minded quest no ...more
Francesco
Oct 07, 2012 Francesco rated it liked it
Shelves: _ita, _eng, _reviewed, thriller
Vote: 3,50
Class: L-B3 (FP) *

(this is an early work of Deaver, written before his full professional maturity)

This second Rune novel is not, like the first, one of the may awesome Deaver thriller: it's only good, sometimes great, sometimes only not bad.
All in all I liked it: the story and the characters are good, the writing style is great and I liked the subtle humor in background.
I think I'll read the third and final book of the series (but not anytime soon).

The plot (3,00) is well thought and w
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John The
May 03, 2016 John The rated it liked it
The further adventures of Rune, which is the second Jeffrey Deaver novel and the second book in the Rune series.
The book is light when compared to some of Deaver's later works but it jogs along at a good paced and keeps the reader interested.
A bomb destroys a porn theatre nearly killing Rune who, now working as a camera woman, decides to make a film about the bomb and about the adult film industry. She hooks up with an actress from the adult scene and unsurprisingly as things develop the actres
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Òphiere editoriale
Fantastico e completo

"Requiem per una pornostar" scritto da Deaver nel 1990, titolo orginale "Death of a blue movie star" è un romanzo completo che pur mantenendosi nei canoni del mystery li utilizza per tracciare una storia di formazione, una storia d'amore e uno spaccato del porno a New York: sia il backstage dei mugolii finti e delle impotenze a tradimento, sia dei locali puzzolenti h24 frequentati da pochi avventori più in cerca di un posto dove dormire che non di un luogo dove consumare poc
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Neville
Apr 18, 2013 Neville rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Deaver is an author with a lot of talent, but some of his books are a bit long winded, as this one was.I found this to be hard work to start with. You need to persevere with this read as it does get better.

The main focus is on Rune and her desire to make a documentary about the porn industry in New York. There is also a fanatical group called 'Sword of Jesus' who have issues with the industry and try to make their mark on the people involved in it.

There is the usual love interest (Sam Healy) wh
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Raymond
Aug 15, 2010 Raymond rated it it was ok
Recommends it for: Nobody
Is the book full of twists? Sure, but even with it’s surprising series of events, the book was a bit mild for me and the dialogue and many of the action was just a bit dishonest. By Jeffery Deaver, Death of A Blue Movie Star, by Bantam Books, covers what happens when an aspiring filmmaker, Rune, decides to find out what’s going on between the bombings of a porn theater. The culprits become numerous and the suspects range from cults to deranged ex-porn stars. It’s a bit out there to say the least ...more
Bev Taylor
Oct 02, 2014 Bev Taylor rated it really liked it
sassy rune reappears who was previously in manhattan is my beat

this time we have someone who is blowing up porn theatres and then succeeds in killing a porn actress in another incident

however all is not what is seems. r these crimes separate or related. rune sets out with this as her mission in conjunction with making a documentary - death of a blue movie star

plus along the way she picks up a new boyfriend - a bomb disposal specialist with the nypd

only one question - why did the guy wear a r
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Marianne
Mar 03, 2011 Marianne rated it really liked it
Death of a Blue Movie Star is the second book in Jeffrey Deaver’s Rune series. Rune is living on a houseboat and working at becoming a film-maker. Following bomb attacks on adult theatres and studios, she decides to make a documentary about the life of a blue movie star. As usual, she gets involved in far more than she intends, including porn stars, the NYPD bomb squad, religious fanatics and leathergoods ads. Rune’s naiveté is truly entertaining. With an excellent plot twist at the end, this a ...more
Keri
Jun 21, 2010 Keri rated it really liked it
Quriky, wackily dressed New Yorker, Rune is the only person I know that could get into trouble by just walking down the street. But she walks past a porno movie theater and BOOM, a bomb goes off. Another good book by Deaver. The man is demented, that is the only way anyone could think of these twist and turns. Just when you think you have the book figured out and you know the bad guy, Deaver would throw another curve at you. This is the 2nd Rune book, but doesn't have to be read in order.
Luna
Mar 17, 2013 Luna rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Da appassionata di Deaver ci tenevo a leggerlo. Lieta di averlo preso in biblioteca. Non ci sarebbe da spenderci un centesimo, veramente. La storia � abbastanza banale fino alla fine, che fa scintille ma � abbastanza tirata a campare. Si capisce gi� prima della met� tutto quello che si pu� capire, il resto � una trovata delle ultime pagine. Un libro da ombrellone, che non si rilegge, e che non vale la pena avere in libreria. Peccato per Deaver, decisamente sostituito con Greg Iles.
Joyce
Jan 20, 2008 Joyce rated it liked it
This is an 'old' Deaver book I'd never come into contact with before.I found it to be well plotted, but found many of the characters to be somewhat cardboard. Imagination is great, but characters need some plausibility to grip the reader. Sam, as a detective and arson/bomb investigator just continually let Rune go too far. Some of the near misses were also a bit more fabricated than I prefer. Yet, with all these 'faults', Deaver is Deaver and a good read.
Kathy
Feb 16, 2015 Kathy rated it really liked it
I enjoyed the book but the formatting in the Kindle format was not great. The story was very good, loved the main character, Rune. She's young, fearless, hungry and funny. Read this one first but will definitely go back and read the first book in this series. I love Jeffery Deaver and while he has grown as an author this was still a really good story even though it was one of his first efforts.
M Simmons
I this book would never end. It seemed a little long. I have read the first book of the three. I am going to read the next one just so I can finish the series.

I thought this book would never end. It seemed to be a little long. I have read the first one and I wanted to read all of the series.
Linda
Aug 01, 2011 Linda rated it liked it
This was the first Jeffrey Deaver book and while not bad I think he can do better (and just reading the author bio at the back looks like he has). The story seemed somewhat slow moving and it seemed like it should be over and I still had 50 pages left, which is where it got interesting and there were a bunch of twists and turns.
Jerusha Sequeira
Dec 30, 2012 Jerusha Sequeira rated it it was ok
If you're just getting started with Deaver, I'd recommend you give this a miss and read the Lincoln Rhyme series instead: far superior with well-developed characters, taut and thrilling twists, edge-of-the-seat action, and marvelous suspense. Deaver is a masterful crime writer, and this book, along with its lead Rune, do him no justice.
Nancy Blacksmith
May 18, 2016 Nancy Blacksmith rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A clever twist at the end made this very much more enjoyable. Personally, I think Jeffery Deaver (from his picture) is scary looking. But I do enjoy his story-telling ability. Even his earliest books, of which this is one, are very clever and keep you guessing.
Amanda Patterson
Jul 31, 2011 Amanda Patterson rated it it was ok
I think that Jeffery Deaver is a much better author now. Which doesn't explain why I still read all of these early novels. Obsessive compulsive reading habits? Maybe. Thank goodness I've outgrown them.
Afsana
Oct 08, 2009 Afsana rated it really liked it
I enjoyed this book. Rune seemed a bit clueless at times but calmer.

There was many changes and side stories and revenges going
on in the book.

It kept you guessing and wondering who was the guilty
Lorraine Marshall
Jun 08, 2016 Lorraine Marshall rated it really liked it
I definitely preferred this to first in the Rune Trilogy (Manhattan is my beat), it really kept me looking for excuses to sit down and read 'just one more chapter'.

I do like Rune, but she wants to keep her nose out, otherwise eventually she really will get killed.
Camille Turner
Mar 12, 2012 Camille Turner rated it it was ok
A negative. Usually Deavers books are stuffed with characters but worth the clutter and worth overlooking all the cursing because of his marvelous turns. But this book is mostly gross with a little mystery. Just not worth tje read
Jc
Jun 08, 2014 Jc rated it really liked it
This is the second RUNE book. I found it foolish but entertaining. Too many miracles occur in such a short book to be believable. The thing I enjoyed most was Deaver's use of imagery. Good language carries this book and outshines the weak plot line. Like book #1 this was fun to read.
Gisele
Mar 27, 2016 Gisele rated it liked it
Started off slow but finished with a bang (ironic, since this book is all about bombs!). This was written early in Deaver's career...not as polished as his recent books but still a great little mystery...a few surprises and a great ending! A good little read!
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Rune era già tre isolati oltre il cinema, quando esplose la bomba ...
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#1 international bestselling author of over thirty novels and three collections of short stories. His books are sold in 150 countries and translated into 25 languages. His first novel featuring Lincoln Rhyme, The Bone Collector, was made into a major motion picture starring Denzel Washington and Angelina Jolie. He's received or been shortlisted for a number of awards around the world.
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