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The Man in the Blizzard

3.03  ·  Rating Details  ·  33 Ratings  ·  9 Reviews
If Marlowe lived in Minnesota . . .
If Spade spouted poetry . . .
If the Big Lebowski were a small-time private eye . . .
Meet Augie Boyer, privatedetective
"Once upon a time, Sam Spade, Miles Roby, and Bill Maher all went to Bart -Schneider's laboratory. There was an accident-a spill, a flash oflightning-and only one character came out. Schneider named him Augie Boyer. Yo
Published 2008
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Aug 25, 2008 Betsy rated it liked it
I liked this story, which is set against the backdrop of the upcoming 2008 Republican National Convention in St. Paul. I particularly liked the very thinly veiled references to the governor and other well-known Minnesota types.
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Aug 28, 2013 Carl R. rated it really liked it
Blizzard is one of a pair with Schneider's The Nameless Dame, and the two lead detectives--Bobby Sabbatini and Augustus Boyer are a pair as well. Boyer is a pothead private eye with a rock-star daughter. Sabbatini is, in Blizzard, a detective with the Minneapolis police. The "Blizzard" in the title refers not to a Minnesota snowstorm, but to a Thomas McGrath poem that reflects the protagonist's state of mind and spirit.

Sabbatini, you see, has become not only enamored of poetry, but an evangelist
Feb 13, 2009 Garryvivianne rated it liked it
Good story. An aging private investigator gets caught up in stolen violins which were taken by the Nazi's from Jews that were murdered. His life is in somewhat of a mess, but all is good.
Aug 21, 2008 Dawn rated it liked it
Great story encompassing what's really going on in today's political climate. Very funny real life characters, main character Augie Boyer reminds me of an old boyfriend...
Mar 09, 2011 Leo rated it it was ok
So. Much. Reefage.

It was entertaining enough; favorite passages were when the main characters would get high and recite poetry to each other.
Jul 21, 2008 Angela rated it really liked it
A great read with well drawn characters!
Have a trip to Minn-St. Paul coming up-this is the book for you.
Nov 20, 2008 linnea rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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the most predicable book ever written. my pug could ahve written this in his sleep
Mar 26, 2009 Steven rated it it was ok
The many local references almost made up for the writing.
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