Long Lost (Myron Bolitar #9)
This was a steaming pile of shit. It could quite easily have gone on the DNF shelf but for two reasons. 1) it was a short book and little chapters make for a quick read. 2) I don't like to stop reading books especially in a series so close to the end. Maybe it's stupidity of "glass is half full" outlook but I don't want to stop reading something on the off chance it becomes amazing at the end. However, this wasn't the case here.
The thing that I've realised with this series is that the enjo ...more
This ninth installment in the Myron Bolitar series stumbled out of the gate, and never fully gained a proper foothold for me.
Within the thriller genre, one must allow a great deal of leeway when it comes to plausibility, because sincerely, in real life most of these scenarios wouldn’t really fly, but they often come close enough to reality to give us pause or cause a little niggle of worry. But, this time out, everything here felt forced and the plot was j ...more
The characters are one dimensional. The plot is fantastical and ends predictably. The pacing is poor. And what's become of Myron Bolivar? When did he become this smart ass, high school jock with the emotional range of a wet fish? That said, I liked Win. Win rocks!
I viscerally hate this kind of thinking, even in fiction, and must speak against it.
When people are tortured, they are tortured until they say what they say what their captors want to hear. If they don't know details of a terrorist plot, the torture will continue until they cough something up, true or not. This alone ...more
Why have deductive or investigation skills when you have a best friend (a bad-ass killing machine and filthy rich) whose life is solely dedicated to your hopes, feelings and problems?
Police is chasing you? Here comes Win in his private jet with falsified documents to get you out of the country.
A group of meanies is threatening to shoot you? Here comes Win with a sni ...more
Now Coben's become more interested in writing standalone thrillers, so ...more
A investigação por detrás do enredo, que o fundament ...more
The latest Myron Bolitar mystery/thriller is a fast easy read. Bolitar, is a sports agent, but sometimes gets involved in solving mysteries. Several years before he had a relationship with Teresa Collins, a beautiful news anchor who fell off the grid. He receives a call from her to come to Paris and when he meets up with her gets involved in a mystery concerning her ex husband's death and seemingly sees a blond teenager who may or may not be Collins's daughter. The same daughter wh ...more
In this 9th book, Myron flies to Paris to help out Therese, (the Big TV-news show anchor woman) whom he had last had seen 8 years ago and had disappeared since then. From there the story spins into terrorist gangs and, badly enough, too much violence and dead bodies. For the record, I liked the French detective, Berléant, that character brought at lea ...more
Do you ever picture "Hollywood Stars" as the characters while you are reading a book? Since I don't ever want to divulge information about a book...I will just tell you this...
Myron = I would cast as Ben Affleck
Win = (whom I TOTALLY see as SO SEXY) Ryan Gossling
Terese = Charlez Theron (spelling ??)
Berealand = Ray Liotta (maybe...with corny glasses??)
Esperanza = Queen Latifa
Ok...good cast? This book was truly entert ...more
Coben, Harlan – 9th in series
Dutton, 2009, US Hardcover – ISBN: 9780525951056
First Sentence: “YOU don’t know her secret,” Win said to me.
When talent/sports agent Myron Bolitar’s girlfriend, Ali, breaks it off, there is no reason not to respond to a call from his former lover, Terese Collins, and fly to Paris. Terese had married, had a daughter who died in a car accident, and divorced.
Myron is stopped, but released, by French Homeland ...more
That being sa ...more
Win rất giỏi trong việc giữ cho giọng điệu mình trở nên vô cảm, nhưng có lẽ đây là lần thứ hai trong những năm quen biết nhau, tôi nghe thấy giọng nói cậu ta mất đi vẻ điềm tĩnh thường ngày. "Mười sáu ngày vừa qua tớ cảm thấy khó khăn lắm."
"Tớ biết mà."
"Tớ cày khắp mặt đất lên để tìm kiếm cậu."
Tôi không nói gì.
"Tớ làm những chuyện cậu sẽ không bao giờ tha thứ."
Tôi chờ đợi.
"Nhưng tớ vẫn không thấy cậu đâu."
Tôi hiểu những gì cậu ấy đang nói. Win có nguồn lực khổng lồ, nhiều hơn bất kì ai t
Para empezar quiero decir que no soy un gran lector de novelas negras, pero esta en particular me llamo la atencion. La trama da mil giros inesperados y muy atrapantes, pero de a ratos se tornaba un libro lento de leer. El autor quiso crear personajes muy diferentes entre ellos y la diferencia era tan marcada que lo hacia poco creíble. En cuanto al final puedo decir que estuvo bastante flojo y no concuerda para nada con la forma en la que esta narrada el resto de la historia. A grandes rasgo ...more
Myron Bolitar receives a call from his old girl friend, Terese, who now lives in Paris, telling him it's urgent that he go there immediately to meet with her. Shortly after he arrives, Terese's ex-husband is murdered. Terese tells him that just before her ex-husband was killed he'd called her saying that a life-changin ...more
Those of you who red Harlan Coben know how good a mystey writer he is, and he has gone to another level with this book.
"Long Lost" brings back one of my favorite characters, Myron Bolitar. Myron receives a call from Teresa Collins, whom he had an affair with over 10 years ago. Teresa wants him to come to Paris and assist her.
Teresa turns he life, and Myrons, upside down when she explains what h ...more
When Myron Bolitar receives a strange phone call from a long lost fling asking him to go to Paris, he is reluctant to go considering his current relationship. When he finally does decide to go he finds himself thrown into the midst of something far scarier than he could have ever imagined. Even Win may not be able to help him. This cloak and dagger mystery will lead him to new places as he tries to help Terese find her daughter whom she though to be dead.
The bo ...more
Coben is the winner of the Edgar Award, Shamus Award and Anthony Award – the first aut ...more