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Preview — Dead Souls by Ian Rankin
Dead Souls (Inspector Rebus #10)
Rankin has delivered a powerful series of books featuring his beleaguered Detective Inspector John Rebus, and while never less than gripping, a certain tiredness seemed to be setting in. Thankfully, Dead Soul...more
Molto tempo dopo ho letto in un'intervista che l'unica ragione che spinge Ellroy a commentare i libri altrui è il fatto che viene pagato profumatamente per farlo.
I remembered part-way through that I had read it several years ago, at a time when I was preoccupied and didn't give it my full attention. It needs that since the plot is complex, lots of characters, many locations in Edinburgh and the surrounding area to keep track of. But Rankin has done a fantastic job of fleshing all of them out so that, if you are attentive, it all makes perfect sense.
I did really want to SHAKE one of the characters - the poor newsman...more
Fifth in the series that I've read (not in order) and here are some other things of note:
- Rebus' lady friend Dr. Patience is flesh...more
The book is very topical at the moment exploring as it does paedophilia amongst other transgressions and it is interesting that Mr Rankin says that he seeks to change Rebus' v...more
Rankin sets his story in his semi-fictionalised but ultimately recognisable Edinburgh once more, and as ever, John Rebus' life is about to get very complicated.
I have an interest in crime fiction, though more the hardboiled wit of Dashiell Hammet...more
OK, this was third time lucky getting into this book. A few years ago I got really into the Rebus books and flew through the first 9 and the novella and then hit a wall getting into this one. I’m glad I ended up taking a break and now I don’t know why I couldn’t get i...more
A colleague isn't as lucky (or strong ?) as Rebus, literally going over an edge (a cliff, in...more
At the same time the nineteen year old son of an old school friend of Rebus goes missing during a night out, and worse still a Lothian native named Cary Oakes, serving fifteen years in an American jail fo...more
Born in the Kingdom of Fife in 1960, Ian Rankin graduated from the University of Edinburgh in 1982 and then spent three years writing novels when he was supposed to be working towards a PhD in Scottish Literature. His first Rebus novel was published in 1987; the Rebus books are now translated into 22 languages and are bestsellers on several continents.
Ian Rankin has been elected a...more