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.
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
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
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 Souls is a resounding return to form, with a plot as enjoyably labyrinthine as any Rankin enthusiast could wish for, and pithy di
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
Obwohl es sicher spannendere Krimis gibt, hält Rankin die Spannung gekonnt aufrecht, indem er von Schauplatz zu Sch...more
The first one is a missing person which Rebus tries to solve because of personal connects with the parents of the missing person. The mother has been an ex of Rebus during his high school days.
The second thread is about a pedophile who has been released after the period of his incarceration and has been settled among others in the society. Rebus tries to get him hounded out of...more
It is a busy story dealing with the presumed runaway Damon, Damon's mother (Rebus's childhood girlfriend), the presumed child molester Darren, the revealed child molesters in the dock, Oakes who has come back to to payback his st...more
A great followup to The Lost Symbol, this book is Dan Brown's opposite in almost every way.
Characters: There are people that talk like real people. They don't lecture. They have complex motivations. Most are sympathetic and not sympathetic, all in one person. Amazing.
Plot: At least four seemingly disparate stories are woven together. Progress is made in some while others stall. There are false starts along the way.
The only thing I didn't like about this book is that one of the subplots has a pa...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