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Beat the Reaper by Josh Bazell
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Feb 15, 12

really liked it
Read from January 14 to February 15, 2012

This is why book clubs are good for you. You read books outside your comfort zone. One look at this cover, and I was dubious about its contents. I admit to being a book snob at times; I even judge a book by its cover! For a debut novel, however, this is well-written, in that it's highly readable, fast-paced, action-packed, has a sympathetic protagonist (and he's a hit man for the Mob, so that's saying something) who is sad, funny, violent, mean, empathetic, compassionate, vengeful, loving, and lonely. Like feeling for Tony Soprano (I even found him attractive--admit it, many women did!). It could easily be a hit action movie. There's a new sequel out now...
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message 1: by Chris (new)

Chris I, too, am a book club snob AND I judge books by their covers! I like book clubs for exactly the same reason you said. There are lots of books I never would have picked up aside from the fact I "had" to read it--and I end up loving it! :-)

Carol I've been waiting for the sequel but don't have time for it now. Loved Beat the Reaper! It was different and fun...

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