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Sarah
Sarah is on page 49 of 231
Damn, Chandler knew how to write a tight story. Not a wasted word. So many of us could learn so much from him.
Apr 28, 2012 04:36AM
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Sarah
Sarah is on page 129 of 231
Setting this one aside. I might come back to it. I might not.
May 02, 2012 03:24AM
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Sarah
Sarah is on page 129 of 231
Okay, so we've solved the main murder and two ancillary murders/deaths. Now what's left? Find the missing bootlegger hubbie? Marlowe, just wrap it up.
May 01, 2012 03:34AM
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Sarah
Sarah is on page 96 of 231
I wish I could say I'm really, really enjoying the story, but sometimes I get so caught up in the language that I miss the plot moving ahead--y'know, missing the forest for the trees.
Apr 30, 2012 03:34AM
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Sarah
Sarah is on page 12 of 231
Only on page 12 am I, and already the language has me drawn in to the story. *This* is how to write a story!
Apr 26, 2012 03:20AM
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message 1: by Gregory (new)

Gregory I think the book industry's love for series really has a negative affect in this regard. It's hard to write "tight" when, say, you're trying to fill an entire series based on the alphabet--you probably have to pad if you're ever going to get to Z!


message 2: by Sarah (new) - added it

Sarah I dunno. Grafton's works can really stand each on its own since in each novel there's a rough rundown of who the main character is and what the more pertinent developments of her recent life have been. I couldn't say anything about Patterson or some of the other near-serial suspense/detective novelists.


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