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A Drink Before the War by Dennis Lehane
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Sep 10, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: mystery-thriller-crime
Recommended to John by: Kath
Read in September, 2011 — I own a copy

Wow. If you're looking for a lighthearted romp of a mystery like a Peter Wimsey or a Nero Wolfe, stay far away from this novel. But if you want great writing, a completely gripping plot, fantastic main characters, and chilling villains, and can handle significant amounts of unpleasantness, pick this up. I started this with breakfast on Sunday and finished it (at 2am!) on Monday morning, because it was so hard to put down. I am so reading the rest of this series when I get my hands on them.
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