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Gallows View by Peter Robinson
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it was ok
bookshelves: 2019, after-retirement, crime, sexist

There were some good points about the book: the actual storyline was interesting, with three strands woven together and the setting was well described. These are what kept me reading. It was so obvious that this book was written in the 1980s - in fact the general attitude to women felt like something fuelled by Benny Hill! The sexism was awful with female characters being stereotyped in such crude ways. Mind you, the males were not much better.

I may try to read one of the more recent books in the series, with the hope that the author has developed beyond the porcine Neanderthal that he shows himself to be in this book, but I am not sure if it is worth my time!
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Reading Progress

November 5, 2019 – Started Reading
November 5, 2019 – Shelved
November 5, 2019 – Finished Reading
November 6, 2019 – Shelved as: 2019
November 6, 2019 – Shelved as: after-retirement
November 6, 2019 – Shelved as: crime
November 6, 2019 – Shelved as: sexist

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message 1: by Polly-Alida (new)

Polly-Alida The first one I read was a later one, “In a Dry Season” Can’t recall being annoyed about female characters, so maybe characters did improve in the intervening years.


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