Destroyer Angel (Anna Pigeon, #18) Destroyer Angel discussion


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Brian Howard The best of the series! I have read them all; a couple of four stars, the rest three--but this one is a FIVE. She was here in Ann Arbor a month ago; gave a great talk about her history and very funny tidbits about being a park ranger.


Jennifer Finished this one recently and also loved it. Thought it was very well written.


Cindy Oh, this was my fave Anna Pigeon book I am pretty sure! Being an avid camper, I could really relate to the story. With Barr's books, it is almost like making a movie out of the words in my head. She is that vivid of a writer.


Dorothy This was a gripping story, but very violent. I have read all of the Nevada Barr books but this is by far is the hardest to read. I don't think I would have started it, if I had known the depth of the violence. Barr was getting pretty predictable with her writing, but this one just plain scared me. I couldn't stop reading it, but I didn't want to read any more either.
I have a great appreciation for Barr setting her books in the great outdoors, especially some of the most treasured places in nature. It is hard to find fiction that relates to nature as well.


Cindy I love her books, but would really rather see Anna and husband having normal life some; and her just working the normal job with little mysteries to solve. What she faces in every book is too violent! If that is what you would have to face every time you had to go to work, you would never go and would hate it. She loves her job, but we never get to see that part - only the horrible screwed up people showing up in the woods and deciding to go after her.


Lobstergirl It wasn't quite as bad as the one where all the children get molested in a house of horrors in New Orleans, but it's close. Basically, the four women and the dog were tortured, some of them nearly to death. Not appealing. And Barr's writing is horrible, horrible. Sometimes I wonder why her editor doesn't try to help out.


Sherry Ross LOVED this series until the last few (starting with "Burn"). This is by far the worst. Clunky dialogue. Ridiculous bad guys. Torture porn. Very disappointing.


Michael Lobstergirl wrote: "It wasn't quite as bad as the one where all the children get molested in a house of horrors in New Orleans, but it's close. Basically, the four women and the dog were tortured, some of them nearly..."

Lobstergirl you are not in the majority regarding you opinion of Barr's writing. All of her books are best sellers and many of us think there's ample reason for that. I've enjoyed her books from Track Of The Cat onward. This doesn't mean you're wrong, it just means that you're right for yourself. I hope and trust you're finding many books that you do enjoy.


Cynthia Letts There are typically two types of murder mystery readers: the first just wants a good story with enough clues to get some brain cells excercised. The second type of reader is a writer (or wannabe) who is looking for instruction or inspiration. It is the second type, the frustrated writer, who's critiques are over the top.


Michael Cynthia wrote: "There are typically two types of murder mystery readers: the first just wants a good story with enough clues to get some brain cells excercised. The second type of reader is a writer (or wannabe) w..."

Cynthia, I looked at your profile and it's obvious you are a Nevada Barr fan, as am I. I'm wondering which is your favorite? While hard pressed to pick just one I would have to put Flashback among the very top.

Yes, this is somewhat off topic but it's still Nevada Barr. May St. Francis de Sales forgive me.


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