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A Drink Before the War - Dennis Lehane
A Drink Before the War
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780156029025 (0156029022)
Publisher: Harvest Books
Pages no: 282
Edition language: English
Series: Kenzie & Gennaro -5 included (#1)
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Mike Finn
Mike Finn rated it
4.0 "A Drink Before The War - Kenzie and Gennaro #1" by Dennis Lehane
How can this be my first Dennis Lehane book? How did I miss someone who writes like this? I went into the book in complete ignorance because I liked the title. I was immediately impressed by a new style of hard-boiled PI that mixes swagger with self-deprecation, reluctant empathy and hate-driven...
Abandoned by Booklikes
Abandoned by Booklikes rated it
4.0 A Drink Before the War (Kenzie & Gennaro #1)
Please note that I gave this book 3.5 stars. Due to Goodreads not allowing for half stars, I rounded it up to 4 stars here. I got the books in this series years ago because I really l loved the movie, "Gone, Baby Gone." I think I started this book and just went meh. I decided to re-read it and get t...
Lornographic Material
Lornographic Material rated it
3.0 A Drink Before the War Review
This is my first experience with a Dennis Lehane book. I've seen the movie adaptations of Gone Baby Gone, Mystic River, and Shutter Island but had yet to read something by him. Last night I figured I would remedy that. Thanks to the magic that is Minecraft and Audible, I was able to blow through it ...
KatieMc rated it
3.0 reading a detective series 20 years after it was written
Shopping for a new series to sink into. Found this. Very male with a side of daddy issues. Very 90s, featuring Depeche Mode as new music. I kind of liked it, but kind of had early 90s PTSD from it. I won't make judgment on the author, but I will say that the discussion on race and crime has ...
A Few Thoughts
A Few Thoughts rated it
2.0 A Drink Before the War
Almost everything in this book was a terrible cliche. I'm not sure I've ever read another book that was trying so very hard to say something important and failing so miserably. It's like a book version of Crash. Even the jokes were flat.Still, there was a bit of something in some of these charact...
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