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Gorky Park - Martin Cruz Smith
Gorky Park
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5.00 5
Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780330448888 (0330448889)
Publisher: Pan Publishing
Pages no: 559
Edition language: English
Series: Arkady Renko (#1)
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Summer Reading Project, BookLikes Satellite
Summer Reading Project, BookLikes Satellite rated it
3.5 Gorky Park, by Martin Cruz Smith
Arkady Renko is an honest man. But he lives in a place at a time when honest men just don't fit. As a chief investigator for the prosecutor general of Moscow in the late 1970s, Renko is surrounded by careerists, villains, thieves, murderers, psychopaths, and schemers. While everyone is looking out f...
Chris' Fish Place
Chris' Fish Place rated it
4.0 Better than the movie (but you knew that)
So this is a spy novel. Sorta. So this is a love story. Kinda, as long as you ignore the fact that the romance sub-plot feels a bit contrived and is totally more of a Hollywood type love plot. You know the kind they throw in because they think women li...
Sad Books Say So Much
Sad Books Say So Much rated it
4.0 Completed July 11, 2014
Everybody plays the fool...sometime.There's no exception to the rule - listen baby!It may be factual, it may be cruel...I ain't lying.Everybody plays the fool. - AARON NEVILLE When the lie becomes the truth, when the fool wields all the power, when there are no rules, and exceptions abound....be...
Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it
4.5 Gorky Park (Arkady Renko #1)
bookshelves: film-only, summer-2011, slavic, mystery-thriller, published-1981, noir Read from June 17 to 18, 2011 William Hurt ... Arkady Renko Lee Marvin ... Jack Osborne Brian Dennehy ... William Kirwill Ian Bannen ... Iamskoy Joanna Pacula ... Irina Asanova Michael Elphick ... Pasha Ric...
Damn Good Books (or not)
Damn Good Books (or not) rated it
Detective novels, police procedurals, whatever you call them, are not my cup of tea. However, I really, really liked this one. Well written and unique.
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