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Ross Macdonald
Birth date: December 13, 1915
Died: July 11, 1983
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Reading Slothfully
Reading Slothfully rated it 11 months ago
After having read that Ross Macdonald was alleged to write hard-boiled, noir, detective fiction as well as Raymond Chandler and Dashiel Hammett, I had to check him out. The first book was indeed good, but my kindle access to Ross Macdonald was limited. No copies in my own library and only a couple a...
Reading Slothfully
Reading Slothfully rated it 12 months ago
For some reason, I stumbled across an article on my telephone, from The New Repbulic, about how Ross Macdonald was every bit as good, if not better, than Raymond Chandler, when it came to writing hard-boiled, noir detective fiction. So, I had to find me some Ross Macdonald. I have a vague feeling I'...
Proctosophy rated it 5 years ago
I think that Ross MacDonald is my favorite mystery novelist, now that I've read The Galton Case. There's just something about his writing that pulls me along, so I don't want to put the book down, which is something I can't say about a lot of authors. An old, dying millionairess hires Lew Archer to ...
pronghorn rated it 5 years ago
The second Lew Archer novel. Plot and thematic structure are not as tight, but still a great read. The focus has shifted from greed and the direct pursuit of wealth to family (or in some cases couples). Archer gains a little back story, depth and flaws: he is less the personification of fate and...
AC rated it 5 years ago
A spoiler alert -- A psychological thriller. For much of this, I felt that the story was a bit too intricate to be quite believable. But I was, in the end, completely won over.A very long set-up, but well worth the wait for Macdonald fans, of which I am one.
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