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review 2017-08-02 17:11
Hit Man, Lawrence Block
Hit Man (Keller #1) - Lawrence Block

Keller is a stone cold killer (as discussed at length when he goes to therapy). So why is he a sympathetic character? I think it must be his amusingly hapless attempts to try to connect with the rest of humanity by fantasising about small-town life, getting a dog, even taking up stamp collecting! Whatever the reason, Keller is an interesting enigma who makes murder look easy (suspiciously easy, I'm pretty sure the author is giving him a big break) in this sequential set of shorts, originally published in Playboy.

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text 2017-08-01 18:44
Reading progress update: I've read 262 out of 342 pages.
Hit Man (Keller #1) - Lawrence Block

One of those fake novels that's really a series of sequential short stories.

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review 2017-07-22 17:17
The Burglar in the Library, Lawrence Block
The Burglar in the Library - Lawrence Block

Of the three Bernie the Burglar books I've read, this is the daftest - and best! And best because daftest. Block's deliberate send-up of the country house mystery genre is silly, funny and unsurprisingly involves corpses piling up in a place Bernie is trying to steal from...

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text 2017-07-17 20:31
Reading progress update: I've read 248 out of 400 pages.
The Burglar in the Library - Lawrence Block

Whodunnit? Bernie thinks he knows but won't tell anyone!

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text 2017-07-16 11:49
Reading progress update: I've read 124 out of 400 pages.
The Burglar in the Library - Lawrence Block

An inordinate amount of time and dialogue spent setting up Bernie's English Country House Mystery...

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