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review 2019-03-27 06:45
Bad Debts
Bad Debts - Peter Temple

Title : Bad Debts Series:Jack Irish Author: Peter Temple Genre: Crime Fiction Pages:318 Edelweiss+ ARC Book synopsis A phone message from ex-client Danny McKillop doesn’t ring any bells for Jack Irish. Life is hard enough without having to dredge up old problems: His beloved football team continues to lose, the odds on his latest plunge at the track seem far too long, and he’s still cooking for one. When Danny turns up dead, Jack is forced to take a walk back into the dark and dangerous past. With suspenseful prose and black humor, Peter Temple builds an unforgettable character in Jack Irish and brings the reader on a journey that is as intelligent as it is exciting My thoughts rating: 3.5 Would I recommend it ? yes Will I be be reading the rest of the books in this series?yes Its slow, really really slow, so that its hard to understand what is going on at the time but the more you read the more you start to understand but it is still slow going though out the book, there was times I wanted to just put it down but I kept going on to see if the story would pick up and it does but it take a very long while to do so. Basally there's non thing not to like : the writing good , plot is complicated , there was just one thing that did get on my nerves and that was where the character seemed to bring up the fact that his wife is dead and that just lost it for a while . Other then at it was an ok read more me. With that said I want to thank Edelweiss+ for letting me read and review it exchange for my honest opinion.

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text 2018-10-24 10:34
Reading progress update: I've read 270 out of 798 pages.
The Divine Comedy - Eugenio Montale,Sandro Botticelli,Peter Armour,Dante Alighieri,Allen Mandelbaum

Finished with Inferno and in Purgatory now.

 

I forgot to mention before, but I'm having a blast with the all encompassing syncretism.

 

The last circle was interesting by how much less horrifying I found it in relation to the eight. I think it's the corporeal and visceral nature of the Malebolge, while a frozen plain has something of the unfathomable in it (and yeah, I got the contrast idea of virtues and the Holy ghost being depicted as fire).

 

Maybe there is something about horror vs terror in there too? The knowable bad vs the impossible to comprehend?

 

The descriptions, for such short things, are epic.

 

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text 2018-10-24 03:25
Reading progress update: I've read 200 out of 798 pages.
The Divine Comedy - Eugenio Montale,Sandro Botticelli,Peter Armour,Dante Alighieri,Allen Mandelbaum

Holy shit, Dante did not like thieves!

 

The Malebolge is an all around horror fest in truth

 

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text 2018-10-22 20:44
Reading progress update: I've read 50 out of 798 pages.
The Divine Comedy - Eugenio Montale,Sandro Botticelli,Peter Armour,Dante Alighieri,Allen Mandelbaum

This guy happily lumps himself with Homer and Ovid like no business. I always end up smiling a bit at this, because time kinda justified it, but the ego!

 

I've gotten this far and a bit more some years back. Now to go the distance (since I'm skipping on The Name of the Rose again)

 

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text 2018-09-12 21:12
Reading progress update: I've read 69 out of 264 pages.
Ami 3. Civilizaciones internas (Spanish Edition) - Enrique Barrios

How aware is this guy that what he wrote is a fit allegory for acceptance of homosexuality?

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