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review 2018-05-04 08:00
The Cat Dancers
The Cat Dancers - P.T. Deutermann

I've finally decided to work my way through the 30 or so Dutch books that are still standing unread on my shelves. As I'm almost exclusively reading English for the last few years, these books had been forgotten a bit. Cat Dancers was the book longest on my shelf so that's why I decided to pick it up now.

While some books, like wine, get better with age, this was not one of those. The story felt so incredibly dated and late-90s (part of me is to blame for leaving the book on my shelves for so long after buying it in a sale long ago). Especially the parts on internet and computers. It was a much more difficult book to focus on, because my thoughts kept wandering to basically anything else. For this kind of books, there was little real policing and everyone was constantly jumping to (the wrong) conclusions.

On a more positive note: The name will make sense after reading the book.

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review 2014-12-03 00:00
The Moonpool
The Moonpool - P.T. Deutermann Crime fiction reminisenet of the Spenser books. Decent story line, as ex-cop tries to decipher crime tied to nuclear power plant.
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review 2014-09-28 00:00
The Cat Dancers
The Cat Dancers - P.T. Deutermann A cat dancer, as in the title of this novel, is a mountain climber who get as close as possible to take a snap shot of a mountain lion. It seemed that the author really wanted to write a novel that features these cat dancers, and built a story to incorporate it that sometimes works and sometimes doesn’t work. Linking the plot to the cat dancers is a man who gets electrocuted in a homemade electric chair by vigilante killers. Lt. Cam Richter is investigating the case and winds up in the mountains of North Carolina in search of the vigilantes, where he has to put his mountain climbing skills to work.

There is a definite thrill component to the novel. Deuterman keeps the thrills and chills coming along. Unfortunately there are big plot holes and serious believability issues associated with the story. This makes the story an entertaining read, but not something that I would consider a real captivating novel.

Carl Alves – author of Blood Street
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review 2012-02-26 00:00
The Cat Dancers: A Novel
The Cat Dancers - P.T. Deutermann I listened to this audiobook and think that I will probably have to read his books in the future. There was a LOT of profanity, which I find to be very distracting. I prefer to be able to skim over it, which is hard to do for audio. It was an interesting story though.
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review 2011-10-20 00:00
The Cat Dancers: A Novel
The Cat Dancers - P.T. Deutermann The latest Margaret Peterson Haddix is interesting. When Tessa goes to an assembly to honor her neighbor Gideon, a war hero, he declines the medal. The country has been at war for 75 years. There is a very intense propaganda machine. All resources are devoted to fighting the war. The characters were not as developed as I expect from Haddix, but I was reading a prepub. She does borrow parts of the book from 1984 and Ender's Game . Good book to read as part of a curriculum to think about war, military propaganda, and our militaristic mindset. Despite the subject matter this is a clean read. Eprepub provided by the publisher.
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