The drowning pool
Publish date: March 19th 2001
Publisher: Canongate Crime
Pages no: 249
Edition language: English
, Mystery Thriller
, American Fiction
, Hard Boiled
Series: Lew Archer 2 (#2)
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...
While an enjoyable PI story this was not quite as good as the first book in the series. Archer is a great character though and I plan to continue on with the series. Listened to the audio version narrated by Tom Parker.
I’m such a fan of hard-boiled; can’t seem to get enough of it. This is only my second Ross Macdonald and enjoyed it as much as the first. That translates to a lot, mucho, beaucoup, πολλά, multus, הרבה, viele!It’s the writing, I know, so clean, sparse is the word I like to use. The dialogue is o...
Nice book, tight writing. A cut below the first one, but still a good read
Another good, very good in fact, novel from Macdonald. About equal in quality with The Moving Target. The plotting is adequate, the story moves along nicely. Good dialog, etc. etc. The best thing about the first two novels is the character of Lew Archer. Archer is the epitome of the hard boiled, tou...
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