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"Dust" by Martha Grimes

 
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PostPosted: Thu 17 Jan, 2008 11:02 am    Post subject: "Dust" by Martha Grimes Reply with quote

Why doesn't someone stop me? It wasn't absolutely terrible but
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once again, there were so many extraneous scenes, just so Grimes could fit her characters in.

What was Harry doing there?? And Mungo??? And yet another creepy kid?

Also, I can't quite get a handle on when these stories are supposed to be taking place. How old are Jury and Plant supposed to be? They've got to be well into their 60s. Shouldn't Jury be retired?

The worst part was that the seemingly perennially celibate Jury was going at it violently with TWO different women - a 'bad for him' woman and a 'good for him' woman. And *sheesh! oh please!* the 'bad woman' was almost fatally injured in a car accident in the second last page of the book...
can you spell "soap opera"?

Question: Since when are chips (aka fries) in a fast food joint ever called "chipped potatoes"??



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PostPosted: Thu 17 Jan, 2008 7:58 pm    Post subject: Re: "Dust" by Martha Grimes Reply with quote

ejm wrote:
Why doesn't someone stop me? It wasn't absolutely terrible ...snip...


Yes, yes, it was. It was terrible but unfortunately that doesn't stop me from getting the next one when it comes out.

Here's a quote from one of the reviews referring to Dust and the forgettable one that came before:
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"because both of these are delightful, surprising, even magical."
Did the reviewer read the same books as I did?


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PostPosted: Fri 18 Jan, 2008 12:09 am    Post subject: Re: "Dust" by Martha Grimes Reply with quote

MrsBrown wrote:
ejm wrote:
Why doesn't someone stop me? It wasn't absolutely terrible ...snip...


Yes, yes, it was. It was terrible but unfortunately that doesn't stop me from getting the next one when it comes out.


Well, of course, you are right. What I meant to say was that it wasn't as terrible as the previous one.

MrsBrown wrote:

Quote:
"because both of these are delightful, surprising, even magical."
Did the reviewer read the same books as I did?


I was wondering the same thing about this reviewer of Dust:
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quote: a tale that holds off its sole riveting surprise—and a good one it is—until the very end.

There's a surprise? A good one?? At the end??? Darn. I missed it.



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