Small Town

Small Town

Book - 2003
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Publisher: New York : William Morrow, c2003
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780060011901
0060011904
Branch Call Number: MYS Bloc
Characteristics: 448 p

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jeff2809
Feb 27, 2016

Maybe two stars. Having read just the Scudder series and a few "burglars", this thriller surprised me with a lot of graphic sex, which is not what I expected from this author. Erotica is a different shelf and I might classify this book as "soft porn". That said, no complaint from me as to the quality of the writing, otherwise.

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jimg2000
Jun 05, 2013

Collection of characters in the "Small Town", New York City, that featured an author, a self taught artist (similarity to NYT's: Works by Rafael Leonardo Black in Brooklyn. By JIM DWYER Published: June 4, 2013), an art gallery owner (Erotic character as Block's "Getting Off" with pen name Jill Emerson, 2011), a salty attorney and an ex-police commissioner who tried to solve a serial murder case.

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nitetraino
Feb 06, 2013

Very interesting and well developed novel by this master writer centered around the aftermath of 911. 9 of 10 stars

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Jun 05, 2013

From goodreads.com: Small Town
by Lawrence Block (Goodreads Author)
3.48 of 5 stars 3.48 · rating details · 530 ratings · 59 reviews
A solid craftsman with five bestselling series under his belt as well as numerous standalone mysteries and short-story collections to his credit, Lawrence Block breaks new ground with a resonant, compelling thriller about one man's response to the Twin Towers tragedy--an insane yet totally comprehensible, seemingly unconnected string of serial murders, or, as the killer calls them, "sacrifices" to the city he believes will be reborn out of the ashes of destruction. Block, a New Yorker born and bred, has penned a paean to the Manhattan he knows and loves, and created a cast of fascinating characters whose lives are touched by the killings. Among the most interesting are a woman whose sexual obsessions ensnare a former police commissioner who's being groomed for higher political office, a crime novelist uncertain about his own culpability in the so-called Carpenter Killings, and a gay housecleaner whose clients keep ending up dead. This may be Block's best novel to date--it's certainly his most erotic and astonishing one, and it will keep you going until the last extraordinary page. A mesmerizing take on New York after 9/11, this solidly paced, brilliantly executed thriller deserves all the attention it will surely receive. --Jane Adams

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