El inspector John Rebus se enfrenta a una situaci n sumamente delicada mientras intenta capturar a un asesino que podr a conducirle hasta el legendario criminal John Biblia, debe hacer frente a una investigaci n interna que dirige un agente con buenos motivos para odiarle Por si esto fuera poco, un programa de televisi n que investiga errores judiciales le hace quedar como un criminal ante millones de personas Una nueva novela de la saga del inspector Rebus, con la que el escoc s Ian Rankin se ha convertido en uno de los autores de m s xito en todo el mundo....
|Title||:||Black & blue (FICCION, Band 267)|
|Format Type||:||Other Book|
|Publisher||:||RBA Libros 1 Februar 2010|
|Number of Pages||:||576 Seiten|
|File Size||:||771 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Black & blue (FICCION, Band 267) Reviews
Needed it for a reading course. Good condition, no significant tears or other flaws. It even turned out to be an entertaining read.
Wow, this was really different. I had trouble with the unique police slang, and hope to learn what a wooly suit is. But really liked the feel for the gritty cities and the whole ambience which is so different from the usual English settings I'm used to. As an employee of the oil company acknowledged in the epilogue, I was able to get over my jealousy that our company wasn't one of the big ones mentioned in the text. But as I read the description of the rig, I couldn't help wondering if it was like one of ours--when I got to the end I thought maybe it was one of ours. I know I never want to go on one. As a person with many drinking & non-drinking alcoholics, both living and dead, I also enjoyed the struggles of Rebus and was holding my breath for him to maintain his dry, although maybe not sober, state to the end of the book. Am going back to read the predecessors in order so I can get to know Rebus better. Liked this book!
I've read all of Ian Rankin's books since I first saw him speaking at Edinburgh's Book Festival some years ago. He just gets better and better. Black & Blue has a plot that's too complicated to describe here, but once I had started it I just had to keep on reading. Not all the good guys are nice, and not all the bad guys are nasty, and Rebus himself is suffering from even more angst than usual, but he still keeps our sympathy. Most of all,the plotting is superb; it's complicated and rewarding to stick with. (And if you get the chance to hear/see Rankin himself, grab it - he's a nice, entertaining guy!)
Well, this book is excellently written. Ian Rankin has done an exquised job. The reason I didn't give it 5 stars is because of the fact that it had many many different places and people that you had to keep track of. It often times got my confused. I advise to keep a notepad with this book explaining who people are and what they have to do with the story :-) Other than that, perfect. I'd love to see it on the big screen someday (even though Hollywood often screws up great novels).
Mr. Rankin can surely write. He paints a mood so dark you can barely see the print on the page. But how many different plots are tangled up in this dense thicket of a book??? Too many to count. And they don't come together in the end in a satisfying manner. I think Mr. Rankin was a little too ambitious as he drew out his criss-crossed narrative shape in his notebook, and a little too haphazard about tying it all together.
I didn't know whether to curse or bless the friend who lent me this loooong whodunit! Great writing, good story, wonderful character and I spent an entire weekend reading. Rankin doesn't mask the horror of murder or the hard tactics used by police. But in the end we are glad the police are there. I'm off to read another.
I have read all the previous books and must admit that this is the best yet. Rankin mixes both his fictional account of "Johnny Bible" and his theories on Bible John ( a real life serial killer who is still at large) seamlessly in this tale involving drug dealing, murder and gangsters in Scotland's three major cities. This is a typical Rebus novel with more twists and red herrings than you can count and yet it maintains feasibility unlike many other novels I could mention. The description of the different people and locations is very accurate and if you want a novel that explores the Scots psyche and attitude to crime look no further
I came to this book looking for something a little different. Having won several awards, I thought it would be good as a sampler of the crime genre. It is quite splendid. Human characters with the kind of flaws you have to accept in people you know and meet, in a familiar but grim surround, like viewing your own house after a burglary. I have since read several more Rebus novels and enjoyed damn near every page. The sharpness of the dialogue and the bold depictions are instantly memorable.The only downside is that I enjoyed 'The Hanging Garden' even more!