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  • Valediction
  • Robert B. Parker
  • English
  • 14 July 2019
  • 9780440192466

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download È eBook or Kindle ePUB  Robert B. Parker Robert B. Parker  3 free download read Valediction The most dangerous man to cross is one who isn't afraid to die But the most deadly is one who doesn't want to live And Spenser has just lost the woman who made life his #1 prioritySo when. Robert Parker was one helluva writer His Spenser novels alone guarantee that he ll be remembered within the noir genre for years to come I reserve the moment to not comment on the Sunny Randall or Jesse Stone novels in this reviewnot to mention his westerns But what is really amazing about Parker is that he put parts of himself in Spenser VALEDICTION is a perfect example of what I am talking about You see VALEDICTION is a very troubling book for me It starts off with Spenser s gal Susan graduating from Harvard with her PhD in psychotherapy Right off the bat Spenser is a fish out of water in these surroundings Like Spenser Parker too was a fish out of water Parker was an academic before he could write fulltime But unlike other academics who sell themselves out to the establishment Parker maintained who he was he wrote a dissertation on the fictional private eye heroes created by Dashiell Hammett Raymond Chandler and Ross MacDonald This connection may not seem like much but once you see the parallels between Parker and Spenser in VALEDICTION it seems as if Parker was than channeling himself in this one he was becoming Spenseror perhaps he was making Spenser become like himself So Susan graduates This event is the pivotal catalyst needed to not only move along the series it also moves Parker s life forward as well You see Spenser and Susan call it uits She moves to San Francisco Spenser stays in Boston This may not seem like much but during this time Parker was struggling to save his own marriage Had I not known this bit of information before reading this novel thank you Kemper I might have thought Parker was off his game in this one because of the way Hawk seems cartoonish But Parker wasn t worried about Hawk He was worried about his own life Thus he made Spenser worried about his life The main plot is pretty thin a woman needs to be saved from a religious cult who may or may not be involved in the heroin trade Pretty basic Well perhaps it is not as basic as I say it isthere are some pretty gnarly double and triple crosses But as I said this Spenser novel is different The lighthearted pithy dialogue is not as prevalent Darkness consumes the pages You can almost feel Parker s heart breaking as Spenser works through being without Susan The atmosphere is bleak and aggressive not a very welcoming environment when reading the books out of order as I have done To be honest I almost stopped reading it Not because of the angst of Spenser but because I knew that Parker was actually going through this as he wrote this book And when you add in that the scenes that included violence were much elaborate enlarged almost as if Parker used Spenser to exorcise Parker s own feelings of pain and anguish against said adversary the feeling of sadness I had for Parker increased with the story That is the mark of a great writerforget caring about a character I cared about the author Put simply VALEDICTION is one of the most human books I have ever read With that said I was still left wondering if Susan was worth all the pain in the end And to be honest I really don t know if she wasHIGHEST POSSIBLE RECOMMENDATION SolarisTM Internals Solaris 10 and OpenSolaris Kernel Architecture 2nd Edition Solaris Series remembered within the noir genre for years to come I The Story of Before reserve the moment to not comment on the Sunny Randall or Jesse Stone novels in this Tempting Treasures reviewnot to mention his westerns But what is Mikrocontrollertechnik Mit Avr really amazing about Parker is that he put parts of himself in Spenser VALEDICTION is a perfect example of what I am talking about You see VALEDICTION is a very troubling book for me It starts off with Spenser s gal Susan graduating from Harvard with her PhD in psychotherapy Right off the bat Spenser is a fish out of water in these surroundings Like Spenser Parker too was a fish out of water Parker was an academic before he could write fulltime But unlike other academics who sell themselves out to the establishment Parker maintained who he was he wrote a dissertation on the fictional private eye heroes created by Dashiell Hammett Raymond Chandler and Ross MacDonald This connection may not seem like much but once you see the parallels between Parker and Spenser in VALEDICTION it seems as if Parker was than channeling himself in this one he was becoming Spenseror perhaps he was making Spenser become like himself So Susan graduates This event is the pivotal catalyst needed to not only move along the series it also moves Parker s life forward as well You see Spenser and Susan call it uits She moves to San Francisco Spenser stays in Boston This may not seem like much but during this time Parker was struggling to save his own marriage Had I not known this bit of information before Geschichte Der Hexenprozesse reading this novel thank you Kemper I might have thought Parker was off his game in this one because of the way Hawk seems cartoonish But Parker wasn t worried about Hawk He was worried about his own life Thus he made Spenser worried about his life The main plot is pretty thin a woman needs to be saved from a People Centricity religious cult who may or may not be involved in the heroin trade Pretty basic Well perhaps it is not as basic as I say it isthere are some pretty gnarly double and triple crosses But as I said this Spenser novel is different The lighthearted pithy dialogue is not as prevalent Darkness consumes the pages You can almost feel Parker s heart breaking as Spenser works through being without Susan The atmosphere is bleak and aggressive not a very welcoming environment when A Girl's Guide to Vampires reading the books out of order as I have done To be honest I almost stopped Murderers Scoundrels and Ragamuffins The First Ward #3 reading it Not because of the angst of Spenser but because I knew that Parker was actually going through this as he wrote this book And when you add in that the scenes that included violence were much elaborate enlarged almost as if Parker used Spenser to exorcise Parker s own feelings of pain and anguish against said adversary the feeling of sadness I had for Parker increased with the story That is the mark of a great writerforget caring about a character I cared about the author Put simply VALEDICTION is one of the most human books I have ever The Labors of Heracles read With that said I was still left wondering if Susan was worth all the pain in the end And to be honest I 7 Myths About Women and Work really don t know if she wasHIGHEST POSSIBLE RECOMMENDATION

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download È eBook or Kindle ePUB  Robert B. Parker Robert B. Parker  3 free download read Valediction Y and willing to meet death than halfwayTough wisecracking unafraid and unexpectedly literate in many respects the very exemplar of the species The New York Times From the Cassette edition. Weak 3 stars Not as interesting as others in the series Plot and characters were ok but nothing specialAt the end we learn about a surprise bad guy Not enough was said about that person s motives and actionsI m reading the series because I like the author s witty lines but they have been less freuent in later books There was one good line in this book Spenser tells someone Hawk will guard him The guy says Can he guard me alone Spenser says Hawk could guard Yugoslavia alone You don t need to read the prior books but it was handy to have read book 8 before this A Savage Place In this book Spenser has a dream about finding a woman dead which happened in book 8Spenser and Susan have been in love and in a committed relationship in prior books In this book Susan left him moved away and wants alone time Although Spenser is suffering he dates and has sex with LindaThe narrator Michael Prichard was very goodDATAThis is book 11 in the Spenser seriesNarrative mode 1st person Spenser Unabridged audiobook length 4 hrs and 24 mins 288 290 pages Swearing language strong but rarely used Sexual language none Number of sex scenes two referred to no details Setting current day Boston Mass Book copyright about 1984 Genre PI mystery Life and Poetry of Sara Shagufta respects the very exemplar of the species The New York Times From the Cassette edition. Weak 3 stars Not as interesting as others in the series Plot and characters were ok but nothing specialAt the end we learn about a surprise bad guy Not enough was said about that person s motives and actionsI m 23 Weihnachts Tiergeschichten reading the series because I like the author s witty lines but they have been less freuent in later books There was one good line in this book Spenser tells someone Hawk will guard him The guy says Can he guard me alone Spenser says Hawk could guard Yugoslavia alone You don t need to Messy Jessy read the prior books but it was handy to have The International Dictionary of Event Management The Wiley Event Management Series read book 8 before this A Savage Place In this book Spenser has a dream about finding a woman dead which happened in book 8Spenser and Susan have been in love and in a committed Domicile 1 relationship in prior books In this book Susan left him moved away and wants alone time Although Spenser is suffering he dates and has sex with LindaThe narrator Michael Prichard was very goodDATAThis is book 11 in the Spenser seriesNarrative mode 1st person Spenser Unabridged audiobook length 4 hrs and 24 mins 288 290 pages Swearing language strong but Individual Motivation Within Groups rarely used Sexual language none Number of sex scenes two Why I Am a Jew referred to no details Setting current day Boston Mass Book copyright about 1984 Genre PI mystery

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download È eBook or Kindle ePUB  Robert B. Parker Robert B. Parker  3 free download read Valediction A religious sect kidnaps a pretty young dancer no death threat can make Spenser cut and run Now a hit man's bullet is wearing Spenser's name But Boston's big boys don't know Spenser's read. This is Parker s best book by far This is Spenser and Susan s best book and Paul s too And especially when combined with the previous book Ceremony something important is happening to Parker in real life and thus to SpenserI kept reading the pain inside Spenser from Susan s absence and uncertainties and I remember those feelings from 30 years ago for me I was Spenser in that way Spenser was me And I thought Parker knows Parker has felt this pain and numbness and confusion Has had his thoughts begin each day with Susan what she would be doing in her distant life each day at this timeSo I did a bit of research and found this Parker and his wife Joan separated at one point but then came to an unusual arrangement They lived in a three story Victorian house just outside of Harvard Suare she lived on one floor and he on another and they shared the middle floor This living arrangement is mirrored in Spenser s private life his girlfriend Susan had an aversion to marriage and living together full time Living separately suited them both although they were fully committed to each other Explaining the arrangement in an interview on CBS Sunday Morning Parker said I want to make love to my wife for the rest of my life but I never want to sleep with her again And Spenser buries himself in work while confused and numb and weaker inside but he pushes on through just as I did So fresh this writing for me And I realised that I went through this terrible loss and pain during the same year and months as Parker and was pushing through writing his love and pain into SpencerSpenser found a wonderful person to share this pain with as did I for a while Without guns of course Computers instead of gunsThe loss comes in the first pages and the mission comes soon after with the action building smoothly the mystery and with Spenser pushing and realising his actions are always on behalf of someone he admired who was stuck or scared or at riskThe pacing increases the complexities of Spenser s plans for solution seeming to work but without the critical keystones in placeBe sure to read the uotations section belowMore uotations coming soon SPOILER FOLLOWS And when the femme fatal pulls the gun at the end and shoots her partner and her lover and only Spenser remains and walks towards her as she shoots and shoots because death and risk are so unclear now his death unimportant now taking the bullets until he takes the gun from the hand of the girlWonderfulSee my review of Crimson Joy for Spenser Series opinionhttpswwwgoodreadscomreviewshowNotes 70% uoteThe thing I like about Irish whiskey is that the you drink the smoother it goes down Of course that s probably true of antifreeze as well 130% uoteShe wore a lot of makeup badly applied There was lipstick on her teeth If she d been a dancer it must have been in Fantasia90% I was once in this state of mind I surely sympathise and can still remember clearly uoteIt was 1045 Across the continent Susan would be putting on her makeup now and spraying some perfume on herself and making sure her hair was perfect I looked at my reflection in the window My hair wasn t perfect Neither was I 500% the breakupseparation of Spenser and Susan mirrored Parker s real life