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Distant Runner Paperback – March 1, 2005
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But too many parts of the story are unrealistic. Not only is this guy the fastest runner in the world (able to shatter records by a minute or more) but he also has a photographic memory that makes him in some ways a genius. Other parts of the story fall into place too neatly. The protagonist commits a murder, and the detective is able to piece together EXACTLY what happened just by looking at the scant evidence left behind, but fortunately for the runner the detective decides not to pursue the case.
In addition, this self-published book has too much of a self-published feel. There are too many grammatical and typographical errors, in addition to factual errors (Dubai is NOT a part of Saudi Arabia, for example). It could have used some better editing and proof-reading.
I enjoyed reading it, but it's probably a better book to check out of a library than to buy.
You like running? There's lots of exciting running in Distant Runner - killer workouts vividly described, entertaining road races, and several track races with world record attempts. You like your novels spiced with mystery, sex and violence? Distant Runner is for you. The lead characters come alive, mostly behaving nobly but occasionally behaving badly to the consternation of the reader. Is there a happy ending? You'll need to read the book to find out!
For Houston runners and readers, there's a huge bonus. Much of the action takes place in Houston and it's all described in detail from a runner's perspective. Danny and Gabe train in Memorial Park, along Buffalo Bayou, in River Oaks. It's all great fun while being a quick and easy read.
to happen next. I am not an English major, I don't need perfection, this is a book that I think most running "bums" will like. The races and running
are the part that I am mostly inspired by. The characters and their lives outside running were well thought out and interesting. If Danny didn't have
a photographic memory or wasn't an excellent all around athlete, the book wouldn't have been as interesting. Fiction doesn't have to be realistic, it
just has to keep you mesmerized, and Distant Runner accomplished that for me!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This book is great in the beginning and is everything you want from a running book. But as the plot continues it becomes increasingly harder to believe. Read morePublished on March 15, 2012 by Skyrunner_7
This book took a very long time to ship and when it got here I was not very impressed with the story line. Read morePublished on May 3, 2010 by KatKobe
Beyond unrealistic. More of a story about vengeance than about running. Not bad, just not good.Published on October 16, 2009 by J. Logan
Bruce's stories are always good; this one is a real pageturner. He is in top form.Published on May 24, 2005 by Avid Reader
Glikin has done it again! An outstanding and fast paced read for runners and non-runners alike. Don't miss it.Published on April 11, 2005 by closedbook