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He effortlessly creates memorable characters, and his dialogue is witty, fast-paced and entertaining.
Lawrence Block is one of the most popular mystery authors today and his Matthew Scudder series represents the author at the height of his power.
Admittedly, this book works best if you have read the others in the series, but even as a standalone, this is a good novel.
I've read 12 of the first 15 Matt Scudder mysteries and was beginning to lose faith in Lawrence Block. Read morePublished 22 days ago by Ken Norris
Have read several of the Matt Skudder books and this was good but pretty gruesome and the end surprised me!!! It was a good read!Published 2 months ago by Katherine
Scudder -- and therefore Block -- returns to his roots as someone who does favors for friends who sometimes give him gifts in return. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Boston Babydolls
Typically for a Matthew Scudder novel, the opening chapter of HOPE TO DIE is compelling, suspenseful, just a little bit frightening, and of course, violent. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Greggorio!
A masterful storyteller, Block has created a great cast of characters that are convincing and easily liked, at least the good guys are.Published 4 months ago by Greg
This book got me hooked on the series. Matthew Scudder is down to earth and easy to relate to. A real page turner. Hope to see many more.Published 10 months ago by gypsy
I enjoy the how Matthew Scudder is dealing with his alcoholism. It make his character believable. Could not put it down.Published 10 months ago by Mitchell Marti