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Knife Music: A Novel Hardcover – July 8, 2010
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More About the Author
The Big Exit (2012) isn't a sequel to Knife Music per se. However, a few of the characters from Knife Music figure prominently in the story. His second novel has more of a high-tech slant and reflects Carnoy's experiences as an executive editor at CNET.com, where he currently works and is trying resolve his obsession with consumer electronics products. He went to college at Wesleyan University and has an MFA in creative writing from Columbia University.
"A lot people ask me how I have time to write novels when I have a full-time job and four little kids and I just say I got a hold of some of those pills Bradley Cooper's character popped in the movie Limitless," Carnoy says. He adds that if Bradley Cooper is reading this, he'd make "an excellent Dr. Ted Cogan for the film version of Knife Music."
Carnoy is also fan of The Big Lebowski and all Coen brothers movies except The Ladykillers.
Top Customer Reviews
I also saw it's discounted to only $3.99 for the Kindle edition. I'd say that's a great bargain rather than a statement of relative value... be a bargain hunter and you will not be disappointed!
The suspect, Ted Cogan, is a surgeon who operates on a 16 year old girl after she is involved in a severe auto accident. The story includes all types of people (other doctors, ex girlfriends of the doctor and friends or acquaintances of the 16 year old). Later, the girl commits suicide and, according to her diary, she is in love with this surgeon. Did he have anything to do with her death? Did he commit the rape of this girl that he is accused of? I'll let you read the book to find out, but I just did not enjoy this book as much as I thought I would. Yes, it has a good twist at the end, but I still found myself frustrated by the "back in time and now here's the present day" writing style.
I liked the book. I didn't give it 4 stars or more. It wasn't a bad book, but it wasn't great either.
The writing flows very well and the author manages to not only take us into the mind of a gifted surgeon but the minds of teens as well, boys and girls. That is no easy feat if you ask me. Each chapter tells the story from a different character which I liked.
I particularly enjoyed reading the snippets from Kristen's Journal. The author hit it right on the head with the style a teen uses while talking. I admit annoying to read at times but dead on.
Example from page: 145
"She was like did he say anything about me? And I was like,yeah, he asked me where my partner in crime was. And I was like, she's over talking to the Gap guy."
If you are a mystery, suspense, thriller lover pick up this book. It's hard to believe it's the author's debut novel. I sure want more!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The story didn't seem to hold together. The writing was OK, but didn't like the story.Published 5 days ago by LeRoy Eckert
Interesting characters and unique plot line. Different aspects of the crime are seen from
different perspectives, and it is not as simple as it first seems. Read more
Black Sharpies and bold lettering accent David Carnoy’s debut novel, Knife Music. The doctor versus detective thriller is a read which would serve as a friendly neighbor on a... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Bruce D. Seymour
I rate a book as a "good read" when I can't wait to leave my office and take my lunch in a quiet place so I can keep on reading it. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Mr. Charles Umphred
I really enjoy this story. Typically I can figure out "who done it", but not this time. Good story, good characters,good ending. I will be reading another David Conroy novel.Published 12 months ago by Lynn Aloff
This book was a good, quick read with lots of twists and turns!! a book where you couldnt really guess what would happen next. I definitely recommend this book!Published 14 months ago by D. Falk
I enjoy the voice of this writer. The story was told in a interesting way with surprises throughout.Published 15 months ago by Cicero
I thought at first with only 2 main characters - one the accused the other a cop it would be an easy mystery. It was not . Good story and good character development. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Derf44