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"Lush Life" has a great cast of characters and is very well written.
The book is also, what with all those characters and subplots that added nothing to the overall story, a good 200 pages too long.
All in all, this is one of the better books I've read this year and highly recommend investing the time to read "Lush Life".
Totally engrossing, especially if you live in or are familiar with Manhattan. Richard Price captures the vernacular of his characters' language, making them all compelling... Read morePublished 13 days ago by H. Offinger
My sense is that Price had to hit a word count. There are not merely scenes and sequences but entire chapters that offer nothing: don't move the story forward, don't entertain in... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Harvey Danger
Ugh this book is extremely boring, poorly paced, overburdened with cliched and unappealing characters, and has the structure and dialogue of a screenplay. Read morePublished 2 months ago by CB
richard price takes a crime, a murder, and in exploring the people involved (the criminal, the cop, the victim and the eyewitness), shows us urban life in america and justice in... Read morePublished 3 months ago by ivan kahane
Let me say, first off, that I don’t believe I’ve read anything this good in American literature in a long, long time. Read morePublished 3 months ago by R. Russell Bittner
The story didn't have an end. It went on and on telling the same description of the difficulty in solving a casePublished 4 months ago by Carole Mehlman
Most every musician I know has read this book. . . It strengthens them. It does this all in detail. .
Lush Life is a solid police procedural that brought me back to the days when I was obsessed with the genre, particularly novels by Joseph Wambaugh. This is not a whodunnit. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Roy L. Pickering