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Too bad, because Donald Westlake has always been one of my favorites.
The characters are very thin (though not the caricatures that a poorer writer might have made them) and the story isn't very compelling.
These quibbles aside, I actually enjoyed the story and thought it well plotted with adequately defined characters.
This wasn't my favorite Westlake book. I had a hard time getting into it. Guess I am used to a more entertaining story. Will try again.Published 3 months ago by Greg Hepner
The font is too small and the lines are crowded. Very poor typesetting.
I do not recommend this particular edition. Read more
This is somewhere between a 3 star and 4 star book. It's a bit better than average but not enough so that it will stick in my mind if someone asks me about it a year from now. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Andrew
I couldn't put this book down until I finished it. What a waste it would have been if this book had not been published.Published 6 months ago by Dorothy E Martin
Not his funniest or best book but a good read nonetheless. Fun plot with crazy characters, lots of mayhem to keep you interestedPublished 13 months ago by Jane Sink
I have long enjoyed Donald Westlake and his wry sense of humor. Even these hard crime novels retain his comic timing and irony.Published 14 months ago by Sharon
I've never read a Donald Westlake book I didn't like, and I'm always looking for another one of his books to add to my collection. The book arrived on time and in good shape.Published 14 months ago by Roger L.
Who wrote, "The Comedy is Finished?" I don't believe that Donald Westlake did this dirty deed.Donald Westlake was my favorite mystery writer and that's coming from a mystery... Read morePublished 15 months ago by Wryter
I have always been a fan of Mr. Westlake, especially his humorous caper novels. This one is more serious with a law authority POV. I somewhat agree with reviewer Roth; did Mr. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Dennis Poindexter