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I was captured by the down-home, personal-narrative style done in such a way that gave me the feeling of being intimately involved in the life of the main character, Terry Rankin.
With many movies and TV shows I'm able to second-guess the writer and figure out what the next move or event in the narrative will be. When I'm able to do that I loose interest quickly. However, in the case of The Big Bend Showalter's writing led me, the reader, down paths where I could not fathom the next step or predict the next move by the characters, and that made this book very hard to put down.
Realistic events are a significant part of this book. Showalter has given attention to little details in the narrative to the point where they are believable and can satisfy one with a critical attitude. Many times in novels and TV shows there are parts of the story line or details that would not be plausible in real life but Showalter has avoided that pitfall and is able to incorporate complete realism in his story line.
The Big Bend is simply a good thriller and who-done-it and the cycles of tension and relaxation are well arranged so that the reader is drawn into the narrative without being overwhelmed by too much action and high drama.
Then there are the interpersonal relationships that are an important part of this book that give meaning and reason for the characters behaving as they do. The relationships among the characters are a vital part of this novel and they make the backbone of the narrative.Read more ›
The story was half decent, albeit extremely violent and not incredibly believable. The author did grab the reader from the very beginning and it was very hard to put down, but the excessive violence was getting tiresome by the end.
Gave up at 60% and dumped it in the waste bin. If you are hung on everything about boating this might be the book for you, but way too much wasted pages otherwise to keep an average Joe like me interested.
Sadly it was so unrealistic I couldn't finish it.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I truly love this book, The Big Bend. This book had a lot of mazes in it; tiring to figure out who the bad guys were was very challenging. Read morePublished 3 hours ago by silverfox
I truly enjoyed this mystery. From the beginning until the end. About when you thought the story was overt began to take on life again there were many turns and twists in it that... Read morePublished 2 months ago by marlin Jaynes
Hooks the reader on page one and does not let go! I could not put this book down...can't wait to read Book 2!Published 2 months ago by NRobertson
The synopsis of the book makes it sound very interesting I wish it had been.
The books plot starts with a bang then moves to a boat in the Florida swamps & grinds to a... Read more
A suspense story with all kinds of quirks and turns! Couldn't put it down.Published 4 months ago by Lynn St Martin
Was quite interesting to read the author's descriptions of several places in Florida that I have been! Recommend to FloridiansPublished 6 months ago by Eva Doan
Interesting action story interweaving an appreciation of Florida environment with a crime story on land and in the Gulf. Read morePublished 6 months ago by JoMul
Having grown up in Miami FL, and now recently returned to an area just S of Tampa Bay it was fun reading about areas I have known my whole live. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Terri Marcus
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