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Intruder Paperback – February 12, 2008
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Top Customer Reviews
But, then again, maybe I'm reading symbolism in to places where it doesn't belong. What the heck, it's fun. This book is a good read and has enough plot twists to satisfy all but the most jaded of readers.
The latter is no surprise coming from Blauner, whose finely textured and harrowing 1992 debut, Slow Motion Riot won that year's Edgar Allen Poe Award for Best First Novel. Blauner's books are as much about sociological observation as about thrills-and-chills. His keen journalist's eye and psychological insight make for terrifically pungent prose. Tricks of social perception amongst the characters make there be not one titular intruder in this book, but at least three as Jake, Phillip and John join in a dance that finds them accidentally and purposely stepping on each others' turf and toes.
Blauner has a deft touch in creating seemingly hopeless situations, and though he redeems himself with characters finally doing something right, it ends on a rather dim vision of the future of our characters.
Well done but disheartening.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Not a bad book, just a little slow in the middle. Quick read with a few unexpected turns at the end.Published 1 month ago by a
This is a character driven story which are the ones I like the most. Sometimes the foreshadowing is a little heavy-handed but the craft is superior and I loved the book. Read morePublished 4 months ago by David W Putnam
"The Intruder" is a novel that simply won't let you go to sleep. Peter Blauner's work is the very definition of a page-turner: thrilling, realistic, with unexpected bursts... Read morePublished on July 19, 2014 by imafunker2
The reviews here are NOT for the book by Helen Fowler, written in 1952. They should be moved to the correct page for the book by a Peter Blauner. Read morePublished on September 26, 2013 by A. E.
This was my first time reading anything by this author. It was kind of slow in some portions but otherwise, he kept me captured by the storyline and how it was going to end. Read morePublished on May 2, 2013 by Amazon Customer
This was the first book I've read by Peter Blauner and it will not be the last.
At one time, John Gates felt that he had it all, a family and job of his own. Read more
I picked up this book to read during a long flight, and I am so sorry I did. It is supposed to be gripping and exciting, but all I did was yawn! Read morePublished on March 7, 2003