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Red Cat (Vintage Crime/Black Lizard) Paperback – February 12, 2008
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From Publishers Weekly
Starred Review. Gould's precise diction, which proved to be surprisingly effective in his narration of Raymond Chandler's works, is just as satisfying in interpreting Spiegelman's new John March novel. And why not? Spiegelman has come closer to channeling Chandler than just about any other private eye writer in recent memory. March has a mindset and honor system remarkably similar to Chandler's Philip Marlowe. These are sleuths who use their brains along with their muscles, and Gould's careful enunciation reflects that. Through March's first-person narration, we walk the cold, sleet-slippery mean streets looking into the murder of a beautiful and promiscuous young woman. Gould creates an impressive lineup of characters: dumbing down his voice to become a lovesick bruiser, catching the hollow bravado of an actor in midlife crisis or adding a touch of East Coast snobbery to an assortment of quiet money types. Red Cat is a solid, stylishly written crime yarn, and Gould's interpretation turns it into a near-classic.
Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. --This text refers to the Audio CD edition.
From Bookmarks Magazine
The vast majority of critics raved about Red Cat, the third novel in the John March series. While Bob Hoover of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette found it clichéd, others praised the suspense-filled, action-packed story line. In a genre where subtler narrative elements are commonly sacrificed to the plot, the critics felt that Red Cat transcended the standard murder mystery with its complex character analyses, pitch-perfect dialogue, and fascinating study of trust and betrayal in intimate relationships. Readers should be forewarned that the robust sexuality of Red Cat may not be to everyone's taste, but fans of neo-noir will find this pulse-pounding thriller hard to put down.
Copyright © 2004 Phillips & Nelson Media, Inc. --This text refers to the Audio CD edition.
Top customer reviews
The tale itself was gripping, but the denouement was somehow anti-climactic and let me down somewhat. That being said, I'll definitely grab another Spiegelman book pretty quickly.