- Audible Audio Edition
- Listening Length: 15 hours and 17 minutes
- Program Type: Audiobook
- Version: Unabridged
- Publisher: Recorded Books
- Audible.com Release Date: August 25, 2011
- Whispersync for Voice: Ready
- Language: English
- ASIN: B005J392HU
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Misogyny here or homophobia? No one comes off very well. The art gallery owner bears no resemblance to any New York gallery owner I've ever known or read of, and her creative nymphomania is simply embarrassing. The novelist accused of committing the first of the murders is more interested in the proceeds from the sale of his novel (and backlist, thank you) than he is in whether he will be convicted of the crime. Maybe the auction conducted by his agent is interesting, but what it's doing in a suspense novel is anyone's guess.
I suspect Block hoped to write a book as an homage to his City, but he seems to have been distracted by stray thoughts -- and a jumble of loose ends. His Scudder novels do a much better job, particularly When the Sacred Gin Mill Closes. And Jim Fusilli's books capture New York's Downtown better -- they're grittier, you can feel the pavement under your feet. Try Closing Time. Now that's a portrait of the City.
All of these characters and several others are woven together throughout the book and are all a part of the "small town" of New York in the days after the horrible terrorist attack. A real page turner.