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10 thoughts on “Los Angeles

  1. says:

    There are a lot of things to love about this book I read it based on the blurb by Will Christopher Baer, but it certainly doesn t have the prose of Baer, and I did question the believability of certain aspects of the novel The dark light metaphors were a bit heavy handed at times, and the plot was predictable at times BUT there were moments of brilliance, the ending was solid, and I actually felt some emotion there, some sympathy, and it moved me I enjoyed this book It s a book I liked, but didn t love For others, this book may have a stronger appeal Maybe my expectations of Baer were too much Maybe the Blade Runner quotes bugged me than most Pick it up, read a sample chapter, see if you dig his style It s a good book.

  2. says:

    My mom loaned me this book and advised me that it was a light read which it was I read over half of it on the plane home from Kansas City to Los Angeles I read the remaining pages over the next few days I really liked the book s noir feel and the very original main character There were lots of plot twists and turns and the reader never really feels like they are sure of anything until close to the end of the story which makes it interesting Another good Los Angeles detective story.

  3. says:

    Not really captivating The story was rather disappointing as well.

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    I read this for a book club read It s not something I would normally pick up, but I enjoy when I m forced to leave my comfort zone with books and delve into something that isn t my usual fare Angel Veronchek is the son of a famous movie producer, lives in Los Angeles, and is an albino When Smith was writing down his character sketches, these must have been the only three things on the list, because almost everything we learn about him is a riff on one of those three motifs This isn t to say the background that springs from those three characteristics are bad, but after awhile it all seems very familiar In a character driven story, this will cramp the story a bit.Angel meets a woman named Angela They seem to be getting along really well, almost into boyfriend girlfriend territory, and then she disappears Angel receives a phone call from Angela, but she is disconnected early Now Angel takes it upon himself to find her What happens next is an interesting ride through L.A., with plenty of twists and turns to keep the reader guessing However, I had a suspicion early in the book as to how this story would end, and I hoped I was wrong But I wasn t I m not the type of person that tries to solve a mystery before it s over, I generally just enjoy the ride So when I know the ending 50 pages into the story, someone didn t try hard enough The end wouldn t have been so disappointing if the bulk of the story didn t hinge on it being a surprise Even puzzling, I don t think Smith intended for the ending to be surprise He drops an abundance of clues throughout the narrative, so that the only one surprised by the end is Angel himself I was really into the story, believing that the end would really blow me awayhence my disappointment.Plot disappointment aside, Peter Moore Smith s prose is fun to read The man turns a good simile and metaphor on every page, and his use of them never wore me out Likewise, his imagery and description are stunning and work well in the story.

  5. says:

    I liked this quite a bit, but it did feel a bit bloated and wandered a bit I wasn t sure what to expect at all when I picked up the book Could have been thriller, fantasy, whatever However, it s much of a psychological thing like The Machinist, Memento, and Fight Club, which is coincidental since I just really started reading just after I finished watching The Machinist well, I d read the first chapter a couple weeks before, but then put it down.

  6. says:

    I found this in the bargain bin at Borders and I m glad I bought it Very noir feel without being cheesy A fascinating, original main character and Smith does an enviable job of making Los Angeles as a city an equally interesting main character This was one of those surprising reads where I really knew nothing about the story and enjoyed watching it unfold Good stuff.

  7. says:

    I finally pulled this off my to read pile and gobbled it up in two days Whether it was because I was homesick for LA or I was in the mood for good noir, this book fit the bill.A serpentine plot, very unique narrator and LA as a primary character all her own, this novel is a good fix for anyone with a noir craving.

  8. says:

    I don t really know what to say about this book it was intriguing, I wanted to give up on it several times and each time the plot twist motivated me to keep reading The stereotypes and Blade Runner undercurrent are totally plausible to me based on my years living in LA.

  9. says:

    This book was written by a slightly disenfranchised teenager who is incredibly self absorbed and who has just starte his first high school physics class I got past the first page only because I took it on a 6 hour flight with me AVOID.

  10. says:

    it was an OK read slow and not what I was hoping considering I waited so long to get around to reading it.

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