1. I am sorry this one didn’t quite work for you. I think the 1970s atmosphere would be fun but as a whole I’m not sure I am that interested in the story.

    • All of the characters were colorful. Some aspects seemed a bit outlandish and I just didn’t know eneough about the time period to be a good judge of how realistic it would be. I will read Pelecanos again, though.

    • The 180 pages definitely felt like a full book, I just had mixed feeling on the characters and story. But I did want to see how it turned out, so there is that!

  2. Martha @ Hey, I want to read that

    Sorry this one didn’t work for you, I”m guessing it wouldn’t work for me either. I’m not a big 70s fan.

  3. I loved What it Was but I think it was due to the great performance by the narrator JD Jackson, and the fact that Hard Revolution, the direct prequel to What It Was is my favorite Pelecanos book and Derek Strange is one of my all time favorite characters.

    • I can definitely see how this would have been very enjoyable with a good narrator. Maybe with this particular book, it is best to have read other of the Strange books. I don’t know that much about the ’70’s so it was hard for me to speak to the way it ws portrayed here.

  4. I absolutely loved The Night Gardener, but have heard mixed things about this one and The Cut. So now I am wondering if Gardener was a fluke? I’d like to think not.

    • THE TURNAROUND is good as well, Sandy. I want to read more by him, but I think I might not like the Strange books if this is indicative of the series.

  5. I just brought this book home after enjoying my first Pelecanos book, The Cut, but did not know the characters are part of a series.

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