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The Game of Thirty #2020

The Game of Thirty While investigating an antique dealer s murder killed while playing an ancient Egyptian game detective Jimmy McShane discovers that someone is playing the same deadly game with him using Manhattan

  • Title: The Game of Thirty
  • Author: William Kotzwinkle Joe Servello
  • ISBN: 9780395532706
  • Page: 285
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The Game of Thirty By William Kotzwinkle Joe Servello, While investigating an antique dealer s murder, killed while playing an ancient Egyptian game, detective Jimmy McShane discovers that someone is playing the same deadly game with him, using Manhattan as the gameboard 35,000 first printing National ad promo Tour.

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    1. I ve read a bunch of Kotzwinkle s novels, and they re all pretty quirky and different from each other This one s a mystery story that s told in a Chandler esque style, shot through with little metaphors and meditations that are very much a part of of what seems to be an homage to the spirit of the classic noir mystery novel, a genre that holds many literary goodies than you d expect As such, it s a pretty good effort, but it felt a little too light hearted for what it was aiming at, times I d a [...]

    2. A private investigator is hired by the daughter of a wealthy man who was murdered in the style of an ancient Egyptian He, the investigator, finds himself playing The Game of Thirty, a pastime of Pharaohs, where virtually anything goes.

    3. Wish I could give half stars as this one would rate 3 1 2 stars but since I cannot I moved reluctantly gave it 4 stars This is a good, good read During the first hundred pages, I felt like I was reading a book version of the television series, Dragnet, but as the novel moved along I lost that feeling perhaps because I became so involved with the tale However, I did unravel the plot about two thirds through the read It begins with a wealthy antiquities dealer named Tommy Rennesler being murdered [...]

    4. pretty much just a ridiculous book until the last page somehow pulled it all together kinda took my breath away, but i m not really sure it was worth the 270 pages that preceded itDENDUM a week later and i m still thinking about this book and i think maybe i was wrong looking back, all the pieces are there the whole time, they only look ridiculous because you haven t put them all together so there s really a point to the sidekick being a masseuse, to the guy s extensive knowledge of women s perf [...]

    5. I was enjoying aspects of the book, the detection, the char4acter, the use of egyptian antiques and how New York City was utilized but ultimately it was just annoying The sidekick, the chiropracter, was not funny, but unpleasant to be around And the conclusion that we had a multiple personality and that almost every man under suspicion was an evil child molester strained credibility and the heaviness of dealing with child molestation was not harmoniously melded with the light tone of the narrati [...]

    6. another great ride from Kotzwinkle it starts out like a fairly standard private dick thriller, but steadily builds into a smart, insightful psychological puzzle Kotzwinkle never fails to deliver the goods to this reader I had no clue where things were ultimately headed until the author and the story were ready to go there.

    7. Try to put aside any image you might have of WIlliam Kotzwinkle as the popularizing guy who wrote novelizations of Superman or E.T There s another Kotzwinkle out there as well who has written some terrifically quirky novels, and this is perhaps one of his best It begins as a tale written in somewhat Chandlerian fashion of a private investigator hired to find the murderer of a wealthy dealer in antiquities His client is the mysterious and oddly fascinating daughter of the dead man A host of color [...]

    8. I really enjoyed this quirky contemporary hard boiled Private Eye novel It falls among the few that deserve to be compared to Raymond Chandler, but it has a modern flair and a way with characters and situations that is totally and distinctively its own, including some New Age satire along with a bit of the old Maltese Falcon The plot involves a high society sometimes black market purveyor of antiquities, his ritual murder for a priceless stolen Ancient Egyptian artifact, his highly dysfunctional [...]

    9. THE GAME OF THIRTY VGKotzwinkle, William standaloneP.I Jimmy McShane is hired to find the murderer of a Manhattan antiquities dealer, who met his death while engaged in the Game of Thirty, an ancient game played by the pharaohs What our streetwise and weary hero discovers is that the killer is all set to play the game one time, with McShane as his chosen opponent or ultimate victim.Kotzwinkle is the author of E.T are ones I really liked this book A New York PI, and Egyptian game the story is ab [...]

    10. A hard boiled PI takes on a murder case the police haven t been able to resolve for the victim s daughter Her dad was killed, and then eviscerated, in his living room He was a dealer in ancient artifacts, as is his daughter, and was involved in some shady trades one of which involves child prostitution However, the main story was a little too obvious to me Still, very interesting The game of thirty interests me And the ending was rather fairy tale happy, in a good way.

    11. Kotzwinkle was at the top of his game in the mid 70s with The Fan Man and Fata Morgana Game of Thirty, written in 94, is an oft humorous nor tale with a zany handful of suspects Well paced, clever and entertaining to the end, this is a nice introduction to an excellent author flying below the radar.

    12. I ve read the other reviews of this book here While I recognize that as they say in boxing styles make fights and that not all tastes are compatible I also have to say this I picked this book up today, on a late Sunday afternoon, and simply couldn t put it down Yeah I recommend it.

    13. Ugh Thought this would be a fun p.i story with ancient Egypt overtones but it turned into an episode of Law Order SVU.

    14. Quirky, fun take off of Noir Detective novels Bright and fun if a little too cute Great use of Egyptian mythology.

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