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Silent Joe Mass Market Paperback – April 1, 2002
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- Publisher : Hyperion; Reprint edition (April 1, 2002)
- Language : English
- Mass Market Paperback : 416 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0786890037
- ISBN-13 : 978-0786890033
- Grade level : 8 and up
- Item Weight : 7 ounces
- Dimensions : 4.19 x 6.75 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #507,007 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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character development, all that! 1 star for editing, typos, what
a mess. I so wanted to give this a 1 star rating, but I couldn't
bring myself to do it, just for the editing. We're not in college
where every thing counts. This review is just that, a review, as
well as a personal observation about his main characters (based on
I like everything this guy writes & this story, while long (too
long for me), is no exception. I'm not done with it yet, but I'll
finish it) had SO many typos & poor editing, just plain SLOPPPPY!
What in the world was up with that?
Main character was sure different than any I've see in any novel.
Author gets a big attaboy for developing the kind or protagonist
he did. Very unusual main character. There were moments how-
ever, when the main character didn't seem entirely real. I have
a hunch that's what Parker intended. The story is otherwise too
well crafted to intentionally develop the kind of character he did.
I live not far from the site of action, Orange County, CA., & he
got that right. He essentially mixed truth with some fantasy.
Some of the events he refers to actually did take place, he just
changed the names. I find it interesting & telling, at least for
me personally, that he had as much assistance as he did from the
former Sheriff-Coroner of Orange County, California, Mike Carona.
That just blew me away. He seems to have paid homage to him by
naming Will & Joe with the last name of Trona (Will being a sub
character & Joe being the main character in this story). It just
goes to show you, some times good people turn bad & still main-
tain positive & motivating characteristics. Poor guy sure got
lots of really bad press, so I saw a different side of the
former Sheriff. Says something about the way Parker sees people;
I'll give him credit for that as well, since he was able to
obscure my negative view of Mr. Carona.
So far, this is a teriffic read & I absolutely recommend anything
Parker writes. I read last night until 3:30 AM & it sure messed
up my day today, slept till 11 AM. No more of that!
Just get a good proof reader/editor, use spell check, do some
thing about the sloppy editing; it truly takes away from an
otherwise good read.
Joe earns Will' s complete confidence and acts as his chauffeur, and bodyguard.Will needs him close while he conducts his risky "night" business.
Will acts as a"go-between" to deliver money on behalf of a rich man for the return of his kidnapped daughter and is killed.Joe tries to rescue the daughter who manage to escape while Joe is battling his Will' s killers.
Soon ransom demands from the kidnapper begin and Joe is hired to track him down again. A sub plot involving the death of an illegal at the gate of the rich man's mansion further involves Joe into deeper investigation of the rich man especially concerning the dead man's sister who once was employed at the mansion as a house keeper.
As if Joe did'n t have enough on his plate he is invited to give give a radio interview at a college. The interviewer is a beautiful young women who Joe falls for and they begin a relationship.
Joe has stepped on a lot of big toes in his quest to find his father's killers. Parker does a masterful job of weaving all of the characters and subplots towards a surprising ending. Joe faces real danger from crooked politicians, gang members, rich men with dark secrets, and finally a painful reunion with his past.
It is no wonder that this best selling novel was given the Edgar award. I wish I could give it more than 5 Stars.
Top reviews from other countries
The typing errors are a little puzzling to begin with, but once I knew about them I was ok. Maybe that's why the kindle price was only 77p!
Not finished it yet..................