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Book Details

Title:   Nick's Trip
Author:   George Pelecanos
Times Read:   1
Last Read:   02.04.07

Other Books Read By This Author (16)
- The Big Blowdown
- The Cut
- Down by the River Where the Dead Men Go
- Drama City
- A Firing Offense
- Hard Revolution
- King Suckerman
- The Man Who Came Uptown
- The Martini Shot
- The Night Gardener
- Shame the Devil
- Shoedog
- The Sweet Forever
- The Turnaround
- The Way Home
- What it Was

Notes History
Date Read Note
02.04.07 Pelecanos' second novel and part two of three in his Nick Stefanos trilogy. It's good and I had absolutely no problem reading it, but it still feels "early" and confined to what the author thinks should go into a mystery book. He's testing the waters a little bit though with having the climax happen maybe 100 pages from the end then completely switching to a different story until the very end when the other shoe finally drops. The more I read of him... well I'm an unabashed fan now but when I think back to the first few of his that I read (The Derek Strange series), I really wasn't a rabid fan until Drama City (after that series ended). So now I'm thinking I like the freedom that his one-off books have compared to those with a continuous protagonist. More than just the multiple points of view (although I do really enjoy that. That's what made Hard Revolution great for me) Who Knows. I definitely liked this book, not trying to undersell that, but The more I think about Drama City, Night Gardener, and Shoedog (which he wrote right after this), the more I really really love those. The next one will be interesting because it's after Shoedog, sort of a return to Stefanos to finish him off.



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