Forever Questions Answered About New York City Boroughs
From the book...
SoHo is from South of Houston (street location)
Tribeca is from Triangle Below Canal
Matthew Scudder is such a
anguished, unlicensed P.I. I hate that overused word for these protagonist and hate that word protagonist, too.
Let's say Scudder has some definite daytime and night-time mares (Cockney slang, folks, easy to figure out.)
Those mares walk with him every waking and sleeping moment for this ex-cop who resigned the NYPD due to a stray bullet which killed an innocent bystander; a little girl, no less.
Such a great mystery with twists and turns (trite comment, too) which kept me wondering 'who dunnit' until the end.
Was thinking earlier, I'm not good on puzzles, chess, a multitude of games so never should expect to figure out the 'who dunnit' of any mystery. Surprising if I do.
Anyway, reading Scudder in order and this is number four for me and a cut above the last one, I think.
Block's Scudder is a great guy, character,
(another overused word) imperfect, knowingly imperfect man. But how can the reader not love and admire him?
Block's writing is the best and his use of one-liners, such as "Any port in the storm.", referring to a sleazy bar where he can get a drink, endears him to me even more. Speaking of the same bar he says "I guess I didn't look as though I belonged there, and I hope to God I never do." Block writes like he's talking to me and I just love that.
Sorry that you had to endure my rambling about trite terms I hate. Ok, I'm dropping it, got it off my chest, letting it go, as they say.
Matthew Scudder is a must for mystery lovers and such an enjoyable read, always. Sad day when I finish the series.