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It felt as though she almost forgot about the mystery! Of course she did not. I do think she might have to consider streamlining her tales, removing the excess characters and their stories, if she really wants to become a serious mystery writer, which she clearly is not. She even said this in the book.
Hopefully Isabel Allende will not stop writing great books for many years to come. She is just unique. I remain a devoted fan! View all 16 comments. Feb 05, Jean rated it did not like it.
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I read in the NYTimes book review that Isabel Allende had a good time writing this, her first "mystery" novel. She might have had a good time, but I didn't. I put it down after the first pages, because the story hadn't really started yet. The book was poorly written and full of quirky characters.
Every time some action got started, Allende would stop and do backstory on one of these quirky characters. I gave up and looked at the ending. Reading the last chapter, I'm glad I didn't waste my ti I read in the NYTimes book review that Isabel Allende had a good time writing this, her first "mystery" novel. Reading the last chapter, I'm glad I didn't waste my time reading the entire book.
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Just one example of lazy, uninteresting writing: At page , she starts a chapter by going through the morning of Ryan Miller, an ex-serviceman, and his dog Atilla. None of this has any relevance to the plot. At page , he goes to a private swim club and sneaks the dog in. His training is detailed, along with a conversation with the trainer At page he has a confusing confrontation with his friend Indiana a woman. The only sentence with any meaning in the whole chapter comes at the end, when she says, "I think someone's spying on me, Ryan.
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If you're an Allende fan, you'll probably like it. Not me. A waste of time. Jan 03, Carol rated it really liked it. Ripper grabbed me from the start with this line "Mom is still alive, but she's going to be murdered at midnight on Good Friday. Racing through its last pages an earthquake couldn't dislodge me from my seat. An entertaining good read with a game worked into the plot. Looks like I'm going to be the rogue reader here. I really liked Ripper and here's why. Allende does characters studies well and those in Ripper were solid if a bit quirky.
I liked them, wanted to know them and cared about what happe Ripper grabbed me from the start with this line "Mom is still alive, but she's going to be murdered at midnight on Good Friday. I liked them, wanted to know them and cared about what happened to them. I particularly liked the main character, Amanda. Amanda's older but quite wise and her team of sleuths are interesting associates. Her grandfather describes Amanda as "idiosyncratic of appearance, timorous of character, but magnificent of mind".
Second most liked character is the Purebred Belgian Malinois, Attila, "smarter and stronger than German Shepherds, and they keep their back straight, so they don't suffer hip problems. He was rescued by a former navy seal, discharged honorably after he lost his leg in combat. Allende is a storyteller.
There are a few skips in plot and some stumbles but all in all I enjoyed the story. Allende's stories always include some magic realism and there's enough of this here for me. One reviewer turned up his nose claiming Ripper could only satisfy an undemanding reader. Guilty as charged.
Most fiction I read fits this bill. If I want demanding I'll find it somewhere else. I read primarily for my own entertainment, not to make it work. I loved the idea of a group of teens playing a role-playing game that soon becomes a race to find a modern day ripper let loose on San Francisco.
I wanted to play and hope I'm invited if there is another book. Translated from Spanish, Ripper originally was to be a collaborative effort of Allende and her husband, Willie Gordon, but that was seen as a fast road to divorce. My sincere thanks to Harper Collins for allowing me to read this before it's publication date of January 28, View all 15 comments.
Nov 29, Elyse Walters rated it it was amazing. Busting with terrific-vibrant- San Francisco life energy!
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Engaging Interesting Characters! In a world of crime, murders, drug trafficking, hustlers, poverty, disabilities, broken relationships, fear, loss, grief, etc View all 6 comments. May 30, Kyle rated it did not like it Shelves: worst-books. So, this is clearly an Allende novel because her style and voice as an author are so distinct. There is no doubt in my mind that she wrote this book This is a crime novel, not a mystery, but a crime novel.
If you are expecting a who-done-it, or spot-the-murderer type of book, then definitely go elsewhere. This novel is about the process of crime investigation It is so far out of the author's wheelhouse, and good for her for taking risks, but in no way is this a successful novel. It has overly detailed and complicated characters; pages and pages of backstory, for every single person mentioned, that derails the story and forces the main plot into a far distant, easily forgotten place in the reader's mind.
The book starts off describing a chilling and bizarre crime that instantly grabs your attention But within five pages, the focus is yanked away, never to return. A tremendous flop.
And good for Allende!! If you are going to take a risk, do so without compromise. She wrote a crime novel and she did it on her own terms and it is an awful, awful read. View 1 comment. Jul 19, aPriL does feral sometimes rated it it was ok Shelves: forgot-to-turn-on-the-oven , girly , its-not-what-i-was-expecting.
There are a number of problems in reading this book. The title has nothing to do with the contents of the book on any level. It supposedly is the name of a video game. However, the video game is never played or used as a clue or ever referenced again after being used to explain how a club in the book starts. Instead, it is used There are a number of problems in reading this book. Instead, it is used as the name of a kind of meek role-playing club which meets online to figure out 'real life' crime.