Posts Tagged ‘ Dennis Lehane ’

Live By Night by Dennis Lehane – review

November 9, 2012
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Live By Night by Dennis Lehane – review

Dennis Lehane’s 2008 novel The Given Day was a bold move forward for the author of Gone Baby Gone and Mystic River, a big fat romantic American epic about the Boston Police Strike of 1919.  With his latest book in the Coughlin family saga, Live By Night, Lehane tackles the heady days of Prohibition, this...

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Moonlight Mile by Dennis Lehane – review

December 27, 2010
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Moonlight Mile by Dennis Lehane – review

I was surprised as anybody that Lehane went back to the well and gave us another Kenzie and Gennaro PI novel.  I figured he was going to make big, operatic period novels like The Given Day from here on out – basicallygo all James Ellroy on our asses.  After burning through Moonlight Mile in just...

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Running Out of Dog By Dennis Lehane from Best American Noir of the Century – review

November 18, 2010
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Running Out of Dog By Dennis Lehane from Best American Noir of the Century – review

Reviewed by Kevin Burton Smith There are a lot of ghosts haunting this moody slice of Southern noir. To Kill a Mockingbird by Lee Harper, the works of Jim Thompson and Erkskine Caldwell and William Faulkner, even Fred Gipson’s Old Yeller and Vicki Lawrence’s kitschy 1972 AM pop warble, “The Night the Lights Went...

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The Moonlight Mile In My Mind: My Thoughts on Moonlight Mile by Dennis Lehane

November 16, 2010
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The Moonlight Mile In My Mind: My Thoughts on Moonlight Mile by Dennis Lehane

Over at Ransom Notes Jed Ayres had a post wondering what people thought of the new Dennis Lehane book, Moonlight Mile. I started to respond and before I knew it I had 400+ words on the book. This is a roundabout way of saying that this is more of a personal response to the...

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Sacred by Dennis Lehane – review

November 2, 2010
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Sacred by Dennis Lehane – review

After the tragic consequences and dense frailty of Darkness Take My Hand Lehane announces his intentions of a more light hearted romp with the first sentence of Sacred. “A piece of advice: If you ever follow someone in my neighborhood, don’t wear pink.” Sacred is an over the top jaunt that is told with...

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A Drink Before the War by Dennis Lehane – review

September 27, 2010
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A Drink Before the War by Dennis Lehane – review

I originally reviewed A Drink Before the War on November 22nd, 2006. The job is a simple one; their clients want them to locate a missing employee who may have taken some important documents. They are to find the missing woman and tell the client her location. They actually accomplish this pretty easily and...

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Boston Noir edited by Dennis Lehane – review

May 31, 2010
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Boston Noir edited by Dennis Lehane – review

It’s easy for a casual visitor to get lost in the winding streets of Boston, and the same proves true for Akashic Books’ noir anthology, Boston Noir. Dennis Lehane edits this volume of nominally noir short stories — each based in a neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts — and his appreciation of the inconclusive and...

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