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Killer, Come HitherOok also has a 1st person narrator doesn t really improve things either Is he speaking Thinking Wait who s speaking now Who knows And who caresThis felt like it was written based on one 1 vague plot idea and in a matter of 2 weeks and if it wasn t actually that s even worseview spoilerAlso and this might Just Be Me But Jack be me but Jack a really weird attitude towards contract killers If someone hired an assassin to murder your uncle wouldn t you mainly blame the uy who hired the assassin Isn t it kind of his fault in the first place Jack is weirdly fixated on Having Tanner Bravos Baby (Bravo Family, getting even with theuy who Was Just Doing His Job just doing his job an awful terrible job but still hide spoiler Meh it s ok I When Da Silva Breaks the Rules (Blood Brothers, guess it s believable and that in the 21st century in America you couldo around telling every second person of your plan to murder the hired killer who murdered your Uncle and they wouldn t then call the police Or that an FBI The Billionaires Runaway Bride guy would supply you with an exploding handun Or that someone in their 30 s would have a speech pattern like a wizened old 50 year old explaining things to a junior partner in a law firm There is nothing new Our struggles are age old Uniue stories must come through the complexity of the characters and the author s intricate knowledge of the real life circumstances that effect the imaginary vision and the fictional charactersIn Louis Begley s KILLER COME HITHER the author s knowledge of the social and business dynamics within a Manhattan law firm kept me turning the pages The details make the novel interesting complex and excitingThe plot begs the reader to examine What would you be willing or insane enough to risk to avenge the murder of the most important person in your lifeJack Dana has at stake than most of us An academic after 911 Jack places his plans on hiatus and joins the military Soon he becomes captain but importantly he is trained to killAfter a serious injury on the battlefield Jack is sent stateside to heal at Walter Reed During his recovery he returns to his academic roots and begins writing His first novel is a bestseller But despite his success there are subtle hints of the captain s struggles with the academic While alive his Uncle Harry provides the stability the two parts of Jack s personality needs to maintain balance Unfortunately Uncle Harry ends up dead and the dichotomy within Jack becomes Dominated By The Captain Posing A Threat by the captain posing a threat the comfortable life that the novelist has come to enjoy The captain s obsessions can t be tamed and Jack risks everything love fame freedom and perhaps sanity to avenge his uncle s murderBravo for Louis Begley s KILLER COME HITHER Awful Just plain awful Stilted writing Completely unrealistic dialogue with no uotation marks used Stupid far fetched plotstory Like The Firm But a Fifty Ways To Be Your Lover ga billion Times worse I haven t hated a book this much in a long time probably because I stop reading books that are this bad before I finish I shoved through this one because it was SO bad that I thought there wasoing to have to be some sort of plot twist to redeem it a bit But no Just bad I bet it took Begley about half a day to write this dreck. Bensgefahr Louis Begley hat mit »Zeig dich Mörder« einen eleganten und dabei fesselnden Roman eschrieben der die Leser von den Bürotürmen New Yorks mitten nach Long Island führt Geistreich und hintersinnig entblättert er die protzigen Fassaden malerischer Wochenendhäuser – und inszeniert ein Katz und Maus Spiel das den Leser um seinen Helden Jack Dana bangen läss. Firm and Jack wants to know whyThis is a poorly written book It starts slowly with an extensive account of Jack s early life and his relationship with Uncle Harry Told in the first person the story drags These is no sparkling dialog or interesting description Jack is a self centered boring character likewise kerry who becomes his lover is predictable Kerry who becomes his lover is predictable dull Their motivations are hard reconcile with the plot Kerry for example was Uncle Jack s favorite but did nothing to defend him when he was being forced out of the firmThe plot is predictable The villain is obvious from the early pages even before the suicide I can t recommend this book Mystery books that take you through the life of the protagonist before etting to the decisive event are poorly done I wanted to like this book This concept is intriguing but the execution didn t live up to my expectations I reviewed this book for the Vine Program And now finally I understand why I ot this book for 3 instead of 12 Because it s a terrible book and I shouldn t even have paid the 3 for itIt s supposed to be about pointless violence revenge and Corruption Among Rich Americans Well among rich Americans well least that s what the author says But really just from reading it s clear that the book isn t really about much of anything This is bullshit too her replied and you re taking way book isn t really about much of anything This is bullshit too her replied and you re taking way much of my time Once again what do you wantI want you to send this uy to me Send him to kill me because I m Arabian Nights going to kill him instead and that is what I want I want to kill him I want to watch him die And you better be uick There are only so many days before I release the stuff I have to theovernment Jack Dana ex military successful author and real contender for Most Boring Main Character Imaginable is kind of sad when his uncle a successful lawyer everyone in this book is successful and rich and smart commits suicide and suspects it wasn t really a suicide at all The plot oes on from there pretty much in the way you d expect and nothing unexpected ever happens You might think there s some mystery Who could ve killed the uncle And why but there really isn t It s all pretty clear almost immediately The characters are flat and one dimensional and their realtionships to each other are kept as simple as possible There s ood people and there s bad people and the Wild Nights with Her Wicked Boss good people are all Jacks s friends and completely interchangeable They just do whatever he needs them to do Jack and Kerry s relationship is particularly bad because the author tries so hard to make you believe they truly love each other They ve met once or twice at parties They meet again after Jack s uncle has died They fall in love immediately After a week of dating Jack loves her than anything decides to marry her and plans to leave her everything in his will YA romance is nothing compared to thisThe writing is also uh interesting For some stylistic reason the author decided to use no uotation marks or any other sign when someone is speaking and when not The narrator parts indirect speech and direct speech just merge together and everything and everyone sounds exactly the same The fact that the Jack der seinen Onkel besser kennt als jeder anderelaubt nicht an Selbstmord Wollte jemand Harry aus dem Weg räumen Doch weshalb Und welche Rolle spielt Kerry Black dabei die schöne Kollegin Harrys der Jack zusehends verfällt Jack verstrickt sich immer tiefer in die Machenschaften der einflussreichen Kanzlei bei der Harry Midsummer Night (Lady Julia Grey, gearbeitet hat – underät bald selbst in Le. ,


Louis Begley usually pens literary novels But with Killer Come Hither he shows his multi dimensional talent He s written a taut with Killer Come Hither he shows his multi dimensional talent He s written a taut based on several thoughts and fantasies that have personally plagued him over the years since he and his parents escaped wartime Europe during the Holocaust This is not a wartime or Holocaust novel It takes place in Manhattan and Sag Harbor New York The protagonist Jack Dana is a former soldier and now a bestselling writer whose uncle has mysteriously committed suicide Knowing his beloved uncle as well as he does Jack suspects foul play and is forced as he does Jack suspects foul play and is forced investigate eventually taking matters into his own hands Louis Begley s deft hand has penned a thriller every bit as compelling as the best thriller writers Five well earned stars and kudos to the authorMark Rubinstein The protagonist of Louis Begley s newest novel is Jack Dana a former Marine Corps Infantry officer who had served in Ira and Afghanistan before being badly wounded and returning home He is now seven years later a bestselling writer with two books behind him and a third in its early stages He is A Self Described Warrior self described warrior were his father and Always You grandfather before him Having attended Oxford and Yale and invited to join the Society of Fellows at Harvard there also following in his forebears footsteps The latter was araduate of Harvard College and had been awarded the Navy Cross Killer Come Hither is a murder mystery and it succeeds on that level but Begley s style is one that will either work for you or not For me it did not The trouble lay with the dialogue Begley chose to format it without using uotation marks making it difficult to know the difference between a character s thoughts and when they were speaking If they were thinking in between speaking it was even confusing Some authors can pull this off but not in this case There is also an extensive use of exclamation points which makes the characters sound over caffeinated The plot could have been interesting but these stylistic choices made this a no Wild at Heart (Sons of Chance, go for me Begley s book has two competing elements that don t uite mesh It is a novel about revenge a retired US Marinesuccessful author avenges the death of his beloved high level lawyer uncle by a mega rich client but it is a novel set among the upper crust world that Begley writes about in his other novels The tone derive I loved the plot and the characters were amazing It was the writing style that I had a small problemetting through Overall a Lucy Carmichael good story and characters that were amazing A Weak Legal MysteryWhen he wasrowing up Jack Dana s Uncle Harry a Manhattan attorney was an important part of his life and remains so after Jack is wounded in Afganistan After finishing a novel Jack returns from a vacation in South America to learn that his beloved uncle has committed suicide after being forced into retirementJack is shocked He begins digging into the facts surrounding his uncle s death and finds there are many loose ends He s helped in this by Kerry a young female partner in his uncle s firm and Scott a school friend Things are not as they seem at the law. Jack Dana war als US Marine an den einschlägigen Kriegsschauplätzen der Welt im Einsatz Nach einer Verletzung beginnt er zu schreiben und Men Are Like Waffles, Women Are Like Spaghetti gleich sein erster Roman wird einroßer Erfolg Als er von einer längeren Reise zurückkehrt muss er erfahren dass sich sein Onkel Harry der wie ein Vater für ihn war in seinem Wochenendhaus auf Long Island das Leben enommen hat Doch. ,

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