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Old 11-27-2012, 10:31 PM   #16
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Nice catch, thanks.
Think the deal on Agency pricing will result in lower prices for Parker?
I hope so. Lower prices are always good. One thing you could try is to see if you can get the first book from your library in paper and see if you like it. Mind you, it is a bit rough being the first in the series.
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Old 11-27-2012, 11:07 PM   #17
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I hope so. Lower prices are always good. One thing you could try is to see if you can get the first book from your library in paper and see if you like it. Mind you, it is a bit rough being the first in the series.
Wouldn't want to read him in translation anyway. Swedish libraries = books in Swedish. I can live with the $8, but I was thinking that it should be possible to get some decent pricing on the omnibus tomes. My TBR is fairly long so I have the patience.
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Old 11-28-2012, 05:18 PM   #18
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Yeah, I think they would be best in Parker's native tongue since the dialogue and repartee' between his characters are the best parts. The mysteries are just the background to the peoples' interaction.
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Old 11-28-2012, 07:24 PM   #19
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Robert B. Parker's Spenser series can all be read stand alone. No spoilers etc.

I read the Godwulf manuscript 3 years ago after reading numerous Spenser books and I am sure I enjoyed it more because I had read the others.

If you have an opportunity to get later books at a good price, I would do it. They will certainly not ruin your experience in reading the earlier books at a later time.


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Old 11-28-2012, 09:16 PM   #20
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A Catskill Eagle is my favorite. It is number 12 in the series.
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Old 11-29-2012, 08:31 PM   #21
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The newest Spencer, Wonderland by Ace Atkins is set to be released May 7, 2013.
http://www.amazon.com/Robert-B-Parke...SIN=0399161570
Also the newest Virgil Cole and Everett Hitch novel by Robert Knott is due to be released on January 8, 2013.
http://www.amazon.com/Robert-B-Parke..._bxgy_b_text_y
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Old 11-29-2012, 09:06 PM   #22
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Robert B. Parker's Spenser series can all be read stand alone. No spoilers etc.

I read the Godwulf manuscript 3 years ago after reading numerous Spenser books and I am sure I enjoyed it more because I had read the others.

If you have an opportunity to get later books at a good price, I would do it. They will certainly not ruin your experience in reading the earlier books at a later time.


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I find the Spenser series to be better read in order as you watch the characters develop and the writing get better.
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The newest Spencer, Wonderland by Ace Atkins is set to be released May 7, 2013.
http://www.amazon.com/Robert-B-Parke...SIN=0399161570
Also the newest Virgil Cole and Everett Hitch novel by Robert Knott is due to be released on January 8, 2013.
http://www.amazon.com/Robert-B-Parke..._bxgy_b_text_y
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That is good. I enjoyed the Michael Brandman Jesse Stone novel Fool Me Twice.

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I find the Spenser series to be better read in order as you watch the characters develop and the writing get better.
I read them in order now when filling in the blanks. (because I can)

My point was that they can be read in any order if the first is not available or affordable and that any Spenser novel should give you a good idea as to the rest.

You are more observant than I am in the character development area. Over the 37 years of the series the main characters did not change much IMO. Some minor characters changed a bit, and circumstances changed, but overall I don't see much in depth development.

Maybe that is something I love about Robert B. Parker, you pretty well know what you are going to get.

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Atkins really does a pretty good job, but it just misses the mark and I can't really put my finger on the issue. I think part of it was that the book was too long. Parker kept his books short, terse might be a better way of describing it. Atkins is a bit more verbose. Lots of white in a hardcover Spenser novel.
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Promised Land is $2.99 at Amazon this month. It's the fourth Spenser novel.
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One of my all time favorite authors, I love the Spenser books. I've read them many times over. Some of them are real standouts in the series, Looking for Rachel Wallace, Catskill Eagle and Sixkill come to mind immediately. He is a classic.
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Atkins really does a pretty good job, but it just misses the mark and I can't really put my finger on the issue. I think part of it was that the book was too long. Parker kept his books short, terse might be a better way of describing it. Atkins is a bit more verbose. Lots of white in a hardcover Spenser novel.
Agreed. He has Spenser down fairly well, though a little off but I will never forgive his portrayal of Hawk.
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