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[Ebook] ↠ A Drop of the Hard Stuff (Matthew Scudder #17) Author Lawrence Block – Webpolitics.us

A Drop of the Hard Stuff (Matthew Scudder #17) Facing His Demons In His First Year Of Sobriety, Matthew Scudder Finds Himself On The Trail Of A Killer When Scudder S Childhood Friend Jack Ellery Is Murdered, Presumably While Attempting To Atone For Past Sins, Scudder Reluctantly Begins His Own Investigation, With Just One Lead Ellery S Alcoholics Anonymous List Of People He Wronged One Of Them May Be A Killer, But That S Not Necessarily Scudder S Greatest Danger Immersing Himself In Ellery S World May Lead Him Right Back To The Bar Stool.In A Novel Widely Celebrated By Critics And Readers, Lawrence Block Circle Back To How It All Began, Reestablishing The Matthew Scudder Series As One Of The Pinnacles Of American Detective Fiction.

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  1. says:

    It s high time I started on book one in Lawrence Block s Matthew Scudder series, because I am LOVING what I m reading so far Scudder is a once cop, once private investigator cum investigator just seems to depend on the day and his finances who s battling alcoholism view spoiler An old school friend crook he s been recently reacquainted with is trying to get his life in order when he gets done in hide spoiler He s forced into a case somewhat close to his hardened heart, so he ends up loo It s high time I started on book one in Lawrence Block s Matthew Scudder series, because I am LOVING what I m reading so far Scudder is a once cop, once private investigator cum investigator just seems to depend on the day and his finances who s battling alcoholism view spoiler An old school friend crook he s been recently rea...


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    Sometimes nostalgia is a boozy, teary drunk, blathering on about loss, other drunken times, other bottles And sometimes, it s a fine stroll down memory lane, leafing through a photo album of your friends and that one perfect summer, a glass of wine in your hand Block nails it here in the currently last of the Matt Scudder series, walking the fine line between fond remembrance and maudlin He and Mick are closing the pub, Mick with his whiskey, Scudder with his club soda Looking back, Mick w Sometimes nostalgia is a boozy, teary drunk, blathering on about loss, other drunken times, other bottles And sometimes, it s a fine stroll down memory lane, leafing through a photo album of your friends and that one perfect summer, a glass of wine in your hand Block nails it here in the currently last of the Matt Scudder series, walking the fine line between fond remembrance and maudlin He and Mick are closing the pub, Mick with his whiskey, Scudder with his club soda Looking back, Mick wonders, could you have gone the other way What follows is a well done tale, set during the time Scudder was off the force and doing favors out of his hotel residence, and working hard to stay sober, one day at a time It begins with Jack Ellery, an old boyhood chum appearing at an AA meeting I knew him at a glance He looked older than he had on the other sid...


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    A friend of Matt Scudder s from AA winds up dead and it looks as if someone he named in his eight step is the murderer Scudder takes the case for a cool grand and begins working the people on the list Only the killer isn t take things lying down Will Matt make it to one year sobriety You know, every time I read one of Lawrence Block s Matthew Scudder books, I feel as if I ve entered a metaphorical genital measuring contest with the esteemed Mr Block I unzip my pants to reveal that I ve read A friend of Matt Scudder s from AA winds up dead and it looks as if someone he named in his eight step is the murderer Scudder takes the case...


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    This last book in the Matt Scudder series, published in 2011 when Block was seventy, harks back to events in Scudder s life that happened almost thirty years before, in Matts first year as a recovering alcoholic. It contains much of the vigor of his earlier work and will be if Block chooses to end things here a fine conclusions to a superior series.This is a frame story I have always liked frame stories , told by Matt himself to his old friend Mick Ballou during one of their frequent all night This last book in the Matt Scudder series, published in 2011 when Block was seventy, harks back to events in Scudd...


  5. says:

    Winner, winner, chicken dinner Thanks to a contest here on Goodreads, I ended up with an advanced reader s copy of the new Matt Scudder novel I had actually been rereading all of the Scudder books in preparation for the release of this in May, but I had only made it to When the Sacred Ginmill Closes when this arrived I briefly thought about waiting while I reread the rest of the series, but I m not known for my patience or willpower so I burned through this in less than 24 hours There s two w...


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    Hi, my name is Robert Downs, and I m a member of Lawrence Block Anonymous LBA for short I can see why he was named a Grand Master by the Mystery Writers of America in 1994 He has the damaged, hard boiled detective figured out as well as anyone else I ve ever read, and his prose flows better than eggnog at Christmastime And it s easy to keep on guzzling the way his famous PI Matthew Scudder used to swig the hard stuff A DROP OF THE HARD STUFF indeed Well,than, but it s easy to get ca Hi, my name is Robert Downs, and I m a member of Lawrence Block Anonymous LBA for short I can see why he was named a Grand Master by the Mystery Writers of America in 1994 He has the damaged, hard boiled detective figured out as well as anyone else I ve ever read, and his prose flows better than eggnog at Christmastime And it s easy to keep on guzzling the way his famous PI Matthew Scudder used to swig the hard stuff A DROP OF THE HARD STUFF indeed Well,than, but it s easy to get carried away when it s just so darn good.If it wasn t fors Kindle Daily Deals, I might have waited a bit longer before I delved into Matthew Scudder s universe, and that would have been a serious travesty, especially considering my love of hard boiled novels knows no bounds I d travel just about anywhere with a hard boiled gumshoe at my side.I d have to agree with the critics that this is one fine piece of detective fiction, even though it would have been easy for Mr Block to let his...


  7. says:

    After a long six years, Lawrence Block finally delivers A Drop of the Hard Stuff, the seventeenth book featuring New York P.I., Matthew Scudder Beginning with The Sins of the Fathers in 1976, Block has parceled the Scudder books out over a period of thirty five years, much to the frustration of fans who can t get enough of them But each book has been worth the wait, and this one is no exception.By now, Matthew Scudder would be in his middle seventies, and so Block cleverly sets this book back After a long six years, Lawrence Block finally delivers A Drop of the Hard Stuff, the seventeenth book featuring New York P.I., Matthew Scudder Beginning with The Sins of the Fathers in ...


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    Seeing as Matt Scudder ages along with his creator, Lawrence Block doesn t feel there s much interest in following the activities of a detective in his mid 70s Rather than write a follow up to All The Flowers Are Dying, Block backtracks about thirty years, all the way back to Scudder s first year of sobriety where he finds himself on the trail of a killer.An old friend of Scudder s, fellow AA member Jack Ellery, is found murdered Having no friends or family, Jack s sponsor hires Matt to look i Seeing as Matt Scudder ages along with his creator, Lawrence Block doesn t fe...


  9. says:

    Well That was wonderful, a beautiful swan song for Block and his Scudder.I m very glad Block found his true heart again, and poured it into his hero and this book It s a gem, a treasure, a visit to the not always golden past, a superb detective noir, a journey of a newly sober alcoholic perhaps Block himself, through Matt The pacing is wonderful, and the dialogue mostly top notch Best of all, there s no forced repetition to pad out the saleable length of the book It s not a masterpiece, b Well That was wonderful, a beautiful swan song for Block and his Scudder.I m very glad Block found his true heart again, and poured it into his hero and this book It s a gem, a treasure, a visit to the not always golden past, a superb detective noir, a journey of a newly sober alcoholic perhaps Block himself, through Matt The pacing is wonderful, and the dialogue mostly top notch Best ...


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    First Sentence I ve often wondered, Mick Ballou said, how it would have all gone if I d taken a different turn A present day Matt Scudder reminisces with his friend, Mick Ballou about a case in his early days of sobriety, particularly an incident when he was approaching his one year mark in AA Alcoholics Anonymous Jack Ellery, now at sixteen months sober, was trying to follow each of the twelve steps including making reparation to others for the harm he had done them When Jack is murde First Sentence I ve often wondered, Mick Ballou said, how it would have all gone if I d taken a different turn A present day Matt Scudder reminisces with his friend, Mick Ballou about a case in his early days of sobriety, particularly an incident when he was approaching his one year mark in AA Alcoholics Anony...

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