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Eight Million Ways To Die (Matt Scudder Mystery) [Paperback]

Lawrence Block
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5 Oct 2000 Matt Scudder Mystery
Staying alive is never easy; not for the prostitute who is slashed to ribbons, nor for the pimp named Chance who is betting his life that the broken down investigator Matt Scudder can find her killer.

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  • Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Orion; New Ed edition (5 Oct 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0752837001
  • ISBN-13: 978-0752837000
  • Product Dimensions: 2.5 x 11.1 x 17.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 225,332 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Corruption and danger are rife in Lawrence Block's incredible Matt Scudder thriller.

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Lawrence Block was awarded the CWA Cartier Diamond Dagger in 2004. He is also a Grand Master of the Mystery Writers of America. He is the author of many novels and short stories and has won numerous awards for his mystery writing. He lives and works in New York City.

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5.0 out of 5 stars A shiny new edition of an excellent '80s mystery 21 Feb 2008
Format:Hardcover
It's 2008, and it's the 25th anniversary of the Lawrence Block's Eight Million Ways to Die. So let's put out a celebratory edition! I've never read a Block book, so I'm not sure why this particular book warrants a re-issue in a special hardcover, but it does mark a significant milestone in Matt Scudder's career, so maybe that's why. This handsome hardcover also includes an afterword by Block, so fans of the Scudder series may want to pick this up to at least read that. For non-fans of the series, you can pick it up because it's a very good book.

If you're like me, you'll have to keep reminding yourself that Eight Million Ways to Die was written back in 1983. I kept asking why the characters didn't use cell phones until I remembered. Also, the image of New York as a crime-infested city kept jarring with the way it is now. The title of the book is said by a cynical cop who claims that there are eight million ways to die in New York. While there are probably still quite a few, I don't think there are that many any more.

Block does immerse you in the seedy atmosphere of the New York of 1983, though. His imagery is quite stark, and he constantly has Scudder reading the newspaper, pulling out headlines and news stories about how certain innocent people were killed, and commenting on how these will quickly get relegated to the back pages as something even more monstrous hits the front page. This atmosphere constantly weighs Scudder (and the reader) down, but at least the reader can put the book down if it gets too oppressive. What can Scudder do?

Scudder is an extremely interesting character, and evidently one who changes throughout his series of books. His alcoholism has been a constant presence in previous books, and this is the one where it comes to a head.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Deadly Thrills 10 Oct 2002
By Mr. Warren M. Fisher VINE VOICE
Format:Paperback
Only my second Matt Scudder mystery, but already I'm hooked. Block has been lauded as the grandmaster of the modern PI novel, and I have no problem with this. A dark, tormented hero on a quest to right a terrible wrong in a brutal, unforgiving world, what more could you want? Intelligent, gripping and thrillingly authentic.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A fine crime thriller 18 Dec 2000
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Format:Paperback
Private eye Matt Scudder is one of the finest creations in crime fiction. This book brings to life all the colourful characters and bizaare scenes of New York, and uses them to deliver a highly enjoyable crime story. The Matt Scudder novels are also the most realistic account of alcoholism I have ever read. Definitely worth reading.
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