- Publisher: William Morrow & Co (Oct. 1989)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0688090699
- ISBN-13: 978-0688090692
- Product Dimensions: 23.9 x 15.5 x 3.3 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,731,644 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Out on the Cutting Edge Hardcover – Oct 1989
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A powerful Matt Scudder novel about love and loss. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Lawrence Block was awarded the CWA Cartier Diamond Dagger in 2004. His novel A Walk Among the Tombstones has been adapted for Hollywood - starring Liam Neeson, Dan Stevens and Ruth Wilson. 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. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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As with all Scudder mysteries, ‘Cutting’ is as much about the nature of humans and New York as it is a crime thriller. Scudder uses dogged hard work to try and uncover clues and when he is not doing this he is partaking in AA meetings in an attempt to remain off the booze. To add a little more flavour to proceedings there is an additional side plot about an AA friend who needs help. As the book develops this smaller story grows and becomes a more interesting focus for the reader.
I am au fait with how the Scudder method of working, but even so, ‘Cutting’ is a slow burn. The fact that there was a twist as well did not improve matters as I felt I was wasting my time earlier. Block is as always a beautiful writer and just following Scudder around can be fun, but the coincidences and lack of movement in ‘Cutting’ made this a slightly weaker entry in the series. Still a decent enough read and fans of Block will like it; just don’t start off reading this as your first.
The plot is involving and interesting as it always is in a Lawrence Block novel and Scudder is on top form as usual. What is most impressive about this novel is the sheer quality of the writing.
Lawrence Block truely is the Master of Crime Writing.