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Terror on the Orient-Express and Other Stories of Intrigue, Mayhem and Suspense Kindle Edition

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 737 KB
  • Publisher: Crossfire Editions; 1 edition (7 May 2010)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B003LBRNKA
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  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 5 customer reviews
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I found this new collection of shorter fiction by David Alexander a very tasty assortment. Reading it is like waking up to a huge breakfast in a swank hotel where your mouth waters because everywhere you look is all this delectable food.

The lead story of the collection, Terror on the Orient-Express, is like the corner where the master souffle chef flips his frying pan and serves up crepes crammed with all the good stuff that only makes you hungry for more. There are about twenty other stories in this group that are meaty enough to satisfy even the biggest appetite for top-notch fiction written in that classic style that delivers the goods on practically every single line, paragraph and page.

As advertised, this collection was clearly the story cycle as claimed in the editorial review, because I found there was a definite unity to all of them, as different from each other as many of those stories are.

None of these stories are run-of-the-mill tales either. They're all written in a highly imaginative style, and some of them are quite unique. This is not only an extremely well-balanced story collection but a fairly large one too, when compared to many another book of stories that seem thin by comparison.

I've been re-reading the stories I like best, but I plan to go through the whole thing from start to finish very soon. This is top-notch writing and a great reading experience. A lot of fun while traveling, under which circumstances I've been reading most of the stories (incidentally it was also a lot of fun to find myself in Venice, Paris, Rome, London, and some of the other global settings for several of the stories).
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Mayhem, murder, bullets, betrayal and knives in the back. Terrorists, criminal geniuses bent on world domination, beautiful lady spies and hard boiled tough guys who manage to turn the tables on the bad guys and spit in their evil faces -- this one's got it all, and then some! Note to terrorists and bad guys all over the world: don't read this book or you might get scared enough to soil your undies. Ditto for Death Pulse.
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Highly enjoyed this great job of writing. Simply brilliant in its range and imaginative in prose style. Altogether, unique. This is writing raised to the level of a Dashiell Hammett or a Raymond Chandler. Every literate detective or thriller reader would want this one on their list, I'm quite sure.
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I've rarely read a collection as good and as balanced as this one. The short novel that begins the book, Terror on the Orient-Express, from which the title is of course taken, is simply brilliant, and what follows only seemed to get better as I went along. I'd suggest this book as a companion on a rail or plane journey, which is where I got familiar with it, and it even started an interesting conversation with a fellow passenger whom I still know.
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The novellas that make up this collection are great because the entire thing can be dipped into at will without loss of consistency, since all the tricky tales that make up the book are linked by connective tissue of one sort or another. This is also an original and literate group of shorter works, and there's a lot to choose from here. Nothing slim about this volume, including the depth and verve of the prose.
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