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Happy but confused,
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This review is from: Celebrity In Death: 34 (Hardcover)
This is my first JD Robb book, which I bought on the recommendation of a committed Robb fan and also because I loved the story promised by the blurb.
I can see by the inside cover that Robb has written many previous books and consequently Celebrity in Death might not be the best place to start in a long series... however... I am sooo confused: I loved the characters, all of the them - which is part of the problem because there are just so many characters introduced in the first few chapters. Also so much reference is made to previous events and previous cases that I really had to work hard to keep up.
Many other series books will provide little internal summaries for newbies like me, so that we can be up to date with the main character's personal life and previous cases. Unfortunately, in Celebrity in Death, this is touched on so lightly that I really didn't know quite what was going on and this detracted from the new story that was about to unfold.
That said, I really loved the writing and am already quite fond of the characters, so I may revisit this book again after reading the rest of the series.
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Initial post: 20 Feb 2012 10:48:07 GMT
Suzie Q says:
I would say it is well worth reading the series, you will be entertained for a long time as there are many books. Certainly start with the first one which set the scene for me. The First Book is called "Naked in Death" and from there I was hooked. I hope you enjoy them. Regards - Suzie Q
In reply to an earlier post on 20 Feb 2012 16:18:27 GMT
R Gert says:
I'd agree with Suzie Q. I first read some of these books years ago (Naked in Death was written in 1995) and have just bought them all for my ereader. Be warned - there are 33 books before Celebrity! I also love the books she writes under her own name. If you don't already know, you can get the correct reading order from her website - www.noraroberts.com
In reply to an earlier post on 20 Feb 2012 16:22:16 GMT
33 - really? It might be years before I get back to Celebrity! Thanks :)
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