Free Humans AUTHOR Donald E Westlake kindle à eBook 9780446400947 ë reflectionslisburnltd

eBook Humans AUTHOR Donald E. Westlake

Free Humans AUTHOR Donald E. Westlake kindle à eBook 9780446400947 ë reflectionslisburnltd ✓ Prolific author Donald E Westlake has won three prestigious Edgar Awards from the Mystery Writers of America and his screenplay for The Grifters was nominated for an Academy Award Now hRsus evil Heaven and hell and everything in between get in on the act for the stakes are high and the outcome is out of this wor An oddity from Westlake It doesn't completely work His writing's always good but even that can't save this one from clunking a bit and it just kind of fizzles out

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For The Grifters was nominated for an Academy Award Now he delivers a one of a kind fantasy thriller an epic struggle of good ve Westlake's comic capers are immortal I wish he had beenthis is the only one of his funny guy books that I know of that introduces the supernatural

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Humans AUTHOR Donald E. WestlaProlific author Donald E Westlake has won three prestigious Edgar Awards from the Mystery Writers of America and his screenplay When Donald Westlake died recently it was a grim day here at Snarl Towers I think it is no secret that he's been one of my favourite authors since my teens As with so many of the authors whose work I like the best I eventually learned to space the books out a bit with the result that now I still have a fair number left to go hurrah This one I picked up a few months ago when we visited the NJ town of Montclair so that Pam could go and spend money relentlessly in some fabricyarn store while I did my very best not to spend anything at all in the Montclair Book Center one of my best loved bookstores It's kind of like a smaller version of the Strand in NYC I came away having spent hardly anything at all well significantly less than Pam had in the shop down the roadWestlake played with fantasy and science fiction from time to time during his long career and in Humans he mixed the two genres God has become fed up with the pageant of folly that is human behaviour and sends an angel to earth to set things up such that human beings themselves will bring the world and perhaps the universe to an end This the angel arranges in somewhat byzantine fashion by gathering together a motley crew of misfits three of whom are in the last stages of terminal illness and sending them to take over a nuclear plant But this is no ordinary nuclear plant within its precinct is the laboratory of a scientist attempting to bring into our universe a sample of strange matter stuff from another reality If strange matter can be tamed humanity will have a cheap clean and copious source of energy forever But if strange matter proves to be untamable the merest jot of his sample will spell curtains for us allAs always with Westlake what's actually a far complex plot than I've outlined is set up impeccably indeed one could complain he devotes too much of the early part of the book to this and carried through with eual skill in timing and execution The sole area in which the maestro's touch seems a trifle uncertain concerns a plot strand in which Lucifer who's perfectly content with the human race the way it is sends an emissary to counter the efforts of the exterminating angel While there are some enjoyable contretemps between the two shapeshifting entities somehow the strand seems just to peter out through lack of auctorial interest rather than be woven in with everything else as the book comes to its climaxThere are some nice in jokes for readers of disaster novels I liked the occasional habit of introducing a character who's fully fleshed out for a chapter only for the clearly anticipated fate of being spifflicated at chapter's endIn his dedication Westlake says the notion for the book was sparked off in conversation with Evan HunterEd McBain another masterful crime writer who dabbled in fsf and another member of my personal literary pantheon who died not so long ago This added to the bittersweetness with which I read Humans