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This book is an evidence that even excellent writers like Lawrence Block can do poorly. For the first time ever -and i can tell you i've read MANY books of LB- i got bored . The plot is repetitive and the too long story dilute the interest that the unusual main character and the dark sense sense of humor initially create. I need to go back to a Matt Scudder story
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I love me some Lawrence Block, particularly the Keller books (I've long considered Robert Forster's read of "Hit Man" a high-water mark for entertainment audiobooks). With "Getting Off," Block once again displays his penchant for crafting endearing sociopaths. Expertly-paced, colloquial and smart with some truly horrifying passages–Block fleshes out the main character's motivations by painting a hideously uncomfortable childhood–the book really cooks and gets under the skin. Lily Bask turns in a terrific performance, particularly when called upon to read some of the story's more risque action. Good fun & worth a listen.
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