Robert K. Tanenbaum Message Board
Edith Goodmaster posts on 10/20/2009 9:59:30 AM
I am 79 years old with lots of time to read and happened to pick up one of your paperbacks and immediately started emptying out the hard-cover shelves. I read about 6 books in the past 10 days - am trying to get them in order. You may have had his pointed out to you before but just in case - JUSTICE DENIED - page 199 "digging out old tea caddies and carving them with Hegbrew to make ethrog, etc" An ethrog is a citron used on the Succot holiday. It is what is placed in the little box (just to protect it when not in use) - matzah is never put in little boxes except the ones they are sold in.
Diane posts on 10/7/2009 2:36:38 PM
Whatever Mr. Tanenbaum has to say about the New York Times, good or bad, is his choice. I prefer to think of that paper as not the Old Gray Lady, but the Old Gray Witch.
I love the way he writes. I just want to know, is Malovo really dead?
Melinda Karin posts on 9/14/2009 10:33:32 PM
There are so many loose threads at the end of Capture (more than usual) that I would like to know when you plan to have the next book in the "series" on the market. I am eagerly awaiting number 22.
JC Hull posts on 9/13/2009 6:02:58 PM
For Mr. T. From your first books I have read & recommended the Karp stories. They are a great read! But for almost 60 years I also have read the NY Times. I simply do not enjoy your using your book as a bully pulpit to bash the Times. Once, OK, but please, not as frequently as in the recent Capture. JCHull
naomi smith posts on 8/31/2009 2:23:16 AM
i would like to ask robert k. tanenbaum
a question about a reference in the acknowledgement section of his book capture
Jill Adels posts on 7/22/2009 9:08:11 PM
I got hold of the Michael Gruber books and read them all. He is brilliant, funny, super literate, and interested in deep and provocative subjects without being in the least pretentious. So happy I discovered the HOAX and now have this great 'new' writer to enjoy.
Bill Shanner posts on 7/22/2009 4:12:42 PM
I agree that since Tanenbaum lost Gruber as a ghost writer the quality of the stories has deteriorated signficantly. Poor dialog, poor plots. Tannenbaum owns the Karp brand his current outsourcer is ruining it
Marian posts on 7/19/2009 10:51:49 PM
Ooooops! In Hoax, character named Rachel explains her name is same as biblical Abraham's wife. Abraham's wife was Sarah. Jacob was married to sisters Leah and Rachel.
B World posts on 6/7/2009 11:22:10 PM
Auntie's post from 2006 was right on! I read a few of Tanenbaum's books, and then went out of sequence with Hoax. The hoax is that it passes for a Butch Karp/Marlene Ciampi thriller.
Sheldon Baumann posts on 6/6/2009 9:20:30 PM
Having just begun "Material Witness", I was surprised to see, on page 10 of the hardbound edition, that Mr. Tanenbaum points out: "In the Vietnam War, a slick was a medical evacuation by helicopter-a rescue."
Having served as an infantry soldier with the 101st Airborne Division in Vietnam in '66 & '67, I saw, flew many times in, was resupplied, supported, and eventually medically evacuated by helicopter, primarily the UH-1, or "Huey". These helicopters were commonly referred to as "slicks", and the medical evacuation (rescue) of troops was known as a "dust-off". I doubt that these terms differed or varied beyond my sphere of duty, or of other author's works dealing with these aircraft or their missions. Not a "criticism" necessarily, just a bump in the road of what appears to be a good read.
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