Sue Grafton Message Board
Maria posts on 11/24/2006 9:45:38 PM
I did not like S and felt it was a difficult read with a weak plot and too many flashbacks. I hope that T is better and brings back more of her personal relationships. All the characters I like were not in this book.
Also I do not think it was necessary of the other poster to say "try reading the book this time" to the person who was confused by the ending. It was missing something.
Josephine Cook posts on 10/31/2006 7:36:48 PM
I have all of Sue Grafton's books from the Alphabet Series (A-S). I throughly enjoy listening to these books. They are very will written and a wonderful way of relaxing. Sue writing and Judy Kaye's narating come together like that sliced hot hard boiled eggs sandwich with tons of mayo and salt. I am very anxious for the T is for book. Sue keep up the great work and love to hubby, children, grandchildren, cats, Liz and Barbara, your assistant.
Srikanth posts on 10/24/2006 3:04:02 AM
A Very descriptive novel, which details every view you could imagine right from a window pane to mountains... Would have been much better concentrating more on the story lines rather than being decriptive of every object she visualizes. Story takes little interesting from chapter 8 onwards...Anyways a great book to read on...
posts on 10/5/2006 3:41:26 PM
I couldn't figure out the ending. I kept thinking that I missed something somewhere. So I thought I would get on the internet to see if someone could explain the ending to me. I was disappointed that the book didn't involve any more of Kinzy's personal life.
posts on 9/6/2006 3:47:36 AM
i really enjoyed this book but found it more gruesome than the previous ones. it's too bad the ending is so weak.
posts on 8/4/2006 9:41:18 PM
Yes Patti, you missed the boat. Violet told Tom about her money in April, three months before she was killed. That gave him plenty of time to butter her up. Try reading the book this time.
posts on 8/3/2006 12:37:11 PM
Tom killed Violet to get the money he needed to pay his bank loan on Monday. What doesn't make sense is why Kinsey thought that whoever gave Violet the dog had to be the killer. Tom had given Violet the dog a month before -- and his conversation with Violet where she revealed to him that she had $50,000 took place a day or two before the murder. Am I missing something here?
posts on 7/18/2006 2:16:46 PM
i too had a hard time with s i hope t is better i have read them all
posts on 7/17/2006 11:50:10 AM
I began this book in December, but unlike all of the others, I could never keep reading. This plot would have made a good short story, but to make it a novel was obviously a struggle. Too thin - too illogical. If Tom wanted to kill Kinsey, he would have killed her at the side of the road... the attempt at the repeated burial was inane. Because of earlier outstanding plots, I'll give T a try - but please - add substance.
posts on 6/21/2006 11:25:43 AM
The style was terrific. The book was great. I was born in 1953 (on the east coast) and the description of the era was dead on. This was my first Kinsey book. I've already ordered A&B. Nevertheless, I too had questions. I know why Tom did it -- MONEY. But there were a lot of loose ends. I wanted to know more about Tom's relationship with his wife and her money. Most bothersome: What's the deal between Tannie's grandfather and father at the hospital and the pink paper? Did Kathy send a poison pen letter using the paper she originally planned to give to Liza??
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