A Young Spenser Novel
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He’s been solving cases for almost 40 years, but little is known about the early history of Robert B. Parker’s inimitable private eye, Spenser. Now, for the first time, Parker tells how Spenser came of age in Chasing the Bear.
Being raised by his father and uncles—three of the toughest men in town—young Spenser knows how to fight and he’s had to prove it. But his father taught him something far more valuable: Sometimes the toughest thing a guy can do is walk away from a fight.
So when Spenser sees his friend Jeannie being taken in a boat downriver by her abusive father, he knows he has a hard decision to make. Should he trust his gut and risk his own life to save Jeannie’s? And if so, how can he overcome such a bear of a man?
Hardcover Book : 176 pages
Publisher: Philomel Books ( May 14, 2009 )
Item #: 12-766236
Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 8.25 x 0.42inches
Product Weight: 9.0 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
This is actually my first Spenser novel and I actually liked it. It reminded me of a book for pre-teens but I guess Spenser fans would like it too. I believe I'll start reading the Spenser novels now that I kinda know what the beginning of the character is and why he has the shape he does. I would love to read more about the characters uncles and dad actually. I believe those would be excellent stories. The female voice (Susan) is necessary I guess. Otherwise who would Spenser tell his story to? Only women sit still long enough to listen to stuff like that. All in all...a good read. I recommend it.
Reviewer: Adrienne F
Wasn't expecting such a short (& BIG PRINT) book. Finished it on the train ride home from work. Book was ok, but why did Susan need to be in this. I'm totally sick of Susan and the dialogue between the two has really become grating.
I have read all of Parker's books and found this one up to his normal standards...The book was not long enough,but interesting...Looking forward to his next book.
I liked this book. I use to watch the series on TV and read some of the books. It was interesting to me to read the backstory that made Spencer what he is today. It was short, and focused for a younger reading group, but I enjoyed it just the same.
I DO BELIEVE THESE BEST SELLING AUTHORS ARE COASTING - TAKING FROM THEIR PREVIOUS , WELL-SELLING FULL BOOKS AND TRYING TO EXPAND A BIT AND SELLING THEM FOR FULL PRICE.
JANET EVANOVICH IS DOING THE SAME THING!
Reviewer: J. C