God Save the Child

God Save the Child

eBook - 1974
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Appie Knoll is the kind of suburb where kids grow up right. But something is wrong. Fourteen-year-old Kevin Bartlett disappears. Everyone thinks he's run away--until the comic strip ransom note arrives. It doesn't take Spenser long to get the picture: an affluent family seething with rage, a desperate boy making strange friends ... friends like Vic Harroway, body builder. Mr. Muscle is Spenser's only lead and he isn't talking except with his fists. But when push comes to shove, when a boy's life is on the line, Spenser can speak that language too.
Publisher: New York : Dell Pub. Co., ©1974.
ISBN: 9780307569554
Characteristics: 1 online resource (205 pages).


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Oct 20, 2018

The casual and not-so-casual sexism and homophobia in this book did me in. Could we argue that that was a sign of the times? Maybe. But, we are seeing what the excuse 'it was the norm of the times' leads to today. I say let us finally leave those times in those times and move on.

After that, I do not care whether it is a good book or not. There are too many good books out there without the layers of misogyny and homophobia for us to hold onto this type of book today.

Dec 20, 2017

A terrific little mystery, I think Parker writes the best dialogue. Spenser's smart-ass remarks are always gold.

Apr 27, 2016

The second of the Spenser series. Spenser meets Susan, sparks fly watch out bad guys Spenser is getting motivated and Parker is starting to hit his stride in what will become one of the best mystery/PI series ever written.

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