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ISBN:
0671507389
Author:
Francis
Category:
Mystery
Language:
English
Publisher:
Pocket (December 3, 1983)
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Rating:
4.9
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an imprint of. PENGUIN BOOKS. Books by Dick Francis. THE SPORT OF QUEENS (autobiography).

an imprint of. Chapter One. Chapter Two. Chapter Three.

Home Dick Francis Blood Sport. Stallions were normally booked for thirty to forty mares each breeding season. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25. I stared at her in real surprise.

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BLOOD SPORT - VG Francis, Dick - 6th book. But before he leaves, Gene's survival skills are called on closer to home, catapulting him into a maelstrom of blackmail and murder.

Dick Francis was one of the most successful post-war National Hunt jockeys

Dick Francis was one of the most successful post-war National Hunt jockeys. The winner of over 350 races, he was champion jockey in 1953/1954 and rode for HM Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, most famously on Devon Loch in the 1956 Grand National. On his retirement from the saddle, he published his autobiography, The Sport of Queens, before going on to write forty-three bestselling novels, a volume of short stories (Field of 13), and the biography of Lester Piggott.

Blood Sport is particularly impressive because of how Francis portrays severe clinical depression. These particular books are all by Dick Francis himself and this volume is a tremendous bargain for FOUR splendid novels. He nails it. I was amazed to find the book was written in 1967, when all forms of mental illness were very much taboo.

Blood Sport by Francis, Dick, NEW Book, FREE & FAST Delivery, (Paperback). A book with obvious wear. May have some damage to the book cover but the book is still completely intact. Blood Sport by Dick Francis, Acceptable Used Book (Paperback) FREE & FAST Delive. The binding may be slightly damaged around the edges but it is still completely intact. May have some underlining and highlighting of text and some writing in the margins, but there are no missing pages or anything else that would compromise the readability or legibility of the text.

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  • Honeirsil
I love, love, love Dick Francis--have read everything he's ever written and am currently collecting his works in hardcover to replace my old paperbacks. This book gets 3 stars for one simple reason. Francis tried to write a protagonist who is severely depressed and intermittently suicidal (this is not a spoiler; it comes up early and repeatedly and isn't particularly crucial to the plot). The reasons for that are never quite explained. A breakup? Sure, breakups can be rough, but as with most of his protagonists this is an otherwise mentally stable guy in mid-adulthood--I kept wanting to lean through the pages and ask him why on earth he hadn't moved on yet. I'm not sure what Francis was going for here or why, but that element of the protagonist's character fails so hilariously that it disrupts my immersion in the plot. I like to think that speaks well of the author--he obviously never suffered mental distress of the type or severity that he's trying to write, and I find it awkwardly charming that he gave it his best shot--but it makes for a clunky read. I'm not saying you shouldn't read this one, but if you're reading this author for the first time, you'd be better off starting with the Break In/Bolt duo, with any of the early Sid Halley ones (NOT the crap that his son has been churning out since Dick Francis's death), or perhaps with Banker, Shattered, To the Hilt...honestly, nearly any of the others.
  • skyjettttt
You just can't go wrong with Dick Francis. Unless you don't care for excellent characterizations, believable villains and wonderful plots. Oh, and meticulous research. Not your run of the mill whodunit. Unfortunately he wrote so well the stories are over before you know it.

Blood Sport is particularly impressive because of how Francis portrays severe clinical depression. He nails it. I was amazed to find the book was written in 1967, when all forms of mental illness were very much taboo. Anyone who is fortunate enough not to live with depression - unlike me - will get a realistic view through Gene Hawkins' eyes.
  • Vetibert
Gene Hawkins sleeps with a Luger under his pillow and lives four flights up so people will be short of breath when they get to him. He has a dangerous profession that he refers to as anti-infiltration: interfering with the planting of spies in certain government offices and research labs.

He never minds taking chances, because he's clinically depressed anyway. If he dies on the job, he figures it'll save him the bother of shooting himself one of these days.

He's just the man for an impossible assignment, and his boss hands him one: find Chrysalis, a stallion worth £500,000 that just went missing. The owner lost another horse in similar circumstances five years ago, and this time he wants a no-holds-barred search. Insurance investigators and policemen don't get results.

Gene's hunt takes him across the ocean to a Kentucky stud farm, a Wyoming dude ranch and an eerie Arizona dessert. Although lonely and miserable, Gene has a wry sense of humor that keeps his depression from being a burden on the people he meets. He attracts friends and stirs up women, especially the ones he doesn't dare sleep with.

Blood Sport is another great adventure from one of my favorite writers. I turn to Dick Francis whenever I want a sure thing.
  • Goldendragon
I'm not going to review these four novels here. Each of them is just another reason why I think Dick Francis was the Grand Master of mystery writers. He's gone now and I feel a great sense of loss about that. It's moderated by the fact that in his later years he was joined by his son Felix Francis who wrote with him and eventually continued on his own to write under the aegis of the Dick Francis brand. I frankly would be hard pressed to tell whether I am listening to the voice of the father or his son as I read Dick Francis books. These particular books are all by Dick Francis himself and this volume is a tremendous bargain for FOUR splendid novels. Thanks to Amazon for offering it.
  • Jeb
I love Dick Francis as a storyteller but have been having a hard time finding on Kindle or ebooks in the library . This book was great to get even though not in the form I wanted. It was in very good shape, even had the dust jacket. Very readable condition.
  • Iaiastta
Perfect
  • Went Tyu
as promised
I have only finished the first two book, Odds Against and Flying Finish. You can tell they were the author's earlier works and that he was still developing as a writer. But I like his writing and I like his subject. Thanks.