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ISBN:
051709584X
Author:
Robert B. Parker
Category:
Thrillers & Suspense
Language:
English
Publisher:
Random House Value Publishing (December 14, 1992)
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Robert Brown Parker (September 17, 1932 – January 18, 2010) was an American writer of fiction, primarily of the mystery/detective genre. His most famous works were the 40 novels written about the fictional private detective Spenser

Robert Brown Parker (September 17, 1932 – January 18, 2010) was an American writer of fiction, primarily of the mystery/detective genre. His most famous works were the 40 novels written about the fictional private detective Spenser. ABC television network developed the television series Spenser: For Hire based on the character in the mid-1980s; a series of TV movies based on the character were also produced. His works incorporate encyclopedic knowledge of the Boston metropolitan area.

Robert B. Parker was the author of more than fifty books. He died in January 2010. Their characterization is magnificent. Pastime" is a good enough book to stand alone, but better yet if one has read the Spenser novels chronologically. I'd been disappointed with the prior two Spenser books - "Stardust" and "Playmates," but Parker found a way to dig deep and produce this superlative effort. It's not just another Spenser novel. It's one that should cause the reader to take a deep, introspective look within himself or herself.

The most personal and revealing Spenser thriller of all, Pastime is Robert B. Parker's electrifying masterpeice of crime fiction-a startling game of memory, desire, and danger that forces Spenser to face his own past. Ten years ago, he saved a teenage boy from a father's rage. Now, on the brink of manhood, the boy seeks answers to his mother's sudden disapearance.

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About Robert B. Parker: There is a place where crime creates an excitement and fascination; only in books or the movies.

Hardcover Paperback Kindle. About Robert B. The reason this is true is because one is able to be part of the crime and not really be there. It is the unfolding of stunt after stunt in the mind as the crime story brings events and characters into life. Such novels, depicting finesse in creation of almost real events and characters can only be attributed to prolific authors. Robert B. Parker is accurately within this league of authors and his works are almost purely detective and western fiction.

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Between 1973 and 2011, Robert B. Parker published nearly 70 books. Almost all of them were bestsellers. Bob's publisher enabled him to produce books about things he thought about a lot, including baseball (Double Play), generations (All Our Yesterdays), and young love (Love and Glory). He started each of his books with a very brief sketch of an idea-a sentence or two, sometimes more. There was never a detailed outline. He and Joan wrote A Year at the Races, about the world of horse racing, and also combined to write Three Weeks in Spring, about Joan's first battle with breast cancer.

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I've read the first 18 Spenser novels and this is without a doubt the best and most substantial of that group.
The novel is poignant on several levels. In it he revisits his seventh Spenser book -- "Early Autumn" -- and his character Paul Giacomin, who was 15 when Spenser rescued him and became his surrogate father. Now 25, Giacomin asks Spenser to locate his flighty and mostly absent mother, who has disappeared. Along the way, Paul must find his own identity as he helps search for his mom alongside Spenser.
Parker deftly weaves a few subplots in with the major story line. Along the way, Spenser reveals his own mysterious past and how he became what he is. The antagonist, mobster Joe Broz, also has a son, Gerry, who is trying to come of age, so to speak, to take over the family business. Parker does a great job, as each person goes through his own rite of passage in this humane, yet entertaining story.
Parker's trilogy of characters -- Spenser, his girlfriend Susan Silverman, and Hawk -- don't disappoint, as Parker somehow weaves their interrelationship even tighter. The three characters seem cut from whole cloth. Their characterization is magnificent.
"Pastime" is a good enough book to stand alone, but better yet if one has read the Spenser novels chronologically. I'd been disappointed with the prior two Spenser books -- "Stardust" and "Playmates," but Parker found a way to dig deep and produce this superlative effort.
It's not just another Spenser novel. It's one that should cause the reader to take a deep, introspective look within himself or herself. I highly recommend this book. I know I will certainly move on to the next Spenser novel, "Double Deuce," which will have a tough time following in the footsteps of this excellent book, which I rated five stars not because it was "The Great Gatsby," but rather a top-notch effort in its genre and in the Spenser series as a whole.
  • Eyalanev
I have thirty-five novels of Parker's Spenser novels, most of which I have read. "Pastime" is, in my opinion, undoubtedly the best of all the novels I have read. It is a shame he died last year because he was still producing good novels among those of his later years, not "Pastime" which is an earlier effort. It is not worth comparing the Jesse Stone or Sonny Randall books, I have never been able to figure out why he wrote them; if he thought he had a story to tell inappropiate for Spenser then write it as an independent novel; he did this in a series of his westerns. Could he have written another story as well or as compelling or as insightful as "Pastime" in another venue? We will never know.
I think "Pastime" draws some of its interest from the small portions doled out in parts of the book about Spenser's origin. The Wyoming start is outlined broadly in just a few short sentences which, if collected in a single paragraph would have lacked the impact they gathered in the way they were presented, as explanations for some of his presnt behavior and personality. It also served as an explanation, as opposites, for Paul Giacomin's behavior and drives. Some of it was questionable, such as the four men coming East to help form more of Spenser's personality in a fitting manner, to a better purpose.
The general plot was a search for Paul's mother, with no income generated in the doing. Three people were contrasted, not in side-by-side comparison but in developing the story. There was Spenser as one, Paul as two, and the crime lord's son, Gerry, as the third and the contrast in all three and how they developed. The plot itself was rather thin, almost an afterthought, as the main pupose definitely seemd to be an analysis of personalities and there was no real ending to the search, Paul's mother was found fairly early but the story went on, with Spenser singled out as a target for the criminals involved. The ending here was foreseeable and trite, no suspense, no mystery and very little interest generated, not even in the master criminal's actions. So why did I give it a five star rating? Forget the plot and study the characters. Parker developed his characters in this novel much better than in any of his other works, so go with the flow. It is worth reading and helps in reading the other novels as well.
  • Gerceytone
A new best friend, a shootout against all odds, an honored friend assisted, honor among thieves, Hawk to the rescue, snippets of personal history, and cherry pie. I’ll read it again, to revel in the Parker touch.
  • Hadadel
I have read many detective/mystery authors over the years and it's funny that I'd never read any of Parker's novels. I was given Crimson Joy by my mother and I immediately felt he was the man who gave guys like Baldacci, Crais and Connelley their entire format. Parker's characters are exemplary and the plots are amazing. I have read six more in order from Crimson Joy and just ordered four more! Love the humorous dialogue and intriguing plots. He was the best.
  • Tholmeena
The personal history of Spenser's life is revealed. The homeyness and masculinity of his father and uncles fills in more detail of how Spencer became the man.This story is more complex. As you follow the thread of each characters role, the foundation of loyalty, trust and love between each main character weaves a beautiful tapestry. Add the "bad guys", Spencer's epic triumph of good vs evil, you can't put this book down.
  • Ndav
This is where their dog Pearl comes into the picture, and Paul comes back also. I loved the whole book, and could hardly put it down.
  • Yanthyr
I like the Spence series by Parker. Grew-up watching the Spence for Hire series in television. I am collecting the book series in audio. This one seem to have started off as the abridged version and changed on the second disc to the unabridged version. Part of the first disc was repeated than the story continued. Since find this book on CD is hard to locate I decided to keep it otherwise I would have sent it back. I would suggest reviewing the used disc more carefully in future.
Spencer has finally revealed details about his childhood at the loving request of his main squeeze , the good Doctor Silverman. Intriguing developments on the Broz family as well.