Bad Move

Bad Move

Book - 2004
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Safety-obsessed Zack moves his family from the city to the too-quiet town of Oakwood, but Oakwood isn't the crime-free paradise he was hoping for. While on a walk, Zack discovers a dead body and with the killer still roaming the neighbourhood, Zack will have to set aside his safety-first instincts and track him down himself.
Publisher: New York : Bantam Dell, c2004.
ISBN: 9780553803853
0553803859
Branch Call Number: FIC Barcl 3583ul 1
FIC Barcl 3583tc 1
FIC Barcl 3583mm 1
FIC Barcl 3583mv 1
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Characteristics: 310 p.

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DarylNW
Jun 02, 2017

One of mr. Barclay's best! I laughed til my sides hurt. Dont miss this one.

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LauraSteinert
Oct 14, 2014

The narrator spends an increasing amount of time trying to explain that he is not an a**hole. But he is. He is also a control freak and a manipulative jerk. His wife hates him, his children hate him, and so do I. His is also stupid--despite the fact that he tells us repeatedly how smart he is. At least he admits that his books are worthless trash and he is unbelievably lazy.

To be fair--I only made it to page 172 before I remembered that I am too old and too busy to waste my time on Bad Moves, like reading this book. I couldn't even be bother to skip to the end--where I would hope to find that he has been put in prison for double homicide while his family returns to their old home and finds peace and happiness in his blessed absence.

A patron review from the Adult Summer Game: "Another great read by Linwood. You can really see his style developing. Great twist. Love the humor too."

Donnalee Smith May 12, 2012

Linwood Barclay's first book remains my favourite of his novels. He has received a lot of acclaim for his new sleek thrillers with their generic settings, but I love this first one for being so proudly and unabashedly Canadian. "Oakwood" seems a lot like Oakville, Ontario to me! The best thing is that this book is not only a really good mystery, but it is very funny. It's hard to find a genuinely good mystery that's also hilarious, but this one is. His newer books are very exciting, but have become very serious and grim. This book is hugely entertaining and fun and I highly recommend it.

Susanne E. Robling Jun 06, 2010

Absolutely brilliant. Very very funny and hard to put down.

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mopsey
Sep 10, 2008

the best book i have read in a long time. laugh out loud funny

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