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El juego de Ripper

Las estrellas siempre dicen la verdad Mi madre todavía está viva pero la matarán el Viernes Santo a medianoche le advirtió Amanda Martín al inspector jefe y ést. The problem with being too nice is that sometimes you let the bad ones inIn this novel we learn the story of Indiana a masseur and exceptional healer Innocent sincere and open to life but with several love problems Her path invariably ends up crossing the one of an implacable serial killer Her young daughter Amanda and Ripper a role playing game may just be the only thing that might be able to stop himPromoted as Allende s first mystery in truth it appears much to be a romance novel vaguely disguised as a crime one A pretty entertaining read but with some reservations The novel takes some time to start but after the first uarter it becomes really uite gripping the other three uarters of the book went by in a blur However something that I cannot forgive Allende is that you can t end a 400p novel in a 2p epilogue That is just simply wrong It practically lacks of closure whatsoever Unforgivable But even still a worthy read There is no movie of the book so less homework this timeStill remaining Allende s greatest The House of Spirits and the movie of courseUntil next time El problema de ser demasiado buena es ue a veces dej s entrar a los malosEn esta novela conocemos la historia de Indiana una masajista y sanadora excepcional Inocente sincera abierta a la vida aunue con ciertos problemas amorosos Su camino se termina cruzando invariablemente con el de un implacable asesino serial Su joven hija Amanda y Ripper un juego de rol puede ser lo nico ue pueda llegar a detenerloPromocionada por Allende como su primer novela de misterio a decir verdad parece mas bien una novela rom ntica levemente disfrazada de novela policial Una lectura ciertamente entretenida aumue con ciertas reservas La novela tarda bastante en arrancar pero pasado el primer cuarto del libro se vuelve bastante atrapante las otras tres cuartas partes del libro se nos pas volando Sin embargo hay algo ue no le puedo perdonar a Allende y es ue no se puede terminar una novela de 400 p ginas en un pilogo de 2 eso simplemente no se hace Pr cticamente carece de cierre Imperdonable Pero a n as vali la pena No existe una pel cula del libro as ue esta vez hay menos tareaueda pendiente La casa de los esp ritus la obra magna de Allende y la pel cula claroHasta la pr xima

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O de los dieciocho mil kilómetros cuadrados de la bahía de San Francisco tenían pocas horas para encontrarla con vida y él no sabía por dónde empezar a buscarla. There are a number of problems in reading this bookThe Number One problem is Upfront Bald Faced Lying in the marketing of the book1 The title has nothing to do with the contents of the book on any level It supposedly is the name of a video game However the video game is never played or used as a clue or ever referenced again after being used to explain how a club in the book starts Ripper references nothing about ripping or anything knife y which occurs in the book Instead it is used as the name of a kind of meek role playing club which meets online to figure out real life crime The crimes the club tries to solve are actually based on stolen inside information that the leader of the club Amanda Jackson who is either 16 or 17 her age is given as both in different places in the book but since she is going to college soon and it mentions her almost being 18 several times I decided that the earlier reference to her being 16 was an editing error acuires Her father Bob Martin is a deputy chief of homicide in San Francisco and it s his information that Amanda rips off although Martin could care less when he finds out and he actually provides Amanda with whatever she wants to know later These are the only two possible reasons I can think of to use the title Ripper neither of which is one that a buyer of the book will assume is the reason to use it All of the publisher s advertising about the book says this novel is a murder mystery so everyone including me thinks it s about a serial killer who uses a knife like Jack the Ripper the famous London 19th century serial killer Not2 The book is being advertised as if it were a genre mystery Not It absolutely is not It is a mild mannered friendly easy going romantic comedy chick lit novel for 400 pages It actually had me on the path of thinking this was a family oriented Romance genre author attempting to write an Armistead Maupin book such as Tales of the City only a lot less interesting dramatic engaging or cute A defined mystery finally becomes important at page 400 or so but until then the mystery reader must be satisfied with uickie peculiar murders which pop up every ten chapters or so that the characters completely ignore or briefly converse about the Ripper Club The murders NEVER impact anybody or anything having absolutely no intersection with the life of any character in the book In fact whenever anything mysterious or murderous pops into the universe of the book it is only noticeable in how it uietly tiptoes away3 Amanda Jackson is billed as the amazing blazing wunderkind at the center of the book girl detective Instead she is a peripheral character barely on stage She s a nice girl with an occasional walk on part The endThe plotIndiana Jackson is an earth mother of the type who includes a tremendous amount of New Age beliefs and customs in her life and philosophies but strictly of the urban fantasy kind She runs a small massage healing business utilizing aromatherapy and meditation in San Francisco and most of her friends are astrologers mystics and acupuncture specialists Her daughter Amanda her father Blake Jackson her ex husband Bob Martin an ex Seal Ryan Miller and his war dog Attilla and various other relatives friends of relatives clients and small business owners revolve in and out of Indiana s social life interacting in a variety of romantic comedy cute meet and greets Amanda grows up under all of this slightly unconventional but warm love so that she is spunky with her mom dad granddad and wants to start a murder club with some of her Ripper online video game friends The club itself serves as bridge to move the plot forward occasionally They put information together about some murders which they miraculously link up but half of the time it didn t matter Three times what the club comes up with only serves to help the club members think about possible connections but ultimately they and their conclusions are meaningless to solving the crimes because the information they figure out is already out there on some level and either the cops or other people have it as well When they do figure stuff out that s important cool because the story briefly begins to have a heart beat However the information wasn t acted on except for the last two bits of stuff they figured out near the end of the book By this time I was already wondering what was the point of this club Sorry to say but it was of a chick lit social club to discuss the poor health of most of the members than anything else and a way for Amanda to playfully bully her beloved grandfather Blake Amanda and Blake really are uite charming together But every member is a walk on and forgettableThe club members are all damaged physically disabled suffering from cancer socially shy etc They met each other through the online game Ripper All of them have ridiculous avatars which seems to be a point of the book although it doesn t ultimately mean anything The author includes them as if they will be people who matter but they don t except to be able to pass on a vital fact around page 450There are several characters who annoyed me terribly One character who may have been written in for the purposes of a red herring or a lovable crank or comic relief but all I know is I was strongly hoping she d be a murder victim by page 50 Celeste Roko astrology consultant She annoys half of the other characters in the book as well but to no real purpose I was not real happy about a heroine character either Indiana Jackson Amanda s mother She is one of those ridiculous people who think massage and smelling flowers cures everything except cancer Unfortunately she is the center of the book We readers are supposed to adore her I didn t The blurbs on the cover of the book reveal she disappears and Amanda marshals her mystery team together to save her This is SO misleading and wrong A number of strange murders happen Bob Martin is in homicide but he has no idea they are connected After all there are a lot of murders in San Francisco Amanda figures it out by no means I can see and puts it to her video playing friends to think about Meanwhile her gorgeous mother Indiana is at the center of a circle of women and men who are fascinated by her All of them are mesmerized by her full figure and unaffected unadorned personality After she massages them they want nothing than to follow her around call her date her or be her friend She believes she cures their aches and pains through massage and aromatherapy but they think it s the being with her that gives them peace So for 400 pages we see how these various Indiana enchanted folks intersect their lives with Indiana meeting for coffee competing for her hand in lust etc When there are 75 pages left to read Indiana finally disappears The Ripper club figures out a clue Amanda calls Ryan Miller and Martin and everybody bumps it up a little into a thriller with an identity mystery cleared up that I had figured out by page 200 simply because of a certain character s social weirdnessI m not a genre martinet ok If new authors or established literary novelists want to try genre writing or escape an author hell of writer typecasting that s ok with me I don t freak because Stephen King writes literary horror books and I easily rate with a clear conscience many mystery novels five stars while giving literary classics and award winners of prestigious prizes three stars or worse Books are a subjective experience in the end right RightThat said this book is ok but it s messed up If you ordinarily like gentle family friendly chick lit this might shock you horrifically with the free floating scenes of brief and unattached and two incidents of unnecessary murders I suppose you can skip those pages If you wanted a mystery this book will bore you to death I recommend avoiding this book If Romance is what rings your bells this book will massively disappoint you by the end Again I d recommend avoiding this book While there is gentle humor and perhaps some sharp elbow but underdone digs at the California New Age milieu there is no real literary or gutter satire or irony Literary readers will be scratching their heads Isabel Allende is an experienced award winning literary writer of many many books and she has millions of fans If there was anything metafictional or illuminating of the human condition in this novel I missed it If anything it s mostly a chick lit read but not for the sensitive I freuently see reviews where some readers are upset by a single scary mild attack by a bad guy or throw a book out with the garbage at the first darn yet strangely those readers would like 23rds of this book I think However they would be throwing up their lunches every 50 or 70 pages by the murders which by the way are not really graphicWell In re reading what I wrote I guess I m saying everyone will be disappointed by this book but with completely different complaints and disappointments Bravo Isabel Allende The Marketing Department of Harper Collins should be ashamed of themselves

REVIEW Ç E-book, or Kindle E-pub Ø Isabel Allende

E no lo puso en duda porue la chica había dado pruebas de saber más ue él y todos sus colegas del Departamento de Homicidios La mujer estaba cautiva en algún punt. I read in the NYTimes book review that Isabel Allende had a good time writing this her first mystery novel She might have had a good time but I didn t I put it down after the first 100 pages because the story hadn t really started yet The book was poorly written and full of uirky characters Every time some action got started Allende would stop and do backstory on one of these uirky characters I gave up and looked at the ending Reading the last chapter I m glad I didn t waste my time reading the entire bookJust one example of lazy uninteresting writing At page 156 she starts a chapter by going through the morning of Ryan Miller an ex serviceman and his dog Atilla None of this has any relevance to the plot At page 159 he goes to a private swim club and sneaks the dog in His training is detailed along with a conversation with the trainerAt page 162 he has a confusing confrontation with his friend Indiana a woman The only sentence with any meaning in the whole chapter comes at the end when she says I think someone s spying on me Ryan I m not a practiced novelist but I could have made this chapter so much better and shorter If you re an Allende fan you ll probably like it Not me A waste of time

About the Author: Isabel Allende

Isabel Allende Llona is a Chilean American novelist Allende who writes in the magic realism tradition is considered one of the first successful women novelists in Latin America She has written novels based in part on her own experiences often focusing on the experiences of women weaving myth and realism together She has lectured and done extensive book tours and has taught literature at s

10 thoughts on “El juego de Ripper

  1. says:

    The problem with being too nice is that sometimes you let the bad ones inIn this novel we learn the story of Indiana a masseur and exceptional healer Innocent sincere and open to life but with several love problems Her path invariably ends up

  2. says:

    I can not tell you how disappointed I am in this book Isabel Allende is a great novelist and I was looking forward to her foray into mystery writing It was so bad that I couldn't believe she has written it I puzz

  3. says:

    So Many Descriptions Of People Have we not heard of show don't tell??It was like Indiana is a reiki healer Amanda is a geeky teenager Ryan is an ex navy SEAL Michael is a painter Carmen is a psychic with like a two page description of what they do and what they look like and who they date and what they read and what scars they have and where they live and who they're related to and what's their job and their

  4. says:

    Isabel Allende was as always a good read Her new adventure into murder mysteries was delightful yet a bit drawn out and really over populated with too many characters For each character there was a comprehensive backstory and it became too much in the end for me The book is 512 pages and could have been at least 150 pages shorter It took most of the book to get all the backstories in before the murder mystery could re

  5. says:

    I read in the NYTimes book review that Isabel Allende had a good time writing this her first mystery novel She might have had a good time but I didn't I put it down after the first 100 pages because the story hadn't really started yet The book was poorly written and full of uirky characters Every time some action got started Allende would stop and do backstory on one of these uirky characters I gave up and lo

  6. says:

    Ripper grabbed me from the start with this line Mom is still alive but she's going to be murdered at midnight on Good Friday Racing through its last pages an earthuake couldn't dislodge me from my seat An entertaining good read with a game worked into the plotLooks like I'm going to be the rogue reader here I really liked Ripper and here's whyAllende does characters studies well and those in Ripper were solid if a bit uirky I l

  7. says:

    Busting with terrific vibrant San Francisco life energy Multiple stories within the 'THE STORY' Engaging Interesting Char

  8. says:

    Um YikesSo this is clearly an Allende novel because her style and voice as an author are so distinct There is no doubt in my mind that she wrote this book and that is what is most shocking Isabel Allende wrote THIS bookThis is a crime novel n

  9. says:

    There are a number of problems in reading this bookThe Number One problem is Upfront Bald Faced Lying in the marketing of

  10. says:

    Don't read it for the mystery read it for the things which make an Allende novel so rich and satisfying a large diverse cast with complex backstories and complicated relationships Solving the mystery is the driver of the plot but it isn't compelling in the way that Amanda's relationship with her family is The teen characters playing

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