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Ross Macdonald (1) (1915–1983)

Autor(a) de A voragem da morte

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Ross Macdonald (1) foi considerado como pseudónimo de John Ross Macdonald.

100+ Works 13,032 Membros 323 Reviews 54 Favorited

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Obras de Ross Macdonald

Foram atribuídas obras ao autor também conhecido como John Ross Macdonald.

A voragem da morte (1950) 833 cópias, 15 resenhas
The Moving Target (1949) 770 cópias, 36 resenhas
The Chill (1964) 741 cópias, 23 resenhas
The Underground Man (1971) 724 cópias, 19 resenhas
The Blue Hammer (1976) 702 cópias, 17 resenhas
The Galton Case (1959) 698 cópias, 18 resenhas
Black Money (1966) 582 cópias, 16 resenhas
The Goodbye Look (1969) 555 cópias, 9 resenhas
The Zebra-Striped Hearse (1962) 547 cópias, 14 resenhas
The Ivory Grin (1952) 535 cópias, 20 resenhas
The Far Side of the Dollar (1965) 518 cópias, 12 resenhas
Sleeping Beauty (1973) 510 cópias, 13 resenhas
The Way Some People Die (1951) 499 cópias, 14 resenhas
Find a Victim (1954) 448 cópias, 15 resenhas
The Wycherly Woman (1961) 437 cópias, 11 resenhas
The Barbarous Coast (1956) 427 cópias, 14 resenhas
The Instant Enemy (1968) 399 cópias, 10 resenhas
The Doomsters (1958) 389 cópias, 8 resenhas
Meet Me at the Morgue (1953) 319 cópias, 5 resenhas
The Name Is Archer (1955) 293 cópias, 3 resenhas
Blue City (1947) 249 cópias, 5 resenhas
The Ferguson Affair (1960) 225 cópias, 4 resenhas
The Three Roads (1948) 200 cópias, 2 resenhas
The Dark Tunnel (1944) 170 cópias, 2 resenhas
Trouble Follows Me (1946) 137 cópias, 2 resenhas
The Archer Files (2007) 125 cópias, 3 resenhas
Archer at Large (1970) 110 cópias, 1 resenha
Archer in Jeopardy (1979) 75 cópias, 1 resenha
Ross Macdonald Selects Great Stories of Suspense (1974) — Editor; Contribuinte — 70 cópias
Archer, P.I. (1977) 66 cópias, 3 resenhas
Archer in Hollywood (1967) 65 cópias
The Drowning Pool [1975 film] (1975) — Original novel — 20 cópias, 1 resenha
On Crime Writing (1973) 17 cópias, 1 resenha
Midnight Blue (2010) 14 cópias, 1 resenha
The Imaginary Blonde (1953) 13 cópias
Der Drahtzieher. (1999) 13 cópias
The Guilty Ones (2009) 11 cópias, 2 resenhas
Einer lügt immer (1999) 11 cópias
Famous Edinburgh Crimes (1981) 7 cópias
Find the Woman (1995) 4 cópias
O alvo móvel (2007) 3 cópias
Pozegnalne Spojrzenie (2007) 2 cópias
The Faulkner Investigation (1985) 2 cópias
Sunset boulevard (1992) 2 cópias
Lew Archer story (1991) 2 cópias
Retrato fatal, Um 1 exemplar(es)
Lewe pieniądze 1 exemplar(es)
Człowiek pogrzebany 1 exemplar(es)
Z tamtej strony dolara 1 exemplar(es)
Potępieni 1 exemplar(es)
Chłód 1 exemplar(es)
Les oiseaux de malheur 1 exemplar(es)
Los malignos (2013) 1 exemplar(es)
Um Olhar de Despedida 1 exemplar(es)
Il sangue non è acqua 1 exemplar(es)
Alguns Morrem Assim 1 exemplar(es)
Barbarské pobřeží (2000) 1 exemplar(es)
A Costa Maldita (1987) 1 exemplar(es)
The Suicide 1 exemplar(es)
Liikkuva maali 1 exemplar(es)
Wild Goose Chase 1 exemplar(es)
Lew Archer 1 exemplar(es)
The Singing Pigeon 1 exemplar(es)
We Went On From There 1 exemplar(es)
Gone Girl 1 exemplar(es)
The Bearded Lady (2021) 1 exemplar(es)
The Sinister Habit 1 exemplar(es)
ROMANZI 1 exemplar(es)
The Lew Archer omnibus (1997) 1 exemplar(es)
Sämtliche Detektivstories (1976) 1 exemplar(es)
La mineure en fugue (1971) 1 exemplar(es)
Okrutne wybrzeże (2007) 1 exemplar(es)
Must raha : [romaan] (2002) 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

Foram atribuídas obras ao autor também conhecido como John Ross Macdonald.

The Big Book of Sherlock Holmes Stories (2015) — Contribuinte — 149 cópias, 3 resenhas
A Century of Noir: Thirty-two Classic Crime Stories (2002) — Contribuinte — 81 cópias, 3 resenhas
Great Short Tales of Mystery and Terror (1982) — Contribuinte — 81 cópias
Great American Mystery Stories of the 20th Century (1989) — Contribuinte — 76 cópias
Harper [1966 film] (1966) — Novel — 44 cópias, 3 resenhas
Antologia del Relato Policial (Aula de Literatura) (1991) — Contribuinte — 41 cópias
West Coast Fiction: Modern Writing from California, Oregon, and Washington (1979) — Contribuinte — 7 cópias, 1 resenha

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Occasionally interesting but mostly awkward and disjointed, The Three Roads (1948) demonstrates Ross Macdonald's struggles as a writer before he found his niche as the third and greatest master of the private eye subgenre. It's a slightly better book than the previous year's Blue City, but a far less consistent one. There's some decent action--both psychological and physical--in the novel, but it takes a long eighty pages to get going. Macdonald was intent on foisting his fascination with Freudian psychoanalysis on the reader, and did it in the clumsiest, most sophomoric way.

The plot twist doesn't amount to much, and when the book was finished I wondered if I was supposed to care about Bret Taylor and Paula West. And, if so, why? Flawed characters are one thing, but Macdonald seems to have gone out of his way to make them unsympathetic. There are flashes of the psychological depth that would distinguish his Lew Archer novels, but they're few and far between...making The Moving Target, the first Archer book, an even more impressive achievement. (Macdonald figured out that the ideal protagonist in a murder mystery is not a tortured amnesia victim, but rather an investigator who's fundamentally neutral.) Confirmed Macdonald fanatics should not expect much from The Three Roads; casual readers should avoid it altogether.
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½
 
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Jonathan_M | 1 outra resenha | Jun 22, 2024 |
Oh, I don't know. It dragged on for me. It felt a little like imitation Hammett or Chandler. It seemed concocted. I can't decide if I liked the ending. I guess I prefer just rereading old Maigret stories.
 
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dvoratreis | outras 22 resenhas | May 22, 2024 |
Stopped reading about 15 pages in, when the protagonist and a few other characters started having an incredibly racist discussion. I don't need to spend time with these kinds of characters.
 
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rabbitprincess | 1 outra resenha | Apr 6, 2024 |
From the looks of other reviews, mine is a minority viewpoint, so be warned: but I found the first two-thirds of this book boring—something I would never have said about any of the previous eight books in the Archer series. The main characters are flat and uninteresting. The minor characters are (mostly) described without the zing that I'm used to supporting characters getting in other of Macdonald's books. The commentary is cookie-cutter wry rather than witty or surprising. And too many conversations read like depositions.

Then, around chapter 20, the author wakes up and remembers who he is. The characters start to live like real people and the similes start to fly like they should in a good noir thriller:

"A fuller moon than last night's was rising behind the trees. It gleamed through their branches like a woman's breast pressing against wrought iron."

"I glanced up at her tense small face: she looked like a bunny after a hard Easter."

The solution starts coming into place and it's admirably complex, surprising, yet right and believable. A four-star ending after a three-star beginning.
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½
 
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john.cooper | outras 10 resenhas | Mar 7, 2024 |

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Membros
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Popularidade
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Avaliação
3.9
Resenhas
323
ISBNs
845
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