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Book Title: Everything You Have Is Mine|
The author of the book: Sandra Scoppettone
Date of issue: July 1st 1992
ISBN 13: 9780345376824
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 36.88 MB
Edition: Fawcett Books
Read full description of the books Everything You Have Is Mine:2.5 stars and that's a shame, because after the first two chapters I really wanted to like this book.
It started out strong for a variety of reasons. First, it was one of the best if not the best use of first-person present-tense I've yet seen. Scoppettone writes great stream-of-consciousness narrative; reading it made me feel like I was bombing about in Lauren Lurano's head, rather than listening to her tell the story later. The you-are-here urgency made some situations page-turners; when Lauren got her life threatened, part of me was legitimately wondering if she was going to come out of the situation intact.
The novel is set mostly in NYC's Greenwich Village, and the author writes the location with a sure hand; there are plenty of "only in New York" moments to be had.
However, a bad case of political soap-boxing (feminism in this case) plus a boring, repetitive "mystery" dragged the story down to the point where even finishing it became a chore. The author's apparently limited knowledge of investigative tactics only made things worse; the protagonist does nothing more than wander around and talk to people...then said person randomly spews forth a useful tidbit, often apropos of nothing. By the last twenty pages I truly did not give a hang about whodunnit.
Everything You Have Is Mine provides a sound argument for a writer keeping a choke valve on their personal politics, but little more than that. I will give the series a second chance and hope the author learned from her mistakes just because there was a good deal I did enjoy, but sorry Lauren...you're on notice.
Read information about the authorAlso wrote as Jack Early.
Sandra Scoppettone first emerged as one of the best hard-boiled mystery writers using the name Jack Early for her first three novels that included A Creative Kind of Killer (1984) that won the Shamus Award from the Private Eye Writers of America for best first novel. She had started writing seriously since the age of 18 when she moved to New York from South Orange, New Jersey. Scoppettone in the 1960s collaborated with Louise Fitzhuh and in the 1970s wrote important young adult novels. The Late Great Me depicting teenage alcoholism won an Emmy Award in 1976. Her real name was revealed in the 1990s with the start of a series featuring PI Lauren Laurano. Scoppettone shares her life with writer Linda Crawford.
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