Hit Me

A Keller Novel

Block, Lawrence

(Book - 2013)
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
Hit Me
With a new wife and a baby on the way, Keller, a.k.a. Nicholas Edwards, is done killing people for money until a phone call from Dot draws him back into the old game, taking him from Dallas to settle a domestic dispute to New York, where people might remember him.

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Publisher: New York : Mulholland Books/Little Brown and Company, 2013.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 0316127345
Characteristics: 337 p. ;,21 cm.


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First time I read one of Block's books. It's a bit morbid as how Keller goes about his contracts with little regard to human life but its his job. I do like the info about stamp collecting, you get t learn a bit about dead countries. Nice read, could not put the book down, fisnished it in one sitting.

Aug 15, 2013
  • B2K2rEaD rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Different style - some stories are left open !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Aug 04, 2013
  • robhoey rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

A decent book but definitely not Block's best. It was difficult for me to sympathize with a hired killer and while Block tried to use humour to make me feel like Keller was cool, I felt he was cold. It felt like a dislikeable Dexter.

"Bennet regards homunculi as part of a "family of metaphors" that define his particular theoretical angle. However, the images that we term metaphors usually involve a major crossing of semantic domains: the homunculus as employed by Dennett does not do this, and so a question arises whether metaphor is even the best term for this sort of image-play.".

These are typical sentences in this book. The author also does not believe in paragraphs. There may be some interesting ideas in this book, but it is VERY hard to find them in the wall of dense text.

May 30, 2013
  • deRougemont rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

It is no accident that Lawrence Block has been named a Grand Master by the Mystery Writers of America and has more domestic and international awards for his crime fiction than can be easily transported in a delivery truck.
In “Hit Me” he is at the top of his form. Who else could write a captivating book about a professional hit-man that contains not a single scene of murder and mayhem. His protagonist, Keller, carries out his assignments with skill and economy, but is far more interested in his family and his passion for philately than his assignments. Wonderful observations of people in ordinary situations and superb dialogue that would seem almost nonsensical at times if it were not so typical of how people actually talk to each other, combined with an appealing central character make this 5th entry in the “Keller” series a delightfully entertaining read.

May 04, 2013
  • emily8 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

recommend - always better to read a series in order (for me) - more nuance - like this and matthew and bernie series' also... he is still cranking out terrific stuff and since 1958...

Mar 28, 2013
  • Daphne57 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Everything I ever wanted to know about philatelists and their collections. An enjoyable read!

Mar 14, 2013
  • MBSL500 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Agree w/ dcafk....Lawrence Block and Keller always satisfy.
This book seemed like a series of semi-connected short stories, which was ok, I guess.

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Mar 10, 2013
  • dcafk rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

One can always count on Lawrence Block for a good story, well written and intriguing. This is no exception.


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Jun 10, 2014
  • SEBoiko rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

..., guilt is what makes you a Catholic.

Jun 10, 2014
  • SEBoiko rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

why does the State of Texas forbid me to pile new food onto an old plate?

Jun 10, 2014
  • SEBoiko rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

and the heartbreak of community property.


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Jun 10, 2014
  • SEBoiko rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Other: Philatelic Theme


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