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Martin Cruz Smith

Autor/a de Gorky Park

42+ obres 17,307 Membres 420 Ressenyes 64 preferits

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Martin Cruz Smith is a writer of suspense novels. He was born in Reading, Pennsylvania, on November 3, 1942 but grew up in New Mexico and the Philadelphia area. Smith earned a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania. Smith worked for local television stations, newspapers, and the Associated Press. mostra'n més His early work was published under the names Simon Quinn, Jake Logan, and Martin Smith. Smith is best known for a series of suspense/thrillers featuring Investigator Arkady Renko. The first of these books, Gorky Park, was published in 1981 and adapted as a film starring William Hurt and Lee Marvin two years later. An earlier film of his work, Nightwing, directed by Arthur Hiller, was released in 1979. Smith is a member of the Authors League of America and the Authors Guild. In 2013 his title Tatiana made The New York Times Best Seller List. The Girl from Venice also became a bestseller. (Bowker Author Biography) mostra'n menys
Nota de desambiguació:

(eng) Martin Cruz Smith has written under the pseudonyms Simon Quinn, Martin Quinn, Jake Logan, and Martin Smith (his real name).

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Obres de Martin Cruz Smith

Gorky Park (1981) 3,819 exemplars
Polar Star (1989) 1,856 exemplars
Red Square (1992) 1,534 exemplars
Havana Bay (1999) 1,498 exemplars
Wolves Eat Dogs (2004) 1,351 exemplars
Stalin's Ghost (2007) 1,227 exemplars
Rose (1996) 1,035 exemplars
December 6 (2002) 1,029 exemplars
Three Stations (2010) 892 exemplars
Stallion Gate (1986) 628 exemplars
Tatiana (2013) 581 exemplars
The Girl from Venice (2016) 497 exemplars
Nightwing (1977) 427 exemplars
The Siberian Dilemma (2019) 262 exemplars
Canto for a Gypsy (1997) 155 exemplars
Gypsy in Amber (1971) 150 exemplars
Independence Square (2023) 131 exemplars
The Indians Won (1970) 67 exemplars
Gorky Park / Nightwing (1988) 39 exemplars
The Analog Bullet (1978) 38 exemplars
Polar Star / Rose (1989) 21 exemplars
Red Square/Gypsy in Amber (1900) 18 exemplars
Independence Square (2023) 5 exemplars
Nightwing and Stallion Gate (2001) 5 exemplars
Park Gorkega 1 exemplars
Enigma siberiano 1 exemplars

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Yes, confusing, yes, long-- but what I found most interesting is the picture of Russia. How could life have been (or be?) so different there? Basic assumptions so counter to democracy. And while all forms of government have problems, and the Americans in this book are examples of capitalism taken too far, this picture is chilling.
ehousewright | Hi ha 77 ressenyes més | Jun 19, 2024 |
It happens again and again, it seems to happen to all of the masters of their craft Azimov, LeCarre, Herbert, Penny, and now Martin Cruz Smith. Trading on a brand, without producing a novel worthy of that brand. I highly recommend his earlier works, give these later works a pass.
JohnChic | Hi ha 16 ressenyes més | Feb 17, 2024 |
Brought Russia to life. The investigation of some murders but also about coping with life on a totalitarian state. Made contemporary by having the Ukraine as a pivotal setting.
waldhaus1 | Hi ha 12 ressenyes més | Jan 26, 2024 |
A fast-paced, well-written novel set in and around Los Alamos, New Mexico in the final preparations before Trinity, the first successful test of the atomic bomb. Real-life figures Oppenheimer, Groves, Gold and Fuchs are mixed in with many fictional characters, the lead being Army Sergeant Joe Peña. The author makes Joe do a lot of heavy lifting: he's Native American and grew up in the area so can serve as a liaison between the Army and the local Native communities, and taught a teenage Oppenheimer how to ride horses. Joe's also a former professional boxer, a jazz pianist, son of a renowned Native potter, and attracts officer's wives to his bed like moths to a flame. This makes him a perfect candidate to be an informer for the head of security at the installation who wants Oppenheimer to revealed as a Soviet spy at all costs.
There's some beautiful writing here in descriptions of the landscape and weather, some great fight scenes and depictions of the Native communities and their suspicion that having the Army and Los Alamos as a neighbor may not be the best thing for their long-term viability. Joe's being caught between two worlds provides enough conflict to make the book exciting without the added villainy of the security chief. While Joe is a great character, he gets placed at every pivotal scene to the point that it strains credibility. The book's ending is thrilling but somehow unsatisfying.
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RobertOK | Hi ha 12 ressenyes més | Jan 14, 2024 |



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