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I Kill Hardcover – Jun 1 2008

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 597 pages
  • Publisher: Baldini Castoldi Dalai Editore Inc (June 1 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 8860732956
  • ISBN-13: 978-8860732958
  • Product Dimensions: 22.9 x 16.4 x 4.4 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 771 g
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,211,490 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Personal tragedies affect almost everyone involved in Faletti's well-constructed serial killer novel set in glitzy Monte Carlo. FBI agent Frank Ottobre is recovering in Monaco from his wife's death by visiting his friend police commissioner Nicolas Hulot when the first deaths occur, of an American race car driver and the celebrated driver's chess champion girlfriend. Ottobre is soon drawn into a baffling case where the killer goads police with untraceable phone calls to Jean-Loup Verdier, the principality's most popular radio host, before each murder. As the victim count mounts, so does the suspense in this fine cat-and-mouse game of skill and subtlety. A smooth translation and several intriguing subplots, one of which features a powerful American general intent on vigilante justice, keep the pace moving briskly, despite the unusual length. First published in Italy in 2002, this winning novel marks Milan-based publisher Baldini Castoldi Dalai's entry into the U.S. market. (June)
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"In my neck of the woods, people like Faletti are called 'larger than life,' living legends."  —Jeffery Deaver, bestselling author, The Bone Collector


"The best selling first novel by Giorgio Faletti . . . has been defined as a masterpiece and Faletti himself as the best living Italian writer."  —Corriere della Sera newspaper


"Faletti has a poetic voice that glimmers clearly through this new English translation of his Italian bestseller."  —Fangoria

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Rather over-rated and predictable.
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Amazon.com: HASH(0x9fe36fe4) out of 5 stars 27 reviews
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HASH(0x9fdb8738) out of 5 stars a story to remember Oct. 1 2012
By Mr. Charles Umphred - Published on Amazon.com
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I have not finished this book and already have been recommending it to people...I am an avid reader....so when something comes along that I say is the kind of book you will "always" remember, you know I really love it. I Kill is one of those books!

The writing is easy to stay with. Sometimes a book can get so involved in material that has no significant relation to the story (Girl With Dragon Tatoo has so much "extra" stuff that I almost stopped "listening to it on audio.)....the story keeps you going forward...you are never bored...each chapter ends with you wanting to keep reading to find out more.

I read on the dust jacket that it is expected to be made into a movie...I can't wait to see those details!!!
HASH(0xa1166d44) out of 5 stars Fast moving plots with lots of holes, shallow characterizations Sept. 19 2012
By Jeff - Published on Amazon.com
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If you're not too particular about loose ends, this book might make a fine beach read. It takes place in Monte Carlo and southern France, which the author knows well. He really catches the sense of place spot on.

However, there are lots of subplots, many of which never resolve. It would appear that editorial oversight never came within fifty meters of this book.

And then there are the characters. There is the impossibly young, impossibly beautiful international grandmaster in chess. There is the villain (well hidden for most of the book) who is stronger than even the toughest Special Forces Op the Army has ever created. The only explanation for his strength is that his father was in the French Special Forces. So, who knew that a father's physical conditioning can become part of his genetic makeup, besides Lysenko?

There is the villain, whose real motivation for his unspeakable crimes is a bad family upbringing. And then there are the victims, who seem to be part of a plan as the murders occur, but then those plots threads are all left dangling.

The book sold 5 million copies in Europe. I'm puzzled to a complete degree why it did. I believe the author with some good editorial direction could produce some high quality work. His first book did not benefit from that, to everyone's loss.
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HASH(0xa1166e7c) out of 5 stars Brutal but viral Nov. 10 2012
By Rafael Alves - Published on Amazon.com
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A hard killer that produces brutal murders. killer is very dark and cold. Writer is able to keep you interested the whole way. A must for lovers of police fiction.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
By PaulW - Published on Amazon.com
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Written in true murder mystery style with a great twist. Looking forward to reading other books by the same author.
HASH(0x9fdb7bdc) out of 5 stars Terribly written book July 13 2015
By ggma - Published on Amazon.com
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Terribly written book, if it actually did sell 5 million copies I can't imagine why, the setting is Monte Carlo and I guess that means you have to use French sounding names? Irritating but understandable I guess

Storyline is one already used many many times, hearing voices, depression, FBI agent barely living after being hurt in another case, and it is just yada yada , and the italics is just another irritation, why so much when it doesn't really pertain to the main story, just adds a lot of extra pages and this books is way way too long

Hopefully no more will be translated into English! Everyone has the right to their opinion.

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