Condominium Hardcover – Oct 6 1977
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Praise for John D. MacDonald
“The great entertainer of our age, and a mesmerizing storyteller.”—Stephen King
“My favorite novelist of all time . . . All I ever wanted was to touch readers as powerfully as John D. MacDonald touched me. No price could be placed on the enormous pleasure that his books have given me. He captured the mood and the spirit of his times more accurately, more hauntingly, than any ‘literature’ writer—yet managed always to tell a thunderingly good, intensely suspenseful tale.”—Dean Koontz
“To diggers a thousand years from now, the works of John D. MacDonald would be a treasure on the order of the tomb of Tutankhamen.”—Kurt Vonnegut
“A master storyteller, a masterful suspense writer . . . John D. MacDonald is a shining example for all of us in the field. Talk about the best.”—Mary Higgins Clark
“The consummate pro, a master storyteller and witty observer . . . John D. MacDonald created a staggering quantity of wonderful books, each rich with characterization, suspense, and an almost intoxicating sense of place.”—Jonathan Kellerman
“There’s only one thing as good as reading a John D. MacDonald novel: reading it again. A writer way ahead of his time, he is the all-time master of the American mystery novel.”—John Saul --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
From the Back Cover
New York Daily News
"Uncommonly Rich...A Hard-Boiled Novel In The Old-Fashioned Grand Hotel Tradition:"
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Top Customer Reviews
Here is a paranoid look at the shocking facts of life in a Sun Belt community: the real estate swindles and political payoffs, the maintenance charges that run up and the health benefits that run out, the crackups and marital breakdowns, the disaster that awaits those who play in the path of the hurricane.....
From inside cover:
Everyone dreams of a place in the sun, High-rolling developer Marty Liss has made millions packaging and merchandising that dream. But for the residents of Golden Sands condominium the dream is becoming a nightmare.
The surly manager has an appetite for women, no taste for work, and an ironclad contract. And the manicured exterior of Golden Sands conceals a tangle of restless marriages and unsatisfied hungers....
The story's build and momentum is remarkable, simulating the steady gathering of storm clouds in a hurricane like the one that brings this novel to its climax. From page one, the reader knows that trouble is brewing, and after the introduction of several shady characters bent on exploiting the masses lured to the American Eden, you begin to crave a good comeuppance for the corrupt.
Only, life has an odd way of punishing not only the rotten, but the innocent who cross their path.
MacDonald is always true to the social reality of Florida and, make no mistake, this book is as timely as when it was first printed. Finely written and one of MacDonald's most engaging reads.
Most recent customer reviews
Not only one of MacDonald's best, but it continues, all these years later, to be an object lesson in construction and condo swindles.Published on July 1 2014 by spider queen
If you like exceptional writing, a fascinating plot, great dialog and a bit of sleaze, this is the book for you. Read morePublished on Oct. 31 2001 by Laird Grainger
"Condominium" may be MacDonald's best novel. Much of it is still relevant after 20 years. No other book I've read captures the perils and paranoias of aging with such... Read morePublished on Nov. 10 1998