Buy Used
CDN$ 0.69
+ CDN$ 6.49 shipping
Used: Acceptable | Details
Condition: Used: Acceptable
Comment: Ships from the USA. Please allow 2 to 3 weeks for delivery.  Dust Cover Missing. A tradition of quality and service.
Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See all 2 images

Palindrome Hardcover – Jan 18 1991

4.6 out of 5 stars 21 customer reviews

See all 16 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price
New from Used from
Kindle Edition
"Please retry"
Hardcover
"Please retry"
CDN$ 76.82 CDN$ 0.69

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
click to open popover

No Kindle device required. Download one of the Free Kindle apps to start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, and computer.
Getting the download link through email is temporarily not available. Please check back later.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone
  • Android

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.




Product Details

  • Hardcover: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Harper (Jan. 18 1991)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0060179112
  • ISBN-13: 978-0060179113
  • Product Dimensions: 3.6 x 16.8 x 23.9 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 227 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars 21 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,251,440 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
  •  Would you like to update product info, give feedback on images, or tell us about a lower price?

Product Description

From Publishers Weekly

Liz Barwick's tranquil life on an island off the Georgia coast turns nightmarish after a tragic secret two decades old is unearthed and her ex-husband, a steroid-crazed NFL star, goes on a murderous rampage. A "fast-paced, multilevel tale of mystery and revenge," said PW. "In a suspenseful--albeit telegraphed--final encounter, one deadly monster destroys another."
Copyright 1991 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Mass Market Paperback edition.

From Library Journal

Successful photographer Elizabeth Barwick is almost battered to death by her superstar pro-football player husband. To escape his vengeance, she accepts an offer to photograph Cumberland, a beautiful barrier island off the coast of Georgia. The novel's first four chapters are outstanding, describing Elizabeth's relationships with her husband and hotshot divorce lawyer, episodes which reveal her strength of mind and capture the reader's loyalty and interest. With her arrival on Cumberland however, the pace slows, a love interest with his own quirky past appears, and the story changes so radically the book reads like two separate novels. Attempts to fuse these elements with the reappearance of the psychotic husband don't succeed. This novel can't compare with the author's Chiefs ( LJ 5/1/81), but Woods's wide readership will want to make up their own minds.
- Lydia B. Johnson, Mesa P.L., Ariz.
Copyright 1991 Reed Business Information, Inc.

See all Product Description

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5 stars
Share your thoughts with other customers

Top Customer Reviews

Format: Mass Market Paperback
I've read many of Stuart Woods books and enjoyed them very much. Palidrome was more than that though. Some friends and I shared a library copy of the unabridged recording of this book on our shift at work. Why do I mention this? Well, it's simple. This book was amazing! We were left spellbound as a group, each of us poking and proding each other all night as things developed in this story. The story is emotional as we were along on this journey with these characters. So many twists and turns left us gasping with those surprised, "OH's" that had our coworkers staring at us. The editorial comments above tell the basics of the story, so I wanted to share the experience of actually reading or listening to it being told. This story had us wrapped up in what was going on for the two nights we listened to it we probably worked more focused than we'd done before simply because our concentration was so involved with this story.
Personally this book had me crying my eyes out at work! I sat at my desk bawling my head off and happily doing so because I enjoyed this book so much. Unlike some of the other reviewers I wasn't expecting the twists and turns of the story, so it was great to have friends just as surprised as I was going through it with me.
Even a couple of years later we still remind each other every so often about this book and tell others about it. This story sticks in your head and makes you care about what is happening to the characters. I may have liked Stuart Woods before this book, but after this I love the way his mind works!
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again.
Report abuse
By A Customer on Dec 6 2001
Format: Mass Market Paperback
As a reader accustomed to the tightly woven and truly imaginative mysteries of Ruth Rendell/Barbara Vine, I found this novel workmanlike at best. Woods is an adept writer of bestsellers but a careless craftsman. My first objection: structurally, the novel makes little (much less provocative) sense. It contains two separate and distinct plotlines that never meld. The Cumberland-Island-family plotline, moreover, is larded with rather shameless Gothic twists that never pay off. The most egregious of these is the "twins" subplot after which the novel is titled and which proves utterly pointless; the story would not have been substantively different without it. My second objection: transparency and predictability. Any discerning reader should be able to figure out the "mystery" of the twins about halfway through the book, and the climactic events of the final chapters can be foreseen even earlier. I finished the book with a groan, returned it, and went on to the infinitely more absorbing "The Killing Doll" by Ms. Rendell. If only American publishers, and readers, held their authors to this high a standard!
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again.
Report abuse
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Palindrome is a masterful novel that no reader will soon forget. Palindrome is an excellent piece of escape fiction by Stuart Woods. This exciting novel pulls the reader in with a fast-paced story that includes murder, mystery, and love. Stuart Woods provides the reader with sufficient information to keep the story interesting while still leaving the reader wanting to know more. He also does an excellent job of integrating the characters and plot with the physical setting to make a truly unique story. The setting for this book is a small island off the coast of Georgia. This is where our main character Liz Barwick has escaped from her potentially dangerous husband, pro football player Bake Ramsey. After Liz has settled down in her newborn house on Cumberland Island, her memories begin to fade, but soon two murders of her close friends send Liz into a panic, and she feels her husband is trying to find her. Soon she discovers that there is no place to hide, not even on an isolated island. This book is full of expense and action, but does not suppress a hard reading level or any deep thought. I recommend this book to the exuberant reader, one that is searching for apprehension.
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again.
Report abuse
By A Customer on Nov. 15 1999
Format: Mass Market Paperback
In Palindrome, Liz Barwick is married to a professional football player, named Bake Ramsey, who has beaten her for years. After an awful beating that sends Liz to the emergency room, she decides to leave her husband. She tries to find a place where Bake will never be able to find her, but after several gruesome murders, he is able to track her down.
Palindrome is an excellent piece of escape fiction by Stuart Woods. This exciting novel pulls the reader in with a fast-paced story that includes murder, mystery, and love. Stuart Woods provides the reader with sufficient information to keep the story interesting while still leaving the reader wanting to know more. This novel does not contain any profound thoughts on life's problems, but if you are looking for an exciting story, this is a good book to read.
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again.
Report abuse
Format: Mass Market Paperback
In my opinion, still Stuart Woods' best work! Palindrome is an edge-of-your-seat, stay-up-till-4 a.m.-to-finish book. Woods does an excellent job of integrating the characters and plot with the physical setting to make a truly unique story. In fact, it is one of the most original suspense stories I have ever read. There are absolutely no lulls in this story. You will find yourself mezmerized from page one and unable to look away until you reach the conclusion. This book is much better than his newer releases (with the exception of Orchid Beach) Other great Stuart Woods works: Deep Lie, New York Dead, Chiefs, and Orchid Beach.
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again.
Report abuse

Most recent customer reviews



Feedback