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Saturday, August 14, 2010
Chasing the Bear: A Young Spenser Novel by Robert B. Parker
I enjoyed it but would a young adult who has never heard of the Spenser books?
I've read just about everything Robert B. Parker has written. I'm a huge fan of the Spenser series and I really did enjoy Chasing the Bear: A Young Spenser Novel, a look at the frequently alluded to but never before fleshed out childhood of Spenser in "West Flub-dub", somewhere out west.
Fans of the series will enjoy it. It consists of Spenser and Susan talking about Spenser's childhood (with plenty of psycho-analysis thrown in) interspersed with flashbacks to Spenser as a young man in a series of "coming-of-age" stories).
Spenser fans should read this one. New readers will probably be confused.
I rate this book 4 stars out of 5. It can be found on Amazon.com here: Chasing the Bear: A Young Spenser Novel by Robert B. Parker.
Reviewed on September 23, 2009.