A ‘deck’ of cigarettes: have you ever in your life heard anyone use that expression? Me neither. A ‘deuce and a half’ in reference to a car? Was this some 70s thing that I missed, or a DC thing, or a DC in the 70s thing? I guess the language in this novel is all sorts of colorful, and the plot has a sort of noir feel, but it left me feeling a bit flat and ready for it to be over.



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Metadata Info

  • Title: What it Was
  • Author: George Pelecanos
  • Published: 2012
  • ISBN: 0316209546
  • Buy: Amazon search
  • Check out: Seattle library
  • Rating: 3.0 stars