Camino Island

Camino Island

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Bruce Cable owns a popular bookstore in the sleepy resort town of Santa Rosa on Camino Island in Florida. He makes his real money, though, as a prominent dealer in rare books. Very few people know that he occasionally dabbles in the black market of stolen books and manuscripts. Mercer Mann is a young novelist with a severe case of writer's block who has recently been laid off from her teaching position. She is approached by an elegant, mysterious woman working for an even more mysterious company. A generous offer of money convinces Mercer to go undercover and infiltrate Bruce Cable's circle of literary friends, ideally getting close enough to him to learn his secrets. But eventually Mercer learns far too much.
Publisher: New York, New York : Doubleday, ©2017.
ISBN: 9780385543026
Characteristics: 290 pages ;,24 cm.


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Sep 21, 2017

The very definition of phoning it in. I can't believe this book was written by the same author that gave us so many riveting reads earlier in his career. Time to fully retire.........?

Sep 14, 2017

Quit after reading half the book. Not up to his usual standards. Boring, standard plot. I think he wrote this because he has a quota by his publisher or needs the money. Hope his next one is better or he's off my 'must read' list.

Sep 04, 2017

Add me to the disappointed list. I found it interesting to begin and then my interest slowly faded. Almost stopped 3/4 way through but thought surely Grisham wouldn't disappoint in the end. Sadly he did. Glad I didn't buy this one

Sep 04, 2017

Very much enjoyed this book. A different genre is always nice. If you expect this to be a legal novel, you might be disappointed but I thought it is was great! A quick read.

Sep 03, 2017

Another very good Grisham book. Holds your interest to the very end.

Aug 29, 2017

I think this is the weakest of John Grisham's books. I enjoyed it, but the usual tension wasn't there. Read it anyway, you'll enjoy it if you're a Grisham fan.

Aug 25, 2017

I found Camino Island alive with an interesting group of writers, friends, good books, fine furniture, food, sand, waves and memories of many walks on the beach in another life. Along the way I learned several things about the world of first editions, rare books and the dark side of just how far people will go as greed spurs them on to control those priceless artifacts. Well done.

Aug 20, 2017

I liked this book. One of the best reads in a long time. Adult fiction, no fluff.

Aug 19, 2017

What a disappointment. I kept waiting, waiting thinking more was going to happen. It never did.

Aug 17, 2017

This story just never got off the ground for me. I was expecting (anticipating) the usual super intense story that Grisham provides, but it wasn't there. It was a nice story, but he is capable of much, much better.

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