Saturday, July 28, 2012

2012 book 198

Daniel Friedman's Don't Ever Get Old
It's hard to go wrong with a mystery narrated by a super old and super cranky Jewish retired homicide detective named Baruch "Buck" Shatz, especially when the mystery features his law-student grandson (with the also hilarious nickname Tequila) and the hunt for some Nazi gold. I will say that it is a little bizarre how many characters annoyingly try to get an 87 year old guy to hunt down Nazi gold, and it's not too hard to figure out who's behind everything, but the narrative voice makes up for a lot of that. Cranky old Jewish guys are the best. (Side note: would he really watch Fox News? None of my cranky old Jewish relatives do, to the best of my knowledge.) B.

A digital review copy was provided by the publisher.

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