.KINDLE ☳ Field of Thirteen ⚔ Dick Francis – Cafedizzy.se

It s interesting how some authors have an optimum length, like some runners have an optimum distance Some authors produce lyric poems, some produce epic series, and some produce medium length standalone novels Dick Francis belongs to the last class his best mid length standalone novels he never really got into the long running series the way many mystery authors did were perfectly paced and plotted.Given how spare his writing could be, one might expect him to excel at the genre of short story, but reading these stories made me feel that they were a little too short, a little too spare Which is not to say that these stories are bad They re quite enjoyable, and most authors would claim them with pride They retain the twists and turns and nasty villains one would expect from a Francis tale What they re lacking in is details, the kinds of descriptive details that Francis in his best works knew how to drop in at just the right moment Authors these days are all in a rage to cut as much as they can from their works, and one certainly does need to trim from time to time, but if you cut away too much, you re left with nothing at all The missing details are what elevate Francis s best books above the run of the mill mystery aspiring authors would do well to compare these short stories with some of his masterpieces such as Hot Money, Straight, or Longshot, and see if they can find the difference between good stories, competently written, and that special something that makes a book than just marks on paper. This is a good collection of short stories with a horse racing theme Thirteen stories with interesting ending to keep readers holding on for the ride.The author has a good writing style and the stories are unique, fun and great to read either one at a time or in one sitting if you want too.First time I have read a book by this author and I enjoyed it. Dick Francis brings the British racing world to life in his many mystery stories This collection is an enjoyable assortment that is perfect for picking up for an hour s read As with any anthology, some stories are better than others, but any work by Dick Francis is worth reading. What is there to say about Dick Francis As I think about all of his books yes, this review covers all of his books, and yes I ve read them all I think about a moral ethical hero, steeped in intelligence and goodness embroiled in evil machinations within British horse racing society either directly or indirectly The heroes aren t always horse jockies, they can be film producers, or involve heroes engaged in peripheral professions that somehow always touch the horse racing world.But than that, Francis s heroes are rational human beings The choices made are rational choices directed by a firm objective philosophy that belies all of Francis s novels The dialogue is clear and touched with humor no matter the intensity of evil that the hero faces The hero s thoughts reveal a vulnerability that is touching, while his actions are always based on doing the right thing to achieve justice Causing the reader to deeply care about the characters in a novel is a difficult thing to do No such worries in a Francis novel The point of view is first person, you are the main character as you read the story usually the character of Mr Douglas The hero is personable, like able, non violent but delivering swift justice with his mind rather than through physical means This is not to say that violence is a stranger to our hero Some of it staggering and often delivered by what we would think of normal persons living in British society.You will come to love the world of Steeple Chase racing, you will grow a fondness for horses, stables, trainers and the people who live in that world You will read the books, devouring one after the other and trust me Dick Francis has a lot of novels over 40 by my last count.There are several series woven into the fabric of Francis s work notably the Sid Halley and Kit Fielding series.Assessment Dick Francis is one of my favorite writers I read his books with a fierce hunger that remains insatiable and I mourn his death. The only volume of short stories,penned by Duck Francis,late in his career.The ingredients are very familiar,might have enjoyed it if I hadn t already read so much Francis. This is a book of 13 short stories centered around horse racing and the jockeys, trainers,owners and gamblers whose lives depend on the sport Many of the stories involve cheating of one sort or another My favorites were the ones where honesty and professionalism are rewarded These were few in number Although Dick Francis is widely known as a mystery writer most of these stories are not actually in that genre. .KINDLE ♸ Field of Thirteen ⚖ A Superbly Crafted Collection Of Thirteen Tightly Plotted Tales That Treats Readers To Murder, Mystery, And Mayhem In The World Of HorseracingNotes On The Racecard Raid At Kingdom Hall Dead On Red Song For Mona Bright White Star Collision Course Nightmare Carrot For A Chestnut Gift Spring Fever Blind Chance Corkscrew Day Of The Losers Haig S Death Dick Francis write superbly What can I say This book of great short stories is filled with his trade mark excellence of writing Mystery, human stories I loved Song for Mona , adventure of a sort , funny little twists and turns of what happens I didn t foresee any of it, and was delighted with each and every story. Fun collection of short stories that don t always stick to the racetrack Lots of plot reversals and surprises I ll always prefer his full length stories however. A few of his short stories were fun some long and boring

  • Paperback
  • 304
  • Field of Thirteen
  • Dick Francis
  • English
  • 20 April 2018
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