Fellowship of Fear (E–book)

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Fellowship of Fear

Free read Fellowship of Fear Aaron Elkins Í 6 Review Read ô PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Í Aaron Elkins S From there it is all downhill Gideon finds himself the target in an unfamiliar game for which no one has bothered to give him the rules What he does have is his own considerable intellect and his remarkable forensic skills He will need them for he is playing for some fairly high stakes the security of Western Euro. Goodreads ate my long and exhaustive review so let s at least give bullets point to explain my rating The writing style reads as if someone translated this story from another language into English and did a bad job with it Really some passages read awkward that shouldn t be The characters behave strangely A cop with a childlike laugh who grins and laughs his way through most of his time in this book Just no A confuse storyline with NATO thinking the main characters spies for the Russians while the Russians thinks he is a NATO spy why he in fact is unknowingly a bit of both is not very believable Neither is a main character who can defend his life when some trained men would have died for sure because he has good instincts and read how to defend yourself Then were was your editor The wine is called Riesling not Reisling What the hell is a Gemandeltes Truthahnschnitzel I am German and never heard of that dish before Or how about In return she bestowed a highly perfunctory lip contraction that made him sorry he hadn t left well enough alone Something missing here Last but not least Why are all of your Germans either fa have a sour attitude or are drunken idiots There they were greeted by the cranky proprietress Frau Gross who seemed entirely displeased to see them At this Frau Gross s formidable jowls uivered seemingly in indignation than in fear her hand moved to her breast so that she stood like Brunhilde herself and she gave forth a shriek that stunned the senses A big boned middled aged woman sat erectly at a typewriter She spoke without looking up from her typing with a strong German accent and a distinctly chilly manner Gideon couldn t help wondering with uncharacteristic lack of charity if she had come with the Nazi building They turned to leave and were almost bowled over by a husky perspiring serving wench who might have stepped out of a Frans Hals painting rosy cheeks cherubic smile peekaboo seventeenth century bodice and all The age blackened ceiling of the big tavern rang with lusty male voices raised in martial sounding songs and with the clank of beer steins beating time on old oak tables They had to snake along single file to get through the crowd of beefy blond men many of whom tramped along singing with arms about each others shoulders I don t think I ll stop rolling my eyes anytime soon Anyway I really hope the next books will be better

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Free read Fellowship of Fear Aaron Elkins Í 6 Review Read ô PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Í Aaron Elkins When anthropology professor Gideon Oliver is offered a teaching fellowship at US military bases in Germany Sicily Spain and Holland he wastes no time accepting Stimulating courses to teach a decent stipend all expenses paid plenty of interesting European travel What's not to like It does not take him long to find ou. Reading this 30 years after it was published probably didn t do the book any favors The writing itself wasn t bad and the author did evoke images of Heidelburg that made me want to go there However where the book fell down for me was on character Simply put I couldn t like Gideon OliverGideon is a fairly classic Gary Stu when you look at him He s an anthropologist like the author and is brilliant tall in incredible shape and with apparently flawless judgement I did not find his judgement flawless to be clear but the author vindicated every one of his decisions but those where he simply didn t have any information to go from Our hero can also fend off an armed assault from two professional assailants despite having no training and 12 glasses of wine in himHowever to my perspective Gideon is also a an annoying know it all and a prissy sexist I think anthropology is fascinating myself and it actually does make some sense that an anthropologist would have enough general education to be able to make some interesting deductions However every one of Gideon s annoyed me Despite having no forensic anthropology training I believe he is able to decipher from a mostly burned away skeleton than Rome s forensic expert He makes racial judgements based on the shape of people s brow ridges I m talking scandanavian vs russian here and doesn t seem to think about that fact that the world is not a racially pure place People from all over the world mix all the time and I simply find it unbelievable that there is a typical russian skull shape He apparently is the only person in the book who can hear that American speech patterns are different than European ones really I can hear them why can t the American police stationed in Europe I think that the author forgot to give Gideon an eidetic memory but should remedy that in the future The case is solved by Gideon noticing after the fact that the guilty party used voluntary muscles instead of involuntary muscles to make a facial expression Seriously Unless you ve got eidetic memory there is no way that you will be able to recall a specific expression on a face in that detail You ll remember the expression but not why you interpreted it that way BoooooooooGideon also likes to use scientific terminology whenever possible He describes hitting someone in the mandible instead of the jaw I know lots of scientific terminology too but I do not use it in common conversation for fear of being thought a pompous jackass Gideon has clearly overcome this fear He compliments his girlfriend s beautiful oculi and gluteus maximus actually how he compliments her ass is even worse than I ve described Really Maybe if you re a 6 foot plus incredibly buff guy you can get away with this stuff but most people will never want to talk to you again if you try to pull that off He also orders military police around with impunity being the most authoritative person in the vicinityGideon also gets physically involved with a woman of whom he s not sure he approves wow Stuffy much She is writing her dissertation on women book collectors in 19th century America When Gideon hears this he thinks I kid you not oh no not a feminist What whaaaatttApparently they bore him with all their talk of euality and complaining about not being taken seriously If only Gideon could see the irony of his oh so priveleged position But he can t being a white educated male in the early 1980 s who has never thought about life from another perspective I snark I guess the whole ERA thing just bounced right off him It s actually kind of weird most social scientists tend toward the liberal and Gideon definitely doesn t care much about women s issues although he does care very much about ancient man language patterns and mammoth hunting Best part of the book When Gideon sees a dead person on the floor and fears that it is his friend When he finds out it is not his relief and the writing thereof is well done and emotionally evocative However the occasional glimmer was not enough to make me want to read any of these Elkins has even managed to make anthropology annoying to me which is difficult to achieve

Aaron Elkins Í 6 Review

Free read Fellowship of Fear Aaron Elkins Í 6 Review Read ô PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Í Aaron Elkins T On his first night he is forced to fend off two desperate black clad men who have invaded his Heidelberg hotel room with intent to kill And then there are a few trivial details that the recruiting agency forgot to mention such as the fact that the two previous holders of the fellowship both met with mysterious end. I am fond of Gideon Oliver The Skeleton Detective However I have read the series books out of order based on which one I discovered at a used book sale This one is the first in the series and is not my favorite I guess the first one has to introduce you to the character but I found the plot convoluted and not really using Oliver s talents to solve the mystery to prove to you that he is talentedThe later novels in which he studies old bones and comes up with a wealth of information about them and therefore helps solve a mystery are a lot of fun Even better if you have an interest in anthropology


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  1. says: Free read Fellowship of Fear Aaron Elkins Í 6 Review Fellowship of Fear (E–book)

    Read ô PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Í Aaron Elkins Fellowship of Fear (E–book) Blech A good wise friend warned me that this book wasn't necessarily a good one but the series gets better She was definitely right about the first part I might test her on the second part when I get over the moment when I decided to throw this one across the room Come on tell Papa Gideon said his naked skin jumping where her long hair lay over itWelljusttake me I'm yours She raised her eyes to his If you want meAaaaand

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    Fellowship of Fear (E–book) Reading this 30 years after it was published probably didn't do the book any favors The writing itself wasn't bad and the

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    Fellowship of Fear (E–book) Read ô PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Í Aaron Elkins Book 1 of this Forensic Anthropologist series and I highly enjoyed it Decent plot with action all over and we g

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    Aaron Elkins Í 6 Review Fellowship of Fear (E–book) If I hadn't already read Old Bones and rated it better than this I wouldn't have made it through First in the series it does get better I think but will be checking it out soon The sexism is a bit much at times b

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    Fellowship of Fear (E–book) I read some books in this series years ago but missed the earliest ones I decided to go back and try to pick up the series in order thanks to a review written by a Goodreads friend thanks Matt This started a little slow for me but I soon found myself pulling this one out of my in process stack most of the time I wanted t

  6. says: Fellowship of Fear (E–book) Aaron Elkins Í 6 Review Read ô PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Í Aaron Elkins

    Fellowship of Fear (E–book) I am fond of Gideon Oliver The Skeleton Detective However I have read the series books out of order based on which one I discovered at a used book sale This one is the first in the series and is not my favorite I guess the first on

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    Free read Fellowship of Fear Aaron Elkins Í 6 Review Fellowship of Fear (E–book) Great local color I especially enjoyed the parts about Heidelberg and a river cruise which brought back memories of when my

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    Fellowship of Fear (E–book) Read ô PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Í Aaron Elkins Free read Fellowship of Fear Goodreads ate my long and exhaustive review so let's at least give bullets point to explain my rating The writing style reads as if someone tra

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    Free read Fellowship of Fear Aaron Elkins Í 6 Review Fellowship of Fear (E–book) How can a professor of physical anthropology draw upon his special knowledge to find the solution of a mystery that is putt

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    Fellowship of Fear (E–book) First published in 1982 this book is set firmly in the Cold War period before Glasnost before the Berlin Wall came down when the KGB

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  • Paperback
  • 265
  • Fellowship of Fear
  • Aaron Elkins
  • English
  • 10 January 2020
  • 9780425203118