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Death Is Not the End A Novella

When his high school sweetheart calls him out of the blue Rebus agrees to track down her missing son who was last seen at a bar owned by some shady mob linked ga. Having enjoyed several Ian Rankin books and Inspector Rebus in particular in the past I decided to read a few starting with this novella I thought it would be a good choice in order to refresh my memory of Rebus and to get me back into the series Unfortunately it never really worked out that way for me and I was disappointed with the story itself but found little consolation with the writing style which I enjoyThe story itself is a sub plot from another of Rankin s novels Dead Souls when one of his ex girlfriends from high school contacts him when her son has goes missing from a local nightclub Not his best work but fortunately I am well aware he can do a lot better and will read a few Ian Rankin novels shortly

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Iminals and their victims As Rebus contemplates the lurking immortality of his own city Rankin offers readers page turning suspense and astonishing literary grac. I don t think I ve ever read a novella beforeAs a pretty slow reader I enjoy the novelty of knocking out a book in a single sittingI m sure that the format of a novella its brevity and concision lends itself perfectly to some stories Hey it might even do so for the tale of a Scottish detective and a missing person But I m not convinced it particularly works for RebusMaybe that s just because eight books in I m used to a certain rhythm to a Rebus story one which can t really be achieved with this word count A Rebus book is always playful with how it tells the story there s always a number of different plot lines often conflicting calling out for our protagonist s attention and pushing him into impossible corners And Rankin teases out these plot lines giving you a little at a time never giving you the full picture until he has to These sub plots work in solidarity to enhance the overall story and their absence was the most striking thing to me about Death is Not the End leaving it feeling a little simplistic and ultimately unfulfillingIt s an entertaining enough little story we get a few glimpses into Rebus childhood meet some people from his past get the eureka moment as he alongside Farmer Jim solve the crime It s just that there wasn t a huge amount of mystery or high stakes surrounding the crime in the first place I doubt we ll see the people from his past again and his childhood story doesn t really change anythingHappy to have read it but it s far from the first Rebus book I d recommend to a new reader The Isles ve ever read a novella beforeAs a pretty slow reader I enjoy the novelty of knocking out a book in a single sittingI m sure that the format of a novella its brevity and concision lends itself perfectly to some stories Hey it might even do so for the tale of a Scottish detective and a missing person But I m not convinced it particularly works for RebusMaybe that s just because eight books in I m used to a certain rhythm to a Rebus story one which can t really be achieved with this word count A Rebus book is always playful with how it tells the story there s always a number of different plot lines often conflicting calling out for our protagonist s attention and pushing him into impossible corners And Rankin teases out these plot lines giving you a little at a time never giving you the full picture until he has to These sub plots work in solidarity to enhance the overall story and their absence was the most striking thing to me about Death is Not the End leaving it feeling a little simplistic and ultimately unfulfillingIt s an entertaining enough little story we get a few glimpses into Rebus childhood meet some people from his past get the eureka moment as he alongside Farmer Jim solve the crime It s just that there wasn t a huge amount of mystery or high stakes surrounding the crime in the first place I doubt we ll see the people from his past again and his childhood story doesn t really change anythingHappy to have read it but it s far from the first Rebus book I d recommend to a new reader

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Ngsters His pursuit takes him through an Edinburgh beyond the tartan tearooms and cobbled streets of the tourist brochures a modern city boasting a variety of cr. A novella in which Rebus is drawn back to Fife to help friends from his teenage years and observes a contact which helps back in Edinburgh


10 thoughts on “Death Is Not the End A Novella

  1. says:

    This Orion hardcover is signed by Ian Rankin

  2. says:

    Having enjoyed several Ian Rankin books and Inspector Rebus in particular in the past I decided to read a few starting wit

  3. says:

    This originally appeared at The Irresponsible Reader I used Goodreads' ordering of the Rebus series to determine when I read this novella other sites might have led me to read this before Dead Souls as it was pu

  4. says:

    This little novella would be a good introduction for people to Ian Rankin's Inspector Rebus series The novella is a direct link to a full length book in the series Dead Souls I had already read Dead Souls so no surprises here for me but what a great idea write a small little book that can be read on its own outside of the series and

  5. says:

    A novella in which Rebus is drawn back to Fife to help friends from his teenage years and observes a contact which helps back in Edinburgh

  6. says:

    FRom BBC Radio 4 ExtraInspector Rebus is asked by his childhood sweetheart to find her missing son Adaptation of Ian Rankin's novella read by Douglas Henshall

  7. says:

    I don't think I've ever read a novella beforeAs a pretty slow reader I enjoy the novelty of knocking out a book in a single sittingI'm sure that the format of a novella; its brevity and concision lends itself perfectly to some stories Hey it might even do so for the tale of a Scottish detective and a missing person But I'm not convinced it

  8. says:

    I had missed this in reading the series It was fun to go back and visit John and Siobhan again It was a good uick read I hope Rankin can keep the team going One of my favorite series

  9. says:

    I’m a big fan of Rebus and Ian Rankin in general but had missed this one up until now I have read dead souls but long enough ago not to remember the sub plot A nice little novella that i read in one sitting and

  10. says:

    It had a good story but it was very short and all of a sudden the thing is over and all solved I understand that he re wrote his and developed it into a full length novel but I am not sure I can see the point of reading it?3 stars for effort

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