The Private Patient (Vintage)

by P.D. James | Mystery & Thrillers | This book has not been rated.
ISBN: 0307455289 Global Overview for this book
Registered by alsgal of Lewes, Delaware USA on 9/7/2010
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Journal Entry 1 by alsgal from Lewes, Delaware USA on Tuesday, September 7, 2010
Unabridged on 12 CDS (original) - approx. 15 hours.

From Publishers Weekly
Starred Review. In James's stellar 14th Adam Dalgliesh mystery (after 2006's The Lighthouse), the charismatic police commander knows the case of Rhoda Gradwyn, a 47-year-old journalist murdered soon after undergoing the removal of an old disfiguring scar at a private plastic surgery clinic in Dorset, may be his last; James's readers will fervently hope it isn't. Dalgliesh probes the convoluted tangle of motives and hidden desires that swirl around the clinic, Cheverell Manor, and its grimly fascinating suspects in the death of Gradwyn, herself a stalker of minds driven by her lifelong passion for rooting out the truth people would prefer left unknown and then selling it for money. Beyond the book's central moral concern, James meditates on universal problems like aging (the amorphous flattening of self) and the government's education policy, which targets 50% of the young as university-bound while ensuring that another 40% are uneducated on leaving secondary school. Against her relentless intellectual view of our dying earth, James pits the love she finally grants Dalgleish—sufficient to reinvigorate hope and faith so rare in both fiction and reality today.

Journal Entry 2 by alsgal at Lewes, Delaware USA on Thursday, December 16, 2010
Sending off to rannie who selected from audio VBB

Journal Entry 3 by rannie at Eatonton, Georgia USA on Thursday, December 23, 2010
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