Just One Look…

 

I had the chance this past weekend to continue through Harlan Coben’s books with Just One Look

Coben’s books continue to improve (this one just falls short of few other works) with time.  Just One Look continues to confirm my suspicion that his writing is best when stand-alone stories.  Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy Marlon Bolitar as much as the next guy (and I especially appreciate when the author alludes to past characters and events as if New Jersey is his private universe) – but Coben does best when he develops a new list of people and problems.  

Here is how I rank all of his books thus far…
  1. Tell No One (2001):  Emails and the Inner-City 
  2. Fade Away (1996):  The New Jersey Dragons and Unrealized Dreams  
  3. No Second Chance (2003):  Shattered Windows and the Serbian Underground 
  4. Just One Look (2004):  Family Photos and Big Hair Bands    
  5. One False Move (1998):  The New York Dolphins and Old Mentors
  6. Back Spin (1997):  The PGA US Open and Mysterious Kidnappings 
  7. Gone for Good (2002):  Covenant House and Childhood Bullies 
  8. The Final Detail (1999):  The New York Yankees and Failed Drug Tests
  9. Darkest Fear (2000):  Paternity Suits and Plagiarism 
  10. Drop Shot (1996):  The ATP US Open and Gang Violence    
  11. Deal Breaker (1995):  The New York Titans and Magazine Advertisements 
  12. Play Dead (1990):  The Boston Celtics and Australia’s Great Barrier Reef 
  13. Miracle Cure (1991):  The New York Knicks and HIV 

I plan to read The Innocent at some point over the summer.  Anyone read it already?  If so, what did you think?  

Just One Look…

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