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Spencerville

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Back from the Cold War intelligence officer Keith Landry returns to his hometown of Spencerville Ohio Twenty five yea. I had read several of the reviews of Spencerville and apparently it had many mixed reviews in other words some loved it some really hated it In my own opinion was it right up there with some of DeMille's best like The Charm School Gold Coast General's Daughter or the John Corey series no but it was still widely entertainingSpencerville introduces us to Keith Landry who has been forced into early retirement from the Military Landry has returned to his hometown of Spencerville Ohio where he hopes to find peace and rebuild his life There have been many changes in Spencerville since Landry left to join the Military But two things still remain Annie Prentis his ex flame the love of his life and Cliff Baxter the famous High School bully who is now the corrupt Police Chief of Spencerville and the possessive abusive husband of Annie All 3 of them are about to cross paths again Annie who has become unhappy in her marriage to a husband who sleeps around and has the law on his side and Keith who is still deeply in love with Annie and wasn't happy with the way they left things and Annie is still secretly in love with him and Cliff Baxter who since hearing of Keith's return to town has been watching his every move also his wife'sWould I put Spencerville in my top favorites no probably not but like I said still a good book and I loved the Ohiocountry setting and the character developments I'll admit the premise was pretty far fetched and there's some graphic sex scenes and violence some a little unnecessary Still a fun entertaining tale by one of my favorite writers

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Rs after their last encounter Keith runs into his first love Annie now unhappily married to the town's chief of polic. For an intelligence officer the guy was pretty stupid FACTSOrwellian describes the situation idea or societal condition that George Orwell identified as being destructive to the welfare of a free society It connotes an attitude and a policy of control by propaganda surveillance misinformation denial of truth and manipulation of the past including the unperson — a person whose past existence is expunged from the public record and memory practiced by modern repressive governmentsThe adjective Orwellian refers to these behaviours of State and The Party especially when the Party is the StateInvasion of personal privacy either directly physically or indirectly by surveillance State control of its citizens' daily life as in a Big Brother society Official encouragement of policies contributing to the socio economic disintegration of the family The adoration of state leaders and their Party The encouragement of doublethink whereby the population must learn to embrace inconsistent concepts without dissent eg giving up liberty for freedom Similar terms used are doublespeak and newspeak The revision of history in the favour of the State's interpretation of it A generally dystopian future The use of euphemism to describe an agency program or other concept especially when the name denotes the opposite of what is actually occurring Eg a department that wages war is called the Ministry of Peace or Ministry of Defence MORE CHINS THAN A CHINESE PHONE BOOK Nelson has a sense of humour The Great Black Swamp or simply Black Swamp was a glacially caused wetland in northwest Ohio United States extending into extreme northeastern Indiana that existed from the end of the Wisconsin glaciation until the late 19th century Comprising extensive swamps and marshes with some higher drier ground interspersed it occupied what was formerly the southwestern part of Glacial Lake Maumee a holocene precursor to Lake Erie The area was about 40 kilometres 25 mi wide north to south and 160 kilometres 99 mi long covering an estimated 4000 suare kilometres 1500 s mi Gradually drained and settled in the second half of the 19th century it is now highly productive farm land Malaria was a huge problem during drainageCincinnātus Lucius uinctius a legendary Roman hero who according to tradition was called from the plough to be dictator in 458 BC when the Roman army under the consul Mincius was blockaded by the Italian tribe of the Aeui on Mount Algidus He defeated the enemy resigned his dictatorship after sixteen days and returned to his farm He is often cited as an exemplar of old fashioned Roman simplicity and frugalityCincinnati named after him

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E an abusive alcoholic In his efforts to reclaim Annie Keith will have to draw on all the skills of a violent lifetim. One of my favorite authors How this same DeMille could write Cathedral is a critics uestion I felt I was reading a very bad romance with a tiny bit of elementary evil thrown in Napoléon, tome 3 : L'Empereur des rois, 1806-1812 on all the skills Le second Empire of a violent lifetim. One Napoléon et l'opéra of my favorite authors How this same DeMille could write Cathedral is a critics uestion I felt I was reading a very bad romance with a tiny bit Souvenirs de campagnes du sergent Faucheur of elementary evil thrown in


10 thoughts on “Spencerville

  1. says:

    Two things1 Lately I really wish that Goodreads had a half star system This book is definitely a 35 for me and there is no way I could go to 4 So I settled on 32 Seems like I find myself in the midst of a lot of books with sexual torturerape scenes This is a pattern I hope to breakThis book was okay The premise was fairly far fetched the actions of the characters not all that believable and the outcomes generally coincidental I enjoyed parts of it but all in all it was a bit too scattered Demille seems to be trying to combine his commentary on the end of the Cold War with a bizarre revenge storyEntertaining but just meh and huh? overall With how long it is 21 hours audio it seemed to drag on with uite a bit of repetition


  2. says:

    Hands down the silliest DeMille book The cold war has ended the MC ex CIA returnes home to a lost love in the heartland and is almost immediately outwitted by a stereotypical wife beatin' cheatin' lyin' and theivin' hick copNo reallyI'm serious It's in the book honestUnfortunately I read this book immediately after Word of Honor and was nearly crippled by story intelligence whiplash I'm still not sure what the moral of the story was behind this one Maybe it didn't have one DeMille is one of my fave author ever but even he fires blanks on occasion The hammer fell on an empty chamber in this one


  3. says:

    I had read several of the reviews of Spencerville and apparently it had many mixed reviews in other words some loved it some really hated it In my own opinion was it right up there with some of DeMille's best like The Charm School Gold Coast General's Daughter or the John Corey series no but it was still widely entertainingSpencerville introduces us to Keith Landry who has been forced into early retirement from the Military Landry has returned to his hometown of Spencerville Ohio where he hopes to find peace and rebuild his life There have been many changes in Spencerville since Landry left to join the Military But two things still remain Annie Prentis his ex flame the love of his life and Cliff Baxter the famous High School bully who is now the corrupt Police Chief of Spencerville and the possessive abusive husband of Annie All 3 of them are about to cross paths again Annie who has become unhappy in her marriage to a husband who sleeps around and has the law on his side and Keith who is still deeply in love with Annie and wasn't happy with the way they left things and Annie is still secretly in love with him and Cliff Baxter who since hearing of Keith's return to town has been watching his every move also his wife'sWould I put Spencerville in my top favorites no probably not but like I said still a good book and I loved the Ohiocountry setting and the character developments I'll admit the premise was pretty far fetched and there's some graphic sex scenes and violence some a little unnecessary Still a fun entertaining tale by one of my favorite writers


  4. says:

    Some artists can work in different styles without diminishing uality Michelangelo's work with oils and sculpture come to mind When it comes to action mysteries with humor Nelson DeMille's John Corey series is at the top of my list I gave all but Wild Fire a 5 star rating However Spencerville is not an action mystery with humor It's a slow romance with an action climax It's Michelangelo standing under a bridge holding two cans of spray paint


  5. says:

    This novel suffers from mis categorization If you begin reading it expecting a thriller in the same vein as Plum Island Cathedral or Wild Fire you will be disappointed as many of the other reviews here admit However if you are looking for a of a straight fiction character driven novel with lots of backstory and some bits of action thrown in then you've come to the right place DeMille is an excellent writer and has a way of drawing you in no matter what he is writing I think even his grocery list must be an interesting read I did mark him down one star on this book though because I felt he drew out some of the events a little too much here and there For example the sub plot about the Washington DC recruiting efforts to get the main character back into his old job seemed drawn out and unnecessary When the action does come at the end it also seems to take way too long and it sort of loses its impact as a result But having said that I very much enjoyed the read and would recommend it as long as you're expecting of a straight fiction book as opposed to the thrillers we are used to from DeMille


  6. says:

    For an intelligence officer the guy was pretty stupid FACTSOrwellian describes the situation idea or societal condition that George Orwell identified as being destructive to the welfare of a free society It connotes an attitude and a policy of control by propaganda surveillance misinformation denial of truth and manipulation of the past including the unperson — a person whose past existence is expunged from the public record and memory practiced by modern repressive governmentsThe adjective Orwellian refers to these behaviours of State and The Party especially when the Party is the StateInvasion of personal privacy either directly physically or indirectly by surveillance State control of its citizens' daily life as in a Big Brother society Official encouragement of policies contributing to the socio economic disintegration of the family The adoration of state leaders and their Party The encouragement of doublethink whereby the population must learn to embrace inconsistent concepts without dissent eg giving up liberty for freedom Similar terms used are doublespeak and newspeak The revision of history in the favour of the State's interpretation of it A generally dystopian future The use of euphemism to describe an agency program or other concept especially when the name denotes the opposite of what is actually occurring Eg a department that wages war is called the Ministry of Peace or Ministry of Defence MORE CHINS THAN A CHINESE PHONE BOOK Nelson has a sense of humour The Great Black Swamp or simply Black Swamp was a glacially caused wetland in northwest Ohio United States extending into extreme northeastern Indiana that existed from the end of the Wisconsin glaciation until the late 19th century Comprising extensive swamps and marshes with some higher drier ground interspersed it occupied what was formerly the southwestern part of Glacial Lake Maumee a holocene precursor to Lake Erie The area was about 40 kilometres 25 mi wide north to south and 160 kilometres 99 mi long covering an estimated 4000 suare kilometres 1500 s mi Gradually drained and settled in the second half of the 19th century it is now highly productive farm land Malaria was a huge problem during drainageCincinnātus Lucius uinctius a legendary Roman hero who according to tradition was called from the plough to be dictator in 458 BC when the Roman army under the consul Mincius was blockaded by the Italian tribe of the Aeui on Mount Algidus He defeated the enemy resigned his dictatorship after sixteen days and returned to his farm He is often cited as an exemplar of old fashioned Roman simplicity and frugalityCincinnati named after him


  7. says:

    Nelson Demille arrived on my favorite authors list after reading The Gatehouse so I was anxious to read another selection and found Spencerville in the libraryKeith Landry finds himself without a job after budget cuts in the federal government force him to review his life and decide what comes next After twenty years of serving as a soldier and then intelligence for Uncle Sam he decides to return to his hometown of Spencerville OH Though he won't admit it to himself at first his main objective is to reclaim the love he walked away from when he joined the Army Annie Prentis has spent the past twenty years in a loveless abusive marriage to Spencerville's chief of police Cliff Baxter They've raised two children together and now that the nest is empty Annie has decided she has taken enough from her husband and is planning to leave him When she sees her high schoolcollege love of her life on the streets of Spencerville there's no doubt the passion is still there between them and the lines are drawn between Landry and the former high school bully Baxter


  8. says:

    One of my favorite authors How this same DeMille could write Cathedral is a critics uestion I felt I was reading a very bad romance with a tiny bit of elementary evil thrown in


  9. says:

    Is it just me or does DeMille really have a problem with women? I read several of his books when he first began publishing and stopped because I didn't like the way he handled his female characters Then I thought I'd try this one because I was on a trip and desperate for a page turner it wasn't one of his military titles and it took place in small town America I figured it might be okay Instead the entire ending revolves around the abuse pages and pages of it of the errant wife far than is necessary to make the point and set up the ending So now I know he hasn't changed and I have to ask is it me or does the author have some major issues?


  10. says:

    I usually love anything by Nelson DeMille but this must be an earlier work and his writing wasn't as great as it is now I found the story itself interesting and I would get caught up in it for a time Then it would switch gears and I would want to skim over parts just to get through them I forced myself not to skim and would have uit reading it something I can't remember doing in forever but I did want to know how it ended AND I kept hoping it would improve after all it is written by Nelson DeMille


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