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Kratki roman gdje je Martin od izlizanog mita o vukolacima napravio ne to zanimljivo i svoje Glavni lik je asmati ni vukodlak, utjeriva dugova, u gradu u kojem bogata obitelj vukodlaka vlada iz sjene.Horror se mije a sa noir krimi em sa enom u ulozi tvrdoglavog detektiva s pro lo u Dakle likovi su tipi ni za spomenute anrove, ali ipak su dobro definirani i djeluju ivo Najve a mana je upravo premalen broj stranica Mnogo toga se de ava i roman kre e u nekoliko smjerova, a onda se sve to p Kratki roman gdje je Martin od izlizanog mita o vukolacima napravio ne to zanimljivo i svoje Glavni lik je asmati ni vukodlak, utjeriva dugova, u gradu u kojem bogata obitelj vukodlaka vlada iz sjene.Horror se mije a sa noir krimi em sa enom u ulozi tvrdoglavog detektiva s pro lo u Dakle likovi su tipi ni za spomenute anrove, ali ipak su dobro definirani i djeluju ivo Najve a mana je upravo premalen broj stranica Mnogo toga se de ava i roman kre e u nekoliko smjerova, a onda se sve to prebrzo dovede do kraja, pa tako neke sporedne pri e ostanu nedore ene Ipak, sam zavr etak je dobar, neki se ale da je previ e otvoren , ali tko je pa ljivo itao, u zadnoj sceni e mu biti sve jasno.Unato blagoj kritici etvorka mi je previ e, tako da e biti jaka trojka Da krajem godine napravim listu najboljih i najgorih pro itanih knjiga 2017 e, ova bi uvjerljivo zauzela prvo mjesto na drugoj listi What a pile of garbage Grozno napisano, kao da ju je pisao po etnik literarne sekcije u drugom razredu osnovne kole. There s something that I really love about George R.R Martin besides the fact that he has written my favorite series and that is how easily he can tackle genres and make all his book feel different Be it fantasy or science fiction, or in this case a horror detective mystery, he never does the same trick twice which I really appreciate in an author The Skin Trade follows Randi Wade, a private detective, in the wake of a recent murder spree that is very reminiscent of the way her father died There s something that I really love about George R.R Martin besides the fact that he has written my favorite series and that is how easily he can tackle genres and make all his book feel different Be it fantasy or science fiction, or in this case a horror detective mystery, he never does the same trick twice which I really appreciate in an author The Skin Trade follows Randi Wade, a private detective, in the wake of a recent murder spree that is very reminiscent of the way her father died some odd years ago So of course she gets tangled in this mystery involving politics and werewolves It s not something that hasn t been done before but I found it really compelling and I liked the gothic feel it had, combined with the gruesome elements it was quite an intense read The only problem I had was that while we do get all the answers to most of our questions, it is done in a very subtle way, it could have lingeredon that and give us a proper explanation for everything that happened Even so, I think it worked Not everything needs to be revealed I see that many didn t like the open ending but for me it was great, making me finish this book with a grin on my face George R.R Martin may be famous for his televised series A Song of Ice and Fire, but before that, he was and still is active on other literary fronts, like horror My first encounter with the horror version of Mr Martin was De Fevre Dream the Dutch translation of Fevre Dream , which I reviewed in Dutch here I liked this trip into the past very much.One of his other horror works is The Skin Trade , originally published in 1988 It won the World Fantasy Award for Best Novella 1989 The sto George R.R Martin may be famous for his televised series A Song of Ice and Fire, but before that, he was and still is active on other literary fronts, like horror My first encounter with the horror version of Mr Martin was De Fevre Dream the Dutch translation of Fevre Dream , which I reviewed in Dutch here I liked this trip into the past very much.One of his other horror works is The Skin Trade , originally published in 1988 It won the World Fantasy Award for Best Novella 1989 The story got translated in the past few years, also in France ditions ActuSF first published it in 2012 Seven years later, an augmented edition sees the light of day There is still a foreword and biography by Emmanuel Chastelli re, whose C lestopol C lestopol yes, both editions, as the latter was very lightly revised is on my TBR pile The rest of this new edition of Skin Trade contains a large extract of Nightflyers et autres r cits.Sandwiched between the foreword and the biography extract part is the real story Two main characters, Willie Flambeaux a debt recovery agent and Randi Wade private detective, her father was in the local police force , investigate suspicious murders people skinned alive Randi and Willie have their own ways of approaching the matter Willie, not being totally honest with Randi, is far from sporty, even has asthma and is very dependent on his Ventolin inhaler , but as an agent, he can be very convincing and cunning Randi will trespass when needed and possible, even go farther than her father s former colleagues, like a certain Joe Urquhart, her father s former partner Speaking of her father He and Joe was charged at some time to investigate the massive killings of children However, they couldn t solve the case, as Randi s father got killed by some kind of wild animal This mystery has since then always haunted Randi s mind and she will continue to use this to getinformation, even for her current case.The current case involves people Willie knew and was acquainted with Mr Martin didn t show many cards, but offered only bits and pieces to keep everyone in suspense Why are these people assassinated Is there a motif Are there any suspects Witnesses Who s behind this One man A group Were there such or similar cases in the past A pattern And so on, and so forth.As Willie and Randi fight their way onwards to discover the secret, it s a bit like a video game, as another reader wrote At the end, they have to confront and fight the end boss However, it s not as simple as that There isto it, muchThe town is infested, so to speak Werewolves play a role view spoiler By day, they take on a human form, by night or when danger is present, they transform hide spoiler , as the depiction on the cover clearly indicates view spoiler Those who were taken out, were lycanthropes One crazy member, who couldn t transform, desperately wanted to Killing others was the only way to obtain a wolfskin and let the dark powers come to life, to please the werewolves overlord.Behind the killings, both the children s and the most recent ones, is an entire group of werewolves who have influence in the most important places, not in the least the police force This explains why this and similar cases can t and don t get solved hide spoiler Willie only reveals his personal secret view spoiler Yes, he too is a werewolf, but uses his powers only to do good or when his human body won t carry him far or fast enough hide spoiler when he has no other choice, but his silence long put a damper on their his and Randi s mutual understanding and friendship And they need each other very much, as they complement one another.This tale of stripping one s victims of their skins reminded me a bit of La Trilogie de Wielstadt by Pierre Pevel If my memory doesn t fool me, the third book Le chevalier de Wielstadt involves a character who acts in a similar way Skin Trade is a very entertaining story, recommended as an in between for fans of horror and or urban fantasy The book reads like a page turner, thanks to Martin s skilful writing and the translation by Anna g Houesnard, since I read the French edition There are no chapters, which is a way of making you want to read on and discover, through the alternating POVs of Willie and Randi, what happens.This story was to be the first in a series with Willie and Randi at the helm, but time and circumstances decided differently On the other hand, it would have been nice to see a fewbecome reality, and so offerinsight and information on the world and on both main characters in the first place But it is what it is, and it s good and that s all that matters I was sent this book by ditions ActuSF for review Many thanks to them for the trust ( EPUB ) ⚖ Skin Trade ♩ From the best selling author of the Song of Ice and Fire series, comes this chilling story of a werewolfWhen a string of grotesque killings begins to strike her small town, private detective Randi Wade becomes suspicious The grisly murders remind her all too much of her own father s death overyears ago Now there is a killer in town who not only slays his victims, but also takes their skin Undaunted, Randi prods the police as the murders continue, each brutal than the last When a close friend suddenly becomes a target, he is forced to reveal a startling secret about himself and Randi is quickly pulled into a dark world within her own town where monsters exist and prey on the livingExecutive Producer Laura WilsonProducer Paul Rubenby George RR Martin P Random House, Inc , 1960 1980 ,,, 1960 1980 ,, It was a solid 3 stars throughout, but the ending left me wishing for a lotIt wasn t a very satisfying one It left a whole lot unresolved and felt very convoluted The Skin Trade reminded me a whole lot of Martin s other foray into horror, Fevre dream, however, I enjoyed that story a lot.Most of the beats near the end of this story hinge on you being able to recall all the characters names who were mentioned once, maybe twice I struggled to remember them, so wasn t feeling much ten It was a solid 3 stars throughout, but the ending left me wishing for a lotIt wasn t a very satisfying one It left a whole lot unresolved and felt very convoluted The Skin Trade reminded me a whole lot of Martin s other foray into horror, Fevre dream, however, I enjoyed that story a lot.Most of the beats near the end of this story hinge on you being able to recall all the characters names who were mentioned once, maybe twice I struggled to remember them, so wasn t feeling much tension I feel like with an extra 100 pages or so, this could ve been a great story, but, for being so short, it s mostly descriptions The descriptions are nice though And throughout, I never really found myself bored Osrednji horor krimi iji su protagonisti ljudi i vukodlaciO ekivao sam vi e od Martina Skoro sam i zaboravio koliko je Martin dobar u kracoj formijos uvijek mislim da umjesto sto je pisao Pjesmu Leda i Vatre tolike godine, mogao je napisat nekoliko odlicnih romana, a Led i Vatru stavit u, recimo tri knjige Une nouvelle sombre et bien crite, tr s plaisante.https lauryn books.blogspot.com 201 Une nouvelle sombre et bien crite, tr s plaisante.https lauryn books.blogspot.com 201