The Bloody Bokhara

The Bloody Bokhara None

  • Title: The Bloody Bokhara
  • Author: William Campbell Gault
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 494
  • Format: Paperback
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    1. Beware that my rating is way out of line with the average for this book, and rightly so. This is such a wonderful, old-fashioned romp of a "who done it!" It has solid characters & a real plot. Naturally, the love interest is a gorgeous blonde--the book was published in 1951. And of course Lee's family & ethnic circle, especially his father, are horrified that he would date, much less seriously consider a woman who is not Armenian. And here's the secret pleasure of this book. We tend to t [...]

    2. A wonderful mystery of the hardboiled variety with well drawn characters and an interesting backdrop. The protagonist is an Armenian rug dealer, and the plot centres around a priceless rug. Well written and engaging.

    3. A great noir with a strong character as the first person narrator and a twisting plot filled with shady characters. Three things make this novel stand out from the standard book in the genre.1) Violence shows up in the background of many characters; the Turkish killing program against Armenians and World War II. Lee, the narrator, has different, and sometimes surprising, reactions to the violence and death in the story.2) Lee is a complex character. Sometimes he is bothered by the morals he lear [...]

    4. Set in Chicago (tho it took a few chapters to figure it out), this caper's unique twist is the Oriental rug business and Armenian immigrants. Other than that, it is pretty typical of the noir genre in the 50's, buxom blonde and all. Interesting example of the period. Recommended for 50's mystery buffs.

    5. Far better than the cover art and general genre identification suggest; very interesting insights into Armenian-Americans too; excellent story that moves along smoothly; Gault was a very good writer, transcending the "thriller" and YA tags.

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