The Ploughmen

The Ploughmen

A Novel

Book - 2014 | First edition.
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"Valentine Millimaki, a troubled young deputy, finds himself seeking counsel from John Gload, a killer awaiting trial, in this debut novel. The strange intimacy of their connection takes a startling turn with a brazen act of violence, a manhunt, and a stunning revelation that leave Gload's past and Millimaki's future forever entwined"-- Provided by publisher
Publisher: New York : Henry Holt and Company, 2014.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780805099515
Branch Call Number: FIC ZUPAN
Characteristics: 256 pages ; 22 cm


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May 28, 2018

I didn't rate the book because I didn't finish it. The subject matter is definitely my kind of material, however, I couldn't get past the unnecessary use of words. I started out using a dictionary but that became to cumbersome and time consumming so I decided to guess at the meaning but that became unsettling because I was never really sure what was being intended. Like what is a 'sally gate'? The book is definitely written for a more sophisticated reader!

Nov 01, 2014

This is a gripping and at times chilling story of a police officer doing the graveyard shift looking after a 77 year old serial killer awaiting trial. Tight, evocative writing builds a terrific tale of how the two men become friendly and just how alike they are in certain areas of life, personality and their thinking. You get a glimpse of their similarities through the flash back chapters- particularly when the killer is telling the deputy of the other murders he has committed that no one knows about. But did he? well worth the read and time devoted to it.
the writing is lyrical and beautifully descriptive.


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