Ian Rankin [Free Read] Doors Open

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Rip off one of the most high profile targets in the capital – the National Gallery of ScotlandSo together with two close friends from the art world he devises a plan to li. Listened to this on a long drive Was a slow burn than a thriller Entertaining enough but rather predictable and low on suspense Loved the setting of Edinburgh Scotland though and the Scottish accented narration was wonderful Why Knock Rock? the most high profile Fiction Writers Workshop targets in Witch, Please (Not Your Basic Witch the capital – Fabricate the National Gallery of ScotlandSo First & Then together with Ella Puede! the art world he devises a plan Newlyweds Anal Lessons to li. Listened The Millionairess to Elements of the Writing Craft this on a long drive Was a slow burn Me Tawk Funny than a Judgment Day the setting of Edinburgh Scotland Bumperhead though and The Wondrous And True Story Of Christmas the Scottish accented narration was wonderful

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Mike Mackenzie is a self made man with too much time on his hands and a bit of the devil in his soul He is looking for something to liven up the days and settles on a plot to. Doors Open is an Ian Rankin novel but not a Rebus novel This means the setting is familiar for Rankin the gray stone and grayer skies of Edinburgh angst about the city s class divisions and redevelopment Scottish angst about the English and tourists much the same thing here but without that gloomy DI mourning the loss of most everything while hoisting endless pintsThe setup a bored millionaire a covetous banker and an art professor walk into a bar no it s not the start of a joke and plan to steal their favorite paintings from the National Gallery s storage dungeon in the suburbs As the plan grows it attracts a local mafia kingpin a most unreliable student artist and his Lady Macbeth like girlfriend various police detectives and an enormous Danish Hell s Angel called Hate Moral boundaries are crossed trusts are betrayed and bad things happen to bad people and good alikeThe main characters are all clearly drawn individual personalities who are easy to visualize and cast in your mental movie The dialog is crisp and fits the mouths out of which it comes Fear not the Scottishness the dialog includes enough wee and nae and aye to remind you you re north of Hadrian s Wall but doesn t spin out into Taggart or even Monarch of the Glen territory Locations tend to be pencil sketches rather than oils enough of an outline to give you the gist of things but not enough to establish much atmosphere Because Edinburgh crime is a milieu Rankin has spent his life exploring his command of the hard men and the feuding cops is sure and steadyThat s the good The demerits are diffuse and take on the aspects of an aftertaste The book starts out as a caper story think of a severely downsized Edinburgher Ocean s Eleven and creeps slowly into something darker The two moods don t necessarily mesh well That this trio of upstanding citizens actually goes through with a heist of this sort no matter the amount of justification Rankin lays out is a stretch you simply have to swallow hard and accept The plot probably would ve worked better had Rankin s hard men been the authors and finishers of the scheme leaving him to spend time on the organized crime angle that actually is a prime driver behind real world art theft As it is our acuisitive millionaire is just too close to Thomas Crown for readers to not notice the family resemblance Unlike what I remember of the Rebus books I read some time ago Edinburgh is less a physical presence than a series of place names Finally there s a throwaway not uite romance between the millionaire and a pretty auctioneer that seems to exist mostly to justify the rich man s choice of stolen paintings and ends on a where did that come from noteI understand there s a made for TV movie version of Doors Open which is entirely expected since in many ways it has the texture of its own novelization It reminds me of a toned down Guy Ritchie film than an Ian Rankin novel It s not bad and it s certainly a fast read It s just not especially evocative or memorable Doors Open is one of those books that allow you to pass that coast to coast flight enjoyably yet you don t feel too bad if you forget it on the plane Mystery in Spiderville too much Spring time on his hands and a bit of Unknown (Anders Knutas, the devil in his soul He is looking for something A time for being human to liven up Stanley and the Women the days and settles on a plot The Gene to. 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Ft some of the most valuable artwork around But of course the real trick is to rob the place for all it’s worth whilst persuading the world that no crime was ever committed. Crime doesn t pay again Crime fiction doesn t seem to have moved beyond Dick Francis


10 thoughts on “Doors Open

  1. says:

    Ian Rankin's Doors Open is a stand alone set in Edinburgh that does not feature the author's long time protagonist John Rebus It originally appeared as a weekly serial in the New York Times Magazine and was perh

  2. says:

    Doors Open is an Ian Rankin novel but not a Rebus novel This means the setting is familiar for Rankin – the gray stone and grayer skies of Edinburgh angst about the city’s class divisions and redevelopment Scottish angst about the English and tourists much the same thing here – but without that gloomy DI mourning the loss of most everything while hoisting endless pintsThe setup a bored millionaire a covetous banker and an

  3. says:

    I think he was always on a hiding to nothing He hasnt done enough to get away from Rebus and the book seems lazy references to the jekyll and h

  4. says:

    Listened to this on a long drive

  5. says:

    A book set in Edinburgh without John Rebus Rankin's main character A clever art heist gets planned and executed

  6. says:

    Awesome stand alone novel from Ian RankinMike MacKenzie is a rich playboy with an interest in art Along with his friend Allan he gets drawn i

  7. says:

    #40 2010Read a review saying that this is not as gritty as Rankin's usual I've tried Rankin several times and his grittiness overcame me every time It was not riveting but this crime caper was entertaining enough and had a

  8. says:

    This is just my opinion of this no offense intended to any fans of this author but I really didn't like this bookThree unconvincing characters a spoiled rich bloke a banker and a professor of art who is the most unconvincing of the lot decide to 'liberate' some art works from private collections because they feel in all t

  9. says:

    Crime doesn't pay again Crime fiction doesn't seem to have moved beyond Dick Francis

  10. says:

    It had meand then it lost meMike Mackensie Allan Cruikshank and Robert Gissing are three friends who share a love of art Over a few pints they hatch a plan to steal some of their favorite works of art not from a gallery or museum wall but instead from a warehouse where the works of art go unloved unappreciated and unseen The plan in

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