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Review: Barrier Island

User Review  - John - Goodreads

McDonald always provides dynamic insight into the never-ending destructive development of Florida. I loved Florida in the 1960s.... an additional 15 million people since then have destroyed almost all that was worth experiencing. Read full review

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User Review  - Greer Andjanetta - Goodreads

A so-so mystery novel about high-stakes land dealings in Mississipi. Mildly interesting and well-enough written but nothing especially noteworthy about the story. Read full review

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User Review  - Mike Harper - Goodreads

Certainly a good example of the genre, ie tales of unscrupulous Florida real estate developers. It's a page-turner, and not as outdated as some older mystery books seem to be. Read full review

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User Review  - David Ward - Goodreads

Barrier Island by John D. MacDonald (Ballantine 1987)(Fiction - Thriller). This non-Travis McGee tale is set on the Mississippi and features two men on either side of a mighty swindle. My rating: 7/10, finished 1987. Read full review

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User Review  - Paul - Goodreads

John D. McDonald, a heckuva writer. Long ago, back in the '60s and '70s, I read all 21 of his Travis McGee novels. More than mysteries, really, at least for me. This book, "Barrier Island," was ... Read full review

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User Review  - Gerald Kinro - Goodreads

This one takes the reader inside the world of Mississippi real estate. Tuck Loomis, a powerful, dangerous, womanizing real estate tycoon has inside information and purchases a barrier island off the ... Read full review

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User Review  - Larry Webber - Goodreads

This is a slightly atypical McDonald book. The ending seemed particularly odd, and I wonder if someone else finished writing this one. Read full review

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User Review  - Andrew - Goodreads

This is a 'late in his life' book, JDM died in '88, I think. It is a story of greed and real estate, something JDM used as a subject in a lot of his books and it includes a lot of steamy sex and ... Read full review


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