The Dead Do Not Improve

The Dead Do Not Improve

A Novel

Book - 2012
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"Twentysomething Korean American Philip Kim is bright, well-educated, and very hip. He's also angry, prone to self-loathing, resentful of his otherness (even in diverse San Francisco), and lonely. Soon after his elderly next door neighbor is murdered, Kim is tasered in the street by two masked men who issue a weird threat. The attack puts him in contact with two homicide detectives assigned to his neighbor's case. He finds himself the object of an elaborately mystifying and violent conspiracy, but he also finds love and a salve for his anger."--Booklist.
Publisher: New York :, Hogarth,, [2012]
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ©2012
ISBN: 9780307953889
0307953882
Branch Call Number: FIC KANG
Characteristics: 250 pages ; 25 cm
Alternative Title: Dead don't improve

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SPL_Laura
Oct 30, 2012

I love books I can describe as quirky and this is one of them. Not my favourite whodunnit by any means but worth the ride and full of unusual suspects and unexpected encounters.

vcwom Sep 06, 2012

I found myself thoroughly sucked in by this book, but I still can't figure out who dunnit or what the real conspiracy is. As the blurbs say, the writing is smart and engaging, but also at times a little flip. I still recommend it because it is funny, challenging and set in San Francisco. And really what's not to like about a book populated by angry, under-employed MFAs, surfer cops, drug-induced catfish hallucinations, and multi-ethnic detectives.

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