2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 18 November 2002
as a child i had this book, and read it again and agian as each little 'episode' was filled with detail and quirk. it had genre trappings a compelling firs person style that made it an exotic time capsule of nowhere pulpland. it made my mind keen as i often kicked myslef for not picking up little 'clues'. it taught me to be observant and some little details about an alien adult world i had no experince of and wnated to know more about. i was inspired to read more as a means of learning, quite sub-consciously, as i thought i was seeking the thrills i had gained from such an innocuous little book.
on 12 March 2014
I remember reading this book when I was about twelve years old. I couldn't solve any of the mysteries at the time, which probably says more about me than I'd rather reveal. More than forty years on, older and wiser, whether I like it or not, they're actually all pretty easy to suss out. Trying to convince myself that I was just too distracted when I was younger.