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Wastes his opportunity and your time,
This review is from: Thinks (Hardcover)
Well, maybe this is a very subtle murder mystery after all. The clues are sprinkled throughout and red herrings provided, the crime is not committed until the final pages and the reader has to work out the culprit...
But I suspect not.
It's an appallingly wasted opportunity. The characters fail to come to life, but more seriously the ideas fail too. A tragedy; Lodge obviously put a lot of time in researching cognitive psychology but proves incapable of digesting any of the ideas involved.
You want cliches? You've got 'em. You want wall-to-wall Catholic adultery and guilt? Right there.
You want comedy fizzing with bright ideas and engaging characters, insight, passion? Try somewhere else.
But maybe it IS a murder mystery...