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on 9 October 1997
I read this novel when I became saturated with suspense thrillers and mysteries. I was pleasantly surprised. It almost came up to the standard of the review in the New Times Book Review which prompted me to read it.You will enjoy the prose once you get used to the writing style which uses no quotations - you must pay attention to wehther or not the characters are speaking or just thinking.
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on 26 October 1998
Begley writes beautifully; his prose is seemingly effortless, although I'm sure it took many drafts to make it seem that way. Schmidt is a compelling protagonist, and his story is artfully told -- at least until the final fifty pages or so. The ending is far too abrupt, and the loose ends are tied up so neatly (and so much in Schmidt's favor) as to be unbelievable. It's not simply a compliment to Begley's writing style to say I wanted the book to go on longer; the story itself demanded to be longer. A more
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on 13 January 1998
If you are even thinking about reading this book, then just do it! Begley's fascinating style and subtle wit makes this book a joy to read.
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on 23 July 2014
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on 6 May 1997
This book left me empty and unsatisfied. The writing style is not engaging nor is the basis of the story.
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