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Friday, May 7, 2010

Review: The Adventures of Jack Lime (Leck)

Title: The Adventures of Jack Lime
Author: Leck
Genre: Mystery, Fiction
Pages: 128 pages!!
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars


I'm not even sure how to describe this book. Have you seen "The Maltese Falcon" starring Humprey Bogart (or read the book by Dashiell Hammett)? If you haven't, or have never heard the term "film noir," you might not get this quirky mystery.

Or, you might just LOVE it because Jack Lime is such an unlikely detective--a high-schooler who suffers from narcolepsy. This is a fun, fast-paced detective story (containing three crimes Jack is "hired" to solve). A little campy, a little odd, but a quick read and enjoyable. It has received starred reviews. The rating above reflects my thought that the book has a very specific audience.

And I was just glad that there wasn't a murder to solve. I was beginning to think that this blog might have to be titled, "I see dead people."

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