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This became the Rainbow House of Chooka Frood. The top floors had been
patched and subdivided into a warren of cells so complicated and confused that
only Chooka understood the pattern of the maze, and even Chooka herself was
Chooka stiffened. Her mouth hung open. "You're receiving me, aren't you,
Chooka Frood?" The telepathic answer came in frightened fragments. It was
obvious that Chooka Frood's natural ability had never been trained. "Wha ... 2
"Chooka Frood!" he croaked in a hysterical voice. The cab hopped him to 99
Bastion West. Reich thrust past the protesting doorman, the indignant reception
clerk, and Chooka Frood's highly paid charge d'affaires to the private office, ...
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I was set to give this story five stars throughout most of the book, but the ending threw me off. Way off.
The majority of the story is a detective story; we follow a crime from the angle of the perpetrator, and the investigating police officer. The caper is made all that much more exciting by the existence of people with esp, known as peepers, of which our investigator is one, and our perpetrator is not. A thrilling game of mouse and peeper cat made the book a quick read, and fun to follow. The inclusion of the catchy lyrics the perpetrator has purposely stuck in his head to keep himself from leaking his crime to the psychics around him interspersed throughout the dialog and action was a great touch that really increased the tension through certain parts of the story.
The conclusion however, I felt turned suddenly to a different tone altogether. The plot became less understandable, and the ending somewhat preachy. I suddenly got the impression that the author wrote the whole book as a means to state the exposition. Five stars until the last thirty pages or so.