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If you know what's good for you, don't try to peep me. I'm poison. If you get into my
head you're getting into Demolition. Think about it." “Jesus," Quizzard murmured
in his sour voice. “As bad as that? I don't hanker for a Demolition, Reich.
“Find out about what?" “About the stars!" he yelled. “The Christ almighty missing
Stars!" He flung out of the apartment and rushed down to the street. On the empty
footway, he paused and stared up again. There was the moon. There was one ...
What's happened?" “You lost the game, Ben." “The Sardine Game?" “The Cosmic
Game." “I won. I won. I owned every bit of the world. I—" “And therefore you lose.
We lose." "Lose what?" “Survival." “I don't understand. I can't understand.
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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.