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I asked for armistice. Begged for peace. Merger. I begged like a screaming
woman. My father would spit on me if he were alive. Every fighting Reich would
blacken my face with contempt. But I asked for peace, didn't I? Eh? Didn't I?"
Catatonia." “Permanent?" Mary Noyes asked. Young Doctor Jeems looked
surprised and indignant. He was one of the brighter young men of Kingston
Hospital despite the fact that he was not a peeper, and was fanatically devoted to
“I love you, of course," she muttered, “but I think you're inventing excuses to—" “
Who asked you?" “Asked me what?" “If you loved me." “Why you just—" She
stopped, then tried again. “You said . . . Y-You ..." “I didn't say it. Do you
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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.