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Then Duffy began to sing: Eight, sir; seven, sir; Six, sir; five, sir; Four, sir; three, sir;
Two, sir; one! Tenser, said the Tensor. Tenser, said the Tensor. Tension,
apprehension, And dissension have begun. “Oh my God!" Reich exclaimed. “I've
As Reich had planned, the song established itself firmly in his mind and echoed
again and again all the way down to the street. Tenser, said the Tensor. Tenser,
said the Tensor. Tension, apprehension, and dissension have begun. RIFF.
How the mighty have fallen. But we must expect it, eh? We all fall. We all fall."
Church glanced sidelong at him, trying to peep him. Let him try. Tension,
apprehension, and dissension have begun. Let him get through the crazy tune
rattling in his ...
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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.