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The reader is instantly pushed into this new environment, hurtled along at top
speed by the language, the color, the wild invention that never slows, never stops
. The world comes alive with the people, machines, apparatus, emotions, and ...
Maria Beaumont never invites peepers to her house. I'm only in on your pass. I
was depending on that." “And this peeper kid has to be the one to crash. God
damn!" “Give it up, Reich." “Maybe I can stay away from him." “Reich, I can block
A man you'll never escape. You'll never be able to run from him ... hide from him ..
. and I pray to God you'll never be able to save yourself from him." “Who is it,
Powell? WHO IS IT?" “The Man With No Face." Reich emitted a guttural cry of
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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.