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... the towering office buildings in the background, great two-hundred storey
cubes ... the lace tracery of skyways linking them together . . . the twinkling
running lights of Jumpers bobbing up and down like a plague of crimsoneyed
The street lights were lit; the skyways twinkled; Jumper eyes floated up and down
; the shops were blazing ... And overhead there was nothing . . . nothing but a
deep, black, fathomless infinity. “The Sun!” Reich shouted. “The Sun!” He pointed
Each had wandered all the night, through footway and skyway, unconscious of
his surroundings, yet both were drawn inevitably together like two magnetized
needles floating on a weed choked pond. Powell was seated cross-legged on the
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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.