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A Shot in the Dark

it was ok 2.0  ·  Rating Details ·  2 Ratings  ·  2 Reviews
Hardcover, 1st, 216 pages
Published 1958 by Little, Brown
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1958. This book is ill-written and otherwise reads like some guy's sexual fantasy. He has two impossibly beautiful women who are wiling to sleep with him and they are also willing to sleep with other women or each other. The story basically makes out that one is evil and one good and eventually he marries the good one. The man gets everything he wants; so boring! Also he is brave and meanwhile sorts out all the political intrigue in a little Italian town. Yeah right.

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May 18, 2011 Karyn rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I picked up this book certain I would love it. It was probably that wonderful David Gentleman cover that fed my expectations, or perhaps knowing that the story was set in a small town in Italy in the late 1950s. And so I was disappointed to find that the plot was weak and the narration confusing, and that I didn't really feel much interest in the characters or their story. And that there was a preoccupation with sex, perhaps because the author was keen to make this a modern novel. It was all des ...more
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David Garnett (9 March 1892 – 17 February 1981) was a British writer and publisher. A prominent member of the Bloomsbury Group, Garnett received literary recognition when his novel Lady into Fox, an allegorical fantasy, was awarded the 1922 James Tait Black Memorial Prize for fiction. He ran a bookshop near the British Museum with Francis Birrell during the 1920s. He also founded (with Francis Mey ...more
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