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Putting out

4.0 of 5 stars 4.00  ·  rating details  ·  1 rating  ·  1 review
210 pages
Published April 11th 1988 by Hamish Hamilton
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Jason Mills
Nov 01, 2009 Jason Mills rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: semiologists, umberto eco, crime readers, fashionistas
A near-future science fiction novel whose protagonist is a semiotic detective: he doesn't look for clues, he reads cultural signs. That such a profession could ever come about is absurd, but the conceit makes for an interesting novel. As well as falling for a dame (naturally), our hero also solves an intricate political crime.

What makes this tale notable is the author's commitment to the idea. Everything is about the significance of forms: sports fixtures are ultimately won or lost by the qualit
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