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The Eighth Square

3.61  ·  Rating Details ·  18 Ratings  ·  2 Reviews
For an unsuspecting group of friends, a hike through the forest turns into a desperate fight for survival

Mr. Rogers is the ideal guide for a few neighbors looking to survey a large, wooded piece of property: He remembers every tree, stream, and bush; when there’s a fork in the road, he knows which way to go. But the surveying trip goes horribly wrong when Rogers suffers a
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Paperback, 267 pages
Published 1978 by Pocket Books (first published 1973)
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Barrymore Tebbs
Aug 10, 2012 Barrymore Tebbs rated it really liked it
I read this book when it came out in paperback in 1978 (and several times over the years). I followed Lieberman's career for awhile. He writes intelligent psychological thrillers comparable to Ira Levin.

This story involves a group of friends and neighbors, all of whom have known each other since childhood, who "walk the metes and bounds" of the vast New England property one of them has just inherited. The eldery surveyor who guides them through the dense woods suffers a stroke, and the characte
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Doug Lamoreux
Sep 23, 2013 Doug Lamoreux rated it did not like it
I am not an abusive critic. I have read Lieberman before and enjoyed him. I also know how difficult it is to write a novel and wouldn't want to be pilloried; everyone has their tastes. I respect authors. I respect their words. That said, I hated The Eighth Square; loathed it, saw no point in it, found no entertainment with it. A group of not particularly interesting and universally unlikable characters get lost in the woods while exploring the boundaries of their properties. Nothing of interest ...more
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The author of Crawlspace, City of the Dead, The Climate of Hell, and several other acclaimed novels, Herbert Lieberman is a recipient of the Guggenheim Fellowship and a winner of France’s coveted Grand Prix de Littérature Policière. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife.
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