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message 1: by [deleted user] (new)

You just gave away the book. jerk.


message 2: by An Odd1 (last edited Dec 24, 2012 11:42PM) (new)

An Odd1 gave away the book. jerk."

Only if you read the spoilers. @#$%. You sound like a newcomer to polite society, to GoodReads, and to reading altogether. A mature well-read correspondent would answer with manners and thorough preparation.

You did read the title? the word "Spoiler"? the sentence "Tricksy plot allows perpetrator to differ in long-running popular versions for stage or screen."? Even if you you saw elsewhere, you could not know the killer.

Polite translation: Thank you for your pertinent poignant observation.

I had not yet learned codes, so I did warn with word "Spoiler". Most mystery readers know people get killed; the spoiler is the murderer. The title kind of gives away the fact everyone dies until "And Then There Were None".

Agatha Christie was called "Queen of Crime" precisely because, well, shall I put this non-spoiler right up front? The last survivor may not be the killer. Or may. What a mystery.

I'd forgotten how proud I was of this review. How I did not give away the killer till the very last. Just like Agatha. Perhaps if you read it again?

That said, I will re-write appropriately. Whenever anyone comments on old reviews, that's when I revise and add codes. 'Tis Xmas eve after midnight, I shant shock Santa, quick fix now, maybe more manyana.

PS I peeked at your profile now. You are new(er than me). How did I guess? A mystery.


message 3: by [deleted user] (new)

" You sound like a newcomer to polite society, to GoodReads, and to reading altogether. "

I have added books which I've read to my profile, for your benefit.

Anyway, what I meant was (in polite words now) reviewing is not about writing a summary. It's reflecting. That's my perception, you may well paraphrase a book, for all I care. Well I do care, if you are going to spoil the reading experience with such puerile reviews. Oh, I can't be polite to you. I tried.


message 4: by An Odd1 (new)

An Odd1 not as hard as I did


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