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message 1: by Cassy (new)

Cassy I don't remember the ending too well. But I DO remember enjoying this one immensely in high school. Thank you for reminding me! I have the unread sequel somewhere in my house. I might go search for it.


Kwesi 章英狮 I superbly enjoyed this book! There is no such thing as perfect crime.


message 3: by Lea (new)

Lea I don't remember liking this one at all, but I might give it another try since I respect your opinion so much!


message 4: by Stephen (new)

Stephen Lea wrote: "I don't remember liking this one at all, but I might give it another try since I respect your opinion so much!"

That's nice of you to say, Lea. I know others whose tastes are generally similar to mine who also didn't care for this one either. It certainly happens.


message 5: by Lori (Hellian) (new)

Lori (Hellian) I liked this one a lot, and loved learning NYC history I didn't know.


message 6: by Daniel (new)

Daniel Lori wrote: "I liked this one a lot, and loved learning NYC history I didn't know."

I just moved to NYC, so this sounds really intriguing, now.


message 7: by Lori (Hellian) (new)

Lori (Hellian) Oh then you'll love the geography! I'm from NY and liked learning where the original resevoir was, what midtown was like, (there really wasn't one - and uptown were farms!)


message 8: by Bill (new)

Bill I felt exactly as you did about the ending.


message 9: by mark (new)

mark monday i had that same kind of reaction to the ending of The Quincunx. too bland an ending after all the high drama preceding that ending.


message 10: by Stephen (new)

Stephen Mark -

I see you rated The Quincunx 3 stars but had some nice things to say about the writing and narrative up to the end. On balance would you recommend it? I have had it for a while and I keep meaning to tackle it.


message 11: by mark (new)

mark monday i would recommend it! definitely. quite an absorbing book, and the ending isn't so disappointing that i felt i had wasted my time.

as far as the 3 stars rating goes, i'm a sort of rigorous (or snooty) rater. 3 stars to me definitely means I Liked It...i may not read it again, but it was an enjoyable or worthwhile experience nonetheless.


message 12: by Stephen (new)

Stephen Thanks, Mark.


message 13: by Kate (new)

Kate Your review has totally convinced me, that I need to read this book.


message 14: by Stephen (new)

Stephen Kate wrote: "Your review has totally convinced me, that I need to read this book."

I hope you like it Kate.


message 15: by Cathy (new)

Cathy DuPont Blue brains. Pretty funny.


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