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Come to Grief by Dick Francis
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Aug 02, 2011

it was amazing

Fantastic entry from Dick Francis. I finished it in less than 24 hours.


What I like about this book is that it has a lot of heart: protagonist Sid Halley tries to solve the mystery for a kid with leukemia. The antagonist is his best friend. He is also in constant battle with his own fears and frustrations. He finds hope in a delinquent, whom he tests to be an assistant. Even the conclusion is full of heart--it may be tear-jerking for some.

I also like the attention to little details in this book, like the gambling machine in Sid's room, the fish Sid gives to the sick kid, the gold dress worn by the weaver of an important fabric, the picture of Sid framed in Charles's sitting room, among others.

A fast-paced book, and the mystery is top-notch. Please read this book if you still haven't yet. Recommended.

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