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The Manual of Detection by Jedediah Berry
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Jul 24, 09


Hells yes! Dream-detectives? Archetypal order and chaos? Watchers and detectives and scribes and the hierarchy of intuition? This is mystery! And, for a change, those comparisons to stuffed author figures on the mantlepiece are accurate! Superlative! Exclamation!

But really, I found The Manual of Detection near-constantly inspiring and surprising. It is inventive without becoming over-extended, comic without sinking to brainlessness, brainy without turning tired and plodding, whimsical serious adventure. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it.
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