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The Pledge by Friedrich Dürrenmatt
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Oct 14, 07

bookshelves: adapted-for-film, translated-fiction, novels
Read in May, 2007

This taut little tale as one that challenges the traditional arc (crime, investigation, solution) of detective fiction. While the story does follow this arc, the "solution" subverts the qualities of reason, logic, heroism, and determination that are so often extolled in crime fiction -- and by doing so it acts as a critique of the modern era. For full review, see http://www.amazon.com/review/R1QLFFAP...
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