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Crime of the Century by Kingsley Amis
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Apr 22, 10

bookshelves: mystery, amis-and-son
Recommended for: students of how-not-to
Read from February 19 to April 22, 2010

Way too many characters and hardly any characterization; this kind of error alone has caught up much better mysteries than this one. Lots of unresolved / dangling plot threads.

Amis did this as some kind of serialization & contest arrangement with a brit magazine or newspaper; underdeveloped, unedited and blatantly generic come to mind as descriptors. I guess if you were ever a famous author, publishers retain the right to preserve even obvious mistakes as long as the copyright holds.
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