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Knockdown by Dick Francis
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Jul 08, 2010

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bookshelves: mystery

I always call Dick Francis my guilty pleasure because I have a tendency to slight most mysteries as literature. I'm the staunchest defender of the merits of speculative fiction, but I sell the mystery genre up the creek.

Here's the thing: Dick Francis is a good writer. This is a slight book in size and scope, but the characters and their motivations are complex and the plot breezes along. As usual, he introduces the reader to a facet of the horse racing world without seeming exposition-heavy.

I wouldn't go out of my way to recommend this one over any other - it probably wouldn't be the first one I would point a new reader toward - but it was a good evening's read.
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