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The Big Clock by Kenneth Fearing
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Jun 19, 2008

really liked it
bookshelves: criminal-intent
Read in December, 2008

I truly couldn't let go of this book till I was finished. It starts with one man's fascination with a beautiful and unattainable woman, but reveals how much more than sexual escapades he has to live for, from telling stories to his daughter to appreciating art and helping others realize their dreams. This breathless suspense novel also raises issues of the sacrifices people make for their corporate lives and their family lives, but how even these compromising institutions are necessary components of stability and functioning. It's also interesting to consider the connection between the big clock in this work with the wind-up bird in Murakami's The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle. Not a page is wasted in this work.

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