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The Tontine by Thomas B. Costain
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Jun 04, 2009

really liked it
Read in January, 1996

I read this book when I was about 12 and devoured every page. Certain parts of the story drag a bit, but that's totally understandable since it spans the entire lifetime of several characters. The story centers on people who entered a pool that starts to pay back money after a set number of years (50 seems right, but that might not be the actual number). Whoever is the last to live gets a significant amount of money, which leads to the expected but still surprising consequences of greed. It's really well-written, so dive on in if you can find a copy.

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