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Lillie Loves to Read

Reader of all kinds of books but favorites genres include mystery, sic-fi, romance, thrillers, YA, fantasy, general fiction, memoirs. I'll try anything once.

The Manual of Detection - Jedediah Berry 3 * or maybe 3 1/2 *

This is one odd book, a mixture between the old black and white detective movies/novels and an alternative reality. Reminded me slightly of The Eyre Affair. A very surreal book.

The main character has no idea why he has been promoted to detective from his lowly clerk position. The finding out is the adventure. I was expecting a more straight forward mystery, not a trip into an alterative reality. Once I got past the first confusing chapters, I was able to enjoy the book.

Will try his next book.