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Old 06-25-2002, 01:46 PM
RiverRunner is offline
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I enjoyed An Instance of the Fingerpost, too, fruitbat. It's very different from everything else out there.

E.L. Doctorow wrote a decent enough novel that might fit the "historical mystery" novel genre. Its title is Waterworks. I only vaguely remember it; I seem to recall being a little disappointed with the story but pleased with the writing. That's unusual.

And I agree with you, KarlGrenze. The Name of the Rose was excellent right up until the ending. Still easily worth the read, though. (I never saw the movie.)

The Alienist was terrific; I was less impressed with Angel of Darkness. What's up with Carr, anyway?