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Manual of Detection – April Babbage Book Discussion

[img_assist|nid=9685|title=|desc=|link=popup|align=left|width=418|height=640]In an unnamed city always slick with rain, Charles Unwin toils as a clerk at a huge, imperious detective agency. All he knows about solving mysteries comes from the reports he’s filed for the illustrious detective Travis Sivart. When Sivart goes missing and his supervisor turns up murdered, Unwin is suddenly promoted to detective, a rank for which he lacks both the skills and the stomach. His only guidance comes from his new assistant, who would be perfect if she weren’t so sleepy, and from the pithy yet profound Manual of Detection (think The Art of War as told to Damon Runyon).

The Manual of Detection will draw comparison to every work of imaginative fiction that ever blew a reader’s mind – from Carlos Ruiz Zaf√≥n to Jorge Luis Borges, from The Big Sleep to The Yiddish Policeman’s Union. But, ultimately, it defies comparison; it is a brilliantly conceived, meticulously realized novel that will change what you think about how you think. (Goodreads summary)

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Join us on Sunday, April 24 to talk about this intriguing book.

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