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David Smedberg

The Thief

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I started this book on the strength of this review. Boy does it start slow! Has anyone else read this author's work who could comment? I'm already thinking of giving up. . . :( It's bogged down in politics and court intrigue, which isn't exactly what I was looking for in my light reading :P.

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A lot of my friends like her a lot, but I haven't checked her out personally.

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I finished it, and the "twist" at the end did surprise me, but not entirely in a good way. What I mean is, it seems like cheating somehow to tell the story from a first-person perspective, but to withhold so much information that the narrator himself knows. However, it's not like (to the best of my recollection) the narrator ever actually lies-- he's not unreliable that way.He just sets up the twist ending at some length (so elaborately that it seemed interminable at times) and then pulls the curtain away during the last 15 minutes (so to speak).

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