The Manual of Detection, with its strange cover and its attractive name, is one of the books that one wants to discover immediately. The short sentences at the beginning of each chapter also make the reader curious. After reading it, the reader is left with a single sentence; The Manual of Detection is an original book!
The plot of The Manual of Detection is a gem in itself, so creative that your brain will feel like it is feasting. You will be amazed by the author’s genius, again and again, and you will officially enjoy getting lost in it. I also wanted to live in a dream-like (pun intended) atmosphere, created by Jedediah Berry throughout the book.
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The Manual of Detection
In this tightly plot yet mind-expanding debut novel, an unlikely detective, armed with only an umbrella and so a singular handbook, must untangle a string of crimes committed in and through people’s dreams.
In an unnamed city always slick with rain, Charles Unwin is a so humble file clerk working for a huge and imperious detective agency, and all he knows about solving mysteries comes from filing reports for the illustrious investigator Travis Sivart.
When Sivart goes missing, and his supervisor turns up dead, Unwin is suddenly promote 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.
The Manual of Detection defies comparison; it is a brilliantly conceive, so meticulously realise novel that will change what you think about how you think.
Jedediah Berry is an American writer. He is the author of a novel, The Manual of Detection.
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