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The Floating Admiral - Helen Simpson, Agatha Christie, The Detection Club, Milward Kennedy, Margaret Cole, Henry Wade, Clemence Dane, John Rhode, Anthony Berkeley, Victor L. Whitechurch, Freeman Wills Crofts, Edgar Jepson, Ronald Knox, Dorothy L. Sayers, G.D.H. Cole, G.K. Chesterton
The Floating Admiral
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780515110234 (051511023X)
Publisher: Jove
Pages no: 309
Edition language: English
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Locus Amoenus: All By My Shelf
Locus Amoenus: All By My Shelf rated it
4.0 Final Thoughts: The Floating Admiral
This is a hard book to review, because its very nature means that it will have certain unavoidable imperfections. By passing the manuscript around to have chapters added instead of collaborating on a complete piece, it's impossible to predict where the plot will go. Of course, that also makes it i...
BrokenTune
BrokenTune rated it
3.0 The Floating Admiral
What an interesting and fun experiment this must have been for the members of the Detection Club to write a mystery - in full compliance with club rules - where one author built on the previous chapters but without having a collective idea about what the plot should be. As much as I loved seeing ...
Moonlight Murder
Moonlight Murder rated it
3.5 More of a curiosity than anything else
This collaborative mystery is not to be taken seriously. While I got quite a kick out of it, it's a good thing that the members of The Detection Club didn't really make a habit of this - there are a total of three of these collaborative mysteries, each with a different spin. At the end of the day,...
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books rated it
4.5 Upon revisiting, much more fun than the first time around.
Well, this was a reread for me and I said I was going to "tag along" with MR's, BT's and Lillelara's buddy read -- turns out I ended up whizzing through it because I liked it so much better this time around than when I first read it. In part, this is doubtlessly due to David Timson's audio narrati...
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books rated it
4.5 Upon revisiting, much more fun than the first time around.
Well, this was a reread for me and I said I was going to "tag along" with MR's, BT's and Lillelara's buddy read -- turns out I ended up whizzing through it because I liked it so much better this time around than when I first read it. In part, this is doubtlessly due to David Timson's audio narrati...
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