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Aiding and Abetting
Aiding and Abetting
Author: Muriel Spark
Muriel Spark, one of Britain's greatest living novelists, returns to the literary stage with her most wickedly amusing and subversive novel in years, a savagely witty tale of murder and escape based on the notorious real-life case of Lord Lucan. — A dissolute member of the British aristocracy, "Lucky" Lucan has been missing since he accidentally ...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780385501538
ISBN-10: 0385501536
Publication Date: 2/20/2001
Pages: 176
  • Currently 3.2/5 Stars.

3.2 stars, based on 6 ratings
Publisher: Doubleday
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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Helpful Score: 2
Based on a true murder case, Sparks has spun a tale involving an Earl on the run, his doppelganger, and a fraudulent stigmatic turned psychiatrist. Entertaining and humorous in spite of the subject matter.
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Helpful Score: 2
Not laugh-out-loud funny, as promised on the back of the book, but still an interesting read. Today was a snow day from work, so I sat and read the whole thing in one day (it's only 166 pages). You get sucked into it and you can't put it down because you want to figure out what all the characters have to do with each other. So, from that aspect, it's really good, but as far as the plot itself, it's pretty thin. It's based on a true case of a missing murderer, and that was intriguing, but the side love story and minor characters were a bit distracting.

A good enough read for a winter's day and one I'm not sorry to have read, but one I don't need to read again.
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This was a charming and interesting story. A quick read, nothing too deep, but well-written and fun.