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Aiding and Abetting
Aiding and Abetting
Author: Muriel Spark
In Aiding and Abetting, the doyenne of literary satire has written a wickedly amusing and subversive novel around the true-crime case of one of England?s most notorious uppercrust scoundrels and the ?aiders and abetters? who kept him on the loose. — When Lord Lucan walks into psychiatrist Hildegard Wolf?s Paris office, there is one problem: she a...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780385720908
ISBN-10: 0385720904
Pages: 176
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.

3 stars, based on 5 ratings
Publisher: Anchor
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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Helpful Score: 3
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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Not my favorite Muriel Spark (I much prefered The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie) but I still found this an interesting read. From the descriptions I had read, I expected this to be lighter and zanier. While funny, it was rather dark and focused more on the psychology of the characters.