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The London Eye Mystery

The London Eye Mystery - Siobhan Dowd This YA "mystery" is told from the point of view of a kid with Aspergers, which means the writing is really affected. This worked for me in The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time because i believed, more or less, in the character. Here, it just seems like a plot device. After about 50 pages of dull set-up (kid's cousin boards the London Eye, never gets off, where did he go?) I got impatient and skipped to the end, skimming the last 50 or so pages for the resolution of what seemed a potentially intriguing locked room mystery. What actually happened was a let down, even considering the fact that I hadn't read the intervening 250 pages. And considering all the answers were given in, oh, the last 15 pages, I can't imagine having waded through all the tedious red herrings in-between.Book recommendation fail. That's what I get for reading book blogs at work.