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The Tutor

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 7, 2002

    Hard to put down....

    ....Peter Abrahams has written a book with a plot that grabs the reader on the first page and doesn't let go! A brilliant and charming sociopath insinuates himself into the life of an American family as the teenage boy's tutor. Unknown to the family, he has his own reasons for wanting to 'help' the family. Though I could have done without the author's occasional penchant for grossing out the reader, this was a book that was VERY difficult to stop once begun. Hands-down, the most delicious character in the book is Ruby, the precocious and hilarious would-be detective and the family's best bet for outsmarting the evil tutor Justin. She brings much-needed comic relief into a tale that could be grim in the telling.

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  • Posted December 9, 2008

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    great gothic suspense novel

    When Brandon Gardner scores poorly on his SAT exam, his parents get him a tutor through a reputable agency. Julian seems like a nice person and quickly establishes a rapport with Brandon and the youngster¿s sister Ruby. The adults are very impressed with Julian, and Brandon and Ruby like the idea that they can trust him with their inner most secrets. <P>Julian is creating the living epic novel and he is using the Brandons as inspirations for his material. He manipulates each one of them, using their individual weaknesses to maneuver them to perform the way he wants them to act. Some of his manipulations are mean spirited and some are criminal but all of them are targeted to destroy his host family. <P>Peter Abrahams is a master at creating the great gothic suspense novel. His characters, especially the victims are well drawn and act like one¿s next door neighbor. The protagonist is more a caricature then a true villain because his motivation doesn¿t make sense and his actions don¿t always ring true. THE TUTOR is an bewitching story that will appeal to readers who like something unique. <P>Harriet Klausner

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 20, 2013

    Zack to cc

    Fine...

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 3, 2013

    Nick

    Okay. Thx

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 6, 2013

    Zack

    *sits down* calm down...im right here

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 29, 2013

    Lorrie

    Good book

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  • Posted February 12, 2010

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    Not as thrilling as Psycho

    I was a little disappointed in The Tutor. I have read other books by this author (under a pseudonym) and enjoyed them immensely. This book's synopsis made it seem more interesting than it was. I found it to be very slow getting to the suspenseful part of the book. I was hoping to be riveted from the beginning and would be eagerly turning the pages to see what happened next. Unfortunately, I just found it to be mediocre and was finally captivated during the last 3 or 4 chapters. It was not poorly written, so I give it 3 stars.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 29, 2004

    Beyond elementary my dear Abrahams

    The Tutor,it begins with a teenage boy,Brandon,who is having school troubles,he has a sharp little sister Ruby,and 2 workaholic parents.Until the dashing Julian arrives...he influences Brandons' grades(it's a miracle!)he helps Brandon's parents get ahead finanically and he doesn't know what to do with Ruby.We discover that Julian's an author,an author that will makes his stories match,chapter for chapter,page to page,fact to fact....It's a great read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 27, 2002

    This is a great read!

    I was never a mystery/suspense kind of reader. However, after I read this book by chance, I think that mysteries aren't that bad at all. The plot was thorougly constructed and each characters' feelings and reactions were exceptionally recorded. This is one author who will definately make it to the 'big' time.

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    Posted March 15, 2010

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