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Posted March 9, 2013
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This novel is a fun afternoon read if you love campus novels. Three narrators, a campus cop, a bombastic university president, and a loser English professor, give their perspectives on a series of murders that shake up the small liberal arts college that employs all of them. During the course of the investigation, many of the school's dirtiest little secrets are revealed, and some of them are really juicy. Kluge spends a bit too much time using his novel as a vehicle to discuss what the proper values behind a university should be, and the resolution of the actual murder mystery is a little bit weak. On top of that, he seems to be writing a novel about the "old boys' club" and isn't clear about whether he thinks that is a good or a bad thing. But "Final Exam" was a very entertaining read and I definitely don't regret the $4 and the afternoon I spent reading it!