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Final Exam

Final Exam

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Fiction. "FINAL EXAM dazzles from the first page and intrigues from the first shrewd twist of its plot. It is a superb mystery novel...a superb evocation of a unique place at a dangerous time, and of people whose lives hang suddenly in the balance. The suspense is carefully and smartly calibrated, but what makes FINAL EXAM singular is its tough and witty portrait

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Fiction. "FINAL EXAM dazzles from the first page and intrigues from the first shrewd twist of its plot. It is a superb mystery novel...a superb evocation of a unique place at a dangerous time, and of people whose lives hang suddenly in the balance. The suspense is carefully and smartly calibrated, but what makes FINAL EXAM singular is its tough and witty portrait of an academic community under siege.... Like some of my favorite movies, FINAL EXAM uses a classic genre and twists it into something new and compelling and memorable"—Martin Scorsese.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781880977132
Publisher:
Watusi
Publication date:
01/28/2005
Edition description:
XOXOX PRESS
Pages:
252
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

Novelist, journalist and teacher, P.F. Kluge is Writer in Residence at Kenyon College. His six previous novels include Eddie And The Cruisers and Biggest Elvis. His nonfiction books include The Edge of Paradise: America in Micronesia and Alma Mater, an account of a year in the life of Kenyon College. Two films, Dog Day Afternoon and Eddie And The Cruisers, have been based on his work. His journalism appears in National Geographic Traveler, where he is a contributing editor, and elsewhere. A native of Berkeley Heights, New Jersey, Kluge lives in Gambier, Ohio with his wife, Pamela Hollie.

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Final Exam 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
AnokTe More than 1 year ago
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!