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eBook The Manual of Detection ePub
Author: Jedediah Berry
Language: English
ISBN: 1594202117
ISBN13: 978-1594202117
Publisher: Penguin Press HC, The; 1 edition (February 19, 2009)
Pages: 288
Category: United States
Subcategory: Literature
Rating: 4.2
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Jedediah Berry (born 1977) is an American writer. He is the author of a novel, The Manual of Detection (2009). Berry was born in Randolph, Vermont, and spent his childhood in Catskill, New York. He attended Bard College, and earned a graduate degree from the MFA Program for Poets & Writers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

Jedediah Berry’s short fiction has appeared in numerous journals and anthologies, including Best New American Voices and Best American Fantasy

Ships from and sold by StrawberrySales. Jedediah Berry’s short fiction has appeared in numerous journals and anthologies, including Best New American Voices and Best American Fantasy.

That is everything you are thinking about. Now imagine a stack of file drawers behind it. That is everything you know ssible, and the papers stacked. That is everything you know ssible, and the papers stacked neatly. Unwin pedaled north along the dripping, shadowed expanse of City Park. There were fewer cars on the street now, but twice he had to ride up onto the sidewalk to pass horse-drawn carriages, and a peanut vendor swore at him as he swerved too close to his umbrella-topped stand. By the time Unwin arrived at the Municipal Museum, his socks were.

The Manual of Detection formalises many of the genre's themes and includes a dash of cyberpunk noir. Thankfully, it does it in a book as good as The Manual of Detection. Jedediah Berry has an ear well tuned to the styles of the detective story, and can reproduce atmosphere with loving skill. The city in which this mystery is set is never named. There are brooding skyscrapers.

The Manual of Detection book. The Manual of Detection will draw comparison to every work of imaginative fiction that ever blew a reader's mind - from Carlos Ruiz Zafón to Jorge Luis Borges, from The Big Sleep to The Yiddish Policeman's Union. But, ultimately, it defies comparison; it is a brilliantly conceived, meticulously realized novel that will change what you think about how you think.

Manual of Detection Audiobook by Jedediah Berry. His only guidance comes from his sleepy new assistant and the pithy yet profound Manual of Detection. His only choice: to enter the dreams of a murdered man. Contact: nm45807l.

Five books that challenge our understanding of narrative structure, and invite us to participate in the making of the story.

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Unexpectedly promoted to detective when his predecessor goes missing and a supervisor is killed, agency clerk Charles Unwin struggles with inexperience, nerves, and a perpetually sleepy assistant during a case in which he encounters bizarre clues and is framed for murder. A first novel. 50,000 first printing.
As other reviewers have noted, the ending of the book does not live up to the promise of the earlier pages, but until it gets there, the book is very enjoyable. Berry's protagonist, the punctilious clerk and unwilling detective, Charles Unwin, is a delight as he attempts to unravel the peculiar mysteries that bedevil him. In addition to Unwin, there's a whole bunch of wonderful characters wandering through the story and it's been awhile since I read a book and felt that I would miss the characters now that their story was over. This is a book where I will miss Unwin and his assistant, Emily, as well as Cleo Greenwood and even the Rook brothers.

Berry has written a book that transcends a number of genres and I imagine some readers of traditional crime fiction may be turned off by the surreal elements to his story, but I loved those parts--they're particularly creative and imaginative and set the book apart.

A very fun read.
Charles Unwin is not a detective. He doesn't know how to be a detective. (Although he has been making unofficial trips for unofficial reasons...) He's merely the clerk who reviews and files all the reports of the Agency's star detective, Travis Sivart. But when Unwin finds himself suddenly promoted to the rank of detective, he reluctantly decides to solve just the one case that will return his life to the status quo: Where is Sivart? He will allow himself to read just enough of his new copy of "The Manual of Detection" to do the job and no more. But as the case becomes deeper and wider in scope than Unwin could ever have forseen, and the future of the city is threatened, he finds himself rising to the challenge--and when people's dreaming lives overtake their waking ones, Unwin must follow...

I bought this book because I saw the author read two selections from it and was excited. I knew I had to read it, and suspected it was something special. I was right. The premise is fantastic, the characters are sympathetic, the action is exciting, the ideas are fascinating, the writing is excellent, the mysteries are interesting...I honestly can't say enough good things about this book. Also, I don't have a single complaint. Oh, and the cover is beautiful.

Seriously, this amazing book defies both summarization and categorization, but I'll do my best. It is both mystery and fantasy. There's no magic and nothing actually supernatural, but the nameless city Unwin lives in seems surreal in its noir-ishness and it's constant rain. The setting and characters and locations are hard-boiled, but its detective is not. It is also humerous--but while there are some moments of great humor, but there are no specific laugh-out-loud lines to point out, because it's situationally hilarious.

Unwin's lack of real experience with detecting and with the gritty city outside of his apartment and his office, and even with the hierarchical world of the Agency, allows us to learn about them along with him--and yet his academic knowledge of them, via his close reading of Sivart's reports, allows him to sometimes be a step or two ahead of us and to keep us guessing.

Then there's the dream detecting. This book crosses into similar territory as the movie Inception, but from a different angle, and with a different science. In both concepts, your dreams can be used against you. But in The Manual of Detection, everything that happens in dreams can affect what happens in real life--might even be happening in real life. There is dream surveillance, dream communication, and there are dreams within dreams within dreams within dreams. The dimensions of sleeping and dreaming that the book gets into are new and interesting.

I love this book and recommend it to anyone who has an open mind and likes quality writing.
Noirish detective novel with fantastical elements. The writer created a fascinating alternative world where people use typewriters, dumbwaiters, phonographs, and a steam engine truck.

Some of the plot is a little confusing, especially in the second half of the book. I had to go back and read it a second time after finishing it, to fill in my understanding (Oh, so THAT'S why he said that!). Not sure if that's a good or bad point. Characters are fairly standard types: the mousy clerk wedded to his routine, the hard boiled detective, the gun moll with a heart of gold, etc.

But even with those caveats I thought the book was very entertaining. It's well paced and difficult to put down. I found the recurring motifs: dreams, the rain, the gray city, enchanting.
Among the authors that Berry lists as his favorites are Calvino and Chesterton, and I think that it really shows in this work. A twisting, whimsical plot where clever lines abound characterizes this debut novel, which is probably why some people don't care for it. The storyline does indeed become quite complex after the halfway point of the novel, and to be fair there may have been one or two twists too many, but this isn't a Kafka piece as so many reviews have suggested: it has a Kafkaesque feel sometimes but Berry wraps his story up by the final page, in a way that I found both intelligible and satisfying. The characters are well constructed and the writing made me smile, and although at times Berry toes the line with feeling like he's trying too hard to be clever I don't think he ever crosses it.

My praise may sound reserved but let me assure you that I love this book, and I'll definitely be picking up whatever Berry decides to write next. There are people for whom this won't be a great book, but if you like detective stories with a dose of the fantastic, smart writing (although not always aiming at a purpose), or books that manage to construct their own distinctive world then I highly recommend "The Manual of Detection." Fans of Chesterton and Calvino, and to a slightly lesser degree Kafka and Borges, should especially take note.
This is one of my favorite books, and I've read many books.

I hope the author writes more novels so smart people have something to read.

Great characters that remind me of a sort of film noir meets Sherlock Holmes.

Have read 3 times, and I've only done that with maybe 2 other books.

Love it.
It all started with the theft of November 12th.It's a mind-stretching detective novel after that. The humor is dry. I enjoyed the book, but don't expect it to be within the Agatha Christie /Carl Hiaasen range of the genre.
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