A Moment of Wrong Thinking
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Tags: Short Stories
In celebration of acclaimed crime author Lawrence Block's book, A Drop of the Hard Stuff, we're delighted to feature one of his short stories, "A Moment of Wrong Thinking." In this tale a suicide may not be what it seems—and the witnesses and police not as innocent as they appear.
Reviews for Lawrence Block's Book, A Drop Of The Hard Stuff
"Genius...the prose, as always, is like the club soda Scudder sips in the opening pages: cool, fizzy, and completely refreshing."
—Booklist, starred review
"Lonesome, wintry, and compassionate ... guaranteed to get under your skin."
"Powerful...pitch-perfect ... elegiac."
—Publishers Weekly, starred review
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Extended Copyright Information
Copyright 2002 by Lawrence Block. All rights reserved.
Originally published in Enough Rope by Lawrence Block (New York, William Morrow, 2002). Published on DailyLit with the permission of Lawrence Block.
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Opening Lines (Experimental)
“I just wondered,” I said.
Monica rolled her eyes. She’s one of Elaine’s oldest friends. They were in high school together, in Rego Park, and they never lost touch over the years. Elaine spent a lot of years as a call girl, and Monica, who was never in the life herself, seemed to have no ...
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Reviewed by kaitangel on Dec 7, 2012
Good Quick Read
This was a good quick read. The prose was well written and the story very simple to follow. The story resonates with the reader as I'm sure most have had a moment where they look back and wonder if they knew the whole situation about a particular situation. The story lacked any twist but the straightforward dialog was very well-written and engaging.
Reviewed by joasis1 on Nov 8, 2012
Eight moments of wasted time
The first couple of parts of the story made it seem interesting, i had the plot figured out before the middle, and the rest of it was entirely dead weight. No twist, no finish, just faded out like a homogeneous pop song on the radio.
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Reviewed by Genevea on Feb 12, 2012
Kept me intrigued to the end. Was really hoping for that great twist...
Reviewed by shakespearecub on Jun 7, 2011
Typical Lawrence Block
Which is to say: Entertaining, Well-drawn characters, nice plot with a twist. Very enjoyable.
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