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The Impossibles

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Published: 1963
Language: English
Wordcount: 51,915 / 157 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 85.3
LoC Category: PS
Series: Psi-Power
Downloads: 4,325
Added to site: 2007.08.17
mnybks.net#: 17952

CRIME WAVE 1972 -- the strange powers of the minds of tomorrow.

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ething. Because there wasn't anybody behind me."

"There had to be," Bill said.

"Well," Malone said, "there wasn't."

There was a little silence.

"What happened then?" Sam said. "After you tried the door handle, I mean."

"Then?" Malone said. "Then I went out like a light."

A pair of headlights rounded the nearby corner. Bill looked up. "That's the prowl car," he announced, and went over to meet it.

The driver was a solidly built little man with the face of a Pekingese. His partner, a tall man who looked as if he'd have been much more comfortable in a ten-gallon Stetson instead of the regulation blue cap, leaned out at Bill, Sam, and Malone.

"What's the trouble here?" he said in a harsh, high voice.

"No trouble," Bill said, and went over to the car. He began talking to the two cops inside in a low, urgent voice. Meanwhile, Sam got his arm around Malone and began pulling him away from the lamp post.

Malone was a little unwilling to let go, at f

Reader Reviews

Average Rating of 4.2 from 5 reviews: *****
2015.08.05
JoJo Biggins
****.

As far as story-telling goes, this one is excellent. The sense of whodunit/whatshappenin is there to almost the end. However, the characterizations are a bit over the top, and all the characters are similar in their wise-cracking humor. The bad language gets out of hand, and none of the characters have any real morality about them. It's also hard to justifiably call this a sci-fi story since there really isn't any science base to it.

2010.09.11
kate l.
****.

Not as good as "That Sweet Little Old Lady" or the book, Brain Twisters, made from that story, but this second in the series is sitll a fun read. I've now downloaded all the Gordon Garrett works available from this site & look forward to reading them all. Always a fun read!

2010.02.18
bacoyanis219
*****

Love this trilogy -- although have found more of the psi-Garrett work now! Yippee! Will soon begin reading vigorish.

2008.09.20
Iridos
****.

Not much to add to R Stephans comment - still the same humor, the story of Brain Twister continues, still worth reading (and only 200 pages as "large-font-PDF"). The novelty of the 1st book wears a bit off for me, so it was a bit less enjoyable.
Also we're regrettably getting deeper into the supernatural - perhaps "just telepathy" was not enough for an exciting story?

Different from the 1st book, there was (in my opinion) not so much of a mystery one could try to guess before being explicitly told.

Oh - one more thing - what happened to the blonde that our hero had madly fallen in love with in Brain Twister in this book?!

I.

2007.11.14
R Stephan
****.

The same humor in a similar story makes the second volume in this SF novel series a satisfying followup to Brain Twister. The subject is a natural consequence of Twister's, and persons from that appear also in this book, so better read it beforehand.


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