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Predictable and Obvious

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When you go to the movies, do you always select the Disney offering where the cute [insert animal here] goes home and finds his family? Or do you favor the sports movie where the underdog inevitably wins the championship?

Do you like movies-of-the-week where all the conflict is predictably resolved and tied up in a happy ending during the final 15 minutes? Do you eschew fiction for nonfiction texts where you already know the ending?

Do you hate surprises? Do you revel in situations where you already know the obvious outcome? Do you only take tests where you know the answers?

If so, then this Michiko Kakutani review of A.M. Holmes’ new novel is for you.