A bizarre chain of events begins when sixteen unlikely people gather for the reading of Samuel W. Westing’s will. And though no one knows why the eccentric, game-loving millionaire has chosen a virtual stranger—and a possible murderer—to inherit his vast fortune, on things for sure: Sam Westing may be dead…but that won’t stop him from playing one last game! - Blurb from Amazon.com
I was introduced to The Westing Game by a co-worker, two co-workers in fact. They insisted I had to read it, it was a classic they said. And I'm glad I did.
What I liked about The Westing Game was that it was a simple mystery. It didn't have so many twists and turns where you couldn't keep up. It wasn't filled with too many subplots that is deterred from the main story. It was the type of mystery that you had to pay attention to the smallest of details for they all fit in perfectly to the conclusion.
I enjoyed the dynamics of the characters. I thought they were just kooky enough to not be annoying, but to add flavor to the story. I also like the second subplot mystery of trying to figure out who each of the characters were: who was the bomber? who was the bookie? who was the thief? At least if you couldn't figure out the main mystery it was fun figuring out the character mysteries.
All in all, I really enjoyed The Westing Game and was glad that my co-workers recommended it to me.
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