Wednesday, 21 September 2016

Grinning gorilla


The Case of the Grinning GorillaThe Case of the Grinning Gorilla by Erle Stanley Gardner
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Very enjoyable. I completed it very fast. Like i used to in younger days. Do i need to say more





Some excerpts :

“You don’t get to understand human nature,” Mason said, “by listening to what people tell you when they’re talking to you.”




“You don’t?” Fallon asked, surprised.




Mason shook his head. “That’s when you see them with their make-up on, with their best foot forward. You learn about human nature by watching people when they don’t know they’re being watched, by listening to conversations that they don’t know are being overheard, by prying into their thoughts whenever you can find what their true thoughts are. You learn about people when you see their souls stripped naked by suffering.”
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Mason’s eyes narrowed. “Addicks was experimenting along modern lines, trying to make animals neurotic. And he had some peculiar ideas about hypnotism. Apparently he felt that a man could not be put into such a deep hypnotic trance that he would do something that would outrage his higher moral sense, but he felt that gorillas were so closely related to man that they could be hypnotized, and taught to commit a homicide.
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