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Subject: Cormac: The Tale of a Dog Gone Missing
Date Posted: 12/27/2008 10:15 PM ET
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I had this on my wish list but finally got it at the library. I loved this book even though it started out slow, once it got to where Cormac was in the book it got much better. It is completely different from Marley and Me or most of the other dog books that are out now. You can feel the pain of loss when Cormac goes missing and identify with how his dissapearance affects even the good part of life. It is a fast read, I got it yesterday and had to make myself stop and save part of it to read today.

 

Date Posted: 12/28/2008 8:18 PM ET
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Elaine, this is interesting.  I posted a new topic earlier today with the topic Sonny Brewer.  I checked back to see if anyone replied to this and no one has.  Then, I dropped down (very hurt that no one had replied--lol) to see what else had not been replied to and saw your post.  Because I also went to Sonny Brewer's web site, I thought that I remember Cormac in the title.  And, yes, it is the same author.

I'll have to get a copy of Cormac.  If you haven't read Brewer's other books, you might enjoy them. 

Also, since I'm from Alabama and Mississippi, I appreciate the good writers from those states as well as other Southern writers (well, then, also as well as all good writers!)

Date Posted: 12/28/2008 9:54 PM ET
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Vivian, thanks for the heads up on Sonny Brewer's other bookes, I will check them out also. I think you will really like Cormac, at least I did. It is still wish listed but the list is getting shorter.

Subject: Cormac-possible spoiler
Date Posted: 12/31/2008 9:03 AM ET
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Elaine, I also found Cormac at the library yesterday.  However, unlike you, I didn't find the book to be very good.  I would have put it down except for the fact that I'm familiar with the writer (from living in Alabama and having read the other books).  I kept reading just to learn more about him.  I will admit, though, that when Cormac went missing, the story did get interesting (but, this was late in the book).  The strange behavior of the girl at the pound and the guy with the golden retreiver rescue group, of course, made me want to go there myself and throttle them!  Sonny Brewer was much nicer to the neighbor that took Cormac than I would have been.

Parl of my not liking the book may be because I've read Brewer's fictional books.  Perhaps I was looking for more of his wonderful descriptive writing.  By the way, The Poet of Tolstoy Park is a fictional account of a true story.

 

Date Posted: 12/31/2008 1:30 PM ET
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Vivian, I agree that the begining was way too slow and  I thought about quitting the book before it finally got interesting. I sure didn't understand some of  the people in there or why there weren't reprecussins for their actions.