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Finer Points Of Sausage Dogs
Finer Points Of Sausage Dogs
Author: Alexander McCall Smith
Readers who fell in love with Precious Ramotswe, proprietor of The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency, now have new cause for celebration in the protagonist of these three light-footed comic novels by Alexander McCall Smith. Welcome to the insane and rarified world of Professor Dr. Moritz-Maria von Igelfeld of the Institute of Romance Philology. ...  more »
ISBN-13: 9781417725168
ISBN-10: 1417725168
Pages: 128
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Publisher: San Val
Book Type: Library Binding
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Helpful Score: 2
While I have enjoyed all of McCall Smiths books up to now (the Ladies Detective Agency, 44 Scotland St, etc), this is the first one I not only did not on enjoy, but was unable to finish. Some of you will note in the book's description, "He ends up operating on a friend's dachshund to dramatic and unfortunate effect." While the scene was no doubt intended to add to the comedic irony of the protagonist's situation, and only a fictional dog was operated upon (yes, it is only a book, and fiction at that), this particular scene was so distasteful and distressing to us that both my husband and myself no longer wished to continue reading. McCall Smith has a creative mind and wicked sense of humor which he puts to good use, but if you are a lover of "sausage dogs" or other animals, you may not find this to your taste.
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Not as "insane and rarefied" as the No.1 Ladies Detective Agency...but it just may be a matter of taste!
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Not as good as the Ladies detective agency series, but admirers of McCall Smith's writing style will enjoy it.
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From an avid reader of the ladies' detective agency and von Igelfeld series: I found this book extremely disappointing. I am a researcher myself and have lived in Germany for significant periods so I enjoyed the genre and McCall-Smith's exploitation of stereotypes of both academia and Germany. This book was absurd as usual but this time it was overdone to a point where it did not work. I did not even bother to finish the book.
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Not for the overly sensitive - but one of the funniest books I've read in a long time. I laughed until I cried, but then I have a very macabre sense of humor. It ends abrubtly, and is in many parts completely absurd - but great fun nonetheless. I found it much funnier than Portugese Irregular Verbs. Note: These are nothing like his #1 Ladies series.
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