Book Reviews of The Finer Points of Sausage Dogs (Professor Dr. von Igelfeld, Bk 2)

The Finer Points of Sausage Dogs (Professor Dr. von Igelfeld, Bk 2)
The Finer Points of Sausage Dogs - Professor Dr. von Igelfeld, Bk 2
Author: Alexander McCall Smith
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ISBN-13: 9781400095087
ISBN-10: 1400095085
Publication Date: 12/28/2004
Pages: 128
Rating:
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.
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3.3 stars, based on 77 ratings
Publisher: Anchor
Book Type: Paperback
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reviewed The Finer Points of Sausage Dogs (Professor Dr. von Igelfeld, Bk 2) on + 64 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
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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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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Helpful Score: 1
Not as good as the Ladies detective agency series, but admirers of McCall Smith's writing style will enjoy it.
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Helpful Score: 1
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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Helpful Score: 1
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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This is the second in the von Iglefeld series and it was much better than the first. The characters were much more well defined in this book. A very entertaining listen!
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Charming and endearing
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It's a quick read, poking fun at some academic stereotypes. Not bad if you've got an hour to kill. I was hoping for a little more from one of my favorite authors, though.
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if you want to laugh this book is for you. great story from a great author
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If you laughed at Monty Python and the Holy Grail's "It's only a flesh wound" episode, then you will probably not be too offended by this book. It delves into the academic jealousy and manuvering that is on par with Machiavelli. It contains fine examples of thinking on your feet and bluffing. It even has a happy ending, although as a Dachshund owner, I don't think that I could give up my doggie so easily.
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This book shows off Alexander McCall Smith's warped sense of humor.
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This book is really funny, but I give it an 8 because my favorite books by Smith are the ones in the No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency series.
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After reading the parts where the dog's legs were being cut off, I just couldn't read anymore. It wasn't funny and it made me very sad. This was a truly horrible book.
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A silly but entertaining novel chronicling the adventures and mishaps of a pompous professor. From the author of _The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency._ A quick read--I finished this in one sitting.
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A fun read
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The 2nd book in the Professor Dr. von Igelfeld series. Very dry humor. Highly entertaining if you like that type of humor.
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I found the adventures of Professor Dr. von Igelfeld hilarious.
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Very different story. Not a mainstreamed storyline. Well written and entertaining.
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Very funny - and easy to read in one sitting.
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This is book 2 in a series about Professor Dr. von Igelfeld. It is a fun series and this book, in particular had me laughing out loud!!!
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Read by Hugh Laurie, aka Dr. House. Very funny!!