Book Reviews of Isle of Dogs (Andy Brazil, Bk 3)

Isle of Dogs (Andy Brazil, Bk 3)
Isle of Dogs - Andy Brazil, Bk 3
Author: Patricia Cornwell
ISBN-13: 9780316858601
ISBN-10: 0316858609
Publication Date: 1/2002
Pages: 421
Rating:
  • Currently 2.8/5 Stars.
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2.8 stars, based on 5 ratings
Publisher: Liitle, Brown & Co.
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 2
I had a difficult time staying with in this book, but was determined to finish it. I was thinking it would get better. I think Patricia should keep to her Kay Scarpetta series.
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Something different for Ms. Cornwell. I didn't feel the intensity of her Scarpetta books, but was a mildly entertaining, humorous story. It's not up to the stature of Hiaasen, but leans in that direction. But then, Hiaasen writes about Florida, not North Carolina and since I live in Florida, I can tell you, he's "write on".

I think someone should get some samples of her tobacco and submit them to the lab.
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I also had a difficult time reading this book. It was cconfusing to me.
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this is the worst book I have ever tried to read,can not beleive Patricia Cornwell would put her name on it!!!!!!!!
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Isle of Dogs is a Judy Hammer novel by Patricia Cornwell. It is my least favorite novel by Cornwell. It was too long and I lost interest.
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I read this so long ago, that I've forgotten what
it's about. I DO REMEMBER THAT I DID NOT LIKE IT VERY MUCH!!!
It's not Kay Scarpetta, and I like reading books with her.
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This is not the typical Cornwell book but it was very humorous and good reading!
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Not a Kay Scarpetta novel, but nearly as good! A glimpse into the internal workings of state government, and the crimes men (and women) hide... Cornwell is an excellent author, and this proves the work that is "average" for her - is better than most authors on their best days!
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Judy Hammer, newly installed as the superintendent of Virginia State Police, and Andy Brazil, state trooper and Hammer's right-hand confidant, find themselves at their wits' end as they try to protect the public from the politicians and vice versa in this pitch-perfect, darkly comic romp.
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This is different then the usual Cornwell books. She is trying "dark humor".
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Oh, I disliked this Cornwell book intensely. Even listening to this on tape was a struggle. It seemed to drag on and on with long ramblings by the writer policeman, then more long ramblings by the island townspeople...all barely interesting stuff. The characters were not engaging either. Wow! As a Cornwell fan, I'm certainly not deviating from her Kay Scarpetta stories in future. This was awful!
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Good Story
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This is not a Kay Scarpetta book--bought it by mistake. Too "gritty" for my tastes.
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I love Cornwall's odd sense of humor in this book about a bunch of backwards small town people.
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I LOVE Patricia Cornwell; but this book is not up to her usual excellence and was disappointing; Her Kay Scarpetta characters are superb and I wish she would write more faster! I have read all of them; flo s.
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Awesome, awesome, awesome!!!!
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Patricia Cornwell struck out big time with this book. It should have been classified as science fiction and slow, slow moving. It was a waste of my eyesight, time and brains to read. I found it most frustrating as I hate to start and not finish a good book. I kept thinking this has got to get better. Alas and alac, only worse.
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I different twist for the author - very good change
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Another engaging Cornwell crime thriller.
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Love all of hers, this is also good.
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This is the 3rd in Cornwell's Judy Hammer series and I'm afraid the much-touted "black humor" just didn't strike any resounding chords with me.
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The electrifying follow-up to Hornet's Nest and Southern Cross. The men and women in blue -- as you've never seen them before.
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The govenor of Virginia orders that speed traps be painted on all streets and highways, and warns that speeders will be caught by aircraft flying overhead. But the eccentric of Tangier, fourteen miles off the coast of Virginai in Chesapeake bay, responds declaring war on its own state.
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not the best work
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I enjoyed this book. It was very quirky and more light hearted than most Patricia Cornwell's books. I also liked the local history that was included in the story.
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Loved it!!
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Exciting read!
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This one will keep you guessing plus its large print
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A Patricia Cornwell book, abridged audio book narrated by Becky Ann Baker. Kay Scarpetta has a very minor role in the humorous mystery. The main characters are Trooper Andy Brazil (who writes a clandestine column called 'Trooper Truth') and his boss Judy Hammer, a newly installed superintendent of the Virginia state Police. I enjoyed listening to the 6 hours while riding to and from upper WI to home. It sure made the time and trip fly.
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The Andy Brazil books by Patricia Cornwell, as a whole, haven't had the best reviews. I do really like Patricia's style of writing though, and even though this was quite different from the Scarpetta series, I did enjoy the read. It includes an alternate version of the infamous pirate Anne Bonny, which by chance I ended up watching the more accepted version on a PBS show the day after finishing this book. All in all a decent read.
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Most unusual Cornwell mystery novel. Very, very funny; real tongue in cheek stuff.
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Classic Cornwell, this story is fast paced and intriguing.
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NYTimes #1 bestseller. A wry tale about life and turmoil behind the blue wall.
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Very good read with lost of funny stuff in it.
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A great way to get started on Patricia Cornwells collection.
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New York Times #1 Bestseller. Political thriller. "Pitch perfect, darkly comic romp." Great helicopter scene.
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Another good one
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this is patrica cornwell writing black humor .
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good conflicts and an interesting geographical location for the setting
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NOT your regular Cornwell book! This is in the Carl Hiaasen vein--wacky and out of control. It is not her best work, but it is much less gory and lighter than her other books.
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Chaos breaks loose on the eccentric island of Tangier, Va when the governor orders that speed traps be painted on all streets and highways. Politicians, citizens and a blue wall match wits.
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A great book about the lives of the men and women in blue.
Fiction.
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A Patricia Cornwell attempt at humor?????
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Excellent suspense novel - kept me very well entertained!
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This was truly one of the worst books I have ever tried t read! I pushed myself thru about 3/4 of it and just couldn't finish. I am a fan of Patricia Cornwell's Scarpetta series but this is a joke. Don't waste your time or money.
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I love Cornwell, but hated this book. Good for her for trying something new, but this direction just didn't work. Some of the book is written from the perspective of animals, from a dog to a trout. It just didn't work for me. Where is Scarpetta when you need her??
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As tightly knit as her other works are, this one wandered all over the place - unable to make up its' mind whether to be comic, mysterious, thrilling. Frankly, it was so loose, for me, it was none of the above. BUT I really DO love all her Kay Scarpetta books!
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Not one of my favorites, but still a good read.
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Another good Cornwell novel, about a little island of the coast of Virginia making its own rules.
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This isn't Cornwell's usual novel, but a wry look at law enforcement. Didn't particularly care for this one.
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This book is hilarious . . . While there are grisly murders to be solved, there also are several subplots that will have you laughing out loud.

I wouldn't get this abridged version, however. There is an unabridged CD version of Isle of Dogs . . . it is one of my favorite audiobooks and fully capable of distracting me on long, long trips.
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I am a Patricia Cornwell admirer. I have read all of her books and the "Isle of Dogs" was one of my favorites. A good read
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Very different type of story for this author.
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The number one best-selling author delivers an irrevernt protrait of politially driven law enforcement run amok.
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She must have had fun writing this one. It's so different than the usual; so much comedy and satire.
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Angered over the governor's order on speed traps, the eccentric inhabitants of the Isle of Tangier, off the coast of Virginia, declare war on their own state, and it is up to Judy Hammer, the new superintendent of the state police, to stop the crisis.
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Not her best but still fun
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Great Patricia Cornwell--Different!
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an irreverent portrait of politically driven law enforcement run amok.
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Love all Cornwell, get a big kick out of her at times, and good as always.
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Not one of my favorites.
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The electrifying follow-up to Hornet's Nest and Southern Cross. The men and women in blue -- as you've never seen them before.
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Not my favorite book of hers.
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Unabridged 13 1/2 hours 10 cassettes
read by Michele Hall
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Chaos breaks loose when the governor of Virginia orders that speed traps be painted on all streets and highways, and warns that speeders will be caught by monitoring aircraft flying overhead. But the eccentric island of Tangier, 14 miles off the coast of Virginia responds by declaring war on its own state. Judy Hammer, newly installed as superintendent of the State police and Andy Brazil, a state trooper, find themselves at their wits end as they try to protect the public from the politicians in this pitch perfect darkly comic romp.
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Great book
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I did not enjoy this book. I am disappointed in PC in this book.
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Haven't read yet
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Good crime novel. Interesting read.
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Chaos breaks loose when the Governor of Virginia orders that speed traps be painted on all streets and highways, and warns that speeders will be caught by monitoring aircraft overhead. But the eccentric island of Tangier, fourteen miles off the coast of Virginia in the Chesapeake Bay, responds by declaring war on its own state.
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Having a love for patricia cornwells books this is a great one! just snuggle under the covers and devour!
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From the inside cover**** Chaos breaks loose when the governor of Virginia orders that speed traps be painted on all streets and highways and warns that speeders will be caught by monitoring aircraft flying overhead. But the eccentric island of Tangier, fourteen miles off the coast of Virgina in the Chesapeake Bay, responds by declaring war on its own state. Judy Hammer, newly installed as the superintendent of the virginia State Police, and Andy Brazil, a state trooper and Hammer's right hand and confidant, find themselves at their wits' end as they try to protect the public from the politicians and vice versa in this pitch-perfect, darkly comic romp.
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Good Read
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This is not about Kay Scarpetta, but it is pretty good.
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Not my kind of story
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The whole romp probably should have stopped after the first chapter as the attempt at humor fell flat with me. The characters seemed to float in and out and change each time they found themselves on a different page. Her Scarpetta books of death and mystery are the top of the line and worth waiting for but this book belongs on the bottom of the heap. I kept hoping the action would pick up but between crabs and the Crimms nothing clicked or was worth the slog.
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The whole thing is pretty silly.
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This is part of a short three book series that is very good. The only thing wrong is that there are not more books.
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I liked this book but I think the Kay Scarpetta series is better.
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Didn't read this one as someone told me it was different than her regular stuff.
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I love Cornwell's Kay Scarpetta books, so I bought this thinking it would be just as good. I'm glad it was a "book on tape"...otherwise I never would have finished it. This was supposed to be her attempt at dark humor, but I did not find it so. It was just plain bad! The plot is thin, the characters washed out at best and horribly stereo-typed at worst. Ms. Cornwell seemed unable to decide if she wanted to write humor, a mystery, horror or fantasy and to be honest, she didn't do a very good job at any of the genres judging by this book. Ms. Hammer comes across as feeble, whiny and incompetent; the whole Andy Brazil as 'Trooper Truth' was patently ridiculous; a child could have guessed who it was from the get go. And the treatment of the Tangier Islanders was dreadful. Throughout the book I kept thinking....oh come on...how could everyone NOT know who Trooper Truth was?

So, basically this was about Chaos breaking loose when the governor of Virginia orders that speed traps be painted on all streets and highways, warning that speeders will be caught by monitoring aircraft flying overhead. But the eccentric Isle of Tangier, fourteen miles off the coast of Virginia in the Chesapeake Bay, responds by declaring war on its own state. Judy Hammer, newly installed as the superintendent of the Virginia State Police, and Andy Brazil, a state trooper and Hammer's right hand and confidant (Who is also Trooper Truth), trying to bring calm to Virginia and Tangier Island. The governer is being poisoned by his right hand man, who is also doing all kinds of illegal things and is actually a pirate himself. Trooper Truth figures things out from the beginning, but it is never written HOW he knows these things. But he reveals certain things about pirates, etc. in his online essays. Of course, EVERYONE is hooked on his Trooper Truth essays, so it causes lots of commotion.

I am all for humor in a book, but that never really comes through here. It just reads as confusing throughout and the the characters never mesh.
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chaos breaks lose when the governor of Virginia orders that speed traps be painted on all streets and highways, and warns that speeders will be caught by monitoring aircraft flying overhead.Keeps you on the edge...until...
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I liked the book a lot.