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Three Bags Full (Sheep Detective Story, Bk 1)
Three Bags Full - Sheep Detective Story, Bk 1
Author: Leonie Swann, Anthea Bell (Translator)
A witty philosophical murder mystery with a charming twist: the crack detectives are sheep determined to discover who killed their beloved shepherd. — On a hillside near the cozy Irish village of Glennkill, the members of the flock gather around their shepherd, George, whose body lies pinned to the ground with a spade. George has cared for the sh...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780385521116
ISBN-10: 0385521111
Publication Date: 6/5/2007
Pages: 368
Rating:
  • Currently 3.2/5 Stars.
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3.2 stars, based on 40 ratings
Publisher: Flying Dolphin Press
Book Type: Hardcover
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Destructa avatar reviewed Three Bags Full (Sheep Detective Story, Bk 1) on + 77 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 6
I don't get the "religious" comment from another reviewer...the sheep's consensus of what souls are and who God is are quite hilarious, like their interpretations of human romance and other baffling behaviors. I also didn't think it was too cutesy. The tale does stumble a bit in the beginning, probably due to the characters starting out unfocused and easily distracted (they are grieving sheep!), but Swann's writing is good enough to get the reader through some rough patches. There are deep internal struggles in there, too, like Richard Adams wrote so vividly in Watership Down and The Plague Dogs. On the whole, the tone is more lighthearted, like a wry British cozy mystery.
knittymama avatar reviewed Three Bags Full (Sheep Detective Story, Bk 1) on + 424 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
This was a very funny and interesting book about detective sheep who want to find out who killed their shepherd. There is a bit of religion to the story, but it's not a religuous story. Those silly sheep get it (and most everything else skewed) in a hilariously way. They seem to get everything all wrong, yet, in the end, they get it all right. I would definitely compare this to a Richard Adams "Watership Down" type book...although maybe not quite as involved at that. Still, a great read with an interesting twist on murder mysteries.
galnsearch avatar reviewed Three Bags Full (Sheep Detective Story, Bk 1) on + 143 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
This was a little quirky but compelling. The premise is that a flock of sheep investigate the murder of their sheperd. Some of the conclusions that they 'jump' to are very interesting considering they don't have the human experience to relate to. Well written and will keep you guessing.

Donna V.
reviewed Three Bags Full (Sheep Detective Story, Bk 1) on
Helpful Score: 3
I couldn't finish this - it was just too cutesy and bland.
mahbaar avatar reviewed Three Bags Full (Sheep Detective Story, Bk 1) on + 111 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
This is a cute book about a flock of sheep who decide to bring about "JUSTICE!" when they find their shepherd dead in their field. The perspective of humans from the sheep's point of view is sometimes downright hilariuos, particularly with their complete misunderstandings about religion!

But other times it seems to flounder around a bit. I think that the author tries to bring too many individual personalities from the flock into the story, and that coupled with the suspects makes the tale a bit confusing. But overall it's a delightful, light read.
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