This is the kind of book that sticks with you long after you read it. While it is not what I would call a book for "dog lover's", the main character definately loves and cares for his dog. However, the book's main focal point is not dogs, but rather languages and the things that are left unspoken. It is about the masks we sometimes wear to shield ourselves from the world and the ones we love. It is about mental illness, grief, loss, devotion, and love. It is a mystery if you let your mind wander there, although one could argue the truth was there all along. You are taken on an emotional journey with Paul, as he recalls his life with Lexy. The book is at times romantic, puzzling, and even has times of suspense. A great read.
This is not one of my favorite Pike books. Even though it is a short book, some parts drag. It seems that Pike rushed through the end. It reminded me of the movie, A.I.: Artificial Intelligence. Not exactly like the movie, but it did remind me of it.
I blew right through this book! It kept my interest and was a really quick read. That doesn't mean it wasn't a good read, though. I enjoyed the little tips here and there, though to be honest I already knew most of them. I'm glad this book recommended the movie Baby Cakes, it's one of my all time favorite movies!
"Spenser has his hands full when he takes two cases at once. In the first, a highminded university might be hiding a killer within a swamp of political correctness. And in the other, Spenser comes to the aid of a stalking victim, only to find himself the unwilling object of the woman's dangerous affections..."