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by Leonie Swann | Literature & Fiction
Registered by wing6of8wing of Silver Spring, Maryland USA on 5/27/2017
Average 8 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

status (set by KateKintail): to be read


3 journalers for this copy...

Journal Entry 1 by wing6of8wing from Silver Spring, Maryland USA on Saturday, May 27, 2017

8 out of 10

A book that I recently acquired because it reminds me of my friend FURBALL, who recently died. We frequently exchanged mysteries and we each read this one and simultaneously tried to give it to each other.

This book was interesting on many levels. It was not as amusing as I expected (a bunch of sheep detectives) or as fast-moving as I might have preferred. But I think it was rather realistic -- I don't think it was much different than what a sheep's life would actually be like. It moves at the right pace for a murder solved by sheep, and the mystery was rather well-done. I didn't entirely like the solution, but getting there was interesting. The sheep staging a demonstration of the murder was a classic moment. And it was interesting to see that the sheep thought humans had small souls because their noses are quite poor. The way they deduced the mystery based on their understanding of how human society functions was also intriguing. I did love some of the characters very much -- Mopple the Whale and Zora and Othello -- and came to appreciate both George and the butcher.

All in all, not as exciting as I had hoped in the time I had spent wanting to read it, but not a bad little book. 


Journal Entry 2 by wing6of8wing at -- Mail or by hand-rings, RABCK, meetings, etc, Virginia USA on Sunday, June 25, 2017

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Released 2 mos ago (6/25/2017 UTC) at -- Mail or by hand-rings, RABCK, meetings, etc, Virginia USA

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This book is going to meet-up with me today. If no one takes it home it will go on the shelf that Furball used to keep stocked.

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Journal Entry 3 by ResQgeek at Alexandria, Virginia USA on Sunday, June 25, 2017

This book has not been rated.

A murder mystery from the point of view of sheep? Okay, I'm intrigued. This goes into my TBR mountain range. 


Journal Entry 4 by ResQgeek at Alexandria, Virginia USA on Tuesday, July 18, 2017

This book has not been rated.

When shepherd George Glenn is found dead in the meadow with a spade spiked through him, the sheep in his flock decide that it is up to them to figure out who killed him. Hampered by an incomplete understanding of human behavior and relationships, the sheep nevertheless begin to try to unravel the mystery of the shepherd's death.

As mysteries go, this one isn't overly complex or convoluted, but exploring it from the point of view of the sheep provides the author with opportunities to insert interesting social commentary in clever ways. There are no profound insights here, just a pleasant diversionary read. 


Journal Entry 5 by ResQgeek at Alexandria, Virginia USA on Saturday, August 19, 2017

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Released 1 mo ago (8/19/2017 UTC) at Alexandria, Virginia USA

CONTROLLED RELEASE NOTES:

This will be available at today's BC-in-DC get together. 


Journal Entry 6 by wingKateKintailwing at Burke, Virginia USA on Sunday, August 20, 2017

This book has not been rated.

Took this home at the BCinDC meetup yesterday. I love sheep and my mother LOVES sheep. So I'm going to read it and lend it to her, possibly not in that order. 


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