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This review is from: The Lost Dog (Paperback)
I devoured this book in one sitting. The basic premise is that Tom is in Australia trying to find his dog which has run off; as he continues in his search, we catch glimpses and episodes from his past which make up his whole. The author writes sparsely but beautifully; she does not use elaborate prose or pages of description to create very believable characters. Tom tells us little about himself but page by page I started to really like and root for him. Art is not really a character in the book so much as something which interests some of the characters; I have no interest or liking for it but this didn't get in the way of my enjoying the story.
I was taken aback by how much I liked this book and the exquisite phrasing within it. I will certainly be seeking out another by this author. I won't spoil the ending but I do want to say that my favourite line in the whole novel ends "small against the sky" - once you've read it you'll know what I mean! - and how the simplest of words can conjur up the most beautiful of images.
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Initial post: 26 Jun 2011 14:28:50 BDT
Eileen Shaw says:
So glad you liked this book little pig, I've been telling everyone I know to read it. Also, I would like to say I'm enjoying reading through your site. Excellent for suggesting future reads!
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