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Review So He Takes the Dog

So He Takes the Dog

The last thirty years most recently living rough in the town The local policeman and his accomplice in piecing together his movements prior to his death talking to those who knew and watched him uncover an extraordinary life But their investigations tellingly shed light on the A Beautiful TeaseAs I began reading this book I formed certain assumptions about what it would be; crime fiction At some point the perpetrator of the central 'event' would be found and uestions would be answered We follow the narrator a policeman and his partner through endless speculation interpretation determination conversation to be told that our assumptions are wrong that crimes are stories regardless of whether they have a resolution stories about the people who touch the victim in even only the most subtle of ways stories told differently by different people with bias and without with compassion and without with conclusion and withoutI've read other books without concrete endings in the past with satisfaction surprise and reflection unfortunately this one succeeded in frustrating me which coloured the hindsight of my enjoyment The evident revelry in words the wonderful characters the utterly absorbing atmosphere of seaside township carried me and my assumption along and then dropped me off with an embarrassed shrugLitritchur not crime fiction dammit Mr Buckley you are such a tease Extracted on the A Beautiful TeaseAs I began reading this book I formed certain assumptions about what it would be; crime fiction At some point the perpetrator Mr. Miller: ¿Cuándo el depredador se volvió la presa? (Spanish Edition) of the central 'event' would be found and uestions would be answered We follow the narrator a policeman and his partner through endless speculation interpretation determination conversation to be told that Musika airean (Literatura) our assumptions are wrong that crimes are stories regardless The Magicians Wife of whether they have a resolution stories about the people who touch the victim in even Power And Prosperity only the most subtle High Stakes (Vampire Beach, of ways stories told differently by different people with bias and without with compassion and without with conclusion and withoutI've read Half to Death other books without concrete endings in the past with satisfaction surprise and reflection unfortunately this Geronimo one succeeded in frustrating me which coloured the hindsight Must Love Breeches (Must Love, of my enjoyment The evident revelry in words the wonderful characters the utterly absorbing atmosphere Το καφενείο των τρελλών of seaside township carried me and my assumption along and then dropped me When Science Fails off with an embarrassed shrugLitritchur not crime fiction dammit Mr Buckley you are such a tease

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On a beach in southern England a dog returns to its owner with a human hand in its mouth so begins this unforgettable new novel from the author of Ghost MacIndoe and InvisibleThe hand belongs to Henry the homeless eccentric who has been wandering the south west of England for A mystery not solved The mood the characters the writing Compelling


10 thoughts on “So He Takes the Dog

  1. says:

    A dry distant narrative style meant I didn't hold out a lot of hope for this one at the start but it was compelling and strangely satisfying given the lack of solution to the whodunit


  2. says:

    A mystery not solved The mood the characters the writing Compelling


  3. says:

    Maybe I am being a bit harsh only giving this book two stars It contains marvellous description and paints vivid pictures in the mind If only there was a plot to wrap it around Again maybe I'm being harsh There is a plot after about chapter 23 but it really isn't the plot I expected The pitch and blurb led me to believe it would be a who dun it piecing together the last movements of Henry This is what I wanted when I picked it up but instead I got a slow moving pastiche of various characters with little in the way of character development and no meaningful events to link them together For much of the book I had no idea whose story I was supposed to invest my interest in A cast of thousands who don't interactIt is the publisher who decides the pitch and in this case they woefully misled me Had they described the book as a piecing together of a life story I would have approached the narrative differently and certainly given it a better rating It just isn't what it purports to be


  4. says:

    Loved this one Like a Reservoir 13 it starts with a crime and a policeman Then it winds for several years of character


  5. says:

    I am so glad I read this book


  6. says:

    A Beautiful TeaseAs I began reading this book I formed certain assumptions about what it would be; crime fiction At some point the perpetrator of the central 'event' would be found and uestions would be answered We follow the narrator a policeman and his partner through endless speculation interpretation determination conversation to be told that our assumptions are wrong that crimes are stories regardless of whether they have a resolution stories about the people who touch the victim in even only the most subtle of ways stories told differently by different people with bias and without with compassion and without with conclusion and withoutI've read other books without concrete endings in the past with satisfaction surprise and reflection unfortunately this one succeeded in frustrating me which coloured the hindsight of my enjoyment The evident revelry in words the wonderful characters the utterly absorbing atmosphere of seaside township carried me and my assumption along and then dropped me off with an embarrassed shrugLitritchur not crime fiction dammit Mr Buckley you are such a tease


  7. says:

    What to make of this It has a sticker on it that says crime and indeed it is about a crime the washed up body of a tramp who has multiple identiesTold in a strange 1st person manner by the policeman on the case John it discusses the witnesses people his life and the victims life in a dry sly and slighty underhand mannerIn one section about the weirdness of people buckley writes It's only when you get into their houses that you see what lies behind day to day normalness and this for me is what the book is about how people existThe detective starts an affair with one of the witnesses the tramp killed a kid in a speeding incident and went off the rails his life is slowly revealed why he was killed is never revealedSo not so much as who done it reallyStrange kind of haunting book one I am unsure as to why Sonia completed and I am not sure I will read another one of his instantly


  8. says:

    A murder mystery detective who done it with no villain This is about the minutiae of life – with all of its loose odds and ends irrelevancies disappointments slightly disconcerting as I read through most of it trying to spot the baddy but I guess things don't always ever? end up neatly with solutions found and conclusions drawn The writing is elegant and clean and so well observed sometimes the way JB describes something is just right what about this for an opening paragraph Its mid morning on the second day of January in the modest but immaculate little bungalow that is home to Benjamin and Christine Kemp Having clambered over the aisle of New Year's Day the Kemps are now setting out on their trek across the bleak moorland of yet another year of conjoined medium level misery”


  9. says:

    I picked this book up in the Mystery Novels category but it didn't feel like one to me It was like a gradual but clear depiction of how the lives of people intercross through countless engaging anecdotes and interesting characters but to different degrees and how the feelings evoked from these relationships are of varying intensitiesThe style of writing was great the descriptions were so aptly put and there was no pretentiousness about themI felt involved in the book and my curiosity as to who killed Henry kept me reading but for those who enjoy a solid takeaway from books like an evocation of sadness or whatsoever this book may not be for you


  10. says:

    reading this book was pretty much a waste of time the only reason I persevered was that I have been home sick with a cold for 2 days so I had time on my hands The plot is incredibly circumstantial and tnagential full of annecdotes about people irrelevant to the plot that are meant to be amusing Needless to say they are only circumstantial and annoying The Big Mystery is never even solved Its just dropped while the circumstanital details go on and on ad infinitum Don't waste your time


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