Friday, February 3, 2012
You may think the technique of using animals as narrators would be too cute. Yes it is clever, but it's a dark story where the sheep are trying to figure out who murdered their shepherd. Some parts toward the end got a little trippy for me. I'm sure there are some religious themes that escaped me. Toward the end I was reminded of "The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe". I also think it's no accident that the sheep that does most of the sleuthing is Miss Maple - Miss Marple anyone?
I enjoyed reading this one. It would be good for a mystery fan who wants something out of the ordinary. It was a good book to read during a long flight back from Arizona. I'm not that tall and feel bad for taller people - even I was squished and could only hold my book right in front of me on a very full flight.
The bonus of reading this one in print - my version has a flip book. Each right hand side page has a sheep and when you flip the pages it is a flip book. Something I don't think would be included in an e-book.