Sunday, July 16, 2006

Darcy Mysteries and Pug Hill

Well, I finished North by Northanger, and it was quite wonderful. I'm excited to read the first two Mr. and Mrs. Darcy mysteries in the series and happy to have discovered Carrie Bebris.

Another library pick I just finished reading is Pug Hill by Alison Pace. In all honesty, I checked this one out just for the cover: a view of the New York City skyline in the background and a view of Pug Hill, Central Park in the foreground, completely covered with pug dogs.

Well, first let me say that I truly enjoyed this book and, especially at the end, the laugh-out-loud moments. (Live for those...) But after everything I've heard, everything I've read about writing, I actually can't believe that this book got published. So, so, so much of it is inner reflection, inner thoughts, inner turmoil. Personally, I don't mind that at all, even find it very interesting and often very humorous. But, I feel like I'm most definitely in the minority. Most people want action and dialogue till the very end. You can have a paragraph of personal thought, and it's simply too much for people. Perhaps the people who don't themselves have many personal thoughts. Hmmm....

Anyway, it was a very enjoyable book with a uplifting, even inspiring ending. I wish there had been some romance, but that's just me. might give it a try. It's a quietly funny book.

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