Thursday, July 13, 2006

The Finer Points of Sausage Dogs by Alexander McCall Smith

These books are little delights. This one follows Portuguese Irregular Verbs. Professor von Igelfeld’s mishaps and calamities (all self-inflicted) make for very funny reading (or listening, as I did). He manages to get himself mistaken for a veterinarian (and thus must perform emergency dachshund surgery), entangled in the schisms of the Orthodox Church (complete with smuggled relics), and mobbed by German widows of a certain age who believe he is looking for a wife. It's all just sillier and sillier.

(Book 31, 2006)


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