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Retrieved from ” https: The nice thing about this novel is that, aside from the sheep’s ability to understand human speech and to ponder human matters, they haven’t actually been anthropomorphised – they’re still very much sheep, not sheep behaving like humans. I also love the fact that they observed a lot while they didn’t know what those actions were about. Please try again later. Swann does have her sheep think like sheep, or at least they seem to. Nov 11, Marlene rated it really liked it.

However, Leonie Swann’s sure-handed narrative and character construction keeps the reader from ever losing confidence in the tale they are reading, and makes the entire adventure quite believable, as well as a lot of fun.

Three Bags Full by Leonie Swann Book Review

In fact, I’m going to think about mouse weed all night. An interesting concept that had me wanting to read it the moment I was told about it. After George’s sheep reenact his murder at the Mad Boar Pub, Beth speaks to the audience and reveals that George came to her before his death.


Keine Seele, kein Geist. The book is a little surreal, of course, and more so towards the end. Recommended to Laura by: Stay in Touch Sign up.

Her mother is lenoie revealed. What are the responsibilities of an individual member of society? Horrified, Miss Maple, the cleverest sheep in the flock and possibly the worldsuggests they find the murderer.

How can they bring the murderer to justice? Die Schafe von George sind entsetzt: But the great writing of the sheep in turn led to what was the weakest part of the book. The English, according to Brecht, “have long dreaded German art literature, painting and lenie as sure to be dreadfully ponderous, slow, involved and pedestrian”.

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For them, that’s enough. But this is proving to be more difficult than they expected. Dec 02, Chrissie rated it really liked it Shelves: Jun 05, Pages Buy. A Sheep Detective Story original German title: I thought that it was a little weirder than absolutely necessary.

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Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Led by the smartest sheep, Miss Maple, the rest of the flock, including Othello the black sheep – literally and figurativelyMopple the sheep who never forgetsSir Ritchfield the aged lead ram and a host of others, search for clues and motives An interesting concept that had me wanting to read it the moment I was told about it.

As much as they spoke and acted you never forgot they were sheep. What’s new, Scooby Doo?


I remember a story my Mom lsonie me about waiting in line to turn in her cable box. As befits ruminants, they ruminate: Funny, fresh, and endearing, it introduces a wonderful breed of detectives to American readers. How can you say no to that?

It’s a cute premise: Refresh and try again. Fortunately, the author dials down the seriousness with the occasional joke.

Just so you know. It took me a long time to figure out what exactly happened, and I was actually surprised when we found out the truth. Josh Baxter is interested in expanding the tourist trade in Glenkill because he will benefit financially.

It just has a different title. So yes, it’s cute. A Sheep Detective Story Paperback. We reserve the right to remove any content at any time from this Community, including without limitation if it violates the Community Rules. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. He swnan not solve George’s murder case, or the McCarthy murder case. Jun 03, Pages Buy.

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Add Award to Book 3 25 Jun 18, I don’t usually read hlennkill novels of any kind, especially the generic kind, but this one I could happily re-read and notice more each time. Anyone not fearful of appearing sheepish. Showing of 4 reviews.