Es passiert of das die Fortsetzung zu einem Buch nicht so gut ist wie das Erste oder die Leser sogar enttäuscht. Garou ist da definitiv eine Ausnahme.Es passiert of das die Fortsetzung zu einem Buch nicht so gut ist wie das Erste oder die Leser sogar enttäuscht. Garou ist da definitiv eine Ausnahme. Die wundervolle Fortsetzung eines wunderbaren Buches. Witzig, interessant, spannend, und man kann sogar noch etwas lernen. Die Schafe, die wir in Glennkill kennen und lieben lernten, sind nun auf ihrer großen Europatour. Im Gepäck haben sie ihren Schäferwagen, ihre neue Schäferin Rebecca und die gute alte Hütehündin Tess. Othello ist der neue Leitwidder der Herde und er macht seine Sache gar nicht so schlecht. Doch Europa ist nicht das Land der Äpfelbäume und seltsamen langen Brote von denen George ihnen damals erzählte. Es ist kalt, es ist dunkel und der Winter ist da. Eine nette alte Frau bietet ihnen an, den Winter auf ihrer Weide zu verbringen. Im Schatten eines großen Schlosses neben einem kleinen Dorf. Obwohl sie jetzt endlich wieder einen neuen Heuschuppen haben gibt es da ein großes Minus: Ziegen. Jeder weiß doch, das Ziegen verrückt sind und schlecht riechen. Die Schafe mögen ihre neuen Nachbarn überhaupt nicht. Aber all das (und sogar der Besuch von Mama!) rückt in den Hintergrund als das erste tote Reh gefunden wird. Die Ziegen flüstern von dem Garou, einem Wolf, der sich in einem Menschen versteckt und die Dorfbewohner beginnen sich immer seltsamer zu benehmen. Es ist wieder Zeit für Miss Maple, das klügste Schaf der Herde und vielleicht sogar Europas, zu ermitteln. Sie muss ihre detektivische Spürnase wieder einmal einsetzen um die Herde zu schützen und den Mörder zu finden...
Ich kann dieses Buch wirklich nur jedem empfehlen. Es ist, obwohl Schafe die Hauptrolle spielen, ein wundervoller Krimi, mit vielen unerwarteten Wendungen, Leichen, der Polizei und einem seltsamen Geheimagenten. Es ist sehr interessant uns Menschen und unser Verhalten durch die Augen von Schafen zu sehen und zu merken, wie seltsam und unnatürlich wir doch manchmal sind. Die Charaktere sind einfach nur liebenswürdig, egal ob man sich nun Rebecca, Tess oder eines der Schafe ansieht. Das ganze Buch ist einfach durchgehend witzig, was der Spannung jedoch keinen Abbruch tut. Eine wundervolle Geschichte, für jung und alt, für Schaffans und solche die es vielleicht noch werden wollen. ...more
It often happens, that a sequel to a book is not as good as the first book. Garou is totally different. A wonderful sequel to a wonderful book. HilariIt often happens, that a sequel to a book is not as good as the first book. Garou is totally different. A wonderful sequel to a wonderful book. Hilarious, interesting, exciting and you can even learn from it.
The sheep, we learned to love in Glennkill, are now on their big tour through Europe. With her new shepherd Rebecca and the old dog Tess. Othello is the new leader and he does his job pretty good. Unfortunately Europe is not the land of apple-trees and strange long breads like their old shepherd George told them in his stories. It is cold and it is dark and the winter is there. A nice old lady invites them to stay over the winter on a little willow in the shadows of a huge castle and near a little village. Though they now have a shelter again their is one major minus: goats. Everyone knows that goats are insane and they smell. The sheep do not like their new neighbors very much but that (and even the fact that Mama is visiting Rebecca) grows uninteresting when the first dead deer is found. The goats start to whisper about the Garou, a wolf that hides inside a human, and the townspeople are acting stranger and stranger. It becomes clear that Miss Maple the most intelligent sheep of the flock, maybe even in Europe, has to use her detective skills once again to keep her flock safe and find the murderer...
I can just recommend this book to everyone. It is, though sheep are the protagonists, a wonderful crime story with twists and turns, corps, police and a strange secret agent. It is interesting to see humans, and their behaviour through the eyes of the sheep and understand how strange and unnatural we are sometimes acting. The characters are just loveable, no matter if you look at Rebecca, Tess or one of the sheep. The whole book is just hilarious, witch takes nothing away from the arc of suspense. A wonderful story, for old and young, for sheep-fans and those who may try it....more
A fresh and wonderful new tale about sheep solving a mystery and finding a murderer. One morning the shepherd lies dead in the field and his sheep areA fresh and wonderful new tale about sheep solving a mystery and finding a murderer. One morning the shepherd lies dead in the field and his sheep are determined to find out what happened. Miss Marple, the most intelligent sheep starts here investigations and discovers with the help of the rest of the flock an old and deadly secret, that hovers over the village of Glennkill. Are the sheep able to solve the mystery and let the dream come true they dreamed once with their shepherd? A dream about the apple trees and Europe… Leonie Swan created a flock of lovely and memorable sheep, no matter you’re talking about Othello, Mopple the whale or Cloud the woolliest of them all, that are not just funny but also interesting to watch. The crime committed is logical planed and though the protagonists are some sheep the story is thrilling and readable just like a real crime-story, complete with all the twists and turns. A wonderful read and something that I’m recommending to everyone, not just to fans of sheep or fans of crime-stories. A novel I’m going to read over and over again. ...more
A wonderful and lovely read, Pratchett like we love and like him.
Terry Pratchett is in my opinion one of the best authors ever. When I start to readA wonderful and lovely read, Pratchett like we love and like him.
Terry Pratchett is in my opinion one of the best authors ever. When I start to read a Terry Pratchett book I never now, if it is as good as the last one or even better, because they are all just amazing and awesome. And I've read more than two, so I know what I'm talking about :) It is always unfair, when you compare another author to Terry Pratchett, because you know, even before you start the comparison, how it is going to end. ;) He has a way of writing, that is really special. He can make you laugh and giggle by every word you read and each of his characters gets more and more kinky with every page. But behind this funny facade there is a message ion every book. And the "Wintersmith" does not make an exception. Nothing is as it seems. (I mean what would a good witch be without a little Boffo?)You should always know what you're doing or at least try to think about it. But even if you do something without thinking about it, if you just listen to your heart (or your feet) something good can come out of it... or not.
It shows just like "Witches Abroad" how important stories for us humans and our world are. The "Wintersmith" has a love triangle that is... let us call it interesting, special and unique. But that is what we all love about Terry Pratchett, his uniqueness. The concept of Horace, the cheese, reminds a little bit of the box on feet just without the eating-people-part (except for that one time when Horace tried to eat Rob, though Daft Wulli said Horace didn't mean it. I mean we know, box meant it EVERY time (: )and without the wood. But that is the only thing that seems a little bit "old". If you read the "Wintersmith" and it is the first Pratchett book you read, you will understand it fully and without any problems. And you will love it :) And if you read many other Pratchett books as well, you will love to see so many old friends again. Like the most interesting witches, the wee free men (who are just so funny and cute, but I could understand if they annoy Tiffany, our lovely Protagonist), and even Death, who is in my opinion as great as ever, no matter how small his parts are. And many, many wonderful new characters as well like the goddess Anoia whose Job it is to find things that rolled under pieces of furniture.
All in all, I would read every book with Granny Weatherwax in it and I would recommend it to everyone :)...more
"Lucy in the sky is a wonderful book about friendship and love that makes you chuckle. It is the perfect reading for souls harassed by lovesickness. I"Lucy in the sky is a wonderful book about friendship and love that makes you chuckle. It is the perfect reading for souls harassed by lovesickness. I rarely enjoyed another book as much as I enjoyed this one. It made me happy and sad equally. Following Lucys' struggle for happiness and her interesting relationships was a fantastic adventure and really delightful. Paige Toon is able to bring her character to life, something I apreciate most about an author. A recommendation for everyone who likes reading books about love and even for those who prefer darker reads. But most of all for everyone who needs a encouragement considering their own love-life. ...more