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The Lord God Made Them All by James Herriot
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Jul 08, 12

Read in July, 2012

A fine collection of short stories centered around the life of James Herriot(Wight).

Those of us buying into the pastoral idea, where everything was better in the olden times, will find themselves right at home in this literature. However, the fiction also deals with the advances in medicine and technology as well; for good or for worse. Readers will find many of the problems facing a veterinarian are not entirely biological.

That said, much of the drama in Herriot's writing comes from the farmers and people he must deal with. There is also a sort of quixotic element to Herriot's demeanor regarding animals, virtuous to the point it becomes a problem many times -- but not to the point it is unbelievable or absurd.

The book comes recommended for light reading. I found it a great respite from the usual thrillers or arduously long speculative fiction I usually go for.
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