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The Pig Goes to Hog Heaven (Pig Trilogy #3)

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Kitty McCloud, the trilogy’s leading lady, would let these words stand, even were she a reviser of aphorisms rather than a “fixer” of great literary works by the likes of Bronte, Hardy, and Eliot no less, by writing “improved” versions of which she makes an outsized bestselling living that affords her the dubious luxury of living in contentious bliss with her husband, Kie

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Published (first published January 1st 2010)
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Donna Davis
Oh, what a wry sense of humor! My greatest sorrow was in knowing that one of the best little series I had read in a long time was coming to an end. You don't have to be Irish to love this (but it helps).
Feb 15, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
silly funny ridiculous, made me smile. never read an author who could write such looonnnnnggggg sentences.
Jan 29, 2012 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
This the third and final book in the Pig series. This book returns to the main themes from both of the prior books with the dead man from the first book reappearing, leading Kitty to think she is seeing more ghosts and the two ghosts from book two continuing to have their influence of completing the plot against the castle. Kitty is trying to determine which classic book she plans to "fix" and Lolly's book which ended up being a more true account of what happened in the second book is laughed at ...more
Nov 23, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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I think I would have done better if I had read all three books of this trilogy in a row. I found book number 1 to be so witty and funny. Book 2 just dragged. This book tied everything up and the lesbian pig concept did make me laugh. But this book (along with book two) were pretty tragic and the stereotypical British lord of the manor was just too much of a farce for me. The conversations were so repetitive and lacking "meat". It was tiresome between what people were thinking and what they weren ...more
Nov 02, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
For all the boredom I experienced reading book number two, the closing of this story brought all the pieces together. What a fascinating story, so entertaining and clever. I want to know how the author thought of it. Read this trilogy for a quirky Irish adventure that involves real people, ghosts, a castle, and a pig. I thoroughly enjoyed this last in the series, I couldn't put it down, much like the first. As I said the second was boring, and I wondered what the author was up to. It was a bit l ...more
Aug 28, 2011 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
You probably won't be reading this if you haven't read the first 2 books in the trilogy; possibly too bad, because if this has to stand alone as a separate book, much must be repeated, not only in plot, but in characterization. So somewhat repetitious.
The first book was fun, the second got into too much supernatural for my taste, and this brings it all to an easily predicted conclusion. The subplots, seemingly there to flesh out the story of 2 & 3, which could easily have fit into one book,
Feb 04, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: general-fiction
While I enjoyed this, I didn't like it as much as the first two in the trilogy, perhaps because I read it as an e-book, which didn't seem to fit well with Caldwell's style. Kitty and Kieran have settled down, with the various ghosts, in Kitty's newly purchased castle; Lolly and Aaron happily live on the nearby pig farm. Then Declan Tovey reappears. The four had buried his bones, or so they thought, sure that one of them had murdered the thatcher. But there's another explanation for the bones, an ...more
Kathie Harper
I think I must have missed something by not reading the first two in this series as I felt as though something was lacking. There was too much of a stretch of the imagination with the appearance of ghosts, seers, and tricksters. Too many inconsistencies and surprise endings though it was fun to imagine the Emerald Isle on St. Patrick's day while luxuriating on an island in the Caribbean. Though there were times when I felt as though my time could be more well spent.
Jan 08, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: anyone.
Recommended to Darlene by: My husband Clare
The trilogy is truly an "Irish Fairytale!" Obviously a fairytale, but yet the reader gets really caught up in the characters! I was afraid I was going to be very disappointed in the ending, but yet, when it came, I could accept it as it did all end on an up note. Wished I'd had an Irish dictionary with me while I was reading!
Moira Harrington
This was the third book in a trilogy. It wrapped up the series, mostly to my satisfaction. I enjoyed some of the characters in the book, interestingly, more so the lesser ones than the main ones. I also like the setting -- County Kerry in Ireland. It really invoked the natural beauty of the place, to my thinking. It was light and frothy and a good diversion.
Dec 06, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed this book the most. Many questions arose and finally answered in this last in "The Pig Trilogy". Thank you Mr. Caldwell. I will be recommending it as I have the others to our library patrons!
Kind of a fun series. A little weird, but by the 3rd book, I kind of get the perspective, the humor. Makes me want to visit Ireland.
Nanette Williamson
I thought the series was funny and fun to read.
Sep 15, 2012 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Didn't get into this one as much as the 2nd one.
Jul 04, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
These tree books are a delight! If you like quirky purely Irish storytelling, read them!
Alice Paterra
Not as funny as the other two in the series.
Mar 06, 2012 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
the first in this series was funny. the 2nd and 3d just progressively less so.
Ann Boytim
May 18, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
End of series - sometimes strange and hard to follow but interesting with a few ghosts runnings around.
Jan 17, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Didn't like it quite as well as the first 2 in the trilogy, but, of course, had to read it. The author is very talented and fun to read.
Jackie Throngard
A delightful tale. I enjoyed just as much as the other two books in the trilogy.
This being the third in a Trilogy was a bit out there. Did not read as well as the first two.
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A playwright and novelist whose books include The Pig Did It, The Pig Comes to Dinner, and The Pig Goes to Hog Heaven, Joseph Caldwell has been awarded the Rome Prize for Literature by the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He lives in New York City and is working on various post-Pig writing projects.
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Other Books in the Series

Pig Trilogy (3 books)
  • The Pig Did It
  • The Pig Comes to Dinner