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Started Early, Took My Dog (Jackson Brodie #4)
May 22, 2011
Read 2 times. Last read May 22, 2011 to May 23, 2011.
Maybe I'm overdosing on Kate Atkinson right now. My Mum brought this with her and managed to finish it while she was staying with us, despite her obsession with being helpful. Luckily I had four hand-knitted pieces that have been sitting around waiting to be turned into a pullover, so I could offer her her favourite job of hand-sewing, but apart from that it was sometimes tricky to find tasks for her to do. But she must have sat unoccupied for long enough to get right through this, and of course I could hardly resist starting it straight away. But it is perhaps a little like eating something sweet and tasty - it hits the spot and gives you that sugar rush, but reading two Kate Atkinsons back to back is inadvisable. It's all there: the energy, the pace, the drive, the concern with what men do to women, the concern for how children or dogs can be the punching ball of bullies and the victims of the feckless. But it begins to feel slightly formulaic; I'm not sure if this strikes me only because I read One Good Turn so recently, or if the pattern is beginning to get a little tired.
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