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  1. says:

    'The Dogs of Littlefield' by Suzanne Berne is incredibly dull It won a minor award but why on earth was this book awarded anything? Reading this is like watching paint dry I think it is supposed to be a literary novel but the only message I picked up is an obvious implication that the people of Littlefield are like their leashed ca

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    I think I may have set my sights a little high for this one; I'd had my eye on it since it's publication date was announced last year and I was really hoping for some super snarky reading about this idyllic fictitious upper crust Massachusetts neighborhood where the residents are consumed with first world problems like t

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    Briefly put well written and mostly engaging Though I didn't find it humourous as was cited on the front cover

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    You know how often books grow on you? They start out slow or confusing or whatever and they just get better and better Well this book sort of shrunk on me I liked it a lot at first The characters and their challenges grabbed me and the sense of community in this New England town seemed so interesting I wanted to know what was going to happen to everyone But as the book went along everyone just started getting o

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    In this glimpse of the lives of the upper middle class a theme of despondency seems to be the norm With all the ingredients needed to be happy how come this sheltered town brimming with psychoanalysts and therapists has so many problems?Buil

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    I decided to read this book as it has been short listed for the Baileys women's prize for fiction From reading the blurb I thought the main theme of the book would be the dog killer however it actually focuses on t

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    Enjoyed this than I thought I would I picked it up at the library because the premise sounded interesting and it was but the prose turned out to be absolutely lovely and there were many layers to the story giving it meaning and weight Berne's writing was reminiscent of Stef Penney's Tenderness of Wolves which for me is one of the most beautifully written books I've ever read This book is also well worth readin

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    This book was pretty meh I struggled to get into it at all and even the mystery surrounding the dogs wasn’t the main part of the book In fact the dogs only play a bit part and the main character according to the blurb isn’t the main character The book instead seems to be focusing primarily on one rather unha

  9. says:

    A rare 5 from me I just love how meticulously Berne crafts a story

  10. says:

    The Dogs of Littlefield is a fictionalized study of an affluent suburb in America It hits a little close to home as it mir

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characters ´ eBook or Kindle ePUB ✓ Suzanne Berne

Eams its leafy streets and charming village centerYet no sooner has sociologist Dr Clarice Watkins arrived to study the elements of “good uality of life” than someone begins poisoning the town’s dogs Are the poisonings in protest to an off leash proposal for Baldwin Park the subject of much town debate or the sign of a far deeper disorder Certainly these types of thing. I decided to read this book as it has been short listed for the Baileys women s prize for fiction From reading the blurb I thought the main theme of the book would be the dog killer however it actually focuses on the life of a housewife and the problems she has with her husband I did not feel engaged with the characters and struggled to finish the book as I found it fairly uninteresting When the dog killer was revealed it was extremely disappointing and almost obvious the character had been mentioned by name as the husband of a minor character and described as strange then low and behold in the next chapter he was the killer I just wanted from this novel I was expecting a twist that just did not come The book does explore reality well and the sadness of real life and relationships However I tend to agree with what Mrs Beale stated in the novel in relation to what authors should provide what we need in this world are bravery and honour Models of decency Not zombies and monsters and strange behaviour The Dogs of Littlefield was a 280 page novel describing the marriage problems of middle class suburbia which just left me feeling uninspired Wild Man Creek (Virgin River, read this book as it has been short listed for the Baileys women s prize for fiction From The Non-Designer's Design Book (4th Edition) reading the blurb I thought the main theme of the book would be the dog killer however it actually focuses on the life of a housewife and the problems she has with her husband I did not feel engaged with the characters and struggled to finish the book as I found it fairly uninteresting When the dog killer was Homewrecker revealed it was extremely disappointing and almost obvious the character had been mentioned by name as the husband of a minor character and described as strange then low and behold in the next chapter he was the killer I just wanted from this novel I was expecting a twist that just did not come The book does explore Make your own model forts & castles reality well and the sadness of Tremors of Fury (The Days of Ash and Fury real life and How Julian and Nigel Turned Each Other Gay (Inadvertently), or So They Both Claim relationships However I tend to agree with what Mrs Beale stated in the novel in The Mage (Foxcraft, Book 3) relation to what authors should provide what we need in this world are bravery and honour Models of decency Not zombies and monsters and strange behaviour The Dogs of Littlefield was a 280 page novel describing the marriage problems of middle class suburbia which just left me feeling uninspired

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S don’t happen in LittlefieldWith an element of suspense satirical social commentary and in depth character portraits Suzanne Berne’s nuanced novel reveals the discontent concealed behind the manicured lawns and picket fences of darkest suburbia The Dogs of Littlefield is “a compelling poignant yet unsentimental novel that examines life love and loss” Sunday Mirror U. This book was pretty meh I struggled to get into it at all and even the mystery surrounding the dogs wasn t the main part of the book In fact the dogs only play a bit part and the main character according to the blurb isn t the main character The book instead seems to be focusing primarily on one rather unhappy marriageTo me the only exciting part was when a teenage girl almost fell through the ice Sorry but this one isn t getting a recommendation from me Imagimorphia reveals the discontent concealed behind the manicured lawns and picket fences of darkest suburbia The Dogs of Littlefield is “a compelling poignant yet unsentimental novel that examines life love and loss” Sunday Mirror U. This book was pretty meh I struggled to get into it at all and even the mystery surrounding the dogs wasn t the main part of the book In fact the dogs only play a bit part and the main character according to the blurb isn t the main character The book instead seems to be focusing primarily on one The Book of Beginnings rather unhappy marriageTo me the only exciting part was when a teenage girl almost fell through the ice Sorry but this one isn t getting a The Homelanders (The Homelanders, recommendation from me

characters ´ eBook or Kindle ePUB ✓ Suzanne Berne

A “brilliantly done” Sunday Times London comedy of manners that explores the unease behind the manicured lawns of suburban America from the Orange Prize–winning author of A Crime in the NeighborhoodLittlefield Massachusetts named one of the Ten Best Places to Live in America full of psychologists and college professors is proud of its fine schools its girls’ soccer t. Briefly put well written and mostly engaging Though I didn t find it humourous as was cited on the front cover And the dogs themselves play a bit part in the novel The only real downside that i couldn t get away from was that the book read like the output from a creative writing course than a novel