A Dog’s Intuition

Eventually, she understood the house was keeping a secret from her.

All that winter and all through the spring, Almondine had known something was going to happen, but no matter where she looked she couldn’t find it. Sometimes, when she entered a room, there was the feeling that the thing that was going to happen had just been there, and she would stop and stare and peer around while the feeling seeped away as mysteriously as it had arrived.

I finally started The Story of Edgar Sawtelle, and am enjoying it so far, though I’m only about 100 pages in. I like the prose, the dog point of view, the characters, and their relationships to their dogs. I was amused to see Pat Holt’s description of the book in her recent post on publishing:

big-sprawling-summer-novel+Hamlet gimmick+beautiful-writing+struggling author backstory+DOGS DOGS DOGS = Must Read.

(Link from Blog of a Bookslut)

3 Responses to “A Dog’s Intuition”

  1. Steph Says:

    Normally I have a policy of not reading books that feature animals in them (especially dogs), because I tend to weep uncontrollably in such instances, but I might make an exception for this one…

  2. Kate Says:

    I’ll be interested to hear what you think when you’re done, particularly the Hamlet aspect.

  3. girldetective Says:

    Kate, I’m about halfway, and still enjoying it.

    Steph, it’s based on Hamlet, I don’t think things will turn out well. Maybe double trouble, if you’re prone to cry at dogs.

    The dog characters are wonderful, though. And I’m not even a dog lover.