An Unusual Detective: A Review

Looking at the world through another's eyes can be enchanting, funny, disturbing or profound. Christopher Boone's avid attention to detail in this first-person canine murder mystery makes this story both funny and heartwarming. A dog is discovered brutally skewered with a garden rake in the yard of Christopher's next door neighbor.  His investigations follow the logic of Christopher's revered Sherlock Holmes and continue dig up more trouble than answers, but he does not…

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Unhappily Ever After

I'm rooting for the hero. I'm hoping to learn some deep truth, even at the cost of emotional pain for the hero and also for myself, because I tend to read with empathy.  I reach the final page and I realize the story has ended without any resolution of the sorrow.  The ending has no consolation to offer me.  I've just finished reading The Ballad of the Sad Cafe, a…

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The Golden Theme

It's more than just an creating entertaining story, it's building a story that resonates.  If this new book by Brian McDonald is anything like his Invisible Ink, you will blown away by the structure he reveals for how to write a story with maximum impact. The best stories are not those that simply dazzle us with a car chase or wow us with clever dialog.  There…

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