RARA-AVIS: Lochte's Sleeping Dogs

From: Michael Robison ( miker_zspider@yahoo.com)
Date: 31 Aug 2007

Mark wrote:

Thanks miker, Dick Lochte's Sleeping Dogs was the one I was thinking of. That's the one where the girl's dog is stolen and the story alternates between her voice and that of the jaded PI, right? I loved that book, and its sequel.

************ A sequel? I need to read that. I was impressed with Sleeping Dogs too. I can't think of any novel where the alternating first person narration has been used as effectively. Maybe Faulkner's As I Lay Dying. The juxtaposition of the pretentious little girl and the crusty old guy was wonderful. The way he took it to a dangerous Lolita-land and brought it back was priceless.

And I'd have to thank you for putting a name to Dick Lochte. I know he frequently posts here but I have a hard time remembering. There's another Sleeping Dog novel thats in the hardboiled genre, I think. I could venture a guess at the author, but I'd probably be wrong.


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