Re: RARA-AVIS: Re: The Little Sleep by Paul Tremblay

From: David Rachels (
Date: 17 Nov 2009

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    Agreed, agreed. Going in, I could not imagine that a narcoleptic detective would not be played for cheap laughs--especially given the novel's cutesy title--but as Dave says, that isn't the case at all. It's a surprisingly rich book.

    David R.

    On Nov 17, 2009, at 5:36 PM, davezeltserman wrote:

    > Chris, I'm keeping away from the dog detective books too, at least
    > until someone writes one with a bull terrier PI...
    > The Little Sleep could've been very gimmicky, but it isn't at all.
    > Very different than the usual, but a great read that holds together
    > well from start to finish.
    > --Dave
    > --- In, "cptpipes2000" <cptpipes@...>
    > wrote:
    > >
    > > Thanks for this recommendation, Dave. I've seen this book several
    > times and didn't give it a try based on the cutesy* factor you
    > mentioned.
    > >
    > > Considering the subject, I understand that you almost have to go
    > with that as the title. I'll give it a try.
    > >
    > > Chris
    > >
    > >
    > > *I haven't been reading the books with dogs as the detectives
    > either.
    > >

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