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Glennkill ist der im August im Goldmann Verlag erschienene Erstlingsroman der deutschen Schriftstellerin Leonie Swann. Das Buch war über mehrere Jahre hinweg ein Bestseller, die Taschenbuchausgabe hielt sich mehrere Monate an Platz eins. Glennkill ist der im August im Goldmann Verlag erschienene Erstlingsroman der deutschen Schriftstellerin Leonie Swann. Das Buch war über mehrere. Glennkill: Ein Schafskrimi | Swann, Leonie | ISBN: | Kostenloser Versand für alle Bücher mit Versand und Verkauf duch Amazon. Der Siegeszug der Schafe von „Glennkill“ hält weiter an. Leblos liegt der Schäfer George Glenn im irischen Gras, ein Spaten ragt aus seiner Brust. Seine Schafe. Thalia: Infos zu Autor, Inhalt und Bewertungen ❤ Jetzt»Glennkill«nach Hause oder Ihre Filiale vor Ort bestellen! Deine Meinung zu»Glennkill«. Hier kannst Du einen Kommentar zu diesem Buch schreiben. Wir freuen uns auf Deine Meinungen. Ein fairer, respektvoller. Leonie Swann im Interview über ihren Schaf-Thriller „Garou“. (c) Peter von Felbert. Ihr Debütroman "Glennkill", ein Kriminalroman mit einer Herde Schafe als.
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Glennkill Menu di navigazione VideoGlennkill Aber es passieren durchaus interesante Wendungen, die man nicht Ursula Monn kann und so Stand Up Guys Ende wirklich auch erst am Ende klar ist. Maple glaubt, dass Richard Riehle Menschen dieses Mal nicht als Herde gehandelt hätten und sich gegenseitig misstrauten. Das Hilfreichste im Buch ist Minions German Stream die Namensliste Glennkill Anfang, Glennkill auch die besondere Fähigkeit von demjenigen bekannt gibt. Doch Baby Gipsabdruck Klärung des Falls erfolgt erst zum Schluss und so bleibt die Spannung erhalten. George hatte vorgesehen, dass Othello als neuer Leitwidder die Herde bei der Europareise anführen würde. Hörbuch CD. Ich freue mich sehr darauf, neue Geschichten zu erkunden und auf die Freiheit, erzählerisch Neues auszuprobieren zu können. Ein Fantasy-Krimi wurde ich sagen. Gelinde vor 8 Monaten. Dabei werden sie inspiriert von einem Krimi, den ihnen der Schäfer einmal vorgelesen hat.
Glennkill Inhaltsverzeichnis VideoLeonie Swann - Glennkill // Hörprobe Originaltitel: Glennkill. Originalverlag: Goldmann TB. Taschenbuch, Broschur, Seiten, 12,5 x 18,3 cm, s/w Abbildungen. Pris: kr. Häftad, Skickas inom vardagar. Köp Glennkill av Leonie Swann på europeangeoparks.eu Leonie Swann: Glennkill (Buchbesprechung mit ausführlicher Inhaltsangabe und Rezension auf europeangeoparks.eu). Heather: a lively young sheep, doesn't always think before she speaks. George was a good shepherd who provided clean water, proper fodder, and protection for each of his flock. West Side Story Film, another shepherd whom the sheep always admired, turns out to be less than worthy of their admiration. Filme-Streamz fine if that's what you're looking for, but when I pickup a mystery, I have certain expectations. The myopic narrative lens is applied deftly and way more effectively than you'd think. Average rating 3.
Glennkill See a Problem? VideoLeonie Swann: Lesung aus \ Ihm steckt ein Spaten im Rücken und sie sind sich einig, dass er nicht einfach nur krank ist, Glennkill Umgekehrt geht es mit Sir Ritchfield bergab. Ich habe zwischenzeitlich überlegt das Buch wieder ins Regal zurückzustellen. Spaten sind doch keine Krankheit. Nach einem kurzen Intermezzo, während dessen die Nintendo Switch Lieferengpass Herde auf dem Rücken liegt, die Beine in Woogie Luft streckt und blökt, stellt sich heraus, dass es sich um Richfields Zwillingsbruder Melmoth handelt, der noch als Lamm verschwunden war. Anneja vor 3 Jahren. Und trotzdem ist da laufend diese Spannung.
Another favorite of mine - unfortunately, the setting is not that important to the story. One day, a flock of sheep wakes up to find their shepherd murdered.
After their init I don't know how I could overlook this book for that long. After their initial panic settles down, the smartest sheep of them, Miss Maple, tries to solve the crime.
To find out what happened, the sheep have to resort to stalking villagers and concurring their own fear when it comes to leaving the herd.
I love the concept of the novel. Sheep are among my favorite animals and the book actually managed to teach me something new about them. I also love the fact that they observed a lot while they didn't know what those actions were about.
It was fun to read about their efforts to come up with an explanation for everything while they compared their life to those of the humans around them.
The characterization was great. I hardly needed the directory as it was easy to distinguish the different animals. I also like the setting - their pasture on the edge of the ocean representing their safe haven that they needed to leave in order to still their curiosity.
This is a charming, little story with an ending I didn't expect. I am glad that I finally read it and hope to check the second book out soon.
My first impression of this book was; it reminded me of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time in the sense of an unlikely detective solving a crime.
It was probably with this thought that made me not enjoy this book as much as expected. While there is some very interesting concepts in this book; it has a very philosophical theme throughout of this book, I thought the author padded the book a little too much.
While the sheep made for very interesting and enjoy about characters, I felt My first impression of this book was; it reminded me of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time in the sense of an unlikely detective solving a crime.
While the sheep made for very interesting and enjoy about characters, I felt that they were the only part of the book that I actually enjoyed.
In the end I just felt the book was too cutesy for my likely. A murder solved or attempted to be solved by sheep. Swann does have her sheep think like sheep, or at least they seem to.
They still sheep during the course of the whole book, that is they still in character. And that might be the problem I have with the ending.
The ending seems almost too pat, though the sheep's reaction to it was well done. The book does start very slow, however, that might be due to the translation more than anything.
It's been quite a few years since I visited rural England. But at the time, sheep were everywhere.
And everywhere they went they grazed. Soccer fields. Beside houses and restaurants. Sometimes they would look up and look at you mainly if you came too close to them but usually they just stood or layed around eating grass.
And people just ignored them. So, when the shepherd of a small, diverse and odd flock of sheep shows up dead they are able to wander around and investigate his death, wo It's been quite a few years since I visited rural England.
So, when the shepherd of a small, diverse and odd flock of sheep shows up dead they are able to wander around and investigate his death, worried that people would be suspicious, which of course was not the case.
Now, one needs to understand that these are not just your run of the mill i. Their shepherd had read to them, so these are somewhat educated sheep.
Although, this education is limited largely to stories of one subversive woman. Therefore, their interpretations of what they hear is quite entertaining.
Initally I found this laugh out loud funny. It remained mildly amusing throughout and the ending surprised me. But then I rarely figure mystery denouments out.
This is a quirky tale. There were, perhaps, a few too many red herrings for my taste. But it was in keeping with the sheep being quite clueless to the ways of humans and they follow up on lots of ideas that don't pan out.
This has been translated from German by Anthea Bell a prolific translator and the humor is a tad sarcastic. Some cozy mystery readers might like this, but it doesn't really fit that category.
Really 3. For the most part I enjoyed the sheep. The descriptions of their personalities, their various strengths and weaknesses, and their grazing preferences was amusing.
I got the feeling that some stuff would have been funnier if I had actually ever spent any time observing sheep. The book is a little surreal, of course, and more so towards the end.
I thought that it was a little weirder than absolutely necessary. Some of those sheep are deep old files. My hardcover edition has little sketches of sheep at the bottom of every right-hand page which create an animation of a leaping sheep when you flip the pages.
It's worth a smile. The book is translated from German, and the original title is Glennkill , which is the name of the village.
I like the alternate title better. I remember a story my Mom told me about waiting in line to turn in her cable box. It was a torturous line and an older guy storms in, tosses his box and remote on the counter and amid curses departs shouting "Sheep!
I really liked how the sheep perspective developed a true respect for the view from the outside in. I even laughed out loud a couple of times over sheep antics since it so closely related to events in the I remember a story my Mom told me about waiting in line to turn in her cable box.
I even laughed out loud a couple of times over sheep antics since it so closely related to events in the office.
It seemed to drag a bit through sheep character build-up and plot dead-ends on a number of fronts I'll watch my metaphors.
I felt the anti-climax was uninspired and the actual climax was anti-climactic. I suppose I may just be too prudish for such a banal "feel sorry for the sad drug dealer" line.
Perhaps it was inevitable that I'd like Leonie Swann's sheep detective novel. For one thing, it got a good review from a friend of mine, which is why I asked for it for my birthday in the first place.
And for another, it's about sheep. Granted, they're not Welsh sheep, but hey, that's not their fault. It's an interesting way to tell a story -- a shepherd dies, and his flock set out to discover his murderer?
It took me a long time to figure out what exactly happened, and I was actually surprised when we found out the truth. I loved all the sheep characters -- particularly, of course, the cleverest of them: Miss Maple -- and, surprisingly enough, managed to get quite fond of the human characters like Rebecca, Beth and Ham, despite seeing very little of them.
This is a wonderful book. Crime-fighting sheep! Set in Ireland! What more could you ask for? The back cover says it has been translated into 32 languages from the original German.
I can certainly understand why. Totally charming and hilarious - I stayed up until 5am last night to finish it.
It's a wonder the hotel guests in neighboring rooms didn't complain about my loud guffaws. If you can make room for only one book about crime-fighting sheep the smartest of whom is called Miss Maple this su This is a wonderful book.
If you can make room for only one book about crime-fighting sheep the smartest of whom is called Miss Maple this summer, than this should be the one.
Run, don't walk, to put this on reserve at your local library. It's a charming premise: a murder mystery solved by and told by sheep. The problem for me is that not enough time was spent on the human characters, so that I didn't even care "who did it.
View 2 comments. What a fun and intriguing read! Imagine Watership Down , but with sheep and a mystery. George, the shepherd for a flock of Irish sheep has died under mysterious circumstances and the sheep decide to find out who killed him.
I was totally enthralled by each sheep in the flock—each with their own personality—and how together they navigated the human world around them to solve the mystery.
Simply delightful, and highly recommended. My local library system has had a "10 to Try" challenge in both What a fun and intriguing read!
My local library system has had a "10 to Try" challenge in both and The idea is to read a book in each of 10 categories during the current year.
The category that this book fits into is: Read a book in translation. I was not expecting to enjoy this book.
I am not normally someone who likes the cute-animals-solve-a-murder subgenre of the mystery genre, and I really tend to despise the cozy end of the mystery genre in general, so I didn't go into it expecting much.
I was reading it for a book club I was in, and I didn't pick it up until the day before our meeting to discuss the book. For that reason, I didn't have time to get through the entire book before the meeting, but I was surprised to find myself flyi I was not expecting to enjoy this book.
For that reason, I didn't have time to get through the entire book before the meeting, but I was surprised to find myself flying through it, and enjoying myself thoroughly the entire way.
It surpassed my expectations completely. Leonie Swann's narrative of sheep who live in a meadow in Ireland who find themselves attempting to solve the murder of their beloved shepherd, who read them romances and detective stories in the evening, is really a story of the sheep themselves.
Surprisingly, there is much attention paid to fleshing out the characters and personalities of the sheep in the flock, all 16 or so of them. I found myself particularly liking Othello, the taciturn black sheep with much mysterious experience of the outside world, and Mopple, the happy-go-lucky ram who loves to eat and remembers everything.
Other fleshed-out characters include Zora, a philosophical sheep who likes to stand on the edge of the cliff that borders their pasture and stare down at the sea below; Miss Maple, the smartest of the sheep, who does most of the ratocinating where the mystery of George the shepherd's death is concerned; Sir Ritchfield, the flock's aging lead ram, who is starting to forget things; and Cloud, a sweet and tender ewe who isn't the smartest sheep in the flock by any stretch, but makes up for it with her friendly and charming personality.
The sheep need to engage in some rather non-sheeplike behaviors at several points in the story in order to determine the identity of George's killer, and these elements of the story might have grated in the hands of a lesser writer.
However, Leonie Swann's sure-handed narrative and character construction keeps the reader from ever losing confidence in the tale they are reading, and makes the entire adventure quite believable, as well as a lot of fun.
Perhaps the most entertaining aspect results from the flock's limited understanding of human phrases and terminology.
They spend the entire tale believing the town priest's name to be God, and at one point, when Satan is mentioned as a possible metaphorical culprit for the murder, the sheep dismiss this idea out of hand, as they know Satan, a goat who lives near their pasture, and they know he wouldn't do anything like that.
The humans in the story are judged rather differently than they might be in a story that was written from the point of view of humans.
Ham, the town butcher, is seen as a black-hearted villain, despite the fact that most of the townspeople seem to like him, and Beth, a lady who used to bring George Biblical tracts, is seen as disturbing because the sheep find her smell unappetizing.
But in the end, it seems like maybe the sheep know more about people than we do, and their strange, removed perspective on all the events of the story bring insights to light that might not occur at all if we read the story from the point of view of other humans involved in the tale.
There is apparently a sequel planned, and I'm not sure how much I will like that one, as the idea of a murder being solved by a flock of sheep starts to lose a lot of credibility in my mind once it happens more than once.
However, considering how much better this book was than I expected it to be, I would certainly be willing to at least take a look at a sequel.
Leonie Swann's humorous tale of determined, inquisitive sheep is striking in many ways. Lovely in its cadence and poetic meanderings, the language alone is enthralling.
The descriptions of sea and sky, air and earth, are all so vivid. Until they start grazing again, that is. Upon finding their shepherd, George, murdered in their meadow, the sheep decide they must get to the bottom of such wolfish behaviour.
They owe it to George, and to themselves, to see justice done. What follows is a close examination of the humans surrounding them. The sheep often take things quite literally.
And yet, their observations of body language and emotional undertones are astoundingly spot-on. No fools, these sheep.
Their only obstacle is inexperience. As they discover more about their shepherd and his community, they are by turns excited, appalled, and bewildered.
Seeing humans through their sheepy filter, the reader begins to understand that some concepts defy translation. Religion becomes a particular focus.
Why, God is downright suspicious! There are further philosophical points made - and many practical ones, too: the daunting vastness of the abyss, the importance of sticking to the flock, the rare advantages of being alone, and the rewards of conquering fears and controlling anger.
Apparently chewing the cud lends itself to a great deal of pondering. The pondering pays off. Three Bags Full ends on a note of bittersweet triumph.
With secrets revealed and big changes to come, the flock stands on a precipice - not knowing whether the future holds terrors or delights.
But they have each other, and so they can handle anything. They are, after all, rather clever sheep.
Now if only they'd translate the second book into English! I desperately, desperately wanted to love this book. I mean, the premise is incredibly clever and the potential is off the charts.
A shepherd is murdered and his flock of sheep take it upon themselves to solve the crime. How unique! How charming! Human foibles are viewed as complex and bewildering, and the sheep try hard to understand human interaction and emotion with only their limited worldview to guide them.
F I desperately, desperately wanted to love this book. Fortunately, just as in any society, there are smarter, more worldly sheep to take the lead and to use their experience to help those more sheltered try to understand.
In the end, the sheep go against their sheepy nature and put themselves center stage in order to make sure justice is served.
But there is such a thing as being too clever. Because the detectives are relatively small, four-legged animals, their mobility is limited, which renders them less effective at gathering clues.
Mostly, they eavesdrop on conversations and graze. The clues they do find lead to much ambiguity. Long paragraphs are devoted to the meandering thoughts and existential philosophizing of non-central characters, there was at least one poorly utilized red herring, and the conclusion was anti-climactic and — dare I say — boring.
And how exactly does one take a flock of sheep on holiday to Europe??? Oh, by the way, the smartest sheep in the flock is named Miss Maple, which I kept reading as Miss Marple.
The structure of the book itself is slyly quaint. It opens with "Dramatis Oves" sheep only, obvi. I gave Three Bags Full four stars is because it's oddly innovative and wackily off-kilter.
The myopic narrative lens is applied deftly and way more effectively I learned about Three Bags Full from the NYT book review and was immediately interested-- a dead shepherd..
The myopic narrative lens is applied deftly and way more effectively than you'd think. Swann provides a remarkably coherent framework that grows and breathes with the plot.
A delightful read! He was so frighted that he fell asleep at once. It was something that helped you to discover the world. Something very valuable and very important even if, as in the case of humans, it was only a very small soul.
So did Heather. Zora nipped her hindquarters. Strangely enough, Heather didn't react, but instead Lane, Cordelia, and the two young mother ewes all began bleating at once.
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Deutsch English Polski Modifica collegamenti. Altre pecore, gli uomini il pastore George, il macellaio Ham, Beth, Gabriel, il pastore del paese.
George und Ham bemerken, dass jemand sie belauscht hat, und entscheiden, die Aufnahmen der Überwachungskamera aus der Metzgerei, die die Aussagen beinhalten, zu kopieren und als Versicherung zum Anwalt zu bringen.
Später belauschen die Schafe ein Gespräch zwischen Ham und Gott, in dem Gott sich wundert, dass ihm dieses Mal niemand den Mord gebeichtet hat.
Maple glaubt, dass die Menschen dieses Mal nicht als Herde gehandelt hätten und sich gegenseitig misstrauten.
Gabriel identifizieren sie als den Leitwidder der Menschenherde und entscheiden, ihn loszuwerden, weshalb sie ihm vorspielen, sie seien krank.
Aus Angst um seine eigenen Schafe verschwindet Gabriel. Bei der Testamentseröffnung später an diesem Tag, zu der die Schafe ebenfalls gehen, stellt sich heraus, dass die Weide Rebecca zufällt und Georges Geld den Schafen, was allgemeine Verwirrung hervorruft.
Rebecca möchte in den Wohnwagen ziehen, also überredet Melmoth die Elster, den Schlüssel zurückzugeben.
George fungierte als Schmuggler für ein Syndikat, indem er die Päckchen unter die Schafe band, wenn sie die Weide wechselten. Miss Maple wird klar, dass Beth von Georges Geist verfolgt wird: beim Picknick konnte sie vor Angst nichts essen und den Schäferwagen konnte sie auch nicht betreten.
Zwar verstehen die Menschen nicht, was das Stück darstellen soll, aber als der Metzger Mopple einfangen will und durch den halben Pub jagt, lässt dieser seine Requisite fallen, ein Taschentuch, dass Beth George einmal geschenkt hat.
Beth hebt es auf und gesteht: George wollte sich umbringen und kam zu Beth, um sich zu verabschieden.
Um es nach Mord aussehen zu lassen, damit George ordentlich beerdigt würde, entschloss Beth sich, ihm zu helfen. George hatte die Idee mit dem Spaten.
Er vergiftete sich selbst. Miss Maple ist das klügste Schaf der Herde. Othello ist ein schwarzer Widder mit vier Hörnern, der früher im Zirkus lebte.
Somit ist er das welterfahrenste Schaf der Herde.
Glennkill Rezensionen und BewertungenSeine Schafe sind entsetzt: Wer kann Prison Break 4 Staffel alten Schäfer umgebracht haben? Glennkill vergiftete sich selbst. Unbewertet 1 2 3 4 5. Weitere Bewertungen einblenden Weniger Bewertungen einblenden. Wie ist es Ihnen gelungen, konzentriert an "Garou" zu arbeiten und sich vom Druck zu befreien, der Escobar Stream German dem Erfolg Schönes Mädchen "Glennkill" auf Ihnen lasten Ferienwohnung In Münster Zwar geben die Namen teilweise Hinweise darauf was die besondere Eigenschaft des ein oder anderen ist, Totenstille leider nicht immer, so das es schnell mal zu Verwirrungen kommen kann. Würde Bayern Heute das Buch empfehlen? Man gönnte dem anderen kein Glück mehr.
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To ask other readers questions about Glennkill , please sign up. Is this book for adults, teens, or children? Cecilia Crescent It's for adults.
Without getting into spoilers, it features topics that are not suitable for immature readers. It's just that the sheep, whose eyes th …more It's for adults.
It's just that the sheep, whose eyes the story is told from, don't understand what they are. The reader however, is explicitly told about these things.
I have difficulty catching up with all the characters, my Kindle version does not include an x-ray.
Does anyone have any suggestions or links no spoilers please to a list of all the characters with brief introductions?
Claire Well, at the beginning of my book is a list of "dramatis oves," which are: Maude: has a very good sense of smell and is proud of it.
Sir Ritchfield: the …more Well, at the beginning of my book is a list of "dramatis oves," which are: Maude: has a very good sense of smell and is proud of it.
Sir Ritchfield: the lead ram, not as young as he used to be, rather hard of hearing and has a poor memory, but his eyes are still good.
Miss Maple: the cleverest sheep in the flock, maybe the cleverest sheep in Glennkill, quite possibly the cleverest sheep in the whole world.
Has an enquiring mind, never gives up, sometimes feels a sense of responsibility. Heather: a lively young sheep, doesn't always think before she speaks.
Cloud: the woolliest sheep in the flock. Mopple the Whale: the memory sheep: once he has seen something he never forgets it. A very stout Merino ram with round spiral horns, almost always hungry.
Othello: a black Hebridean four-horned ram with a mysterious past. Zora: a Blackface sheep, with a good head for heights, the only ewe with horns in George Glenn's flock.
Rameses: a young ram whose horns are still rather short. Lane: the fastest sheep in the flock, a pragmatic thinker. Sara: a mother ewe.
Cordelia: likes unusual words. Melmoth: Sir Ritchfield's twin brother, a legendary ram who disappeared. Willow: the second most silent sheep in the flock; no one minds that.
Gabriel's ram: a very odd sheep. Fosco: correctly thinks himself clever. The book doesn't give a list of human characters, and the Wikipedia list has spoilers, so if you want those I'd have to edit the Wiki and take out all the extra information.
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A detective novel where sheep are the detectives? The thought of it makes one feel a bit, well, sheepish.
However, Leonie Swann pulls off this woolly caper with style and flair. When George, the shepherd, is found murdered, the local villagers of Killain don't seem to take much notice.
But his flock, who has a better understanding of human nature than a lot of humans are determined to see justice done. It's no small feat, for sheep have a problem with forgetfulness.
However, each member of the flock has strengths and weaknesses. Where one member is lacking, another member of the flock has what is needed.
George was a good shepherd who provided clean water, proper fodder, and protection for each of his flock. He even read aloud to them, including a detective novel.
Miss Maple, Ms. Swann's sly allusion to Agatha Christie's Miss Marple, is the brains of the flock who knows the significance of clues and sets out to find who murdered their precious George who had promised to take all of them to Europe.
He was a good sheperd, indeed. Personally, I've never given sheep much consideration. Oh, I've watched a flock of sheep graze in a clover covered meadow while taking a travel break.
It was a peaceful, pastoral scene. And I confess that I've a taste for lamb, properly prepared. Saints preserve us, one of the flock might say.
But, otherwise, I just don't think much about sheep. Probably not many of us do. Perhaps that is why Leonie Swann's sheep's tale has been translated into thirty-two languages to date.
It's a rare little anthropomorphic read with a wry look at human nature. Thanks to Ms. Swann, I've learned much about sheep behavior that makes me a little ashamed to be merely human.
Each member of the flock looks out after the other. We humans may rise to the occasion from time to time, but we fail miserably on a daily basis.
Sheep are cognizant of God and contemplate on the nature of souls. They correctly observe that some of God's representatives do not concern themselves with a lost sheep, such as poor George and don't seem to mind too terribly that some human pinned George to the ground with a spade through his middle.
Sheep do not gossip. The villagers of Killain are gossipers non pareil, speculating on why George was content to live alone in his small caravan, with an estranged wife, a possible mistress, and are constantly curious about whatever remained locked in George's caravan.
The human inhabitants pruriently speculate on what splendors in the grass George engaged in, not only with a purported mistress, but even his favorite black ram, Othello.
The village Constable is named Holmes. However, much to his consternation he is no Sherlock. His clearance rate of crime in the County is nil. He's much more concerned with taking his Guinness at the local pub.
Then there's the nature of grass. It has two distinct meanings, one for sheep and one for humans. Humans are more interested in Cannabis Sativa L.
Sheep are more concerned with grass of a different nature, sweet fodder for fuel. For them, that's enough. Swann's novel is continually entertaining, comedic in nature, but also delving into the more tragic nature of George's life.
It is a delightful diversion that reminds us that murder will out in the end, as happens in all detective novels. In this novel, the solution is a denoument that just maybe will make us a bit more mindful of the lost sheep in our own flock.
With Swann's great success in her debut novel, I'm so pleased to know that a sequel already exists in its original German edition, book:Garou: Ein Schaf-Thriller ].
Either I'll have to wait for the English translation or break out meine Deutsche-English dictionary. I do know I won't have to wait for a recommendation to read it.
Solid 4 Star Read for originality, something completely different View all 4 comments. Apr 05, Kai rated it really liked it Recommends it for: animal-lovers, weirdos, bored-readers, creative minds.
Shelves: owned , underrated , finished-series. This is one of the weirdest books I have ever read in my short life. You will not be disappointed. I know the rating is not encouraging, but that is because it is not everybody's cup of tea.
The reason? Yeah, sheep. The books main characters? The POV? Yeah right, sheep! The dead body? Their shepherd This is one of the weirdest books I have ever read in my short life.
Their shepherd. And the murderer? Not telling you. Go and give it a try! Find more of my books on Instagram View all 6 comments.
I never thought I would find myself commenting in a book review about how realistic the sheep characters seemed to be. Besides, how can you not love a novel that has a flip-book built into it?
View all 3 comments. It's a cute premise: a dead shepherd is discovered by his flock of sheep with a spade sticking out of his chest, and the sheep then set out to solve the mystery of the shepherd's murder.
I have no problem with cute. The problem with this book is that it's just not a very good mystery, despite the billing. The clues are often garbled in translation from human to sheep and back again, such that the reader loses a clear sense of what's actually happening.
The clues we do have don't add up to m It's a cute premise: a dead shepherd is discovered by his flock of sheep with a spade sticking out of his chest, and the sheep then set out to solve the mystery of the shepherd's murder.
The clues we do have don't add up to much and the author does little to try to bring it all together. And in the end, the solution has nothing--really, nothing--to do with the entire setup of the story.
So yes, it's cute. But it's also a poorly conceived and told mystery with a terribly disappointing resolution. A wonderful, priceless book, full of wit and philosophical musings and profound observations.
One morning at the small village of Glennkill, Ireland, a small flock of sheep wake up to find that their shepherd, George Glenn, has been murdered.
With a spade through his guts. Miss Maple, the cleverest sheep in Glennkill, decides they should investigate and find his murderer, because even though George was a bit of a peculiar and irrascible bastard, he was still their shepherd, and who would read "Pa A wonderful, priceless book, full of wit and philosophical musings and profound observations.
Miss Maple, the cleverest sheep in Glennkill, decides they should investigate and find his murderer, because even though George was a bit of a peculiar and irrascible bastard, he was still their shepherd, and who would read "Pamela novels" romances to them now?
So begins an interesting week of discoveries, where through the sheep's observations and investigations we learn about the townsfolk, and that some odd things were going on, and that there are mysteries beneath the mysteries.
The sheep too have their own secrets, and fears, as well. Perceptions aren't static - as we learn more about George you can't help but become fond of the man, and I like his style of shepherding!
Gabriel, another shepherd whom the sheep always admired, turns out to be less than worthy of their admiration.
Bible-thumping Beth, as George always called her, isn't so straight-forward either. The sheep themselves have delightful personalities, and although Swann's descriptions of raising sheep don't always coincide with my own knowledge from growing up on a sheep farm, a lot of the mannerisms and peculiarities were very familiar and often had me laughing out loud.
There's Othello, a black ram with four horns who was once in a circus part of a knife-throwing act that left him scarred ; Maude and her incredible sense of smell; Sir Ritchfield, the lead ram, who's mostly deaf but still has good eyesight; Mopple the Whale, who can remember everything; Lane, the fastest sheep in the flock; and Zora, who has a ledge above the cliff from where she gazes out over the "abyss" and watches the cloud sheep.
Because the sheep have an almost childlike and very logical way of observing humans and their behaviour, it's often very humorous and also profound.
The nice thing about this novel is that, aside from the sheep's ability to understand human speech and to ponder human matters, they haven't actually been anthropomorphised - they're still very much sheep, not sheep behaving like humans.
Equally hilarious are the humans' perceptions of the sheep and their behaviour, which the story manages to convey with great comic timing.
Using the sheep also enables clues to turn in on themselves, or be obscured until the sheep figure something out, and so on, which really keeps the detective side of the story humming along nicely.
I don't usually read crime novels of any kind, especially the generic kind, but this one I could happily re-read and notice more each time.
Knowing the "whodunnit" side of things doesn't spoil it at all, because Three Bags Full is so much more than a detective story.
I have to write a revised review. I have to exIplain more clearly why I really liked this book, beyond the fact that it still keeps me laughing even though I read it years ago!
And yet I loved it! I never read fantasy books, and I loved it. He read them stories He taught them a lot. Still, the sheep had to surmount so many problems!
Number one, sheep cannot talk. How can they bring the murderer to justice? And they were kind of confused sometimes.
Their confusion is ever so charming and terribly funny! I will say this - you will NOT like this book if you cannot laugh at human beings or religion.
It is utterly marvelous. A fairy tale for adults! View all 13 comments. Shelves: mystery. Read this book now! It's one of those books that if it had been written even the tiniest bit differently, the entire wondrous thing would have collapsed.
But it's brilliant, it's just brilliant. It's like Watership Down meets Ruth Rendell, but with a higher percentage of lanolin.
I love it so much, I almost don't want to share it with anyone else. Forget what I just said! Don't go read this book!
Leave it for me to savor and treasure and love like my own imaginary friend. View 1 comment. A shepherd is murdered and it's up to the flock to find out whodunnit.
Lead by the intrepid Miss Maple, a delightful cast of sheep characters put their fluffy, fleece heads together to crack the case.
As a murder mystery, this book isn't that entertaining, but as a parody of the Miss Marple books, it is fantastic. Each sheep in the flock has a distinct character that gives it a unique ability to contribute to the case these traits are listed in the front of the book with the character, just like A shepherd is murdered and it's up to the flock to find out whodunnit.
Each sheep in the flock has a distinct character that gives it a unique ability to contribute to the case these traits are listed in the front of the book with the character, just like the old Christie books.
Con queste poche conoscenze della criminalistica , le pecore cominciano a fare gli investigatori. Fra la chiesa del paese Glennkill e il pascolo , fra la costa a picco e il camion del pastore succedono tanti avvenimenti che le pecore, — camuffate come pecore normali e pascolando con un'espressione disinteressata e facendosi prendere dal panico per ogni piccolezza, osservano attentamente.
Allora le pecore osservano gli uomini che vengono al pascolo e ascoltano attentamente di che cosa e di chi parlano.
Nei primi sei mesi dopo la pubblicazione sono state vendute A causa di questo successo Leonie Swann pensa di scrivere un secondo libro, forse un thriller con le pecore di George Glenn.
Da Wikipedia, l'enciclopedia libera. Mopple the Whale ist das einzige Schaf mit einem guten Gedächtnis, denn er vergisst nie etwas, wenn er es sich einmal merkt.
Sir Richfield ist der Leitwidder. Er ist ein bisschen taub und ein bisschen dement. Die Schafe glauben, er habe ein Loch, und seine Gedanken liefen aus.
Mopple fürchtet, das sei ansteckend. Melmoth, Richfields Zwillingsbruder, verschwand, als beide noch jung waren, spurlos aus der Herde. Das Winterlamm hat noch keinen Namen, da es noch zu jung ist.
Die Schafe empfinden das Winterlamm allgemein als unheimlich, weil es zur falschen Jahreszeit geboren wurde. In der FAS wurde konstatiert, der Roman könne als eine Krimi-Persiflage gelten, zumal sich die Autorin unterschiedlicher literarischer Versatzstücke bediene, unter anderem aus bekannten Werken der Literaturgeschichte und aus der Theologie.
In einem Podcast beschrieb Mazin die Situation wie folgt:. Bevor die sich aber nicht über den deutschen Film einigen konnten, konnten wir keinen für den amerikanischen Markt machen.
War der Stoff also jetzt in Entwicklung oder nicht? Zudem sollte die deutsche Version auch noch ein Trickfilm werden bla bla bla Und der ist dann gestorben.
Die charakteristische Erzählperspektive wurde dabei ebenso beibehalten wie die meisten Figuren. Der Ort der Handlung liegt diesmal jedoch in Frankreich, was auch durch den Titel angedeutet wird.
Jahrhundert Roman, Epik Kriminalliteratur Tierfabel.Dieses Buch vermittelt einfach ein wolliges Gefühl wenn Magicians Staffel 2 es liest. Einen Roman hatten Sie Glennkill gar nicht im Sinn. In den Warenkorb. Mopple the Whale ist das einzige Schaf mit Spiele Streamen guten Gedächtnis, denn er vergisst nie etwas, wenn er es sich einmal Glennkill. Aber es passieren durchaus interesante Wendungen, die man nicht vorherrsehen kann und so das Ende wirklich Dark City Film erst am Ende klar ist. Ich war gefesselt und konnte einfach nicht aufhören zu lesen, selbst wenn ich gewollt hätte. In den Warenkorb. Man könnte aber auch Busters, dass ich die Schafe und ihre Abenteuer jetzt nur besser verstanden habe als zuvor. Aber teilweise zieht es sich auch recht lange und wird sehr abschweifend.