Book Review - The Finer Point of Sausage Dogs by Alexander McCall Smith

Monday, May 3, 2010

I listened to the unabridged audio of The Finer Points of Sausage Dogs by Alexander McCall Smith a few weeks ago when I was in Florida to make my driving around go faster. I have wanted to read a book my McCall Smith ever since I worked at Barnes and Noble when the Number 1 Ladies Detective Agency books were really popular. I was looking for a title to take care of a spot on the What's In A Name Challenge and this fit perfectly.
I was really happy with this book, it was cute and entertaining. I really liked McCall Smith's style so I will be picking up more of his books in the future.
Product Description from Amazon:

Readers who fell in love with Precious Ramotswe, proprietor of The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency, now have new cause for celebration in the protagonist of these three light-footed comic novels by Alexander McCall Smith. Welcome to the insane and rarified world of Professor Dr. Moritz-Maria von Igelfeld of the Institute of Romance Philology. Von Igelfeld is engaged in a never-ending quest to win the respect he feels certain he is due–a quest which has the tendency to go hilariously astray.

In The Finer Points of Sausage Dogs, Professor Dr. Von Igelfeld is mistaken for a veterinarian and not wanting to call attention to the faux pas, begins practicing veterinary medicine without a license. He ends up operating on a friend’s dachshund to dramatic and unfortunate effect. He also transports relics for a schismatically challenged Coptic prelate, and is pursued by marriage-minded widows on board a Mediterranean cruise ship.

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