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Leonie Swann: Glennkill (Buchbesprechung mit ausführlicher Inhaltsangabe und Rezension auf openblues.eu). 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.

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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.

Glennkill

Glennkill ist der im August im Goldmann Verlag erschienene Erstlingsroman der deutschen Schriftstellerin Leonie Swann. Das Buch war über mehrere. Pris: kr. Häftad, Skickas inom vardagar. Köp Glennkill av Leonie Swann på openblues.eu 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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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.

Only by working together are their powers combined, and like a group of villagers, the sheep manage to bring justice to all or, at least in so far as it concerns them.

This book also works on a philosophical level. Because the protagonists are sheep, a good deal of their "investigating" involves understanding the human world.

Do humans have souls? What happens when people die? What are the responsibilities of an individual member of society?

Fortunately, the author dials down the seriousness with the occasional joke. As the sheep gather for their first round of questions, "Who would want to kill the shepherd" is listed right next to "Why did it rain last night?

Oh, and there's a little drawing of sheep in the bottom right corner of the pages, which creates a flip book of a sheep jumping. How can you say no to that?

Sheep, it turns out, have quite a bit in common with humans. We are both gossipy, superstitious, and prone to exaggeration.

Like us, sheep have theories about life after death - you become a fluffy, cloud sheep in the sky , and prejudices - goats are crazy.

And occasionally, someone will offer up sane words of advice that both sheep and humans would do well to heed: "You shouldn't believe what you don't understand.

You should understand what you believe. The sheep in this book can talk, but onl Sheep, it turns out, have quite a bit in common with humans.

The sheep in this book can talk, but only to other sheep. They sometimes say cute things, but they are REAL sheep, not cartoonish fluff balls with pink bows and eyelashes aflutter.

And they are trying to figure out who killed their beloved shepherd, George. You just need detectives in ovine clothing, who stand around quietly grazing, observing, listening to conversations, drawing conclusions There's a sweet charm to this book.

The sheep can't help but act on their animal instincts - eating geraniums when they should be keeping an eye on the suspects, and devouring their master's forbidden garden - but afterwards, they experience very human emotions, standing around filled with shame, and feeling guilty over their actions.

There's also a poignant encounter with another shepherd's ram, a "meat breed" who is sadly aware of his own fate. The mystery surrounding the death of George is less than compelling, but the antics of the sheep make this one worth a look.

It's almost a shame this book gets shelved as a mystery. While a murder mystery underpins the action on the page, the book has very little to do with mystery and hard-core mystery fans will probably come away feeling a little underwhelmed.

This book is a pretty neat commentary on books and literature; it's about existentialism and the meaning of life; it's about the relationship between humans and animals; it's a sort of conversation with one of the most important novels in the English canon an It's almost a shame this book gets shelved as a mystery.

No, it's not much of a mystery. But it's a multi-layered text packed with humor, mystery, and even weirdness, and I have a hunch it gets better with every read.

Also, I loved reading a book from the point of view of sheep! Shelves: mysteries-noir. Rating: 3. An uncommon shepherd, George had been in the habit of reading to his sheep — primarily trashy romances Rating: 3.

She also sets up some hilarious scenes of human-sheep interaction and examples of sheepish logic. For example, at one point Miss Maple, Othello and Mopple sneak into the village to spy on a conversation between two of the prime suspects.

Beyond the devastation the sheep could see Beth and Rebecca sitting at the table. Definitely recommended to the mystery fan looking for something a bit less grim than Grisham or for those aficionados of sheep novels.

This is something else. And something else is good. Do you think sheep are stupid? Do you think all they do the whole day long is eating grass?

Far from it! When their sheepheard George is killed, his sheep decide to bring down the murderer together.

After all George read a murder story for them once, so how hard could it be? So the sheep, as crime investigator number one the most intelligent sheep-lady of Ireland, called Miss Maple hey, you know this name?

But this i This is something else. But this is proving to be more difficult than they expected.

Who is the mysterious girl, who suddenly arrives in their little village? What does a sheep do in a church and who could this "God" be everybody is talking about?

Could he have killed George? Well, time to find out. Together the sheep set out to find clues, but there are some mysteries to be solved inside their flock too.

The story is catching and very funny because the sheep just stumble through the human world without knowing much about it.

A great tip for almost every reader. You love sheep? You love mysteries? You love good jokes? This is the right book for you!

View all 7 comments. Recommended to Laura by: Chrissie. Shelves: humor , crime-thriller-suspense , friend-love , first-of-a-series , lib-has-audio , library , a-lucky-one.

There were aspects I loved and aspects I could've done without here. I think she did sheep POV very well. At times, it did make me laugh out loud, and I don't commonly laugh out loud easily.

I have a weird sense of humor. This book could be very clever at times. I loved the sheep, and I felt that she very cleverly told the story from their point of view.

I've never had a conversation with a sheep, lol, but this aspect felt very true to me. Maybe I'm dense, but parts of this went right 3.

Maybe I'm dense, but parts of this went right over my head. Very fairly warned. It bugged me more than I thought it would. The mystery should make this a plot-driven novel, but for me, it wasn't.

It was character-driven. The sheep have distinct personalities, and I think once again, the author deserves credit for this.

The mystery almost seemed secondary to the story, which was philosophical in nature. That's fine if that's what you're looking for, but when I pickup a mystery, I have certain expectations.

This was not your typical mystery. I'm glad I read the book, and I'd recommend it to people who aren't after a typical mystery and would enjoy the clever humor.

View all comments. Who would not be passionate about a book that has a lead sheep detective named Miss Maple? And a lovely, dim, fluffy sheep named Cloud?

Or a black ram named Othello? I could not resist; I could not put it down. I love this book - the solving of the murder of their shepherd, George, is only part of the appeal.

The fact that they think humans must only have small souls because of their inferior sense of smell is only the tip of the iceberg as to why these characters are so endearing.

At one point, Who would not be passionate about a book that has a lead sheep detective named Miss Maple? At one point, Maude the sheep with the superior sense of smell , says, "I like mouse weed I'm going to think of mouse weed whenever I like.

In fact, I'm going to think about mouse weed all night. Just so you know. I love it. I can't stand it - I laughed out loud, I teared up, I adored the sheep and their quest to find the murderer and, in the process, find their own place in the world.

This may remind some of Watership Down meets Agatha Christie - but it is so much more. It is one of the most beautifully written and creative novels I have read in a long time.

Hurrah for the sheep of Glenkill! An interesting concept that had me wanting to read it the moment I was told about it. Set in rural Ireland this books is about a flock of smarter-than-your-average sheep who set out to discover the truth behind the murder of their beloved shepherd.

Led by the smartest sheep, Miss Maple, the rest of the flock, including Othello the black sheep - literally and figuratively , Mopple the sheep who never forgets , Sir Ritchfield the aged lead ram and a host of others, search for clues and motives An interesting concept that had me wanting to read it the moment I was told about it.

Led by the smartest sheep, Miss Maple, the rest of the flock, including Othello the black sheep - literally and figuratively , Mopple the sheep who never forgets , Sir Ritchfield the aged lead ram and a host of others, search for clues and motives in a village which isn't as nice and clean as it portrays itself.

I loved the sheep. They made for the best characters. Mopple and Zora were the best for me. I'd have liked to have seen more of Miss Maple.

As much as they spoke and acted you never forgot they were sheep. Easily distracted by a nice bit of grass and scared of almost everything.

But the great writing of the sheep in turn led to what was the weakest part of the book. The humans. By the end of the book I didn't really care about why George died or who did it.

I started it for the sheep and they were the reason I finished it. I also would have liked a little less Othello. There was a little too much focus on him which detracted from the rest of the flock.

A fun read, I did enjoy it. I wonder though if the sheep took too much attention away from the plot. I think this could make for a good movie as well.

Shelves: books-about-books-and-book-shops , suicide , winter , translation , published , one-penny-wonder , mystery-thriller , philosophy , brit-isles-ireland , books-with-a-passport.

This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. Bettie's Books Bettie's Books Dec 17, Kathrin rated it it was amazing Shelves: series-to-finish , 21th-century , female-author , ireland , mystery.

I don't know how I could overlook this book for that long. It combines many things that I love - sheep, a compelling mystery, the concept of seeing yourself in comparison to others - and did I mention sheep?

Yes, you can make me very happy if you present me a new kind of story. 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. 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.

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The sheep in this book can talk, but onl Sheep, it turns out, have quite a bit in common with humans. The sheep in this book can talk, but only to other sheep.

They sometimes say cute things, but they are REAL sheep, not cartoonish fluff balls with pink bows and eyelashes aflutter. And they are trying to figure out who killed their beloved shepherd, George.

You just need detectives in ovine clothing, who stand around quietly grazing, observing, listening to conversations, drawing conclusions There's a sweet charm to this book.

The sheep can't help but act on their animal instincts - eating geraniums when they should be keeping an eye on the suspects, and devouring their master's forbidden garden - but afterwards, they experience very human emotions, standing around filled with shame, and feeling guilty over their actions.

There's also a poignant encounter with another shepherd's ram, a "meat breed" who is sadly aware of his own fate. The mystery surrounding the death of George is less than compelling, but the antics of the sheep make this one worth a look.

It's almost a shame this book gets shelved as a mystery. While a murder mystery underpins the action on the page, the book has very little to do with mystery and hard-core mystery fans will probably come away feeling a little underwhelmed.

This book is a pretty neat commentary on books and literature; it's about existentialism and the meaning of life; it's about the relationship between humans and animals; it's a sort of conversation with one of the most important novels in the English canon an It's almost a shame this book gets shelved as a mystery.

No, it's not much of a mystery. But it's a multi-layered text packed with humor, mystery, and even weirdness, and I have a hunch it gets better with every read.

Also, I loved reading a book from the point of view of sheep! Shelves: mysteries-noir. Rating: 3. An uncommon shepherd, George had been in the habit of reading to his sheep — primarily trashy romances Rating: 3.

She also sets up some hilarious scenes of human-sheep interaction and examples of sheepish logic. For example, at one point Miss Maple, Othello and Mopple sneak into the village to spy on a conversation between two of the prime suspects.

Beyond the devastation the sheep could see Beth and Rebecca sitting at the table. Definitely recommended to the mystery fan looking for something a bit less grim than Grisham or for those aficionados of sheep novels.

This is something else. And something else is good. Do you think sheep are stupid? Do you think all they do the whole day long is eating grass?

Far from it! When their sheepheard George is killed, his sheep decide to bring down the murderer together. After all George read a murder story for them once, so how hard could it be?

So the sheep, as crime investigator number one the most intelligent sheep-lady of Ireland, called Miss Maple hey, you know this name? But this i This is something else.

But this is proving to be more difficult than they expected. Who is the mysterious girl, who suddenly arrives in their little village?

What does a sheep do in a church and who could this "God" be everybody is talking about? Could he have killed George? Well, time to find out.

Together the sheep set out to find clues, but there are some mysteries to be solved inside their flock too.

The story is catching and very funny because the sheep just stumble through the human world without knowing much about it.

A great tip for almost every reader. You love sheep? You love mysteries? You love good jokes? This is the right book for you! View all 7 comments.

Recommended to Laura by: Chrissie. Shelves: humor , crime-thriller-suspense , friend-love , first-of-a-series , lib-has-audio , library , a-lucky-one.

There were aspects I loved and aspects I could've done without here. I think she did sheep POV very well. At times, it did make me laugh out loud, and I don't commonly laugh out loud easily.

I have a weird sense of humor. This book could be very clever at times. I loved the sheep, and I felt that she very cleverly told the story from their point of view.

I've never had a conversation with a sheep, lol, but this aspect felt very true to me. Maybe I'm dense, but parts of this went right 3.

Maybe I'm dense, but parts of this went right over my head. Very fairly warned. It bugged me more than I thought it would.

The mystery should make this a plot-driven novel, but for me, it wasn't. It was character-driven. The sheep have distinct personalities, and I think once again, the author deserves credit for this.

The mystery almost seemed secondary to the story, which was philosophical in nature. That's fine if that's what you're looking for, but when I pickup a mystery, I have certain expectations.

This was not your typical mystery. I'm glad I read the book, and I'd recommend it to people who aren't after a typical mystery and would enjoy the clever humor.

View all comments. Who would not be passionate about a book that has a lead sheep detective named Miss Maple? And a lovely, dim, fluffy sheep named Cloud?

Or a black ram named Othello? I could not resist; I could not put it down. I love this book - the solving of the murder of their shepherd, George, is only part of the appeal.

The fact that they think humans must only have small souls because of their inferior sense of smell is only the tip of the iceberg as to why these characters are so endearing.

At one point, Who would not be passionate about a book that has a lead sheep detective named Miss Maple? At one point, Maude the sheep with the superior sense of smell , says, "I like mouse weed I'm going to think of mouse weed whenever I like.

In fact, I'm going to think about mouse weed all night. Just so you know. I love it. I can't stand it - I laughed out loud, I teared up, I adored the sheep and their quest to find the murderer and, in the process, find their own place in the world.

This may remind some of Watership Down meets Agatha Christie - but it is so much more. It is one of the most beautifully written and creative novels I have read in a long time.

Hurrah for the sheep of Glenkill! An interesting concept that had me wanting to read it the moment I was told about it.

Set in rural Ireland this books is about a flock of smarter-than-your-average sheep who set out to discover the truth behind the murder of their beloved shepherd.

Led by the smartest sheep, Miss Maple, the rest of the flock, including Othello the black sheep - literally and figuratively , Mopple the sheep who never forgets , Sir Ritchfield the aged lead ram and a host of others, search for clues and motives An interesting concept that had me wanting to read it the moment I was told about it.

Led by the smartest sheep, Miss Maple, the rest of the flock, including Othello the black sheep - literally and figuratively , Mopple the sheep who never forgets , Sir Ritchfield the aged lead ram and a host of others, search for clues and motives in a village which isn't as nice and clean as it portrays itself.

I loved the sheep. They made for the best characters. Mopple and Zora were the best for me. I'd have liked to have seen more of Miss Maple.

As much as they spoke and acted you never forgot they were sheep. Easily distracted by a nice bit of grass and scared of almost everything.

But the great writing of the sheep in turn led to what was the weakest part of the book. The humans. By the end of the book I didn't really care about why George died or who did it.

I started it for the sheep and they were the reason I finished it. I also would have liked a little less Othello. There was a little too much focus on him which detracted from the rest of the flock.

A fun read, I did enjoy it. I wonder though if the sheep took too much attention away from the plot.

I think this could make for a good movie as well. Shelves: books-about-books-and-book-shops , suicide , winter , translation , published , one-penny-wonder , mystery-thriller , philosophy , brit-isles-ireland , books-with-a-passport.

This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. Bettie's Books Bettie's Books Dec 17, Kathrin rated it it was amazing Shelves: series-to-finish , 21th-century , female-author , ireland , mystery.

I don't know how I could overlook this book for that long. It combines many things that I love - sheep, a compelling mystery, the concept of seeing yourself in comparison to others - and did I mention sheep?

Yes, you can make me very happy if you present me a new kind of story. 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. 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. 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.

George hatte vorgesehen, dass Othello als neuer Leitwidder die Herde bei der Europareise anführen würde. 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.

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 openblues.eu Leonie Swann: Glennkill (Buchbesprechung mit ausführlicher Inhaltsangabe und Rezension auf openblues.eu). Glennkill Glennkill Glennkill Led by the smartest Lexware Buchhalter Plus 2019, Miss Maple, the rest of the flock, including Othello the black sheep - literally and figurativelyMopple the sheep who never forgetsSir Ritchfield the aged lead ram and a host of others, search for clues and motives in Das ökonomische Prinzip village which isn't as nice and clean as it portrays itself. Sie picknicken und die rote Frau erkundigt sich nach George. The mystery almost seemed secondary to the 2019 Marvel Filme, which was philosophical in nature. A great tip for almost every reader. This Glennkill also works on a philosophical level. Sieben Jahre zuvor sei sie im Ausland gewesen und als sie zurück kam, war alles anders. She also sets up some hilarious scenes of human-sheep interaction and examples of sheepish logic. It's one of those books that if it had been written even the tiniest bit differently, the entire wondrous thing would Tom Hardy Filme collapsed. Rebecca möchte in den Wohnwagen ziehen, also überredet Melmoth die Elster, den Schlüssel zurückzugeben. Besonders das erste Drittel war, meiner Meinung Kino Cochem, sehr zäh. Der Schrank, die Kommode und viele andere Ideen entstanden direkt beim Schreiben, ganz natürlich und beiläufig, und erst später, wenn mich Leute auf diese Szenen ansprechen, beginne ich, sie überhaupt als Ideen wahrzunehmen. Was hat Scoobynatural mit dem Titel "Garou" auf sich? Der Schreibstil hat mir jedoch gut gefallen Lesen Sie weiter. Zwar geben die Namen teilweise Hinweise darauf was die besondere Eigenschaft des ein oder anderen ist, Mdr Sachsen-Anhalt Mediathek leider nicht immer, so das es schnell mal zu Verwirrungen kommen kann. Glennkill

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Der Stil hat mir gut gefallen, vieles wird warmherzig und mit einem Augenzwinkern erzählt. Leonie Swann wurde in der Nähe von München geboren. 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.

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