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by Anthea Bell,Leonie Swann

  • Author: Anthea Bell,Leonie Swann
  • ISBN: 0786297921
  • ISBN13: 978-0786297924
  • ePub: 1118 kb | FB2: 1165 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: United States
  • Publisher: Thorndike Pr (September 5, 2007)
  • Pages: 499
  • Rating: 4.6/5
  • Votes: 154
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Three Bags Full: A Sheep Detective Story (Thorndike Reviewers' Choice) ePub download

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Three Bags Full: A Sheep Detective Story. Three Bags Full - Leonie Swann. Three Bags Full is already an international hit. It’s rather as if Agatha Christie had re-written The Wind in the Willows, and I ended by loving it, Jane Jakeman wrote in The Independent. Funny, fresh, and endearing, it introduces a wonderful breed of detectives to American readers. Read on the Scribd mobile app. Download the free Scribd mobile app to read anytime, anywhere.

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A Sheep Detective Story. by Leonie Swann & translated by Anthea Bell. Just when you thought you’d seen a detective in every guise imaginable, here comes one in sheep’s clothing. For years, George Glenn hasn’t been close to anyone but his sheep. Everyday he lets them out, pastures them, reads to them and brings them safely back home to his barn in the guilelessly named Irish village of Glennkill. Now George lies dead, pinned to the ground by a spade. Although his flock haven’t had much experience with this sort of thing, they’re determined to bring his killer to justice.

Since Three Bags Full is written from the perspective of a flock of sheep living near a small Irish coastal village, I found the premise fresh and intriguing. The characters are first and foremost, well, sheep, who set out to solve the murder of their beloved (at least by the sheep) but eccentric shepherd. As the dialogue moved between the sheep and the humans, the story simply became too complicated.

Three Bags Full : A Sheep Detective Story. Publisher Thorndike Press. By (author) Leonie Swann, Translated by Award Winning Translator of French German Danish Polish Most Famously of the French Asterix Comics and Hans Christian Andersen Fairytales Anthea Bell. Publication City/Country United States.

How do you describe a book titled Three Bags Full, a sheep detective story? For a detective story it is, a classic . I am having trouble finding words to adequately express my opinion of this book; adorable, delightful, innovative, original and insightful may just serve

How do you describe a book titled Three Bags Full, a sheep detective story? For a detective story it is, a classic 'whodunnit' from the very first page until the very last - but from a most remarkable perspective. When George Glenn, the shepherd, is found dead in the grass beside the hay barn by his flock of sheep, these rather unusual sheep decide to solve the mystery of his death. I am having trouble finding words to adequately express my opinion of this book; adorable, delightful, innovative, original and insightful may just serve. How do you describe a book titled Three Bags Full, a sheep detective story?

Three Bags Full: A Sheep Detective Story (original German title: Glennkill: Ein Schafskrimi) is a work of detective fiction which features a flock of anthropomorphic Irish sheep out to solve the murder of their shepherd. Written originally in German.

Three Bags Full: A Sheep Detective Story (original German title: Glennkill: Ein Schafskrimi) is a work of detective fiction which features a flock of anthropomorphic Irish sheep out to solve the murder of their shepherd. At the beginning of the novel, the sheep belonging to George Glenn awake to find their shepherd dead with a spade in his middle, and resolve to solve his murder

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I read this while traveling through NZ, which seemed very apropos, since they still have the highest sheep/person ratio on the planet (although I still have to wonder if the Shetlands on a more local level have even a higher per capita sheep count). If you like anthropomorphic novels, and who doesn't, this one is well worth reading. This kind of novel reminds me somewhat of a good Sci-Fi book. The sheep are trying to figure out who murdered their Shepard. To do that, they need to try and understand human behavior and motivations, which are alien to them, so they have to put it in the context of their universe and experiences, and work from there. The imagination it took to write a book like this just amazes me. You can't help but love all the characters, sheep and human. A big thumbs up for a fun, clever, and thoughtful first novel by the German writer Leonie Swann.
Bolanim
First, I must tell you that I have a soft spot for sheep, having spent many a sleepless night in the lambing shed. Since Three Bags Full is written from the perspective of a flock of sheep living near a small Irish coastal village, I found the premise fresh and intriguing. The characters are first and foremost, well, sheep, who set out to solve the murder of their beloved (at least by the sheep) but eccentric shepherd. The fun comes as the sheep attempt to determine the murderer from a motley collection of villagers. As the sheep wrestle with concepts like motive and justice, their investigation turns up the dark underbelly of a town and a shepherd with secrets, but those secrets are filtered through their innocent eyes. I enjoyed this book. I wouldn't recommend it to everyone, but anyone who likes rural life and a fresh and unusual approach to a well-worn genre would likely enjoy it.
Ygglune
I can't say enough how much I enjoyed reading this book!.. right up until the resolve of the murder.

The character development in the sheep is spectacular. I thoroughly loved exploring the different backstories and personalities of them all. Even the human characters draw the reader in and leave you desperate to know.. "Who killed George? Will the sheep ever have justice? How can they possibly communicate what they've found to the 'two-legs'?!"

The Irish countryside is brought to life by the author, and the atmosphere is very pleasant throughout. She really captures the thrills of small town living and exemplifies in revealing the quaint joys of Glennkill.

This book would have been one of my favorites if not for the final reveal. I was truly blown away..
It feels like the author spends the entirety of the story leading up to the huge complicated plot reveal, only to in the last few pages to change her mind and say, "You know what? I'm just kind of bored of writing this. Better end it in the quickest blandest way possible."
I don't think I'll ever be reading this book again because the ending is so preposterously bad.
Gardagar
I really liked the idea of this book and knew it could go either way. The idea of sheep solving a murder is kind of like a kid/servant doing it, the ultimate outsiders everyone ignores and then put overheard things together in a unique way. Sometimes it works sometimes it doesn't. I think it was the writing not the plot that was the problem. The first 150 pages drag on forever I think partially to establish how sheep thinking works and what a sheep may know or not, but nothing really happens plot wise. I skipped to the last 50 pages and then was curious how we got there and then skimmed the intervening pages. The ending has a lot to it and the sheep do solve the case and have interesting observations. So boring though maybe its a translation thing I don't think so I think this plodding shoddy storytelling and plotting by the author. Really wanted to like it but just couldn't really get into it
Valawye
I found the book confusing and garbled. Apparently it is a translation. Perhaps in the original language there might not have been as much confusion. The premise suggested a mystery solved by a flock of sheep intent on uncovering the truth behind their shepherd’s death. As the dialogue moved between the sheep and the humans, the story simply became too complicated. Random implausible acts only vaguely linked the mystery to the situation, such as the appearance of a missing ram whose vast experience manipulates the flock like a four-legged Yoda. I wasn’t sure the story was meant as a philosophical allegory or just a complex fable about how sheep might learn to function without their shepherd. I stuck with it till the end and was disappointed.
Moonshaper
Many of the reviews go over the essentials of the book which I will not repeat. The perspective of the sheep is the cleverest and most interesting part of the read. There are many portions which are hilarious. I read parts of the book out loud to my family on a road trip and they cracked up! My favorite character certainly in the beginning is Cloud. She gets the best lines initially.

I'll have to admit that once the murder mystery is set up it is a long, slow, graze like stroll to the end of the book. I must admit that I didn't see the ending coming, but I also cannot rationalize it either (without giving away the ending I won't write more). Some how even at 320 some odd pages I could not figure out why the solution to the murder was as the author conceived (and somehow I thought I should be able to figure out the motive for the murder but I'm not sure I could).

It is very pleasantly written and a lovely read. The entire spoof on God (the vicar) is hilarious. But I do somehow wish that the ending had a more substantial rationalization to it and that the book had been shorter.
Kazijora
Three Bags Full is a great idea, executed well on a page-by-page basis. Overall, however, I found it unsatisfying. While the sheep are funny and the prose is strong, the events of the novel are often opaque and unexplained, and the mystery (which is not overly compelling) takes too long to unravel. I just wanted Swann to get on with it already. It wasn't a long book, but it felt like it was, and the final reveal fell a little flat.
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