Sunday, May 8, 2011

Started Early, Took My Dog

Identity. Intelligent readers who like a complicated plot can count on Kate Atkinson to give us well-written pages to enjoy. Her latest Jackson Brodie novel is titled, Started Early, Took My Dog. By the time Brodie appears in the novel, several interesting plot lines have been developed. Keeping track of who’s who is part of the pleasure, and Atkinson’s literary references provided added entertainment. The question of identity is at the center of concern for many of the characters, and Atkinson plays with that theme in multiple ways. The result is a very satisfying novel that requires a reader’s attention and engagement throughout.

Rating: Four-star (Highly Recommended)
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