The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie

July 7, 2009 at 1:39 pm | Posted in Fiction | 4 Comments

Okay, I thought this book was great.  The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie evidently won a literary award based on only the first few pages.  Luckily, it seems to have maintained a consistency of quality.  Reading it gave me a funny familiar feeling, which I finally realized was the feeling I used to get reading my beloved Nancy Drew mysteries.  Bless Alan Bradley for that.

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The protagonist of The Sweetness is a slightly sweet, somewhat sinister, and utterly compelling eleven-year-old girl.  I found myself praying for a sequel before I’d even got halfway through.  I read this book in a single sitting and wished there had been more.  If you enjoy mysteries at all, you’ll most likely enjoy this – and heck, maybe even if you don’t.


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  1. Ooh, you make this sound irresistible! *Off to add it to my wishlist*

  2. That does sound good. I could use a good mystery 🙂

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  3. I liked it, too!

  4. […] at 3:13 pm | In Fiction | Leave a Comment Alan Bradley has done it again!  With this sequel to The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie, he’s shown that he’s well up to the task of tracking the machinations of Flavia de […]

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