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The Finer Points of Sausage Dogs

July 31, 2009

On average, I’d say I have a terrible knack at just browsing for books at the library.  Things that look appealing from the cover rarely turn out well.

That being said, I grabbed The Finer Points of Sausage Dogs while browsing at the library.  It is hilarious ridiculousness, covering incidents in the life of Professor Dr. von Igelfeld, a romance philology expert specializing in Portuguese irregular verbs.

The second installment in the series (I’ll be picking up the first next), this book follows von Igelfeld as he travels to America, is mistaken for a veterinary professor, and supervises the tragic amputation(s) of a sausage dog, mistakenly chastises the Pope for being loud in the Vatican library, and is assumed dead after he flees from a cruise ship to escape the hundreds of elderly widows who have discovered he’s an eligible bachelor.

A short read (or listen), this is a great diversion and a must read.

3 Comments leave one →
  1. July 31, 2009 10:17 am

    This is tagged in my “To Read” list.


  2. July 31, 2009 12:15 pm

    I love this book, and all his books. They’re all wonderfully worded and silly but still smart.


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