How was it?
If you’re not familiar with The Iron Druid Chronicles, this novella might be a little weird at first, but you’d quickly get into it. For one, it’s a detective story told from a dog’s perspective who has a great personality – and you don’t even need to be an animal lover to agree with that statement. Another element is that The Purloined Poodle is captivating and funny. I was laughing and/or had a smile on my face from beginning to end.
I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again, Oberon’s observations and dog logic are gold. You can find little quotable gems like:
“There’s nothing more friendly than an easy-accessed back door.”
“The woman was a blonde of the chemical kind.”
“I’m not saying he’s rabid or anything, just liable to snap at any moment like Jack Nicholson in every movie ever.”
“He seems like the type to have a basement with lots of plastic sheeting on the walls and floors, you know what I mean?”
and many many more. Oberon’s mind getting blown about one subject or another – one my favorite is the stud fees and the ethics of it – is just hilarious and amazing. One thing I need to specify though, I got the audible version, Luke Daniels put my appreciation for Oberon on another level. He rounded my 4.5 to a 5 stars.
The Purloined poodle is highly entertaining and has everything it needs to be the awesome experience it is, Oberon! The detective noir mystery, and Luke Daniels helps too.
You can get the audiobook here