Sunday, August 2, 2009

Katie's Book Pass-along: The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie


Here's my latest book for the pass-along, and it's one that I really enjoyed: The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley.
Great cover, right?

The synopsis:
"In his wickedly brilliant first novel, Debut Dagger Award winner Alan Bradley introduces one of the most singular and engaging heroines in recent fiction: eleven-year-old Flavia de Luce, an aspiring chemist with a passion for poison. It is the summer of 1950—and a series of inexplicable events has struck Buckshaw, the decaying English mansion that Flavia’s family calls home. A dead bird is found on the doorstep, a postage stamp bizarrely pinned to its beak. Hours later, Flavia finds a man lying in the cucumber patch and watches him as he takes his dying breath. For Flavia, who is both appalled and delighted, life begins in earnest when murder comes to Buckshaw. “I wish I could say I was afraid, but I wasn’t. Quite the contrary. This was by far the most interesting thing that had ever happened to me in my entire life.' "

Flavia is an entertaining narrator--she has a bit of a Harriet the Spy thing going on, just with an extra dose of precociousness. This is Bradley's first in a series of books starring Flavia, and I'll definitely be on the lookout for the next installment.

Would you like to read this book? Just leave me a comment here, and I'll pick someone to pass the book along to on Thursday!

8 comments:

Natalie said...

Looks like a good one! Did you read his first book?

Robin said...

I am always looking for the next good book. Pick me!!

Eric, Marilyn, and Elliott said...

Hmmm...I'll try it. Crossing my fingers that my good luck holds in Katie's Book Pass-along.

Leah said...

Throwing my name in!

Anonymous said...

Count me in, too - sounds like something I would like!!

Nana B

Anonymous said...

I'm in. Aunt Tammy

And by the way, your mom passed Admission onto me. It was one of my favorite books of the summer. I passed it to Lauren.

stephinbham said...

I'm sliding in last-minute!

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