by Donald McCaig
Whenever I start skimming a book instead of reading it, I know it's time to quit and find something better to read. This book just wasn't doing it for me after about eighty pages. I probably should have known better than to even try it, after reading several reviews that indicated people who really liked Nop's Trials didn't care for Nop's Hope. I felt kinda marginal about Nop's Trials to begin with. In Nop's Hope, the focus seems to be more on Penny's struggles than on the dogs. And it was the dogs' perspectives and descriptions of their work that I really enjoyed in the first novel. The story is told in the same dry, rather choppy fashion, which worked okay when I was half-distracted waiting at the motor vehicle office to get my new lisence, but failed to engage me in the quiet of my home. Time to move on again.
Abandoned ..0/5.... 230 pages, 1994