Let Sleeping Vets Lie (All Creatures Great and Small #3)

Let Sleeping Vets Lie - James HerriotThis review is written with a GPL 3.0 license and the rights contained therein shall supersede all TOS by any and all websites in regards to copying and sharing without proper authorization and permissions. Crossposted at Bookstooge.booklikes.blogspot. wordpress.com & Bookstooge’s Reviews on the Road Facebook Group by Bookstooge’s Exalted Permission.

 

 

 

 

Title: Let Sleeping Vets Lie

Series: All Creatures Great and Small

Author: James Herriot

Rating: 4 of 5 Stars

Genre: Non-fiction

Pages: 256

Format: Kindle digital scan

 

Synopsis:

Jim continues his apprenticeship and we get a good number of character sketches. This time around it is definitely about the people and not even the funny stories.

 

My Thoughts:

This book was just as fun as the previous two. However, this time around it felt more like a deeper look into what made up the people of the village that Jim worked in. Some were funny, some were rather sad [the young couple that failed at farming because of a disease that killed all their cows was the toughest] and some just “were”.

 

Also, Jim finally gets up the courage to make Helen his. Took him long enough 🙂

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It Shouldn’t Happen to a Vet (All Creatures Great and Small #2)

32cc35bffcd8b5242b0383294560fb74This review is written with a GPL 3.0 license and the rights contained therein shall supersede all TOS by any and all websites in regards to copying and sharing without proper authorization and permissions. Crossposted at Bookstooge.booklikes.blogspot. wordpress.leafmarks.com & Bookstooge’s Reviews on the Road Facebook Group by Bookstooge’s Exalted Permission.

 

 

 

 

Title: It Shouldn’t Happen to a Vet

Series: All Creatures Great and Small

Author: James Herriot

Rating: 4 of 5 Stars

Genre: Autobiography

Pages: 290

Format: Scan

 

 

 

 

Synopsis:

Year 2 of Jim’s Adventuring in Vet’ing.

 

My Thoughts:

I didn’t enjoy this one quite as much as the previous book. I think that is mostly because the novelty had worn itself out in book one.

Other than that, this was just as solid. Good character sketches, interesting descriptions of happy and sad times. This time around we also get some of the social interactions that Jim has; even if only to get completely plastered, fall down a hill with a drunk woman and then meet the girl he wants to impress.

I am glad I am reading these.

If Only They Could Talk ( All Creatures Great and Small #1) 4.5 Stars

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Title: If Only They Could Talk

Series: All Creatures Great and Small

Author: James Herriot

Rating: 4.5 of 5 Stars

Genre: Autobiography

Pages: 205

Format: Scan

 

Synopsis:

Jim has just graduated from Vet school in England, at a time when the tractor is literally putting the horse out to pasture.

Thankfully, he gets a post as an assistant in a small rural town and these memoirs are the various adventures, funny and sad, that he has with the animals and the owners.

 

My Thoughts:

Thoroughly enjoyed this. Herriot’s writing style is laid back and calm and I was swept along with each story. Even in the midst of some of the sad stories, Herriot’s ability to keep it light made it easier to deal with.

At the same time, the funny stories didn’t have me roaring with laughter, but they had me laughing out loud and nodding when human nature shown through, the same then as it is now.

He doesn’t shy away from describing some of the very nasty and gross things that a vet had to deal with. And he doesn’t shy away from describing how he felt at 2am, after getting back from one call, grabbing all of 15min of sleep and then having another come in. The descriptions feel genuine. Not all shiny, not all crap.

I also connected with his love of his job. On the good days and the bad.

On a book’ish side of things, I didn’t realize that this was re-released, or re-titled or something, as All Creatures Great and Small. I guess it isn’t just indies who can screw their fanbase over.