The Pig Did It

The Pig Did It

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A pig escapes from its pen and roots up the garden of Kitty McCloud, a bestselling novelist who “corrects” the classics. What the obstreperous little pig unearths is evidence of a possible transgression that the novel’s three Irish characters—the plagiarizing Kitty, her blood-feud rival Kieran, and a sexy swineherd named Lolly—are

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A pig escapes from its pen and roots up the garden of Kitty McCloud, a bestselling novelist who “corrects” the classics. What the obstreperous little pig unearths is evidence of a possible transgression that the novel’s three Irish characters—the plagiarizing Kitty, her blood-feud rival Kieran, and a sexy swineherd named Lolly—are convinced the other has probably benefited from.

How this hilarious mystery is resolved inspires both comic eloquence and a theatrically colorful canvas depicting the brooding Irish land and seascape.

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Aaron McCloud traveled to Ireland to wallow in self-pity, and he couldn't have chosen a more solitary, majestic, or implacable place to do so. While this mythic land is seemingly laid out for his amazement, Aaron prefers to walk the hills and shore in solitude, his newly won sorrow undisturbed. That Aaron has been unlucky in love is obvious; that he has chosen this landscape in which to grieve is typical of his brooding nature. Notwithstanding a visit to his aunt Kitty, he plans to nurse his mournfulness to the very last drop and deepen the furrow of his brow in splendid isolation. But the improbable appearance of a curious pig interrupts his retreat. Snuffling around in Aunt Kitty's garden, this inquisitive oinker uncovers the bones of a long-missing local. And with that, Aaron's plans are shot to hell.

Along with Kitty's longtime nemesis and a handsome neighbor, Aaron finds himself a reluctant participant in some shady shenanigans. Toss together these four characters -- in the company of a wayward pig -- and the result can only be calamity and chaos, complete with a brawling pub scene, bumbling courtships, and an Irish wake unparalleled in its melodrama. With a nod to the brothers McCourt, The Pig Did It will charm and delight readers as they make the acquaintance of this unusual quartet and their cloven-footed mascot. (Spring 2008 Selection)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781883285340
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
04/28/2009
Pages:
214
Sales rank:
603,262
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author


CHRIS PATTON began his career in stage performance but later found his true calling in voice over.  In addition to his work narrating audiobooks, Chris has also voiced over 160 animated titles, and numerous national and regional commercials.  He has appeared at over seventy-five pop culture conventions internationally to discuss his craft and interact with fans of his expansive fan base.

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Pig Did It 3.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 27 reviews.
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It was okay. I didn't care for the style of writing. I won't be reading the sequels. The other members of my book club were even less impressed than i was, they didn't even finish it. Love the photo on the cover :)
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Bedelia More than 1 year ago
A lot blathering and "thinking" by Aaron, the main character, but not much much else. The mystery is never solved and is a very, very small mystery.
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Hoodo More than 1 year ago
self-examination, drawn out physical description and yet the pig plays only a small part. Usually I don't like to get to the end of a good book, but couldn't wait for the last page of this one.
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MCHEATH More than 1 year ago
My husband and I laughed our way through this book as I read it out loud. Marvelous fun.
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The book was a bit dull. My favorite parts were when the pig was in the story but unfortunately he wasn't always around. The ending comes out of left field and seem to be disjointed from the rest of the story.
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gagaMP More than 1 year ago
I'm looking forward to the sequels. Loved the little soliliquys by the aunt. Good quotes. I loved this book and the characters in it. Quirky.
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MaeThien More than 1 year ago
The book had several funny parts but as a whole it didn't keep my attention. The funniest parts were of course when the Irish characters were involved. But the main character is an American born Irish man who is a melodramatic creative writing professor. So the majority of the book is his thoughts written as an English professor would write them. It made the book feel like it was trying to be some great literary piece instead of what it should have been, a fun read about Irish antics.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I usually read murder and mayhem. But this title got my attention. I'm glad it did. Some of the chapters made me laugh so hard my kids came into my room to see what I was 'watching'. I'm Irish as well and now I now why my husband says the big 'I' (comical insanity} runs through my veins.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is a delightful read! Found myself laughing out loud! Loved the pig and his true pig antics!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Sometimes cute but for the most part I found it didn't hold my interest.