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Finally read this (and can't believe I didn't post before now!)!

Started by DesertRose, August 23, 2019, 04:39:08 PM

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DesertRose

I still don't have a paper copy of St. Patrick's Gargoyle, but I caught the Kindle edition on one of the Early Bird Books sales, and I read it on the app on my phone.

I thoroughly enjoyed the story; it's a good bit lighter in tone than a lot of KK's work, but it retains the high quality writing.  And when I initially bought the Kindle edition, I was in a mental space where I needed something gentler to feed my imagination.

I loved Paddy as a character, and Templeton and his lovely Phyllida (whose existence I'm sure owes much to the late, lamented Scott MacMillan) were just . . . fun.  Even though some serious things were happening, I have to agree with KK herself in the afterword that this story is "Katherine at play," and even when she's playing, she turns out some good yarns.  ;)
"If having a soul means being able to feel love, loyalty, and gratitude, then animals are better off than a lot of humans."

James Herriot (James Alfred "Alfie" Wight), when a human client asked him if animals have souls.  (I don't remember in which book the story originally appeared.)

revanne

You've reminded me to read it again - it's great fun with a gentle feel. Maybe it's  not coincidental that the gargoyles on Notre Dame had been removed for renovation.
God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.
(Psalm 46 v1)

WindyCat

I just read this over the last two nights. I had Christmas music playing softly in the background, it was the perfect soundtrack. When I read I don't see the words, I see a film, as if I was sitting in a cinema watching the story play out on the screen.