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Swine Not?: 07/31/10
I grew up with Jimmy Buffett's music but I won't go so far as to call myself a Parrothead. Around the time I was first starting off with being a Bookcrosser I was introduced his books. I'm probably more a fan of his books than I am of his music. Each book I've read has had something different to offer. I appreciate it when authors who try new things.
The other Buffet books I've read have involved his three loves: music, flying and the Caribbean. Swine Not? is a departure from those themes, being about two pigs who are desperately want a reunion, and their human families who help and hinder the process.
The book is catalogued and marketed for adults but it reads like a young adult novel. All of Buffett's books have a certain sophomoric joviality to them but Swine Not? is tamer than the others. Having the parallel structure told from a pair of pot belly pigs just adds to the feeling the book should be aimed at younger readers.