Wednesday, May 20, 2015

The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley


The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie (Flavia de Luce, #1)The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley
My rating (this time): 4 of 5 stars

So this is my second time reading Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie, and while it is still a great read, I wasn't blown away this time through.  Perhaps it was because I knew what to expect from the character, so there was less to discover, but the whole book seemed slow.  It may also be because I listened to the audiobook this time, which is definitely a slower method.  In any case, it is still an enjoyable story, so I still recommend it, but I can't give it a second 5-star rating.

The standout feature to this book is still the character development of Flavia, the main character, which I wrote about at length in my previous review.  That piece of the book is pure art.  The mystery itself was also very well done, with a baffling murder, a host of suspects and an action-filled finale. If you are a fan of mystery and haven't read this one, fix it now.