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Started Early, Took My Dog: (Jackson Brodie) (original 2010; edição 2010)

por Kate Atkinson (Autor)

Séries: Jackson Brodie (4)

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Tracy Waterhouse, a retired police detective leading a quiet life, makes a snap decision to relieve habitual offender Kelly Cross of a young child he's been dragging around town. Tracy soon learns her parental inexperience is actually the least of her problems, as much larger ones loom for her and her young charge. Meanwhile, detective Jackson Brodie embarks on a different sort of rescue--that of an abused dog.… (mais)
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Título:Started Early, Took My Dog: (Jackson Brodie)
Autores:Kate Atkinson (Autor)
Informação:Doubleday, London (2010), Edition: First Edition
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I thought the constant time changes was confusing and two main characters with Jackson in the name was also confusing ( )
  Jeff_Simms | Jun 9, 2021 |
Couldn’t get past page 50. Zero stars.
  alisonb60 | May 19, 2021 |
Started Early, Took My Dog by Kate Atkinson is the fourth book featuring private detective, Jackson Brodie. In this outing Jackson is trying to trace the history of a lady in New Zealand who wants to know more about her roots. She was adopted in Leeds in the 1970s and then shortly after, she and her new parents emigrated. Jackson’s inquiries appear to have set alarm bells ringing with more than a few local citizens. As with all Kate Atkinson’s books, there are a number of story lines to follow and part of the reward in the reading of one of her books is seeing how each of these stories connect to each other.

Tracy Waterhouse a lonely, retired ex-cop now works as a security guard in a mall. When Tracy sees a prostitute that she knows mistreating her child, she steps in and before really thinking about it, offers to buy the child. Once the transaction has been made, Tracy realizes that she has committed a crime and she and the child need to disappear and start a new life somewhere.

Tracy and Jackson are just two of the characters that become embroiled during the course of this story. By the end of the book we have also become involved with Tilly, an aging actress who is experiencing signs of Alzheimer's, and Barry, a Leeds DS who both worked with Tracy and is still her friend. Of course, for me, the most interesting character of all was the dog that Jackson rescues and invites into his life. As always with this series, the mystery, although intriguing, is less important than the development of her characters which gives her books emotional depth and a strong sense of reality. Started Early, Took My Dog is an entertaining addition to this series, and I am very happy knowing that the author recently published a fifth book featuring Jackson Brodie. ( )
  DeltaQueen50 | Nov 22, 2020 |
Kate Atkinson is one of the best writers today of internal character narratives - she's very good. This one however -in which she attempts to tell the tragedy of a long ago murder of a prostitute whose 4 yr old boy witnessed the event- tried to include too many narrative voices. By the time I figured out if we were back in the past (1975, year of the murder and its suppressed investigation) or in the present, and which character's head we were in...well, it was a lot of work. As usual, her tone/treatment of each character, but esp the main character-Tracy Waterhouse- is warm, and unapologetic. But the balancing act was a bit dizzying... ( )
  BDartnall | Nov 12, 2020 |
Kate Atkinson's novels just delight me. I get great pleasure reading them. There are books that I like but these I love.

As in the others, this novel features a range of characters, some central and some peripheral. Jackson Brodie is again featured, former detective now supposedly retired. He falls for one more case: to find out who gave birth to a woman, Hope McMaster, a woman who now lives in New Zealand but who was born in England. Jackson figures it shouldn't be that hard, considering he's already traveling. Wandering, really, not settling anywhere. Might as well look into the case while he's on the road.

Another major character is Tracy Waterhouse, former police detective, present head of security for a retail store. Tracy is an amply-built woman who has made her job her life, for the most part. She is not married, has no children. When she spots a familiar woman on the street, pulling a small child, she can guess what will happen to that child when she gets home. She confronts the woman, a drug addict Tracy had arrested when she was with the police. On the spur of the moment she does something highly unusual and unexpected, which changes the course of her life.

When Jackson starts to hunt down birth and adoption records he runs into a blank wall. The presumed birth parents do not appear to exist. So who really did give birth to Hope?

There are other minor characters whose lives are intertwined with these and whose actions surprise and delight at times. It's like a full, satisfying meal that left me feeling just right. ( )
  slojudy | Sep 8, 2020 |
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“Started Early, Took My Dog” — with a wonderful title from Emily Dickinson, summoning a poem that is as artfully enshrouded as this novel — is... jampacked with echoes, parallels, doppelgängers, sneaky omissions and authorial attempts to mislead. For Ms. Atkinson this is business as usual and often a source of final-act revelatory glee. But it doesn’t coalesce as neatly as this series’s earlier installments have.
adicionada por Shortride | editarThe New York Times, Janet Maslin (Mar 17, 2011)
 
Kate Atkinson began as a prize-winning literary novelist with Behind the Scenes at the Museum and has, like Michael Dibdin and Ian Rankin before, reinvented herself by using the tropes of detective fiction. She's just as serious and formally interesting as ever, only her novels featuring the ex-policeman Jackson Brodie involve unravelling a couple of murders. With their startling first chapters, appealing cast of familiar characters and meticulous observation of contemporary reality they read like Elizabeth George crossed with Elizabeth Bowen.

The fourth, Started Early, Took My Dog is about child abduction, and people who fall through the cracks of modern Britain unless somebody bothers to help. The narrative switches between the 1970s and today with dizzying, at times perplexing, skill. Tracy, its hefty heroine is, like Brodie, ex-police. As a young copper she found a starving, half-frozen child in a flat with his murdered mother. Tracy persists in asking questions, and the child disappears.

Atkinson's detective novels capture the strangeness of modern times, and our supposedly atomised lives, with spiky wit, emotional intelligence and consummate cleverness. All her novels are about the choices that we make and the things we leave behind; about parenthood and the anguish that vulnerability brings. Above all, they scrutinise an England too few literary novelists seem to notice, or care about.
adicionada por VivienneR | editarThe Independent, Amanda Craig (Sep 3, 2010)
 
So much of the narrative is retrospective or interior that there's not much urgency to unfolding events, however highly coloured. And there's a rhetorical whimsy reminiscent of some of Atkinson's earlier books, a devil-may-care gesturing at the novel's own fictionality, which can leave the characters threatening to float free of our trust in them. But we follow their digressive, meandering voices avidly as they circle around their own particular loves and losses, all knitted together with Atkinson's extraordinary combination of wit, plain-speaking, tenderness and control. She's an old hand at paradox now: "All roads lead home," says Julia. "All roads lead away from home," Jackson replies.
 

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I started Early – Took my Dog –
And visited the Sea –
The Mermaids in the Basement
Came out to look at me –

And Frigates – in the Upper Floor
Extended Hempen Hands –
Presuming Me to be a Mouse –
Aground – opon the Sands –

But no Man moved Me – till the Tide
Went past my simple Shoe –
And past my Apron – and my Belt
And past my Boddice – too –

And made as He would eat me up –
As wholly as a Dew
Opon a Dandelion's Sleeve –
And then – I started – too –

And He – He followed – close behind –
I felt His Silver Heel
Opon my Ancle – Then My Shoes
Would overflow with Pearl –

Until We met the Solid Town –
No One He seemed to know –
And bowing – with a Mighty look –
At me – The Sea withdrew –
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Tracy Waterhouse, a retired police detective leading a quiet life, makes a snap decision to relieve habitual offender Kelly Cross of a young child he's been dragging around town. Tracy soon learns her parental inexperience is actually the least of her problems, as much larger ones loom for her and her young charge. Meanwhile, detective Jackson Brodie embarks on a different sort of rescue--that of an abused dog.

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