Wednesday, June 03, 2009

50. The Good Good Pig by Sy Montgomery

Book Around the States - New Hampshire
Sy Montgomery has traveled extensively around the world to research her books about animals and the way humans interact with them. In this book, she tells about the adventures which occur at her own home in Hancock, New Hampshire when she and her husband become the proud parents of an emaciated piglet. The runt is named Christopher Hogwood (named after a British composer because pigs love classical music. . . who knew?) and, after surviving a precarious babyhood, he grows into a charming 750 hog. Along with sharing thirteen years of the antics of the sometimes greedy but always loveable pig; Montgomery also includes antecdotes from her own travels, her relationships with family and friends and satisfying tidbits and history of porkdom. I truly enjoyed the way she wove those into Chris' story. While I enjoyed the book and the glimpses into the lives of Montgomery and her neighbors, this probably isn't a story that will stay with me for a long time. Fun, interesting read even so.
Rating: 3.5


  1. I don't suppose there are many books set in New Hampshire, are there? A budding author should take that in to consideration with so many doing the Book Around the States Challenge.

    Seriously, it sounds like a fun book.

  2. I rated it a 3.5/5 as well. It was good, but like you said nothing that will stay with me for a long time.

  3. Hmm...never heard of it before! Intriguing though. Thanks for the mention!

  4. This has been on my list for a while. I liked the pictures in the book.