By Ken Tucker
April 07, 2006 at 04:00 AM EDT

The Talking Horse and the Sad Girl and the Village Under the Sea

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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time‘s author writes poems more succinct than his titles.

Sample Verse
”They write a word/and then another word./It is usually wrong./Their crossings out are legion.”

Pop Culture Reference
”we feel like hunters from the lowlands/of the Congo hearing Elvis Presley/on a Walkman…”

Bottom Line
Suffers from Billy Collinsitis: coy humor as a fallback for sentimentality.

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