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The Finer Points of Weiner Dogs by Alexander McCall Smith *** (of 4)

A German professor of philology with a specialty in irregular Portuguese verbs is mistaken at an academic conference for a veterinarian with a similar name that happens to be the world’s expert on weiner dogs. It’s a madcap parody of academic pretentiousness. Reminiscent of Carl Hiassen, only without a plot. August 2006.