Comments: 2
Familiar Diversions 8 years ago
You made me curious, so I took a look at reviews of the first book. It looks like Cyrus inherited the clinic and originally intended to sell it for cash, except for two things. One, he probably wouldn't have made much if he'd sold it anyway, and two, after taking care of his first-ever live patient (not sure I'd want him touching my cat, but okay), he started to develop warm fuzzy feelings and eventually began to feel like a part of the community. It looks like his issues with his dad were rooted in feelings that his dad spent more time working at the clinic than being with him.

The way you described Cyrus reminds me the main character in Ian Sansom's The Case of the Missing Books - that one has a new librarian with crappy people skills, sent to drive a run-down mobile library and find 15,000 missing books. I was probably supposed to side with the main character, but instead I found myself happy for his girlfriend when they broke up.
Bark at the Ghouls 8 years ago
I'm actually glad I didn't know that they were estranged because dad was a workaholic. That poor me, my daddy ignored me so he could feed us crap usually doesn't work for me. I have no sympathy for that kind of thing. Thank you for checking it out for me. I have to be more careful about looking up books to see if they belong to a series before I start reading them.