Songdogs - Colum McCann If I'm being honest, I probably wouldn't have gotten through this if it wasn't required reading for my English class. That said, I'm really glad I DID get through it, because the last chapter or so of the book was by far the best part. Overall, not the kind of book I really enjoy, since it consists almost entirely of descriptions and minimal dialogue, but the story was touching and horribly sad, so if you're into a narrative writing style with a lot of flashbacks and memories, then I recommend giving this a shot!