It was interesting reviewing this book after reading “Your Dog is Your Mirror” by Kevin Behan as this book is a completely different way of looking at the human/canine bond and what dogs think of it. Once again we are back in the realm of dogs reasoning and thinking, as well as feeling very deeply. However, this is a novel whereas Behans was not. But who am I to say. At the soul level I am sure dogs reason, think, feel and who knows what else.
I think all successful art, whether books, paintings, film or music help the observer or reader to feel something whatever that is. This book achieves that. It’s no plot spoiler to say that the main character dies repeatedly throughout the book which is disheartening to say the least. This is however the story of a dogs many reincarnations and finding his ultimate souls purpose. Lofty yes, but there is a great deal of humor as well. The Author Bruce Cameron strikes a nice balance between humor and avoiding the pitfall of being cloyingly cute when voicing the dogs inner dialog. I found the Dogs point of view authentic. As long as you are willing to go for the ride as Baily dies repeatedly (nothing too graphic) I think you will get a lot out of this novel. When it's time to take a break from reading, why not enjoy a stress-free walk with The Fifth Paw. The Fifth Paw is the premiere hands-free dog-poop carrier that gives you the freedom to fall in love with walking your dogs all over again!. Enjoy.
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