This is probably the stupidest book I've ever run into. Did a publisher actually pay money for it? I'm very sorry I did!
If it weren't for the overly saccharine, wannabe actress, I might have given this mediocre book three stars, but with my teeth aching from listening to her, I just can't do it!
I may never know whether this novel has any merit or not. The voice, accent, and phrasing of the narrator is so irritating I just can't listen to it. I gave it a go for nearly an hour and couldn't take it any longer.
I thought I knew Nevil Shute as a dry, humorless author. Not true in this case. The concept of this book is wonderfully imaginative, sensitively written with a good deal of tongue-in-cheek. I'm off to see what other Shute novels are available. I thank Audible for making this too tempting to resist.
Failed to keep my interest; you may have a different experience. I have found that authors don't always make the best narrators of their own works.
Did I read the categories wrong? Pre-teen would work except for the sexual references. Young adult doesn't fit; I don't know any young adult who is immature enough for this book. Adult? None of them to be found among the "girls". I don't suppose there is a category for soppy, silly, poorly read books. Dumb is the kindest word I can find for this one.
The concept of this story is really quite clever but the writing itself is awful. To say it is sophomoric would be too complimentary; juvenile is more descriptive. I won't even go into the poor grammar which I find inexcusable in a book reaching publication. Life's short, too many good books, don't waste your time with this one.
Not much to it, but rather quaint. I think some in my LOL book club would like it. (LOL in this case = Little Old Ladies').
I'm very glad I overlooked the fact that this was written by Dean Koontz (never one of my favorite mystery writers). I'm going to suggest that my book club consider this story. Not all of our members are dog lovers, but this is a truly beautifully written account not only of a man/woman/dog relationship, but of how the best relationships can help us to be better people than we had been.
Hard to believe this predictable, saccharin, poorly told tale came from the pen of one of my favorite authors. Oh well, we all make mistakes.
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