Challenge Participant


Wednesday, 12 September 2012

A Dog's Purpose by W Bruce Cameron

A Dog's Purpose: A Novel for Humans
This is the remarkable story of one endearing dog's search for his purpose over the course of several lives. More than just another charming dog story, A Dog's Purpose touches on the universal quest for an answer to life's most basic question: Why are we here? Surprised to find himself reborn as a rambunctious golden-haired puppy after a tragically short life as a stray mutt, Bailey's search for his new life's meaning leads him into the loving arms of eight-year-old Ethan. During their countless adventures, Bailey joyously discovers how to be a good dog. But this life as a family pet is not the end of Bailey's journey. Reborn as a puppy yet again, Bailey wonders - will he ever find his purpose? Heartwarming, insightful, and often laugh-out-loud funny, A Dog's Purpose is not only the emotional and hilarious story of a dog's many lives, but also a dog's-eye commentary on human relationships and the unbreakable bonds between man and man's best friend. This moving and beautifully crafted story teaches us that love never dies, and that every creature on earth is born with a purpose.

I have read books about animals before and have cried and smiled at many of them, however this book is very different to previous books I have read - this one was written from the point of view of a dog.

There are many times of laughter in the book - like before and after he is taken to the vets for 'the op', but also times of sadness when his mother leaves him to fend for himself when they escape from the dog pound.

There are lots of parts in the book that I enjoyed but also there were parts that I wanted to skip through. There are many heart touching parts to the book too and the book really had a  strong theme running through it, the love between a dog and its owner. There was also the theme of a dog reincarnating throughout its life.

I have never owned a dog and therefore have never had the loyalty and love from a pet - although the book was well written and very cleverly thought out, I am sure a dog owner would feel this book pulled at the heart strings a bit more and left them thinking about the book for a long time after they have read the final page.

I received this book through the Amazon Vine Programme.

1 comment:

  1. such a good book review it's an awesome book to read glad to pitch in on your awesome blog