Wednesday, 12 September 2012
A Dog's Purpose by W Bruce Cameron
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.