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City Dog (2008)

by Alison Pace(Favorite Author)
3.16 of 5 Votes: 3
0425221431 (ISBN13: 9780425221433)
Berkley Trade
review 1: I almost did not bother finishing this book. The premise was cute - the life of a woman told from the perspectives of herself, her dog, and one of her fictional characters (she is a writer). I do believe that the author executed the three perspectives pretty well but the book was all "woe is me". It was one long complaint about how horrible the main characters life was when in reality it was not all that bad. I wanted to just say to her, give me a break and get over yourself!
review 2: This is the first book I have read by Pace, although I have read good reviews of her other books. I thought this book would be right up my alley but I was disappointed by the story. It is chick lit about a woman who owns a Westie and writes children's books featuring the do
... moreg as the main character. There are chapters told from the point of view of the writer, but there are also chapters told from the point of view of the dog and the fictional adventurer featured in the books with the dog. Confused? It is not as confusing as it sounds, but I did find it a bit too contrived and silly. I could have handled the dog's point of view, which was cute at times but nothing particularly creative. (For a much more hilarious story from a dog's viewpoint, read Merrill Markoe's "Walking in Circles Before Lying Down".) The chapters told from the point of view of the fictional character are what put it over the top in my opinion. The story was predictable and not all that original. Overall I was disappointed and I would not recommend it. less
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just ok, was looking for more "doggie dialogue" which I think is so funny
I liked it - especially the narrative voice of Carlie the dog
I thought this book was poorly written. I finished any way.
Not my favorite.
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