A Dog's Purpose

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A Dog's Purpose

Postby Bari » Sun Aug 21, 2011 11:21 pm

By W. Bruce Cameron. A good read and very thought-provoking.
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Re: A Dog's Purpose

Postby Calypso » Mon Aug 22, 2011 6:48 am

This was just highly recommended by a local bookseller on our NPR station.

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Re: A Dog's Purpose

Postby Jen » Mon Aug 22, 2011 10:35 am

I have it in my class library, and one of my students read it and immediately insisted that I read it too. Unfortunately, it was the end of the year and I packed it and lost it in a box somewhere.

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Re: A Dog's Purpose

Postby connie » Sat Oct 01, 2011 7:22 pm

Someone in my agility class just recommended this to me today. It's got hugely good reviews on Amazon and it's out in paperback ... I will probably read it. I think I was initially turned off by reviews that compared it to "Marley and Me." Was I the only person who couldn't stand "Marley and Me"? :blah:

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Re: A Dog's Purpose

Postby whiteboxerboy » Sat Oct 01, 2011 7:45 pm

Ha! My mom asked me about Marley & Me. I told her it was a great movie to learn exactly what NOT to ever do with a puppy/dog. Drove me crazy!

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Re: A Dog's Purpose

Postby Bari » Sat Oct 01, 2011 9:20 pm

Nope - I hated it.
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Re: A Dog's Purpose

Postby RobinS » Tue Oct 11, 2011 10:16 am

I did not like Marley and me and I need to try this book out.

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Re: A Dog's Purpose

Postby Tatyana » Tue Jan 31, 2012 7:17 pm

A friend gave it to me, I'm still on the beginning and i must say the amount of anthropomorphism bothers me. That first person style in which its written is somehow uncomfortable. I find myself pondering the author's outlook on dominance theories more than on the plot.

I read the beginning of Marley and Me and i enjoyed the style in which it was written but the people were such idiots it was frustrating...

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Re: A Dog's Purpose

Postby UpwardDog » Tue Jan 31, 2012 10:45 pm

a big ol :yeahthat: to Tatyana.

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Re: A Dog's Purpose

Postby RobinS » Wed Feb 01, 2012 12:36 pm

Someone in my agility class just recommended this to me today. It's got hugely good reviews on Amazon and it's out in paperback ... I will probably read it. I think I was initially turned off by reviews that compared it to "Marley and Me." Was I the only person who couldn't stand "Marley and Me"? :blah:
Based on all I heard about it, never read or watched M and M. So, you are not alone!


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