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Ask Bob: A Novel

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 6, 2013

    This book is nothing about pets. It is about a dysfunctional fam

    This book is nothing about pets. It is about a dysfunctional family and I read fifty pages and could not read anymore. I thought it was terrible.

    3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 11, 2013

    One event can change family life forever. Veterinarian Robert H

    One event can change family life forever. Veterinarian Robert Heller faces eventful changes at work, through his weekly "Ask Bob" column, and at home. While each chapter may open with a weekly newspaper column, the story really focuses around Bob's imperfect life and struggling family. This fictional story is not similar to the family friendly James Herriot animal practice stories. It is about flawed and dysfunctional people, their actions, and consequences.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 1, 2014

    ¿Ask Bob¿ by Peter Gethers should be on the syllabus in all educ

    ‘Ask Bob’ by Peter Gethers should be on the syllabus in all educational institutions. The in-depth portrait of dysfunctional family life is laid bare for all too see, almost like a fly-on-the-wall documentary. And yet this book is inspirational, it is humorous, it reflects life warts and all. 
    Dr Robert Heller, a vet in the West Village, New York City, writes a weekly column in the New York Daily Examiner, the ‘Ask Bob’ of the title. He lives with his wife and an assortment of pets above his veterinary practice. The people in his life all have seemingly more dysfunctional families than his own, which he thought was pretty ‘normal’ at one time. His elder brother, Ted, is seriously messed up and tries to manipulate, bully, cajole and generally abuse those around him. 
    Bob is a likeable person, as are most of the other characters in the book. Reading it, I felt I had made a whole set of new friends and I was devastated when I finished reading the book – I wanted it to continue; I wanted to be included in the rest of their lives. 
    Peter Gethers has written a brilliantly observed vignette of ordinary people going about their ordinary lives and occasionally something extraordinary happens to jolt them out of their mundanity.  I could not put this book down. The combination of Peter’s marvellous insight into family life and living, and a cast of well-rounded characters made this book extremely credible. 
    Well done, Peter – you did a brilliant job. 
               

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 15, 2014

    Resteraunt -smoking are

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 19, 2013

    ok

    Ok

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 9, 2013

    I'm just cancelling out the anonymous review.

    I'm just cancelling out the anonymous review.

    0 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted August 8, 2013

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