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Bad Dog: (A Love Story)

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

9 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

More Memoir Than Dog Story

Rather than a true animal tale, this book is more a story of Martin Kihn's battle with alcoholism, his life falling apart, then the process of putting it back together. In the midst of this, he and his wife buy Hola, a Bernese mountain dog. Kihn's inexperience as a dog ...
Rather than a true animal tale, this book is more a story of Martin Kihn's battle with alcoholism, his life falling apart, then the process of putting it back together. In the midst of this, he and his wife buy Hola, a Bernese mountain dog. Kihn's inexperience as a dog owner, combined with the terminal state of his marriage, is a recipe for disaster for both Hola and Kiln.

While the focus leans more toward a personal memoir, Hola plays a large role in Kiln's recovery. The writing is humorous and entertaining, though I could have done without all the minute details and history of AKC skills testing. Overall, a good read.

posted by BookAddictFL on March 31, 2011

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5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

Didn't care for Bad Dog

Parts were interesting, but in general I think it got pretty boring. It seemed like the story was more about acholol than Hola.

posted by cmkb35 on September 9, 2011

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  • Posted March 31, 2011

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    More Memoir Than Dog Story

    Rather than a true animal tale, this book is more a story of Martin Kihn's battle with alcoholism, his life falling apart, then the process of putting it back together. In the midst of this, he and his wife buy Hola, a Bernese mountain dog. Kihn's inexperience as a dog owner, combined with the terminal state of his marriage, is a recipe for disaster for both Hola and Kiln.

    While the focus leans more toward a personal memoir, Hola plays a large role in Kiln's recovery. The writing is humorous and entertaining, though I could have done without all the minute details and history of AKC skills testing. Overall, a good read.

    9 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 22, 2012

    HOLA!- the Bernese Moutain Dog:D

    This book is Amazing! I L.O.V.E. it! Lol
    This book is an awesome example of YOLO- You Only Live Once!=]

    8 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 4, 2011

    Wonderful book!!!

    Great story about how a dog (no matter how bad:) ) is a benefit to everyone.

    7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 9, 2011

    Didn't care for Bad Dog

    Parts were interesting, but in general I think it got pretty boring. It seemed like the story was more about acholol than Hola.

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 4, 2011

    I love it

    I loved the details

    3 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 24, 2013

    I laughed and cried and fell in love with this bad dog

    Wonder what our kids would be like today if we spent that much time training them.

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    Posted July 30, 2013

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    Way too much for an ebook.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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