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One Good Dog

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

148 out of 161 people found this review helpful.

SUCH A WONDERFUL BOOK!

I read a lot and my all time favorite book is The Art of Racing in the Rain. All other books I've read since then have not come close to the feelings, emotions, heart-wrenching as well as happy, that I experienced with The Art of Racing in the Rain.....UNTIL.....I read...
I read a lot and my all time favorite book is The Art of Racing in the Rain. All other books I've read since then have not come close to the feelings, emotions, heart-wrenching as well as happy, that I experienced with The Art of Racing in the Rain.....UNTIL.....I read One Good Dog.
This is an excellent book. Certain chapters are told by a man and the other chapters are told by a dog. And both man and dog grow so much during the course of their story. This is an amazing and excellent, excellent book. Do yourself a favor and read this one! It has become a very close 2nd favorite out of all the books I've loved.

posted by Anonymous19 on April 13, 2010

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Most Helpful Critical Review

38 out of 45 people found this review helpful.

Graphic details of pitbull dog fighting. Very sad story!

I got three quarters of the way through this book intending to give it a 4 star rating. It is difficult to read about the dog fighting world and after I struggled to get past the details in the beginning of the book, it comes up again towards the end. You are lead to be...
I got three quarters of the way through this book intending to give it a 4 star rating. It is difficult to read about the dog fighting world and after I struggled to get past the details in the beginning of the book, it comes up again towards the end. You are lead to believe that this poor dog will never encounter the extreme cruelty again, until the unexpected, disturbing twist at the end of the book. I would have never read this book if I had any idea that this poor dog would have to go through it twice! What makes it even harder to read this is that he is describing it! This is so upsetting & I wish I had seen a review that warned me about how upsetting this would be to read. I can't understand why this got such high ratings. I would have never read it and I find it disturbing that this author could put such graphic detail into this story. It was so sad that this dog had to endure the cruelty of dog fighting most of his life. How can you write about him having to go through it again at the end of the book? Way to sad &
disturbing for me!

posted by 11562620 on March 13, 2012

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 4, 2014

    LOVED this book and couldn't put it down!! For lovers of dogs, M

    LOVED this book and couldn't put it down!! For lovers of dogs, Marley and Me and The Art of Racing in the Rain you will love this book equally.  The author does a fantastic (and important) job of telling the story from both human and dog perspectives. For those who rated low stars due to language and dog fighting, shame on you for not understanding the importance of its use in the story telling. Don't let that prevent you from reading this wonderful story!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 9, 2014

    To guy below

    YOU DISGUSTING HUMAN! OR SHOULD I SAY CREATURE????

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 6, 2014

    Britta dog

    Corgi (sup)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 27, 2014

    Savannah to john

    Im on you and can we have sex now.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 28, 2013

    Lauren to below

    R u a boy or girl

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 27, 2013

    Jhi

    Sup

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 26, 2013

    unforgettable

    This was such a wonderful and touching story. So great that I ordered a hard copy to give to my cousin who had just recently gotten his 1st dog. Amazing and touching...have tissues handy for this one!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 16, 2014

    good book

    wonderful story that everyone will enjoy

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  • Posted October 25, 2013

    if you like dogs, this is a good book

    it is a good book,even for people who might not be doglovers. well written and a joy to read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 24, 2013

    Great Story

    I wish I could meet Chance in person! Loved that the story alternated being told by the dog one minutes and Adam the next.

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  • Posted October 20, 2013

    Highly Recommended!

    This book was surprisingly wonderful. Well-written, whimsical story. I really enjoyed it immensely. Good moral to it, too.

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  • Posted October 20, 2013

    Great Book!

    Loved reading this book. It was quite different in that the author wrote it in both main character's and the dog's viewpoints. Some parts were so funny and some so heartbreaking as the dog is expressing the way he sees the world. It was so inspiring to see both man and dog work their way out of a harsh life they had both been dealt and come out transformed and better for it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 19, 2013

    Dog story lovers

    If you love stories about dogs, this is one to read! While the theme is very different - a "bad" dog and a "bad" man heal each other - this is a story that I couldn't put down.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 11, 2013

    Highly recommend

    excellant book!! If you love dogs and a good story you,ll love this book! Read it too quickly and didn,t want it to end.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 8, 2013

    Attention dog lovers

    This book will make you think, laugh and cry. Loved it!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 26, 2013

    Get the tissues

    Knew i would cry but i sobbed hysterically! LOVED the book

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 22, 2013

    Peach Bio

    Name-Peach***Gender-Female***Looks-Peach color fur with white spots. And blue eyes. Small build.***Personality-Sweet,caring,misunderstood.***Rank-To be decided by the alpha.***Mate/pups-None***Other-I am loyal to my clan. And my life belongs to Cry. I will protect him. No mtter what.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 21, 2013

    Broken's bio

    Name: Broken <br>
    Gender: Female <br>
    Age: Unknown <br>
    Rank: Undecided <br>
    Appearance: Soft grey coat and distinguishing dark blue eyes. <br>
    Personality: Can't you meet somebody for a chance?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 21, 2013

    Highly recommended

    Such a heartwarming story of the development of the relstionship between a man and dog and how they helped each other. Hated to see it end.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 27, 2013

    Midnight

    She jumps in and growls. " get off of our pack territory."

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