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Roam: A Novel with Music

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

Fantastic

Very engaging book. Much the likes of "Racing in the Rain".

posted by 5198787 on December 27, 2011

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10 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

Skip it

I actually have only read the first few chapters but I am appalled at the content. The author obviously knows nothing about dogs. Lazar is trying to jump on the bandwagon of books narrated by dogs. Unlike The Art of Racing in the Rain (excellent), A Dog's Purpose (amazi...
I actually have only read the first few chapters but I am appalled at the content. The author obviously knows nothing about dogs. Lazar is trying to jump on the bandwagon of books narrated by dogs. Unlike The Art of Racing in the Rain (excellent), A Dog's Purpose (amazing) and the Chet and Bernie series (hilarious), Roam's author should have done a little more research and it is an insult to the above books to even compare Roam to them. I actually hesitated when buying this book because there was no mention of the author's dogs on the book jacket nor a photo of the author with his dog. In the acknowledgment, there is the mention of three dogs but not who they belong to. Real dog people who write books have those dogs prominently displayed on the book jacket. The biggest problem with the book is that it perpetuates the belief that reputable breeders sell their puppies to pet stores and that if you buy a dog in a pet store, you will get a well bred dog and the AKC papers you are given indicate a dog of quality. Reputable breeders NEVER EVER sell their dogs to pet stores. Puppy mills sell to pet stores and yes they come with papers too. The AKC papers mean nothing except that the parents are AKC registered. As long as people buy dogs at pet stores, the puppy mills will thrive and and thousands of dogs will suffer for it. Reputable breeders also don't over breed like Mrs Anderson. Poor Lola to have to produce litter after litter so Mrs Anderson can make a buck. Puppies usually start weaning at 4 weeks and usually start off with gruel made of dog food, not milk and bread and sausages and they are certainly not given a bottle at 8 weeks of age just before they are shipped off to the pet store. Has this author even raised a puppy before? Reading this book, I don't think so. The only thing the author has right so far is Katey had the dog neutered. I'll finish this book because I paid for it and I don't like to waste money. But please if you are going to write a book from a dog's point of view, make sure you know at least the basic facts about dogs. But then maybe this isn't really a book about a dog, but a book about music. Regardless, this author shot down his credibility for me by the end of Chapter 1. Please do not base any assumptions about dogs on this book, this author is no expert.

posted by bowlingDVM on November 28, 2011

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  • Posted November 28, 2011

    Skip it

    I actually have only read the first few chapters but I am appalled at the content. The author obviously knows nothing about dogs. Lazar is trying to jump on the bandwagon of books narrated by dogs. Unlike The Art of Racing in the Rain (excellent), A Dog's Purpose (amazing) and the Chet and Bernie series (hilarious), Roam's author should have done a little more research and it is an insult to the above books to even compare Roam to them. I actually hesitated when buying this book because there was no mention of the author's dogs on the book jacket nor a photo of the author with his dog. In the acknowledgment, there is the mention of three dogs but not who they belong to. Real dog people who write books have those dogs prominently displayed on the book jacket. The biggest problem with the book is that it perpetuates the belief that reputable breeders sell their puppies to pet stores and that if you buy a dog in a pet store, you will get a well bred dog and the AKC papers you are given indicate a dog of quality. Reputable breeders NEVER EVER sell their dogs to pet stores. Puppy mills sell to pet stores and yes they come with papers too. The AKC papers mean nothing except that the parents are AKC registered. As long as people buy dogs at pet stores, the puppy mills will thrive and and thousands of dogs will suffer for it. Reputable breeders also don't over breed like Mrs Anderson. Poor Lola to have to produce litter after litter so Mrs Anderson can make a buck. Puppies usually start weaning at 4 weeks and usually start off with gruel made of dog food, not milk and bread and sausages and they are certainly not given a bottle at 8 weeks of age just before they are shipped off to the pet store. Has this author even raised a puppy before? Reading this book, I don't think so. The only thing the author has right so far is Katey had the dog neutered. I'll finish this book because I paid for it and I don't like to waste money. But please if you are going to write a book from a dog's point of view, make sure you know at least the basic facts about dogs. But then maybe this isn't really a book about a dog, but a book about music. Regardless, this author shot down his credibility for me by the end of Chapter 1. Please do not base any assumptions about dogs on this book, this author is no expert.

    10 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 6, 2012

    It wont read to you

    The point was to listen as drivind for a few hours....not workin!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 28, 2012

    one star, should be zero. but think you are required to click at least one

    A horrific writer, made it only half way through. I could not put up with it a moment longer.

    I know I will find a publisher after reading his writing. Maybe, I will try Atria Books first!

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted March 23, 2012

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