In Dog We Trust

In Dog We Trust

by John Rimshas


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ISBN-13: 9781643731360
Publisher: lighthouse publishing.
Publication date: 08/23/2018
Pages: 196
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.42(d)

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In Dog We Trust 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
-Cale-Owens- More than 1 year ago
"In Dog We Trust” is a very unusual and humorous book, and one that will appeal to fans of spiritual /drama/humor novels. John Rimshas infuses a unique blend of insight, dry humor, philosophy, drama, and a wide cast of very interesting characters to tell his provocative tale. This is more a type of book that you experience rather than just read. The story itself was fairly even-paced, but I thought it lacked focus and had some unnecessary scenes (and dialogue) that did little to progress the story line, and it did seem to lack the type of tension that makes us just have to keep reading… things just sort of happen, surreal and strange as they were at times, and there isn’t really high stakes or anything… But it certainly is well written… brilliant and complex but wrapped up in a nice story. It doesn’t read like a straightforward traditional style novel, it almost seems like Jr’s “diary” is telling the story. I have to say that I don’t normally read books like this, but I was looking for something a little out of my comfort zone and this book sounded intriguing, although the description was a little confusing to me… Well, I am most certainly glad I took the chance! Once I adjusted to the unorthodox storytelling technique I was all in and enjoyed the ride. All in all a very good read that I’d recommend even to those who don’t normally read this sort of thing…try it, you’ll be pleasantly surprised!
LauraClarke More than 1 year ago
3.5 stars This was the first book I’ve read by this author John Rimshas, but I certainly hope it’s not the last. He has a gift for writing evocative and life-like scenes that make us feel like we are really there, experiencing this strange and entertaining world first hand. I like that this book didn’t feel stale or derivative of anything I’ve read before and is so much different than anything else I’ve read. Smart, irreverent, complex, funny, dark… really enjoyed the characters and the humorous conversations that had me shaking my head at times. Although it starts off well and gets right into the story, I do think it could have used more focus and tightening, for at times it just seemed to stall out without a central goal. But that is what makes it more literary/character-driven, I suppose and overall the entire novel was one that I thought was well-crafted and definitely entertaining. There are some minor proofing issues, but nothing terrible at all. It can get a tad confusing at times and the ending felt quite abrupt… almost rushed and even felt a bit flat after all that they’d gone through. But I liked the fact that despite the underlying message, the book doesn’t take itself too seriously and is a fun, different type of read that is both entertaining and enlightening and uplifting.
SteffyC More than 1 year ago
this book, “In Dog We Trust” by John Rimshas is one of the weirdest books I’ve read in a long time and I mean that as a compliment! This book is almost like a literary acid trip and I loved every bizarre moment. Once I started reading I didn’t want to stop until I’d finished the whole thing… But it seemed to go by fast and was endlessly amusing--and oddly enlightening. I chuckled many times, and loved the whole wide cast of wonderfully quirky characters, from J.R to Mickey and all the others…there are a lot!—I have to say that if you are looking for traditional story arc or 3-act structure you won’t really find that here – this is much more literary in terms of the free flow of the story…almost like a ‘stream of consciousness’ at times and visually it reads almost like a reading entries from a diary or journal. Surreal, yet realistic! Overall I really enjoyed Rimshas’ narrative voice and style of writing. You can tell he had a great time writing this book and it shows. It could benefit from some better proofing, however, but overall a delightful treat that is really different from what’s out there. Recommend for fans of intelligent drama and religious fiction.
NicolaF More than 1 year ago
4.5 stars I definitely enjoyed this book “In Dog We Trust” by John Rimshas, and I can say that it is unlike anything I’ve ever read before! It was so funny, creative, intelligent and with some of the most unique characters I’ve come across lately. Really liked watching the storyline with JR (and Morty and the others) unfold and loved how it all worked out in the end. It was cool that there is a spiritual aspect as well but it doesn’t totally overshadow the plot – works nicely! Despite the somewhat confusing summary, it actually had an interesting and surprisingly intelligent plot also (I say surprisingly only because it is so sardonic in nature at times and sometimes focuses more of the people than the message). The tone was light and tongue in cheek at times, but there are deeper, more serious and relatable parts here as well, and a complex plot which is a difficult thing to pull off, and it takes a very clever author to do it. On the surface it appears almost comical, and it is….but still carries a deeper meaning and some financial and economic references that will go over the heads of the less educated. But it is still very well-written, fast paced and funny with some really entertaining characters. For the most part the editing was good too but could use a little improvement. Creative, original, and definitely entertaining, I look forward to reading more from Mr. Rimshas in the future as he is truly a gifted storyteller AND writer (not necessarily the same thing……).