Feline Review Of Dog On It (From Anipal Times) (Revised)
Book Review: Dog on It
20 NOVEMBER 2010
written by MAGGIE TORTIE KAT in the Books section of The Anipal Times
Let’s get this straight upfront. I am a cat who doesn’t care for dogs. I mean, get that nose out of my butt! Mom brought home “Dog on It” by Spencer Quinn from Barkworld 2010, and all I could do was glare. A DOG book. However, the cover looked intriguing and I can’t let a dog get the upper hand.
I read the first page, and didn’t put it down. The book is told from the point of view of Chet, the dog, who brings a new meaning to hard-boiled detective lingo. He’s seems to be well trained, but didn’t pass the police dog exam due to some squirrel. Chet is absolutely loveable, his narration witty, and exhibits dog qualities such as not realizing he is barking until called on it. His human, Bernie, is a private investigator with a cash-flow problem, but a big heart and strong ethics.
Chet and Bernie make quite a team for sniffing out the final conclusions. It takes both to handle Russian gangsters, survive a kidnapping, make it through the southwestern dessert in a beat up Porsche and solve the mystery.
I rate this book 4 Paws Up. If that isn’t high enough praise, I don’t know what else I can do to encourage you to pick up this wonderful book. Maybe, I would even allow Chet a butt sniff!
“Dog on It” is a selection for the December #ReadPawty to be discussed the second Monday in February. I hope to see everyone there! If you can’t wait till then, you can always check out Spencer Quinn’s blog.
Please note: Mike Baker will be testing the new commenting system over the holiday.
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