Top critical review
Overly sentimental with few smiles or laughs.
on 10 April 2014
I am a dog lover and enjoy reading dog stories and I thought this book would make for interesting reading……. and it probably IS fascinating reading for anyone around 8 to 10 years old. For me, it was a total waste of time. By skipping a few chapters, I managed to get to the end but for me, it wasn’t worth the effort.
The reincarnation idea is interesting. Although the story is supposed to be told from a dog’s perspective, it is obviously being narrated by an adult person. In the first part of the book, the author occasionally remembers that a dog is supposed to be speaking, and he explains something in doggie terms, but otherwise, the dog not only remembers too many convenient details from previous lives but he also understands concepts of time, seasons, colors and human feelings, that a dog would not have. This “Super Pooch” also seems to understand a lot of things, like snakes, about which he has no previous knowledge. This book is good as a fairy-tale story for youngsters, but it is simply too badly conceived and written for adult readers.