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Beautiful, uplifting and heartbreaking,
This review is from: A Big Little Life (Paperback)
I knew before I even started reading this that this book would have me in tears by the end of it. Dean Koontz writes with such passion, humour and emotion, especially when writing about his late dog, Trixie, that I knew it would be a heartbreaking read. And I wasn't wrong. Starting with a brief biography of Dean, his wife and their living arrangements, and then in to the time when they adopted Trixie and how their lives changed for the better afterwards, this is as funny, enchanting and tear-jerking as anything you could read. Not only was I in tears at the point where I KNEW I would be in tears, there were at least 3 other places as well. But it's not soppy, sentimental hogwash; it's wonderfully written, so full of life and joy, that by the end of it you just want to go out and get yourself a dog so you can experience even half of what the Koontz's experienced through Trixie.