- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 642 KB
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Linda Stubbs; first edition (4 July 2009)
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B002G1ZXRG
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Average Customer Review: 2 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #763,485 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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I Am The Codyman Kindle Edition
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a Canadian author and an uninviting layout with small type. However, once I picked up this book, I got hooked!
When Cody's "mom" died, Cody inherited the magnificent suite at a luxury hotel where he had been living for many years. The author creates a legal scenario that, while not likely, is certainly plausible. Cody will remain in the suite, paying the going rate from his trust fund. Each night the hotel will try to find him a roommate (Cody hates to be alone) who will get free occupancy of the suite on condition of sharing with the dog. The General Manager is reluctant, but money -- and the threat of the money moving to another hotel -- convinces everyone to accept this unusual arrangement.
Cody can understand conversation around him, as well as speech of dogs and cats he encounters. His loveable personality encourages guests to talk to him. Cody learns a lot about the guests and they, in turn, find their lives changing after a night in the suite. Cody sometimes helps the situation along. He listens but he can't talk and never steps outside the physical limitations of the canine species. Only one guest seems able to hear Cody and carry on a real conversation, but the others feel Cody's love and are inspired.
It's a feel-good story, no doubt about it, on the order of Miracle at St Cecilia's. We learn what the dog thinks, as we do in the Midnight Louie series (Carol Nelson Douglas) or the Mrs. Murphy series (Rita Mae Brown). Cody reaches out to those who are homeless and orphaned. There's only one villain or threat to Cody and the evil stays hidden, like the backstairs region of the hotel itself.
This author, Linda Stubbs, can write. Either she had a good editor or she's a natural. I didn't find myself mentally crossing out excess lines. Her dialogue is flawless. She creates a "voice" for
the dog that is uniquely his and she captures the different personalities that move around him. And she keeps the emotional suspense up throughout the book: we have romantic liaisons and we can't help wondering what will happen to those we meet.
If this edition had been packaged with more elegance, we would be reading it at the browsing tables of leading bookstores. It's not for everyone. But if you have someone on your gift list who's an absolute fanatic about dogs, someone who has to be reminded, "He's only a dog!" I recommend this book. I should know.
author of BOOMERANG - A MIRACLE TRILOGY
(The tale of a remarkable Boston Terrier)
taking such a long time to finish her book. unlike
most others who start a book which is so good that they
hate to put it down,well with me,i have great difficulty
in finishing a real good book. the codyman was one of
these.this accounts for the amount of time it took
me to present my review.
each chapter had something which tugged at my heart
and brought both laughter and tears.cody eventually
became a 4 legged human to me and the kind deeds to the
troubled and less fortunate people made me think of how
most of us slide through life championing our own causes.
also, i must admit i thoroughly enjoyed the codyman's
sarcastic wit and must commend the author for maintaining
that snap to cody's dialogue.i look forward to the next
publication from linda,but must insist she buy the
kleenex tissue for the wimps in the crowd.
sandy (ex-navy deepsea diver & tugboat captain)
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