The Company Of Dogs

The Company Of Dogs A lasting tribute to dogs and a necessary addition to every dog lover s library this collection features stories by such accomplished contemporary writers as Ann Beattie Ethan Morden and Pulitzer P

  • Title: The Company Of Dogs
  • Author: Michael J. Rosen
  • ISBN: 9780883659663
  • Page: 468
  • Format: Hardcover
  • A lasting tribute to dogs and a necessary addition to every dog lover s library, this collection features stories by such accomplished contemporary writers as Ann Beattie, Ethan Morden, and Pulitzer Prize winning Maxine Kumin The contributors share their love for dogs not only through their marvelous stories, but by donating their profits to agencies providing care for anA lasting tribute to dogs and a necessary addition to every dog lover s library, this collection features stories by such accomplished contemporary writers as Ann Beattie, Ethan Morden, and Pulitzer Prize winning Maxine Kumin The contributors share their love for dogs not only through their marvelous stories, but by donating their profits to agencies providing care for animals.

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    1. I was really dissapointed with this book. The stories covered a lot of death, dogs dying of old age (fine, that's expected) but then a lot of owners killing (murdering) their dogs. I don't know why I kept reading it, I kept thinking that the stories would get better.

    2. This book is the worst book of dog stories ever. Who ever picked these stories either hates dogs or knows nothing about people who love dogs. It's all stories about neurotic people and there is kind of a dog somewhere in the background or the people kill the dog and are happy about it. With all the beautiful dog stories out there why did he editor choose this garbage? DO NOT READ this if you love dogs. Awful stories.

    3. This is not the book one might think based on the title. The introduction is incredibly pompous. The stories themselves are dark and can be hard to read. They are vignettes, often about how awful people can be in relation to animals. This is not the feel-good-about-pets-in-your-life one might understandably assume.

    4. DO NOT MISTAKE THIS FOR A BOOK THAT CELEBRATES OUR RELATIONSHIP WITH DOGS ! Worst piece of writing I have ever laid eyes on. From the endlessly boring and self-aggrandizing introduction, through the disgusting and sometimes horrifying stories that absolutely do NOT celebrate dogs as companions, the only good thing I can say is that I did not have to purchase this book. It should come with a strong x-rated warning on the cover, so that someone would not hand this book to a dog loving child! Hideo [...]

    5. The book is a collection of stories, not so much about dogs themselves, but about the relationships between dogs and people. As I feared, most of the stories concern dogs aging, getting injured, and dying. There is some beautiful writing, such as the following: "And this is what I learned about the dead: It is not always their absence that haunts us. So I still hear the clink of a chain collar against a porcelain bowl, the skittering of toenails across a wooden floor, the thump and sigh of a wea [...]

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