Mayle's novel purports to be a confessional autobiography-of the author's dog, Boy.
Copyright 1996 Reed Business Information, Inc.
Woof! Woof! After so many books by our two-legged "best friends" that try to decipher our "secret lives", it's so nice to have someone of our kind tell it like it really is. A dog's life can be very a good one indeed, especially if you are as lucky as the hero of our story to find an aimable human companion like Mayle, author of A Year in Provence (LJ 4/1/90), and Hotel Pastis (LJ 9/1/93). In this charming, if at times too cutsey, memoir, Boy, a shaggy but highly intelligent canine of mysterious lineage (we never use the politically incorrect "mutt"), recounts his humble beginnings with his 12 siblings, his abandonment by his mother and later by his unpleasant owner, and his wanderings through the Provencal countryside until he is adopted by the Mayles (an event also recounted in Toujours Provence, LJ 51/1/91). Judging from Edward Koren's drawings, what Boy lacks in devasting good looks is made up by his plucky personality. Canine lovers as well as francophiles and fans of Mayle's books will enjoy this. I give it three paws.
Wilda "Coco Chanel" Williams, "Library Journal"
Copyright 1995 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Amazing as usual for Mayle. Couldn't put it down...soso funny!Published 4 months ago by lyndall Demere
I generally have enjoyed all of what I've read by Peter Mayle, but I absolutely love this book. He so perfectly captures dog nature, at lease the nature of dogs that I've known,... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Cathy Dellinger
A DOGS LIFE IS GREAT SO HILARIOUS I COULDN'T PUT IT DOWN SIX CHEERS FOR BOY AND FOR JEANIE AND PETER WHO LOVES ANDCHERISHES THIS BIG FRIENDLY DOGGIE. Read morePublished 4 months ago by VALTOWNSEND
It would take too long to write a comprehensive review. All I can say is "GO GET IT". I just sent a copy to a friend.Published 7 months ago by Christina C. Scimeca
This is a delightful book. Parts are laugh out loud funny. I enjoyed this book immensely. If you are blue this is the book to perk you right up. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Samantha
I love this book so much I've read it three times. It's written from a dog's point of view. The dog is named Boy by his rescuers, presumably Peter Mayle (called "the other... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Raederly Denton
Funniest book on dogs ever! I am convinced a dog wrote thiw, and one with a great sense of humor. It should be a movie.Published 9 months ago by Schipperke mom
This is a 1995 book by a dog, Boy, who is born with a dozen siblings in the litter. No one chooses him from the litter so the owner dumps him in a forest in France. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Schmerguls