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A Dog's Life Paperback – May 28, 1996
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Top Customer Reviews
The scenarios are endless and each one more entertaining than the last. The book on tape is read by Simon Jones whose British accent enhances every sentence. A light, quick read that will lift your spirits and make you smile. Kelsana 3/30/01
On less subjective notes, Mayle's use of language is excellent and the structure of the book is very pleasing, particularly to those of us who don't mind a little anthropomorphic bits in our lives here and there. Don't fool yourself, if you are thinking this will take any extra time to read, in fact, the book just whizzes by so fast, I was certainly left wanting more when I finished. Also, if you're depressed, this book will make you smile when you don't even think you could.
Facetious and urbane, Boy recounts his numerous adventures: his humble beginnings at the "limited outlets of the maternal bosom", "mano a mano" wrangles with the cat in the garage, run-ins with French plumbers and dilettante painters, "ordeal by chicken", and finally becoming a full-fledged member of the Mayle household. We also hear his acute observations on the foibles and idiosyncrasies of everyday living with his biped "masters", as well as what he has to say about babies, cats, hygiene, poodles, crime and punishment, and "vets who insist on taking one's temperature the old fashioned way."
The humorous, quirky drawings by Edward Koren are an added bonus and really capture as well as enhance the story's flavor.
While A Dog's Life is definitely an enjoyable read, it is not to be mistaken for one of those sweet, feel-good stories with a happy ending that pulls on the reader's heartstrings.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
One of the most enjoyable reads I have had in a long time...highly recommended for light hearted and amusing reading...ENJOY!!!Published 5 months ago by Susan W.
Amazing as usual for Mayle. Couldn't put it down...soso funny!Published 9 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 9 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 10 months ago by VALERIE TOWNSEND
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 12 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 13 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 14 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 14 months ago by Schipperke mom