The Little Dog: A story of good and evil, and retribution. (A Red Grouse Tale) Kindle Edition
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Top Customer Reviews
Thankfully - I didn't because now that I have read it all, it certain is well worth continuing.
I also felt in the beginning that this was a man's tale, and narrated in the way of male description.
I wanted Bill to insist on Blackman stopping the truck on way home to take the little dog with them. However, almost by the end of the terrifying events, I was glad, for Bill's life, he hadn't.
I didn't like Blackman, and saw him as a vile mouthed bully.
This story gives way - to much thought. And I know I will be mulling it over for a long time.
And I certainly won't forget it! Which means it was GOOD!
What we sow on earth, we reap at the end of our life, and that may not be a long one.
Are people born evil? Some are. Some are the devils spawn.
Don't let this story pass you by - it is well written and the descriptions marvellous.
I absolutely love the way this was written, and I mean that in the entirety of this novella. I almost felt like I was there listening to a story at a local pub or home. It really felt very much like how someone would tell a story - and after all that is how this novella comes about. Bill was a character that I could tangibly feel when I was reading, I could see him both when he was in the present telling this story, and when he was telling the story of himself when he was younger.
The message in this story is both simple to understand, and yet has on the very ending of this novel a bigger question that some of still struggle to both ask, and to answer. As such it leaves you pondering for awhile longer - something you may not think you'd be doing for a shorter length novella.
There were some moments, albeit minor ones, in which I felt that there were 'flickers' of the story feeling less like it was being told, and more like it was an author writing a story. This was so minor, and only in a few small portions, and thus it didn't disrupt the overall feeling of the novella itself.
The end of the novel was wonderful, and yet I felt like it would've been wonderful to have the closure be a continuation of the conversation that initiated Bill's story. In other words, this ties into the point I made above, wherein The Little Dog felt sometimes more like an author's story instead of a conversation. If the ending had somehow tied into it the initial conversation, it would've helped the flow of the 'old tavern talk' that we're given in the beginning.
Overall I really loved everything about this story. It really brought me into a deeper state of thinking, and it actually reminded me of conversations I have had with fellow peers at one time or other. I really recommend this story to those who want to hear a story of good and evil, and a reconnection with what some call faith.
My overall rating is a 4.75 out of 5.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
It took a while to get into the story, the beginning is slow.Read more
One of a series of stories, based on the tales the author and friends used to tell each other in the pub.Read more
It brought to mind a very late evening I spent at a pub in Todmorden many years ago.Read more
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