- File Size: 3077 KB
- Print Length: 338 pages
- Publisher: Atria Books; Reprint edition (November 1, 2011)
- Publication Date: November 1, 2011
- Sold by: Simon and Schuster Digital Sales Inc
- Language: English
- ASIN: B004U7G76U
- Text-to-Speech: Not enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Not Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #438,792 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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I think there's plenty to enjoy about this book on the surface. Nelson's adventures are funny, sad, scary, romantic - all the stuff of life. But this book achieves what all great art strives for; it works on different levels. At the end I found myself in tears and I don't cry very easily.
Roam is an engaging whimsical tale of lost love told mostly from the ultra loyal childlike canine perspective of charming Nelson. The hero is placed in several perilous situations, but his obsessive quest keeps him going. With seven songs (on the internet) enhancing Nelson's search, readers will never listen to Here Comes the Sun the same way again as we root for the determined dog to reunite with his lost Great Love.
Like a cat with nine lives, our canine hero Nelson finds himself in one surprising and perilous situation after another, and has the wherewithal to survive and keep on going. And people who are familiar with the sad realities of the world of homeless pets and animal rescue will recognize and empathize with the plights Nelson gets himself into (while also recognizing that, unlike Nelson, so many other loveable animals are not lucky enough to escape these situations and live to see better days).
Nelson's story is suspenseful, adventurous, frightening, thrilling, heartbreaking, and ultimately fulfilling. The novel's suspense kept me engaged to the point that I found myself thinking about the book during my workday and looking forward to getting back home to read more. Normally an early bird, I ended up reading deep into the night without even realizing it, and finished the book all too quickly because I just couldn't resist reading on.
I also have to give special praise to Mr. Lazar's wonderful music which he composed especially to accompany this book. The pieces are delightful. They are brief (about a minute and a half each) pieces of mostly classical piano with a modern twist. "The Smell of Grass" in particular really evokes images of a puppy playing in a verdant landscape. "The Great Love," "Home," and "The Immense Magical Powers of Dogs" were favorites, too.Read more ›
This is the greatest dog book of all about a dog named Nelson.
I laughed out loud and I cried.
I tried to read the book to my wife and did it all over again, even though I knew what was happening.
It has a good ending.
I strongly recommend it.
Oh, did I mention I have bought 7 copies so far?
I keep giving them away.
writing on feelings of the dog and the owner. It certainly in my opion, a turning page, I could hardly put
it down, the writer really gets your emotions going I felt I lived the experience. My dog loves the open
gate and will run till her heart has enough, but if she my dog knows the heartaches we feel and her own dangerous findings. She would curl up and stay beside me. It is a cruel world out there. I just loved the book.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
5 stars because it's well-written & well-read (the mp3 version). That being said, it also depressed me. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
I couldn't help but fall in love with Nelson, a courageous, hopeful, and loyal dog. Hug your dog tightly friends!Published on June 8, 2014 by Amazon Customer
I loved this book alot. The story kept going at a nice pace and you just didn't want to put it down until it was done.Published on September 19, 2013 by Linda H.
I read this book from the area library a couple of years ago and really loved it. I told so many people about it, that I noticed it was available for the Kindle and so ordered it. Read morePublished on May 30, 2013 by Thomas Todd
My wife and I read this book from the library and considered a good book as a birthday gift for our grandson in the 5th grade. Read morePublished on March 11, 2013 by ColoradoCowboy
I bought this book to give as a gift & was pleased that it looked so nice. The young man that received the book was thrilled.Published on March 6, 2013 by Karen L. Davis
Not a bad story line, as story lines go. But written totally without art. I haven't heard the songs included at various points in the book, but the author should stay with his... Read morePublished on January 5, 2013 by J. Powers
Being a dog lover, I love books like Marley and Me and A Dogs Purpose so I was super excited to get my hands on this one. Read morePublished on December 14, 2012 by J. C. Goldenberg
This is one of the most touching & loving books I have ever read and I have read thousands of books. Read morePublished on November 17, 2012 by Cat
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