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Friday, January 19, 2018
A DOG'S PURPOSE by W. Bruce Cameron
Originally published in 2010.
This is the book that inspired the controversial movie (not due to content but rather due to how a scene was filmed). The book itself is not controversial, but a sentimental reincarnation story involving a dog who is looking for his purpose in this world.
The dog lives a variety of lives (a stray, a working dog, a pet) as a variety of breeds and eventually discovers his purpose. Along the way the author shows some very solid insight into dog psychology and has a lot of fun trying to guess the motivations of the simple (or maybe not so simple dog).
There are times when the story is pretty sappy, but there are times when the story is gripping and very touching. It is an easy read, but worth the time of any dog lover.
I rate this book 4 stars out of 5.
The book can be found on Amazon.com here: A Dog's Purpose by W. Bruce Cameron.