Tuesday, April 18, 2017

A heart tugging tale: A Dog's Purpose

Ah! what a lovely book it is. A Dog's Purpose is the story of a dog who keeps taking birth again and again and is unable to understand that even after being around a boy through his growing up years and after being a police dog who helped find and save lives, why is he born over and over again. What could be the purpose of his existence? While he grapples with the question, the dog, over a few lives learns various skills which help him actually realise his purpose.

He goes through a range of emotions, meets nice people, is born in the home of an indifferent  Colnoel and bumps into some not-so-nice people. The book is written in first person and that makes it an all the more interesting read. His life isn't monotonous at all, especially as the police dog and the author communicates all this very well via the dog. He can do all the things that dogs are known to do but if you are not much of a dog person then this is an eye opener into how much the dogs as animals can perceive. No doubt they have been known as man's best friends.

The ending had me in tears while all through the book I went through a gamut of emotions and I found the book hard to put down, so the book is a definite recommendation from me.

Book: A Dog's Purpose

Author: W. Bruce Cameron

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

Pages: 319

Price: rs. 399

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