A Dog's Purpose (A Dog's Purpose #1)
This is the remarkable story of one endearing dog’s search for his purpose over the course of several lives. More than just another charming dog story, A Dog’s Purpose touches on the universal quest for an answer to life's most basic question: Why are we here?
Surprised to find himself reborn as a rambunctious golden-haired puppy after a tragically short life as a stray
Cameron has written a unique book, I could not put it down and in the space of the five hours it took me to read it I laughed, I NEARLY cried and I considered my own interactions with my own dog and, I suppose, how I will interact with dogs in the future.
The book and plot focuses on 'Tob...more
This book was one of the top five "Best Fiction" in the 2010 Goodreads Awards! It came in at number 4, beating out Jonathon Franzen's Freedom, which got a lot of hype. I'm so psyched that so many people agreed with me that this book was the best novel of 2010!
UPDATE TO MY REVIEW BELOW! I JUST FOUND OUT ON FACEBOOK THAT THIS BOOK IS NOMINATED FOR THE GOODREADS CHOICE AWARD OF 2010!!!! I hope all the people here who have loved it as much as I did will vote and it wins!
I got an...more
And I just want to say to Toby, Bailey, Ellie & Buddy – Good Dog!
Nunca um livro me transmitiu tão bem a lealdade, sentido de amizade,compromisso, e amor sem reservas de um cão por um homem, como «Teu Para Sempre».
Confesso que tinha imenso receio desta leitura devido à minha ultra-sensibilidade relativamente aos animais. Comecei a ler, devagarinho, apreensiva, com a intuição de que a(s) vida(s) deste não não ia(m) ser das mais felizes…tudo isso resultou em alguma ansiedade, instabilidade na leitura e nervos sempre...more
I usually try not to look too much at the synopsis of a book before reading it because I like not knowing what to expect so when Toby was reincarnated into Bailey, I was pretty s...more
This is book is without equal, considering
all of the components. Among the top five I've
ever read in my whole life, and I've read maybe a thousand or more!
I am a true dog lover and a true believer in humanity, which this book personifies.
Our world of today seems to be extolling a total lack of empathy, let alone, respect for others. It appears to be particularly aimed at our young people. This infusion of hate does not seem to be in our best interest...just turn on any local news station any n...more
This book is beautiful. It is so very different from any dog book I have ever read. I wanted to finish it before I brought my new rescue dog home and I did. I hope it helps me with his transition.
I loved this book..........I will re-read it again for sure.
Half a box of tissues later, I can report that this is a great book for you if you are looking for a good cry. It's a great book for anyone who loves dogs and yearns to know, or even im...more
I found that I only cried at the end. For the most part, I found that Cameron painted a story that was more hopeful than depressing, and more about life rather than loss.
Through a series of lives we follow a dog as he learns what his purpose is through his experiences. The book weaves a sto...more
While cute and mildly entertaining, this novel is, at best, an easy-to-read, mediocre tale about this dog's lives, and his favorite owner. I just don't get the hype over it. Editorial reviews call this a tear-jerker. It tried, but failed to really pull at my heartstrings, and I am a...more
I sincerely apologize to the library I requested this book from. There are a few pages with tear stains. It didn’t help that the story which produced the sobs I tried valiantly to hide, so as not to wake my family, focused on a loveable golden retriever named Bailey. We have two loveable golden retrievers, so you can see why this hit a little close to home!
W. Bruce Cameron’s book about the multiple lives of one dog is sheer brilliance! Toby, a mutt born to a feral mother, is rescued by a kind l...more
What went wrong: I think the author flailed, sometimes badly, at writing from the perspective of a dog. At times the dog had the insights of a genius, and in the next page, had no understanding of the simplest concepts. I felt the author kept trying to find ways to 'explai...more
Narrated by George K. Wilson
We listened to this book on our recent road trip. It was suited to both ends of our age spectrum. :)
Told from the dog's perspective, this book is the story of Baily's purpose. Reincarnated several times (always as a dog), sometimes after a tragically short life, sometimes after long and satisfying ones, he began to wonder why he kept being reborn. The end of the story brings him to the answer he was seeking.
He learns how to be "a good dog" a...more
The reason I picked up this book was because I was hoping this would make me smile. You see, I find it difficult these days, with stress and drama, to find a reason to smile, especially since fairly recently one of my best friends, who had been with me since I was a baby, died (my dearest dog). I was also hoping I wo...more
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What’s not to love about an animal who will sit in your living room all day long, waiting for you to get home, and even if you need to work late and then stop for a stress-relieving beverage on your way home, when you unlock that front door, is absolutely overjoyed to see you? How could yo...more