Aug 03, 12
Read in May, 2012
Anyone who has ever had a pet dog he or she loves will find Susan Wilson’s “One Good Dog” a heartwarming read. The story is alternately told from the perspective of two narrators: man versus dog. The first is a third-person account by Adam March, a top executive whose life spun out of control in one rash act and he was sentenced to community service in a homeless shelter. The second is a first-person account by Chance, a scarred, beleaguered, pit bull that escaped a dog ring. Rarely does one hear and see the world from the vantage point of a dog, which makes this somewhat refreshing. Adam and Chance were haplessly thrown together and although they were unlikely companions, they became soul mates. Adam is hard to like but Chance is one sweet dog and clearly the hero of this story. “One good dog” may not be great fiction but it is a very readable, feel-good book. Bring it with you while on vacation.