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A Big Little Life by Dean Koontz
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Sep 13, 09

bookshelves: memoir, pets-animals, non-fiction
Read in September, 2009

Okay, so dog stories tend to have a tender place in my heart... Great, funny writing by Dean Koontz, with strong expressions of emotion, from excitement, fear and lots of joy.

Note, this book proves that a dogs memoir doesn't have to show the dog as a psychotic, misbehaving troublemaker to be a page-turner aka Marley & Me.
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Dean Koontz
“No matter how close we are to another person, few human relationships are as free from strife, disagreement, and frustration as is the relationship you have with a good dog. Few human beings give of themselves to another as a dog gives of itself. I also suspect that we cherish dogs because their unblemished souls make us wish - consciously or unconsciously - that we were as innocent as they are, and make us yearn for a place where innocence is universal and where the meanness, the betrayals, and the cruelties of this world are unknown.”
Dean Koontz, A Big Little Life: A Memoir of a Joyful Dog


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