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Waiting for Doggo

3.58  ·  Rating details ·  996 ratings  ·  208 reviews
No-one ever called Dan a pushover. But then no-one ever called him fast-track either. He likes driving slowly, playing Sudoku on his iPhone, swapping one scruffy jumper for another. He's been with Clara for four years and he's been perfectly happy; but now she's left him, leaving nothing but a long letter filled with incriminations and a small, white, almost hairless dog, ...more
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Published November 20th 2014 by Headline Review
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Maria Espadinha
Sep 12, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Não há duvida que os cães são as doces musas da literatura!
O seu carinho, simplicidade e alegria de viver inspiram estórias ternurentas que nos plantam um sorriso na alma.

Esta é mais uma "estória de amor" entre cão e dono , colorida com todas as manifestações da energia positiva gerada nesse relacionamento ...

"Uma lufada de ar fresco" será talvez a metáfora que mais jus lhe fará :)
Alienor ✘ French Frowner ✘
I can't be the only one who thought that somehow, it would be a retelling of Waiting for Godot. Nope. Not at all. Oops.
Una historia divertida y fácil de leer, perfecta si estás buscando una lectura ligera y fresca sin grandes pretensiones.

Aunque pueda parecer lo contrario, la historia no gira en torno a Doggo, el perro, sino a su dueño, Daniel, al que en apenas 300 páginas le cambia radicalmente la vida. No es una historia que te sorprenda, es el tipo de historia que sabes que va a tener un final feliz, pero bueno yo aprecio los libros que hacen que disfrute leyéndolos, y este es uno de ellos.

Además, Doggo me r
Zoe Hall
Jan 13, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 4-stars
I lapped (see what I did there?) this book up in one whole day. Gorgeously written and a well rounded narrative. A fantastic read especially when you’re looking for something to warm your heart and snuggle up to drink tea with. Unique, witty and life-affirming. I love this book!
Nov 19, 2014 rated it it was ok
This book has caused me something of a problem to review. I really enjoyed it, but at the same time it’s not very good. And it’s difficult to give a bad review to a book that is just so nice.

Waiting for Doggo is a story about a man who has just been dumped by his girlfriend, and is left to look after her recently adopted and very ugly dog. In the course of the novel, Mark lands his dream job, meets a new girl, deals with some family issues and generally starts his life over with the help of Dogg
Sep 14, 2014 rated it it was amazing

This book is amazing. There wasn't a single thing that I didn't like about it. Not one single thing. It's perfection. Waiting for Doggo is a book that's dominated social media these past few months and I can completely understand why. It's flawless, it's endearing, it plays on your heart strings, it warms your soul and if you weren't a dog lover prior to reading this, you're guaranteed to be by the end. This is a case of knowing that you should wait a little while longer before publ
Margaret Madden
Nov 19, 2014 rated it really liked it
Thanks to for the review copy of this title.....

Daniel is the recipient of a goodbye note from his girlfriend of four years, Clara. Not only has she dumped him, without warning, but she has also left her rescue dog, Doggo, behind. Daniel and Doggo are by no means best mates. Actually, they are pretty much ignoring each other. Doggo is a mutt, described by many as one of the ugliest dogs they have ever seen. Daniel is, however, glad of the company, as the departure of Clara means m
Feb 26, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Me está costando escribir el review de este libro, ya llevo tres borrardores. Supongo que es porque mientras más escribo más bajo la puntuación.


He vuelto a ser engañada por un título ingenioso y una bonita portada, con un lindo perrito en ella. Me esperaba que el libro fuese una ligera comedia acerca de un perro, desgraciadamente no es así. Sí, Doggo, el perro, aparece en libro con frecuencia. Pero no es él protagonista sino Dan, un joven atractivo y recientemente soltero que trabaja en publici
Dec 28, 2014 rated it it was ok
This is one of those books that I had heard masses about on twitter. I am always interested in a light fun quirky read. A comedy about a dog sounded just my cup of tea.

Unfortunately this was not really about a dog and we don't even get the dog's perspective on things. Shocking, I know!

The story is about a rather obnoxious advertising executive who lives in London and is dumped by his girlfriend. I couldn't warm to Dan at all and his ex-girlfriend was equally irritating. He is the sort of man th
Sarah Churchill
Jun 20, 2014 rated it liked it
A fun, easy and enjoyable read about a guy called Dan and his dog Doggo, which he's reluctantly lumbered with after his girlfriend runs away to New Zealand (without telling him).

It has a rom-com feel about it, which isn't my usual bag, but nevertheless I enjoyed it. I think it has to do with the other aspect of Dan's life - his work in an ad agency. The thing is, I've been in creative departments like that, with the pool table 'because it helps with creativity, boss' and not-so-healthy rivalrie
Book Addict Shaun
Nov 19, 2014 rated it really liked it
Headline have had some fantastic publicity campaigns this year and one of the best has been for Waiting for Doggo. This book has been all over Twitter for months, everyone is talking about it and Doggo even has his own account! I was very excited then when I was one of the lucky few to receive a limited edition bookbridgr proof copy and I couldn't wait to read it. It's only a short read which didn't take me too long to read which is a shame because I could have read about Doggo for much longer.

Siempre tengo que hacerme con cualquier libro cuya trama gire entorno a la amistad que puede unir a cualquier protagonista con algún animal de compañía.

En Esperando a Doggo me he encontrado con una historia que abarca muchos aspectos, amor, amistad, trabajo, familia... con lo que ha ocasionado que la relación entre perro y dueño no sea lo más importante y haya quedado relegada a un segundo plano.
No recae en Doggo el peso de toda la historia, pero sí que forma parte constante de ella, siendo un
Aritalectora empedernida
Sep 27, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: leídos
De lectura rápida preciosa historia
Aug 30, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: shelved
Wel vermakelijk, maar niet heel bijzonder en alléén binnen 1 dag uit omdat ik ziek thuis zat...
Anna Björklund
Jun 27, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2017, feel-good
Dans tjej har stuckit efter fyra år med ett anklagande brev och en hund. Han tänker skaffa ett nytt hem till Doggo, hunden snabbt men det är inte så enkelt och ju mer han och Doggo bli vänner desto mer fäst vid honom blir han.

Det är en mysig bok, som har den där sköna svarta humorn, kvick och med flyt. Den får betyget 3 av 5 för den lämnar inget större avtryck men är trevlig underhållning.
May 01, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

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Sequel please.

Waiting for Doggo is one of those books I’ve never stopped hearing good things about – so I was looking forward to meeting Doggo myself and seeing what all the fuss was about. Unlike what I had been expecting, the story focuses more on the life of Doggo’s owner, Daniel, rather than Doggo himself but that wasn’t a bad thing for me, I enjoyed seeing Daniel’s character grow and his feelings on the scruffy, unattractive dog he ha
Maya Panika
Oct 27, 2014 rated it it was ok
I was fooled. Lured in by the witty title and the oh-so cute picture of a wee doggie on the cover, I foolishly imagined Waiting For Doggo was going to be a comedy - about a dog, but it was neither. The dog is there, of course, but he is not the heart and soul of this story. Alas, Doggo is a mere device on which to hang yet another ghastly story of smug London professionals living in 'not quite Notting Hill', and their dreary relationships (with his ex's sister. Such class), restaurant dates and ...more
Michaela V.
Jan 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
"Oprie sa dlaňami o stehná a zvíta sa aj s Pesom. 'A ty, malý kamarát, si ešte škaredší, než som si ťa predstavoval.'"
Peso nie je len taký hocijaký pes. Je to milovník Jennifer Anistonovej, kancelársky poslíček, má výbornú pamäť na mená, a hlavne pozná svoju cenu. Aby toho všetkého nebolo dosť, má aj svoj vlastný profil na twitteri, ktorý pravidelne aktualizuje. Ešte stále nepreskočila tá dôležitá iskra ako pri láske na prvý pohľad? V tom prípade si nutne musíte prečítať tento vtipný román od b
Jo Hughes
Aug 26, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I would like to thank Headline and Frances Gough for sending me a copy of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review.

At the beginning of the book we read a letter from Clara to Dan, explaining that she is leaving him and  the reasons why, this wouldn’t be much of a problem but Clara had got a dog (Doggo) from Battersea Dog and Cat Home a couple of weeks previous.  Dan and Doggo don’t get on with each other.  

I fell in love with Doggo from page one, yes he is small, white and almost hairl
Karen Mace
Aug 26, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: e-books, netgalley
I received a copy of this via NetGalley in return for a fair and honest review

This is how i like my books!! Utterly charming and at times laugh out loud funny. It also importantly shows how the bond between a man and an unwanted, ugly dog grows through the time they spend together.

It starts with Dan reading a letter from Clara who has moved out as she tries to explain why, but badly, and she leaves behind Doggo who they rescued from Battersea Dogs Home only 3 weeks previous - all her idea! So wh
Nov 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Publication date: 20th November 2014

ISBN: 9781472218353

Publisher: Headline

Source: Publisher, Bookbridgr, Netgalley

Score: 5/5


No-one ever called Dan a pushover. But then no-one ever called him fast-teach either. He likes driving slowly, playing sudoko on his iPhone, swapping one scruffy jumper for another. He's been with Clara for four years and he's been perfectly happy; but now she's left him, leaving nothing but a long letter full of incriminations and a small, white, almost hairless d
Oct 11, 2014 rated it really liked it
I attracted quite a few withering looks in the dentist's waiting room yesterday as I buried my nose in the adventures of Doggo and his man, Dan - apparently there are some places where it's just not done to laugh out loud.

All Dan has left of Clare, his girlfriend of four years, is a letter telling him she's leaving – and Doggo, a mutt she rescued from well known dogs' home in Battersea. He's short, stumpy and ugly and, at first, seems to have no redeeming qualities at all – Doggo, that is, not D
This is a pretty bland excuse for a story. It's dull and pointless and goes so out of its way to use the dog as a symbol that it just ends up trying too hard. It's all over the place and there's a lot of elements that are thrown in seemingly to add layers but fall short of achieving any serious depth. The protagonist is unlikable, and you never actually learn much about him, and his relationship with Doggo changes without evidence of growth. It's simplistic, but tries too hard to pretend that it ...more
Feb 06, 2015 rated it really liked it
'One man, one dog, one big love'
What a charming book from Mark Mills. Dan is the reluctant dog owner of 'Doggo' whom was far from being the most attractive pooch on the block. Small, white and hairless , we soon find out that for what he lacks in good looks he has scored big in personality and intelligence. Dan embarks on a new chapter of his life in which he is suddenly single and a reluctant parent of his ex-partners dog. A really delightful tale of the bond they form and the other life challe
Feb 20, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Hodnocení: 3,5/5.

Můj Pes Doggo potěší všechny čtenáře, co hledají oddychovou, chytrou a vtipnou knihu na víkend. A dvojnásob potěší všechny, kdo doma mají čtyřnohého nejlepšího přítele člověka.

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Oct 04, 2016 rated it really liked it
enjoyed this book on a single guy with an ugly dog after his girlfriend had left him and his rebuild through the dog doggo and has a hint of chick lit though but liked the role doggo played though in the plot
Aline Ramos
Dec 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Adorei! Narrativa bem humorada, um leve drama, uma estoria muito gostosa! O Doggo é demais! Só não favoritei, porque nao curti o final. Será que vai ter uma continuação? Queria que tivesse muito mais, acabou rapido!
Roy McDine
Jul 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved it - the characters and storyline is heartwarming and fun.
Ai Miller
This book was okayish? It read quickly, certainly. It just struck this weird chord where I think it was supposed to mirror the main character's arc but came off kind of weird. Like even when he "changed" it still felt kind of smarmy? And the ending felt... idk, not cheap, just not satisfactory wholly. I rolled my eyes at the revelation moment, and I'm not that cynical of a person. It didn't help that some of the things the narrator had to say (especially around mental health in the first 20 page ...more
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