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A Dog's Purpose by W. Bruce Cameron
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Nov 15, 2016

really liked it
bookshelves: canine-psychology

My husband told me I was asking for it, picking this up to listen to on my commute. He was right that it did make me cry a few times, but it was worth it! This has a few national-bestseller-y paint-by-numbers developments and pop philosophizing moments, but it's got good characters, and none more so than the one it's easiest to call Bailey.

Bailey (except for one narrative leap of intuition at the end) thinks in dog form, all the time. Causality escapes him, especially with humans and their tendencies to say things, ask questions, or give commands the dog simply lacks the capacity to puzzle out. The story aside, the way Cameron handled this was a consistent amusement to me.

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Reading Progress

July 9, 2011 – Shelved
October 27, 2016 – Started Reading
October 27, 2016 – Shelved as: to-read
November 15, 2016 – Finished Reading
November 24, 2016 – Shelved as: canine-psychology

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