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Rin Tin Tin by Susan Orlean
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Jan 02, 2012

it was ok

Parts of this book were interesting: how Lee Duncan found the first Rin-Tin-Tin puppy, how Duncan was sure 'Rinty' would do well on the big screen, how so many Rin-Tin-Tin dogs were used in the movies, and even the other bits of trivia about other Hollywood movies currently running while Rin-Tin-Tins movies were being filmed. Rinty's move to TV was interesting as well, especially since those TV episodes are what I remember seeing when I was a kid (uh-oh, I'm dating myself!).

I did find much of the book a little slow and cumbersome to finish, however. I admit to scanning to the ends of some of the chapters to keep myself from putting the book down completely. I started this in March and put it down for several months.

I'm a little disappointed that so much of the book is devoted to Lee Duncan and other 'human' stories vs Rin-Tin-Tin himself. I sort of thought when I received it as a gift that there'd be more doggie stories in it!

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