Book Review: Downward Dog: Very Serious Haiku from a Very Serious Dog

Title: Downward Dog: Very Serious Haiku from a Very Serious Dog
Author: Samm Hodges, Phinheas Hodges, Illustrated by Idil Gozde
Release: May 16th 2017

Description: A book of haiku and illustrations from the mind of Martin, the talking, angst-ridden, introspective dog from the ABC TV series, Downward Dog.

Review: 5 out of 5 Stars

This was a sweet little book, a collection of Hiakus and drawings in the point of view of Martin the dog. Some of them were quite sad, quite deep and a lot relatable. Are there are some great sketches that accompany some of the poems.

Its definitely a book you could enjoy even if you’ve not seen the series before.

I received an advance copy from NetGalley for an honest review

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Book Review: The Power of Dog by Andrew G. Marshall

Title: The Power of Dog
Author: Andrew G. Marshall
Release: July 12th 2018

Description: On the eve of the millennium, the life of therapist and best-selling self-help author Andrew Marshall was in a dark place. Despite trying three different therapists, had not shifted the grief from the death of his much-loved partner. His career as a journalist had reached a dead end. He was struggling with low-level depression and his polite but distant relationship with his mother had left them both tip-toeing around each other.

His solution? To get Flash, a collie cross puppy – perhaps not the best choice for someone who’d never owned a dog, or even lived with one, before. In this funny and moving memoir, Marshall chronicles not only the ups and downs of training an excitable puppy but how slowly but surely, Flash taught Marshall to laugh again and helped to heal old wounds.


Review: 4 out of 5 Stars

The sweet story of Andrew and his first dog Flash – told in diary entry style – and what it was like for a man in his 40s owning his first puppy after the death of his partner Thom. As always, I love these kind of novels. It was heart warming and I loved reading about their journey together.

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