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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 07-05-2008, 10:35 PM Thread Starter
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just bought and on about page 20.Seems to be a fiction book not specifically about GSD but about dog communication/breeding for focus and maybe a book for all us GSD lovers. Will foolow up as I read.Anyone out there read it?
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So have you finished it? Don't give anything away, except did you enjoy the book - I will be reading it later this week.

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Long book-haven't finished it yet but LOVE it-look at cover dog breed unspecified but cover sure looks like GSD and if you read book with the idea that the dog in the story is your dog OH MY great !!!Love the parts written from Almondine (dog)point of view
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Re: sawtelle-OUTSTANDING

Halfway through-have to admit for the first time in a long time I am going back to reread sections-and just DO NOT want book to end.If you love dogs you need to read this book-it is not about people but looking at it and thinking it isw about the whole dog/human relationship and even better kinda talks about dogs responses NOT controlled/affected by people!BUY IT!!!
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Just finished this book and I must say it was the BEST book I have read in a very long time. I did not want it to end. Very rarely do I ever read a book twice but this one is the exception. Thanks for the recommendation, I will be passing this one on to a couple of dog loving friends for sure.
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Any GSD lover or any dog lover please read this book-many things make you rethink what a dog/human relationship COULD BE!!
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I'm about a third of the way through it. I can't decide if I want to hurry and read it all or never have it end.

Wonderful book - thanks for recommending it!

Difficult to believe this is the author's first book.

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Forgot to come back and post about Edgar Sawtelle. That was one amazing book and had some interesting insights into both dogs and humans. I will definitely read it again down the road.

The OP also recommended Racing in the Rain - I have to say, this one really got to me. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and the way it celebrated Enzo's life, as told by him.

I passed this book on to my mom. My stepfather died just 6 months ago, so I gave her an idea of the story, so she would be prepared.

Racing in the Rain is a good reminder to find joy in the everyday life and be the best we can be. I hope Enzo now has his opposable thumbs.

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Oprah just chose this book for her book club pick. She said that "this book is right up there with the greatest American novels ever written".
I have it reserved at my local library, can't wait to read it...

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I read it last summer and loved it. I am an avid reader, always with a book, and this is one of the best books I have ever read. Top 20, easily.
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