One Good Dog
by Susan Wilson
Hardcover- N/A

One Good Dog is a wonderful novel: a moving, tender, and brilliantly crafted story about two fighters--one a man, one a dog--hoping to ...

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  "One Good Dog" by smundier (see profile) 02/25/11

  "Should Be Market to Young Adults or Even Children" by ebach (see profile) 09/06/11

ONE GOOD DOG by Susan Wilson is the story of Adam, a highly paid business executive who has a breakdown and loses everything as a result, including his marriage. He gets stuck with a pit bull and ends up loving it.

I admit: I'm a sucker for good animal stories. And many other dog lovers had given the book high reviews. I believed them. That's the reason I bought ONE GOOD DOG.

But I am a well read adult who appreciates truly good books and depends on truly honest reviews. None of the reviews I read bothered to mention that ONE GOOD DOG is a children's book.

It's marketed to adults, and I can't for the life of me figure out why. This is a book I may have liked when I was 12. Even then, I think, I would have noticed how predictable everything in the story is. I knew what was going to happen pages before it happened. Everything, no kidding, was predictable.

Seriously, Susan Wilson would be better off with a publisher who would market this book to younger readers.

  "A "must read" for dog lovers" by eaichinger (see profile) 01/12/12

I am a dog enthusiast and I loved this book! It's a quick read and very touching. It will tug on your heart strings. But if you are not into animals, this may not be for you.

  "One Good Dog (a difficult read)" by nbaker (see profile) 04/02/12

I usually love a good dog story. I'm a sucker for the emotional bonding that transfers between owners and their pets. "One Good Dog" is an emotional story about overcoming pain, putting life into perspective and struggling to remain victorious. I picked the book up and then put it down several times before finishing the story. The descriptive nature of the dog fighting, the aftermath of wounds and death, the total disregard for an animal's life was, at times, more than I could bear. The intertwining of the lifes of both man and beast was a beautiful tale but the underlying "fighting" history was something I had difficulty letting go of. I'm not sorry that I read the story, but don't think it is one I would recommend to others. While all ends well, it still left me uneasy, bitter at the insensitivity of others and almost angry.

  "Not your typical dog story" by FTessa (see profile) 08/14/12

Adam March is a self-made man, a high-powered executive who has lost everything after an uncharacteristic total loss of control. Chance is a 3-year-old pit bull, set to be euthanized after being captured on the streets. Happenstance brings them together, giving each a second chance for a new life. I really enjoyed this novel. Adam is in turn arrogant, angry, frustrated, and despondent, but he has the capacity to be humble and understanding. How they both learn to be (vs just act) “nice,” is the central plot. Fred Berman and Rick Adamson do a fantastic job on the audio. I really got the sense of how tightly wound and ready-to-explode Adam was.

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  "Well written" by soukup (see profile) 12/09/16

Enjoyed author's writing style from the beginning. Sweet story, but with a few twists to keep the story moving forward.

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