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A Big Little Life: A Memoir of a Joyful Dog

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A book by Dean Koontz

"In each little life we can see great truth and beauty, and in each little life we glimpse the way of all things in the universe."DEAN KOONTZ thought he had everything he needed. A successful novelist with more than twenty #1 New York Times bestsellers … see full wiki

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Author: Dean Koontz
Publisher: Hyperion
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A Dog Lover's Delight!

  • Aug 16, 2009
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+5
If you are a Dean Koontz fan, you already know that he is a master at writing. If you are looking for one of his weird and twisted stories, this is not the book for you.

However, Mr. Koontz has written a beautiful memoir of life with his dog. The book is not so much about his dog, Trixie, as it is the journey that he and his wife take while blessed with her in their lives. If you have ever had a pet that gets deep in your heart, you'll understand that the journey and lessons were his to learn and the dog's to teach.

Whereas "Marley & Me: Life and Love with the World's Worst Dog" is a dog story filled with love, mischievous behavior and antics, "a big little life" is a story filled with love and spirituality. Marley is a rebel, Trixie is an angel.

The things I found most interesting while reading this book are the snapshots of Mr. Koontz life that he has kept so private over the years. While writing about the life of his dog, he inevitably includes stories about himself that give us a great view into his personal life, his thoughts, his writing practices and more. And I must say, like many writers, he's a bit quirky!

"a big little life" includes no great suspense-filled moments. There are no plot twists. There are no superhuman characters. There is just Trixie and the unconditional love between a special dog and her human companions.

A well written story from the perspective of a dog lover for life.

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