Story Cartel sent me a copy of this book (epub format) in exchange for an honest review.
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
It’s a dog’s life, or is it?
Alf Airedale is just eight weeks old when he is torn from the only home he has ever known. Follow as Alf pulls us into his world, recounting in his diary, the exciting and sometimes terrifying world of a young puppy on his journey to dogdom. Happy with his new pack, Alf’s antics will have you laughing, as with a chuckle and a shake of your head, you are compelled to read on.
Watch Alf mature from a cute fur ball to a handsome dog, and along the way, learn about love and kindness, pain and terror, joy and despair, meeting each new adventure with courage and determination.
Each creature inhabits a world different and separate from ours, but as Alf faces each day we see through his eyes that perhaps we are not so different after all, so talk to your dog and believe. You will see him in a different light. After all anything is possible.
In her new release, a captivating story of a young dog, P.J. Erickson pulls us, young and old alike, into another reality where we find ourselves reluctant to leave.
Genre: Fiction, dogs
A journal? Airedales don’t write journals. Well, of course they don’t. I dictated it. Voice to text software has come a long way. Now it can translate any language, taking us into uncharted areas, like my mind. See, all things are possible. So read on, I have lots to say. Hmm, where to start? Well, the beginning might be a good place.
The book introduces you to its protagonist Alf, a charming Airedale puppy. He describes his first year. I will not tell you more about the story than shown in the Goodreads plot description. This would spoil the fun of reading this book yourself.
With Diary of an Airedale, P. J. Erickson has created a good insight in a puppy’s world. Diary of an Airedale is a very entertaining work of fiction, comprises facts about a dog’s perception of things. I had a good time reading, Alf and his pack – Anna and Harry – are very well described; it is easy to imagine them and their respective reaction to the events. Diary of an Airedale is a book not only for dog lovers. If you like and respect animals, if you want to experience the world according to a puppy, or if you just want an entertaining read – this is a book for you. I am looking forward to the upcoming volumes.
This is a book to read again.
About the author
P.J. Erickson is owned by her third Airedale, two-year-old Jake. In between adventures with him and transcribing Alf’s dictation for his diary, she enjoys life in the Sunshine State. She loves chocolate, hates housework and sailing and is driven to write. She is a member of the National Writers Association.
Connect with the Author:
Please take a look at my statement on reading in My train of thoughts on …reading. Now I am asking you. 🙂
My questions for you bibliophiles:
What about you? What did you think about Diary of an Airedale? Or – if you did not yet read Diary of an Airedale – are you now interested in reading it yourself?
My question for you cinephiles:
If Diary of an Airedale was filmed – who should direct it, who could you imagine as actors?
I am looking forward to reading your comments. 🙂