Eone who has lived with dogs my whole life I didn t believe anything this book conveyed in its themesmessages For dogs love us unconditionally It s a FACT I t believe anything this book conveyed in its themesmessages For dogs love us unconditionally It s a FACT I the wild dogs thinking this way but not all dogs They all have real dog names while they perceive the names we give them are stupid
and fake andIt really made me feel almost guilty in a sense A dog book is not meant to make me fake andIt really made me feel almost guilty in a sense A dog book is not meant to make me bad we own and care for them That s just how I saw itIt reminds me how vastly superior Black Beauty handled the themes of animal cruelty so well while this handled it wrong The humans were actual characters you understood through Black Beauty s eyes even those that were cruel had dimension to them This felt like a cartoon and not even a good one And don t get me started on its exaggerated animal right activist s portrayal of how evil greyhound racing is which is a whole other can of worms because it s nothing like how terrible groups like PETA and Grey2K perpetuate in their manipulative propaganda I support reputable dog racing I now it is just a book so
It Is Welcome To is welcome to crazy liberties but I hope honest research was committed and the author just wanted to go wild with rumors and play around with it to make a compelling story I can forgive it if that is the case which I doubt I really feel like this sort of inaccurate extremely vile portrayals of the sport whether accidental or intentional does damage than good as it contributes to the lies that eep being perpetuated by PETA Grey2K and HSUS But then again this was written in Ireland so those animal cruelty laws might be very lax compared to what we have in the USFor a book that was written by a dog owner it came across the very opposite I merely ept reading out of obligation to finish it not because I cared for its characters or its story I might finish it at some point in time but for now I ll end this with my final verdictAside from the interesting idea of dog spirits living on in the wind there was nothing else to write home about I ll at least give it something It was slightly bearable to read than the garbage that was One for Sorrow Two for Joy this actually read like a book albeit a poorly written one Overall it s just a very mediocre book I wouldn t recommend it to sighthound or dog lovers in general Or maybe check it out if you like I m sure you ll like it than I did I ve read many of these type of books in recent years that is realistic animal fiction depicting an animal and their view of our world There s been numerous dog books in that mix too although this one definitely makes it mark in terms of showing cruelty and death and not just for the dogs I did wonder and probably nocked it down a star for the adding of the character Jodi a woman who can listen to and talk back to dogs If only it were that simple It took the plot in places I didn t really want it to go and made the story seem a little unbelievable for that fact aloneThis one isn t for ids despite the fact it s about dogs There is a lot of violence depicted so I d rate it somewhere in the mature teen category Most of my immunity to animal violence in books was built from reading Watership Down and the Plague Dogs as a child but not all will appreciate it here I liked the brutal reality however and thought it added to the booksAn interesting one that s for sure A bit hard to come by too I had to special order it in Four star. To be two choices live the comfortable life of a pet and sacrifice freedom; or live the life of a free dog glorious but also dangerous because every man will turn his hand against you. ,
This is a hard book to rate The dog MYTHOLOGY CHARACTERIZATION AND PLOT PACING ARE WELL DONE I characterization and plot pacing are well done I enjoyed those parts I also liked how human conversations were depicted for example Dedbone s Boast boast boast and Gloat gloat
Gloat The Author DidThe author did lot of research on puppy mills greyhound racing and animal cruelty all of which are integral to the plot Certain scenes are so accurate in regards to animal cruelty I wanted to skip them It s not that they are exceedingly graphic it s Invisible (The Curse of Avalon knowing these things actually do happen that made it hard to read Which brings me back to how to rate this well written book I can t say that I liked it because of the cruelty but giving less than 3 stars seems unfairIf you liked this book you might also enjoy The Last Dogs The Vanishing The Mountaintop School for Dogs and Other Second Chances When I first embarked upon this book I was told that it was going to be rather a lot like Watership Down and was very disappointed when it turned out to be nothing like it at all In fact I wasn t super fond of this book for a large portion of the beginning Like it was readable but not all that much to capture my interest Then this became a story about one dog s struggle toeep his nuts and his freedom and I was sold I like it when books take surprising turns like that This book has got a very special place in my heart Thanks to this book which was recommended by a friend of mine I ve regained my love for reading after not reading a book since many years It s amazing how it changed my life The messages in this book are beautiful and profound and very worth reading Furgul will forever stay in my memory Thank you for this wonderful work Tim Willocks Like Watership Down plays out the world of rabbits and Animal Farm reveals the politics of the farmyard Doglands takes on the point of view of a greyhound mixed breed pup Furgul from his whelping cage with champion runner mother Keeva in a horrible dog breeding place the dogs call Dedbone Hole When it becomes clear to Keeva s sadistic master that her litter was with Argal a lurcher rather than the purebreeds Furgul and his sisters are slated for destruction In feats of derring do and gumption Furgul faces challenges and evils and works to fight the slavish bonds that humans wish to impose on dogs both benign owners and comic book type villainsA fine book for dog lovers who want to see what a human thinks a dog might think when faced with some of the good and a lot of the bad that a dog might face in England Not such a great read for high school age ids unless they have a strong enough passion for our canine friends to overcome the artificiality of the
Whole Endeavor This Book Wasendeavor This book was sad but entertaining story about dogs The author used a lot of cliff hangers in this book A good example of this would be when the main character Furgal was left in the dog catchers truck and he hears a lot of noise and then chapter ended Another thing that I thought was sad about the book was that the person named Deadbone only breed greyhounds for racing and any dog that couldn t run fast enough would be throw into a pit where over thousands of dog bodes were put to die on top of each other I would recommend this to Rhiannon If you are looking for an honest account of life from a dog s view of the world this is your book True to the ways of Richard Adams novels life is given to the world of the dog Furgul is a puppy born in a slave camp for racing greyhounds But he has a terrible secret he is only part greyhound When the cruel owner of the camp recognises Furgul's impure origins.
Tim Willocks ↠ 5 Read & DownloadIth vivid reality their interactions with each other beliefs and ways of life which we humans might misconstrue as something else A beautifully epic novel which is sure to stand the test of time as a classic Now bear in mind that this book is from the viewpoint of a dog who has seen some pretty horrendous things Furgal is born in a whelping cage at a greyhound breeding yard seen some pretty horrendous things Furgal is born in a whelping cage at a greyhound breeding yard by garbage When it is discovered that Furgal is not a purebred greyhound his life is expendable in the eyes of the breeder As they take Furgal out to dispose of him he makes his escape and this is where his adventure beginsFurgal becomes many things as he grows up He is a pet a street dog a coward and a champion He makes friends along the way that are characters you can t help but love and he learns a thing or two about humans He also learns a lot about dog legends and a legacy which he may be the one of the last dogs left to revive The one thing Furgal never forgets is where he came from and the promise he made to his
mother that he would find a way some day to get her to freedom Thisthat he would find a way some day to get her to freedom This is not for the faint of heart As I mentioned before it is very similar to Richard Adams who wrote Watership Down and The Plague Dogs However this is a story that needs to be told and should be embraced for the beauty it brings to today s literature This is not just a book for animal lovers but those who love a great story of adventure and an underdog who becomes a hero It will grab you by the heart and hold you until you think you are going to burst You will find happiness and tears as well as hope and remorse between these pages An excellent read for teens and adults alike Apart from nowing that this was a novel about dogs I didn t have any expectations of it I always prepare myself for dog stories to make me sad they usually do and yes this one was no exception However it also really entertained me It made me laugh ha ha ha and of course cry weep weep weep It made me feel angry grr grr grr but also happy joy joy joy Tim Willcocks certainly has captured the positives and negatives of the world that we share with dogs Best dog fiction since The Call of the Wild This was probably the most mean spirited animal book I have ever read I am just barely on the last few chapters and I don t want to finish it Just made me too angry The characters weren t terrible but not good either The story took many weird turns that had me scratching my head and it wasn t what I expected it to be I understand what it is trying to do but the execution did not do it for meIt could just be me but there were times where it felt strangely opposed to the humandog bond After you read this book you d think your dog secretly hated you or somethingWith how the lore is written dogs are forced to be slaves to our will and secretly don t love us and want to be free How we ruined their wildness and made them tame with dog shows racing etc it just came across to me as extremely conceited It really rubbed me the wrong way If it was about cats maybe it would work better because of how cynical it is but not dogs at least how I imagine them Because it feels very different to how we generally like to perceive our four legged friends and how we like to imagine how they perceive us It s inda uniue I guess but I did not like it at all at least the way it was handled here Maybe it was intended to sound like satireAs som. He takes him to be illed but Furgul manages a spectacular escape Now Furgul must confront the indifference complexity and ferocity of the greater world a world in which there seems.