When Bruce, an abandoned collie-cross puppy, is adopted by a lively family, he encounters more affection than ever before in his short life. With humour and a unique charm, he describes his life with his loving but troubled owners, and offers a sometimes hilarious insight into the world from a dog's point of view.
But when the family is threatened, Bruce lends a paw, and uses his canine second sight to guide the family through some difficult times.
Already a sleeper success, Barking At Winston is an authentic and endearing tale of one family and their canine friend.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 218 pages
- Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
- Publication Date: 01/09/2011
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9781780332420
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Review by Silverlily26
This book is a sold as a family story, as told through the dog Bruce, but is really a mix of dog and family member with added neighbours. It jumps around a bit, using dream like visions to explain some background but just ends up with a very confused reader wondering who is telling the story and when things are happening. For readers like me who love a good animal story I wouldn’t bother with this book, there isn’t enough time to find out anything about the actual dog or how he grows up!It was one of those books you keep reading as you expect it to get better - but it didn’t. It wasn’t an awful read, it just plodded along - ok for a freebie, but wouldn’t rush to recommend or read again.