Moving memoir of an unemplyed alcoholic in Scotland that ends up with a dog that changes his life. This is not sappy, and there are no miracles - just the nitty-gritty of getting through life and how the dog, Martin, helped him to do so.
This book was unlike any other I've read. It is a memoir written by a man who has been an alcoholic most of his life. He quits and relapses many, many times, and it is a bit painful to read. The main subject of the book is his relationship with his dog, Martin. It's a story of the love between human and dog, and in this case it's about the redeeming nature of the relationship. The relationship between the author and his dog probably saved the man's life. The story is rather sad - the author gains some enlightenment along the way, but he's by nature a very simple man and rather lonely.
The author uses a lot of sentence fragments, which drove me crazy. But I liked the story itself. I especially enjoyed his descriptions of relationships with his mom and his dog Martin and his musings on his spiritual growth. Recommended for anyone who's ever felt alone or who has ever had his/her life changed by a dog.
I love this book! There is so much heart in it! I have two Dobermans, so I can highly relate to this book! This is a tear jerk-er!! I love animals so much that I will not lie.. I did cry in the end!! I loved Marley & Me but this book was even better!! LOVE IT!