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Subject: Marley & Me
Date Posted: 3/12/2008 8:34 PM ET
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I saw Marley & Me mentioned again in the Best Dog Books thread, and it made me wonder... again....if I am the only person out here who did not love this book?  I was just not enthralled at all.  I found Marley's distructive antics repetitive and tedious (hey look, there's Marley the big oaf, raising heck at the beach...*groan*...), and probably because my own dog was just way more lovable and cooler.  I just could not get into it at all.  Just wondering....do all the rest of you just love Marley & Me?  

Date Posted: 3/12/2008 9:43 PM ET
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i love it and though it was done great but that me. i love dog books.  

Date Posted: 3/13/2008 3:31 AM ET
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I loved it--laughing and then, of course, crying.  And, I'm more of a cat person. 

Date Posted: 3/13/2008 9:58 AM ET
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I loved it.  This is the most recent book I've read that produced real tears for me.  I'm curious to see how the movie will be done.

Date Posted: 3/14/2008 8:05 AM ET
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I didn't read it.  I was afraid Marley was going to die in the end, and his little face on the cover was so darn cute, I didn't think I could handle it!

Date Posted: 3/14/2008 10:05 AM ET
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I read it and loved it too.

Date Posted: 3/14/2008 6:43 PM ET
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I loved the book and related with some of the experiences.  That doesn't mean I would have been able to live with Marley and his destructiveness.

Date Posted: 3/14/2008 10:53 PM ET
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Having lived with a disturbed cat from hell for nearly 17 years, I could relate in many ways to the frustrations and love the book contained. 

Date Posted: 3/14/2008 11:37 PM ET
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Loved it!  I got my lab mutt from the pound and too late found out the difference between the lovable lazy "english" lab and the high drive, high energy "field lab".   Since I know maybe a tiny bit more about dog training then those folks did, we didn't quite have the incredible experiences they did, but i could so relate.  I am quite sure my dog could pull a heavy table down the side walk too.  That book really made me laugh, and yeah, in some ways they were bad owners (hello, a little training!) but I admired their devotion to that dog even after he showed his destructive abilities!

Date Posted: 3/24/2008 11:15 PM ET
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I loved it, but I felt like the author/owner was detachted somewhat from Marley, as I am of my fiances yellow lab. She's lovable, but I'm not 'in love' with her as most pet owner's are.

Date Posted: 3/26/2008 10:45 PM ET
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LOVED this book! And I'm not much of an "animal book" reader (or lover). I have had incredible dogs excellently trained, and dogs who could have spent more time in obedience school :). I think this book hit the heart of anyone who has ever had a dog become a part of the family (and like human family members, so are more trained than others *grin*). I recommend this book to every animal lover and dog owner I know!