While I usually love books in this genre, I was a bit disappointed in this one. The only thing I did like was the love between the dog and his master and how they would do anything to be together again. Though, there was just as much I really didn't care for. The dogs in this story all speak to each other throughout the book like Quakers do- "Thou art, a good dog", so it was hard to really follow the Quaker doggie language sometimes. Also, the author could've been more subtle describing an intimate encounter between the main character and his wife. There's also a LOT of animal abuse by a few of the main characters described in precise morbid detail. If you are conservative about foul language, you'll probably want to skip this one, there's no shortage of foul language (human & dog). I really tried to love this one, but I just didn't.