This is a quick read. It's about dogs and love...love between humans, and dogs, and friends, and lovers. It's the story of a group of neighbors in New York City who meet while walking their dogs; a year in the life of a group of people and their pets. There is a little romance, and a lot of unexpected friendship. A fun read especially if you are a dog lover and need a bit of cheering up.
I didn't love this book... The dogs were great, the humans flat and unlikable. The premise behind the book is really fun, but the actual story is a bore.
This book was one of the most enjoyable Cathleen Schine books that I have read. The interactions of a neighborhood peak your interest and you can't help getting involved in each one's situation. The colorful characters and their internal struggles to say or do the right thing makes you wonder, what would happen if they had chosen differently. The buzz of the neighborhood will stick with you.
Really funny and quirky. A nice change from other Chick Lit books.
A charming book for dog lovers and New Yorkers.
I tried but just couldn't get into this book. All they do is walk the dogs. Characters were nothing great. Seemed to comment constantly on the character, Everett, as being so old and I think he's only in his 50s. I only got halfway through the book before giving up, but I think they mentioned that on every page. Oh well...
A sweet book that has rich characters who are not perfect but who are clearly true-to-life. The dogs, especially Beatrice, will melt your heart.
The New Yorkers was just an OK book. Honestly, I couldn't wait to get it and once I did get it and started reading it, I found myself a little bored with it. I did keep reading til chapter 5 and I hope to finish it, but I'm having a hard time really enjoying it like I do with some other books.
If you're a fan of "44 Scotland Street," you will love this book. If you haven't read any Alexander McCall Smith, you will still enjoy this book.
It's an intertwined story of a group of New Yorkers and their lives over one year. The one common link between them all is dogs, either the love of them or the hatred of them. At first, I was thinking, "What is going on? When is this all going to make sense?" But finally, as the characters began interacting with each other, forming relationships and breaking them at the same time, I really began to care for some of them deeply. ++Spoiler alert!++ And I was quite sad when Beatrice got sick. I kept looking at the cover, thinking, "NOOOOOO! Not Beatrice!"
I finished reading this book last night and closed it with a satisfied sigh. The literary equivalent of a light summer meal: not heavy or particularly filling, but enjoyable and social.
A rare 5-star book for me!
I am extremely passionate about dogs and I am always interested in reading stories that involve animals -- fiction or non-fiction. This book was recommended to me and I decided to order it. I have read approximately half of the book and I decided that I gave it enough time - I could not follow it or enjoy it. There seemed to be nothing that made me want to keep giving it a little more time in order for it to get better. Perhaps I will give it a shot in the future in order to finish it, but I would much rather read something that I want to keep reading and continues to hold my interest.
Enjoyed this book, though not familiar with the author. Schine has a way of taking the reader through this imaginary NYC neighborhood (or it it?) and into your heart. The characters are believable (I think I know a few of them) and the story endearing. A good read.
I enjoyed this story of a neighborhood in NYC. The people and their dogs.
I really enjoyed this book. It is not an earth-moving type of book, but the type where you feel like you have made new friends and keep thinking about them long after you have finished the book. I felt like I could be sitting on a bench in this neighborhood just watching the characters go by. I loved it - great narrator!