Getting reviews! What a challenge this is. Almost as challenging as writing the book itself.
I have been killing myself trying to get some reviews for my latest book – Mexican Mutts, Tequila Pups and Chili Dogs – True Stories of the Dogs of Mexico. I now have three reviews with and overall rating of 4.7 Stars out of 5. Not bad.
Here are the reviews.
Burke makes very good use of newspaper reports between his conventional short stories, which greatly add to the ambient feel of seriousness behind his reflections. All the stories are based on general truths from real incidents, though some have been lightly fictionalised to make them more engaging and rounded.
The stories are well written, though the version I read had a few very inconsequential typos. There is always danger in not mentioning this, as grammar fiends seem to so enjoy destroying great writing, like this, on such thin pretences and especially if they feel ‘conned’ into buying.
As one of those people that actually prefers the average dog to the average human, I am bound to empathise deeply with this book, however, I feel even strange folks such as cat lovers and rodent fanciers will find plenty here to grab their attentions, stories drawn from the street-life of Mexico.
David Gordon Burke
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