by Spencer Quinn
Some people never seem to learn – especially me. I’ve been burned before by Stephen King book recommendations, but I didn’t let that stop me from suckering in after reading this King description of Dog on It: “Yeah, it’s cute, but not too. There’s a real mystery here, and great suspense as well.”
This detective story narrated by a dog is cute alright – way cute, and I say that even though I like dogs. As for the alleged “mystery” and “great suspense,” well, I suppose so, if you are still into the Hardy Boys or Nancy Drew. Dog on It is the first book in a series about the crime-fighting duo of Chet (the dog) and Bernie (the human), and it’s fitfully amusing, but that’s all.
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