Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Review: Comet's Tale

I admit it, I'm not a dog lover. Sure, I see their utility, but I've never quite understood the appeal they have as pets. I suppose it's because all I ever hear about are the maintenance side of things; the person who has to rush home to let them out, or worry about where they are going to kennel them before they go on travel. Thanks to Comet's Tale, I've got a fresh perspective on the power of canine-human relations. What a story this was, I found that once I picked it up I couldn't put it down.

I consider myself very fortunate that I blindly picked up Comet's Tale and didn't read the back cover or prologue. Instead, I just dove in. What I found rocked my world every step of the way (poor Shira had to sit through me describing every chapter in the book on our runs). Briefly, the book follows Steven Wolf as he copes with a debilitating spine condition that leaves him less, and less able to function. At the same time, he adopts a retired racing greyhound. That's all I'm going to say about the plot, as I don't want to spoil any of it.

The story I can best compare this book to is The Blind Side. Both stories beat incredible odds, have unlikely heros and just leave you completely inspired. My guess is that some Hollywood producer will pick up this book, read it and find that they have to make it into a movie (but don't worry, the book is better than the movie). It's that kind of good.

Careful, though. The book is powerful enough that you may just find yourself with a dog in the house, or another one added to your family.

1 comment:

  1. THANK YOU FOR THE KIND WORDS. Comet was truly a one of a kind best friend. Wolf