Max Davis is a new to me author. Dead Dog Like Me is a new fiction read, but most of the books Max Davis has written or collaborated on are nonfiction.
Although the book's description sounded intriguing, I wasn't sure if I would like the story. It seemed a little unusual from the description. As it happened my oldest daughter- who is a voracious reader like me- snatched up the book before I could read it. She thoroughly enjoyed it and kept telling me how good it was. So, by the time I actually began to read, I had pretty high expectations.
I wasn't disappointed by Dead Dog Like Me. The story is an interesting one. Readers can relate to Nick Gregory's downward spiral. Haven't most of us made bad decisions that seemed to lead to other bad decisions? He's a fairly well developed character, so readers get to know him. And most of the book is told from his first person perspective.
The "flashback" scenes were fairly well done. They were straight forward and not confusing, which I think is the danger in those scenes for the reader. There were a few places where the perspective changed from Nick's first person to a third person perspective focusing on his wife. This confused me a little.
Despite that shift being a little awkward, I really enjoyed the book. The story was interesting as well as thought provoking and inspiring. It contains a message of grace and hope without being at all "preachy."
I give Dead Dog Like Me 4 stars and a PG rating for content. You can find it on Amazon here.
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