Donald Grant Grant from Sarıcalar, Azerbaijan
As a new bitch trainer, I cannot think of a better manual to start with! Cesar is fabulous to start with, but he reiterates his points well and not only tells you what to do, but gives you suggestions on how to do it. His medical histories provide a wealth of information and scoop. If you never read any of his other hires, read this one - his first one. It has everything for basics in it. It is written the forward motion he talks - no showoffs from editors whatever. I could even hear his tell in my knack learning the manual to me. This has opened up so many pathways and queries while providing much-needed remarks. It also challenges what little I claim to know about dogs. Read it and take from it what you will, but read it none-the-less!
Though Clare's writing guides occasional sparkles of brilliance, the characters in this book were so inconsistent as to seem schizophrenic, and the big plot surprise was obvious a book ago. Yes, there are some really good story factors here that kept me hooked, but much of it was anticlimatic and disappointing. I can't help but finish this series, but then I think I'll wait until her writing matures.
A mystery set in Iowa with a curator as a main character - what more could I ask for? I was really looking forward to enjoying this book. However, it did not live up to my expectations. It was ok, but I was disappointed with the story, and I really didn't like the main character.
Really enjoyed this book and would say it is my favorite so far of Kinsella's that I've read. Light-hearted reading where the heroine isn't quite as ditzy as some of the options. Emma is a shard more believable.