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Inside A Dog. Herewith Our Book Rating Scale.


As Dr Seuss once said ‘Why fit in when you were born to stand out?!’


Passing The Thomas Helm Test – ‘So Good You Dread To Begin The Last Chapter!’


A Book Which….’Leaves You Slightly Exhausted At The End – You Live Several Lives While Reading It!’ William Styron


‘I Am NOT A Man! I Am CANTONA!”……Yes I know it makes absolutely no sense in a book rating system but there is only one number seven!


The Will Smith Of The Book World….’Not Particularly Talented, Just Slightly Above Average In Talent!’


Mel C Of The Spice Girls Once Said ‘This Is Me. Take It Or Leave It!’ – Personally with Mel I’d have left it! This book is the same!


A Swedish Proverb says ‘In A Good Book The Best Is Between The Lines!’…..In This Book There Was Nothing On OR Between The Lines!


The Modern Equivalent Of What Lord Byron Once Called ‘Johnny Keats Piss-A-Bed Poetry!’


‘A Good Novel Tells Is About Its Hero: A Bad Novel Tells Us About Its Author’ – Think GK Chesterton Might Have Had This Book In Mind!


As Truman Capote said of Jack Kerouac…’This Isn’t Writing…..It’s Just Typing!’

Inside A Dog's Tens.....

Days Without End by Sebastian Barry

Legacy Of Spies by John Le Carre

House of Names by Colm Toibin

Inside A Dog's Nines.....

Little Red Chairs by Edna O'Brien

Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman

Inside A Dog's Eights.....

Inside A Dog's Sevens.......