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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.....

Midwinter Break by Bernard MacLaverty

Reservoir 13 by Jo McGregor

Inside A Dog's Nines.....

The Only Story by Julian Barnes

Wolf Moon by Julio Llamazares

Three Things About Elsie by Joanna Cannon

Winter by Ali Smith

Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman

Inside A Dog's Eights.....

The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris

Lullaby by Leila Slimani

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

The City Always Win by Omar Robert Hamilton

Closely Observed Trains by Bohumil Hrabal

In Bitter Chill by Sarah Ward