Saturday, January 3, 2009

The Dangerous Book For Dogs, Joe Garden

The Dangerous Book For Dogs: A Parody by Rex and Sparky
Joe Garden, Janet Ginsburg, Chris Pauls, Anita Serwacki, and Scott Sherman

This is - as the title suggests - a parody of The Dangerous Book For Boys. Fortunately, it's much better than that, since the original was junk. (I read and reviewed it some time ago. I hated it. I'm not even going to give it a link here. It was awful.)

This is funny, at least. And that makes it worthwhile. The authors are all contributors to The Onion, which gives you some idea of the kind of humor involved. They've also got a similar volume out for cats. I suspect we may be taking this entire concept way too far, but what the heck.

It's light reading - I got it for xmas, had to wait for my wife to read it, mostly recover from a cold, and deal with other issues before I could start on it, and still I finished it today. As you can tell, it's not all that long or that deep.

Still, it was amusing, though not laugh out loud funny most of the time. If you're a dog lover you'll probably enjoy it. If not, it won't make much sense to you.

And with that my first review of 2009 is done. I just hope it isn't also my last. There are far too many things going on in my life and my reading has been impacted in too many ways. Still, I'll be here reading and learning.