Marley and Me :’)

“Adorably cute! Heart-melting!”

I don’t own the picture. Just saw it somewhere on facebook. πŸ™‚

I’ve always read suspense, horrors and thriller books and never really thought of reading a drama but I thought for a change, and from the big push coming from a friend, and for a change, I tried to. And it proved to be worth it.

  • The Tale
The story follows the Grogan’s starting family, how they grew together as a couple, and how a labrador changed the picture. It is an account of funny, horrifying, and heart warming stories of pet owners raising their eldest ‘prodigal son’, Marley.

  • Comments

This story made me cry a bucket of tears! (yeah, its true) The first half of the book all gave me grins and smiles. But the part towards the end left me with a shirt wet with tears, a stuffed nose, and red eyes. I was really laughing at myself when I realized I looked silly. Good job for the author for making me cry that hard! Really good!

  • Good points

John Grogan has this distinct melodramatic way of giving the readers goosebumps and laughs while reading his stories. One good thing about the book is that it is real and true-to-life events are portrayed. There were no pretensions, all purely historical.

  • Movie Adaptation

When a book is adapted into a movie, the build up of events are sliced down and so some events are skipped and modified. So, I guess it was still great but the book is always better.

  • Quotable quotes

“Bad dogs, if you can really call them that, are perhaps the greatest of them all.”

“A dog has no use for fancy cars or big homes or designer clothes. Status symbol means nothing to him. A waterlogged stick will do just fine. A dog judges others not by their color or creed or class but by who they are inside. A dog doesn’t care if you are rich or poor, educated or illiterate, clever or dull. Give him your heart and he will give you his. It was really quite simple, and yet we humans, so much wiser and more sophisticated, have always had trouble figuring out what really counts and what does not. As I wrote that farewell column to Marley, I realized it was all right there in front of us, if only we opened our eyes. Sometimes it took a dog with bad breath, worse manners, and pure intentions to help us see.”

Definitely a MUST read!Β 
Rating: 10/10