The adventures of one man and his black and tan dachshund continue in the second volume of tales where the boundary between dog and owner are as blurred as ever.
From nearly losing Kevin in the back gardens of suburban London to facing accusations of being highway robbers, from accidentally gate crashing a birthday party to meeting Amy Winehouse in the months before her untimely death, the funny, heartwarming and moving moments keep on coming.
The only question is: Will this earnest yet playful, boisterous yet lazy, demanding yet caring dachshund ever get the quiet life he seeks?
More Life as a Dog is the eagerly awaited follow-up to the “adorable” My Life as a Dog.
Plot/Idea: In this charming memoir, Davenport picks up where My Life as a Dog left off, chronicling his adventures with a temperamental dachshund named Kevin.
Prose: Davenport's prose contains many vivid descriptions of his beloved dog. His phrasing is elegant and clear ("She folds herself into a position that reminds me of an emerald brooch worn by my grandmother.")
Originality: There's a long literary tradition of intimate and adoring dog companion stories. While Davenport doesn't entirely break new ground, his writing is fresh, appealing, and insightful.
Character/Execution: Davenport gives the reader an unsparing look into his present and past, and his life as a pet owner. And while Kevin dominates literally every aspect of Davenport's life, the author emerges as a character in his own right.
Date Submitted: January 11, 2024
Kevin the dachshund has a little part of my heart after reading this heartwarming story…This book is well written and short enough to read in one sitting, which is perfect as you won’t want to put it down.
This is memoir meets heartfelt storytelling, delivered in accessible prose with both laugh out loud moments and moments that warm the heart, too. This is a quick read and a perfect one to lift the spirits in a new year.
This is a fun, light hearted read especially for any dog lover. It's heart-warming, it's very touching and…a short, beautiful read. One for over a coffee or two with your favourite canine companion.