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Bruce Cameron Caveat, I m a huge W Bruce Cameron fan, so they sent me an ARC of this book and I can honestly say that though I never thought he d write better books than the A Dog s Purpose two book series, this is by far and away Cameron s best book yet I was completely swept up into the massive, gorgeous story from page one It was completely unpredictable, and kept me up late into the night because I could not put it down, but Cameron is very good at that The writing from the wolf point of view was as arresting as the writing from the dog s point of view in A Dog s Purpose, but I would say that it was the human point of view that most blew me away There were characters in this book that I wanted to clutch to my heart, and characters so villainous that when their fortunes turned for ill, I literally cheered out loud I had read somewhere that this was being compa I loved this book, despite the fact that I am not a fan of dogs The story follows three timelines the present day life of a professor who believes humans succeeded because of their early relationship with dogs, the early life of Mal s mother, and Mal s attempts to survive with a wolf he names Dog The story opens with Mal struggling to survive on his own after being cast out of his tribe He finds a wounded wolf with three puppies and they bond together in a cave I was instantly hooked by this premise Every chapter ended with a cliffhanger that propelled me through the book I cared deeply about Mal s mother and both of her sons She is intelligent and resourceful, my favorite type of character The pre history setting was fascinating, in part because everything is truly life or death I also loved Clan of the Cave Bear, which I Set Against The Most Dramatic Time In Our Species History, The Dog Master Tells The Story Of One Tribe S Struggle For Survival And One Extraordinary Man S Bond With A Wolf A Friendship That Changed Mankind Forever Thirty Thousand Years Ago, Ice Was Storming The Planet Among The Species Forced Out Of The Trees And Onto The Steppes By The Advancing Cold Was Modern Man, Who Was Both Predator And PreyNo Stranger To The Experiences That Make Us Human A Mother S Love And A Father S Betrayal, Tribal War And Increasing Famine, Political Intrigue And Forbidden Love, Joy And Hope And Devastating Loss Our Ancestors Competed For Scant Resources In A Brutal LandscapeMankind Stood On The Cold Brink Of Extinctionbut They Had A Unique Advantage Over Other Species, A New Technology Domesticated WolvesOnly A Set Of Extraordinary Circumstances Could Have Transformed One Of These Fierce Creatures Into A Hunting Companion, A Bodyguard, A Soldier, And A Friend The Dog Master By W Bruce Cameron Is An Evocative Glimpse Of Prehistory, An Emotional Coming Of Age Saga, A Thrilling Tale Of Survival Against All Odds, And The Exciting, Imaginative Story Of The First Dog Author W Bruce Cameron has called this book epic and a favorite of everything he has written, so I had to see for myself As usual, Cameron doesn t disappoint He has written so many books that I describe as favorites for me that I couldn t wait to get a copy of his latest book I was lucky enough to get an advance reading copy from the publisher I m not sure where Cameron gets his muse, but we are all so very lucky that he finds that muse and listens intently For The Dog Master A Novel of the First Dog, Cameron takes readers back 30,000 years to a world in the infancy of humanity Climates are changing, and people are finding their place in a harsh world And, as the title implies, man and dog well, wolf here, but every good story has a beginning are taking a journey that will span the ages The Dog Master is part Michael Crichton, part Jack London, b I received this author s bestseller A Dog s Purpose as a gift from a friend, when I lost my dog That book has stayed with me, and is one of the few books I actually think about as I move through my days Every time I greet a dog on the street and say, you re a good dog, I think about the book So I had really high expectations upon having received an advanced reader copy of this book via a giveaway on the author s Facebook page I was absolutely not disappointed In fact, and I am surprised to say this, this may be the best book I have ever read I know that sounds over the top, but today, having just finished it, that s how I feel For me, what defines a great book is when I am so obsessed with the reading of it that I cannot wait until I can find an excuse to get back to the book Lunch breaks get a little longer, I read instead of watching T The Dog Master Review An Upper Paleolithic Soap OperaHave you ever found yourself sitting in an archeology class or an anthropology class and found that your mind was beginning to wander As your professor talked about the first humans and of our ancestors, it is only natural that your college aged, over worked, under rested mind would start to wander Who was the first person or tribe to make fire Who was the first person to create a weapon How about the first person to wear clothes What about the first dog Do you ever wonder how dogs came to be W Bruce Cameron has, and not only did he ask the question, but he provided an answer as well, in the form of his new novel, The Dog Master.
The Dog Master is described No one knows for sure how the wolves evolved from predators to man s companion, but Cameron tells his version of how it happened I really enjoyed this book as I m a sucker for a dog story, but also Cameron s writing makes it seem as if his take on things could really be the way it happened.
This book is a must read for every dog lover It touches your heart and creates a bond between the reader and the book I could not put it down Mr Cameron writes in such a way that I felt like I was there and experiencing what was happening Please write a sequel, this book left me wanting
Just so you know, this review is not being written by the human who normally posts stuff here This review is being written by her dog Who better to review a book called The Dog Master Now before you go and think that dogs cannot write reviews, let me point out a few things First of all, I am a Border Collie, and even you humans have proven that we are most intelligent Also, what the heck do you think we do all day while you are at work Chase butterflies Sit at the door and eagerly await your return For HOURS No, we go read your books, listen to NPR, and talk to each other on Skype Ever go back to your book and feel like you re not quite at the spot you left off Well, now you know why.
So anyway, back to the book The Dog Master combines 3 stories, all set in the Paleolithic era One story follows a mother wolf who is inj Upon hearing the news that W Bruce Cameron, the author A Dog s Purpose and A Dog s Journey two of my favorite novels , was releasing a book about the first dog ever, I couldn t have been excited I was lucky enough to win an advanced copy in a giveaway, though I would have been one of the first in line to purchase it upon it s release As a dog lover I often wondered about the origins of the wonderful and inexplicable relationship between human and dog From the moment I opened the cover to finishing the last paragraph of the Afterword, I was hooked Cameron does an amazing job of depicting such a unique time in history, as well as making his characters and story lines so identifiable This novel had everything I wanted from exciting battles to tales of forbidden love, and of course, the heartwarming story of the first domesticated wolf.
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