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I mustn't be the target audience
12 April 2019
I really didn't enjoy this book at all. I found the main character (the dog) to be singularly unlikeable. He hates his own species - derides it as unevolved and "less" - and seems to hate most humans as well. He's like a man with a disability who despises himself for having a disability, and longs not to have it...but hates anyone who doesn't have it on principle. This runs counter to everything I love about my dog(s): their ability to accept the present as it is, their willingness to consider that everyone might be worthy of their love, their lack of concern about the past or the future, their complete lack of shame or self-consciousness.
There are lots and lots of detailed descriptions about race car driving which are probably great if you're into that sort of thing. I'm not. But they did provide an opportunity to quickly scroll through whole chapters.
Don't really understand the hype, but like the title says, perhaps I'm just not the target audience.