Lucky Dog


      Lucky Dog
Dave Bartok is not having the best of years His mother has just died, he is an addicted poker player, and hugely in debt , his real estate business is sinking, and he doesn t really like his longtime girlfriend When he gets saddled with an abandoned dog, he doesn t think things can get worse And then Reg the dog starts talking and only Dave can hear him.At first Dave thinks he s gone crazy, but he soon realizes he s found his soul mate Dave and Reg start off on a madcap adventure that will find them tangled up with the mob, involved in an illegal real estate deal, cleaning up at the poker table, and stumbling toward true love.The wisdom of Reg the dog On couches being chewable because they are actually sausages It s got a skin, it s got stuffing, what am I not getting here On entering a dangerous establishment Actually, I ve changed my mind There s no atmosphere so menacing it can t be banished by a ham sandwich On Dave s awful girlfriend She wants so to be pack leader She acts as if she s in control when you re there, you defer to her all the time Would it not be better if she were allowed to go and form her own pack On neckties Every time you put it on you end up going somewhere you don t want to That s what I call a leash. Free Download Lucky Dog [ by ] Mark Barrowcliffe [ Kindle ePUB or eBook ] – cricketworldcuplivestreaming.com

Aka M.D Lachlan.He grew up in Coventry and studied at the University of Sussex He worked as a journalist and also as a stand up comedian before he started writing his first novel, Girlfriend 44 He lives and writes in Brighton, England and South Cambridgeshire Ron Howard secured the film rights for Girlfriend 44 and Infidelity for First Time Fathers is in development with 2929.Barrowcliffe achieved early success in the late 1990s as part of the Lad Lit movement, although his writing has little in common with other writers who were bracketed under that heading He is nearer to Terry Southern, Jonathan Coe and Martin Amis than he is to Nick Hornby or Mike Gayle.This isthan likely a matter of presentation, as most of the British versions of his novels have appeared in the candy coloured covers favoured by lad and chick lit publishers.Barrowcliffe s early work was noted for its cynicism and black humour, although Lucky Dog strikes a lighter tone, that of comedic magic realism.At his best Barrowcliffe can be irreverent and very funny Rugby, for instance, is described as a game invented by the English public schools in order to encourage homosexuality Of a woman who has had a tough time and put on weight, he says her life had hit the crash barriers and it looked as though an air bag had gone off inside her face He is also insightful Lucky Dog, for instance, says a lot about how we cope with death, our own and those of the people we love.Sometimes, though, particularly in his first novel Girlfriend 44, Barrowcliffe can be long winded in his comic diversions.The Elfish Gene is a memoir of growing up uncool, confused, and obsessed with Dungeons and Dragons and other role playing games.Barrowcliffe is certainly one of Britain soriginal and interesting new writers but it remains to be seen if he can survive being labelled as part of the Lad Lit fad.

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  • Paperback
  • 400 pages
  • Lucky Dog
  • Mark Barrowcliffe
  • English
  • 17 February 2018
  • 0312342802

10 thoughts on “ Lucky Dog

  1. says:

    Picked this up on a book exchange on a cruise, and spent a lot of time embarrassing myself by laughing out loud on airline flights If you like Brit humor with a plot, or enjoy books like Skinny Dip Carl Hiaasen I think you ll like it.I learned that I want to readby this author.

  2. says:

    I love the idea of the talking dog Reg Oh, how I wish I could have conversations with mine sigh.Anyway, the book was good, however, it takes place in England and as I m not as worldly as I d like it was difficult to follow I didn t unde...

  3. says:

    My absolute favorite book I highly recommend it, especially to dog lovers.

  4. says:

    If you like humour and own a dog, this really is the book for you From start to finish I had a smile on my face no tongue hanging out or scratching my ears though Reading this will make you laugh and see your dog in a different light especially when you take them out in the car.Putting th...

  5. says:

    I read this first when I was a teenager and I ve read it several times since and every single time I actually laugh out loud It s a hilarious and lighthearted book and it s one of my favourites.

  6. says:

    I liked it The dog didn t die in the end But it did carry on a bit long.

  7. says:

    I needed a bit of light relief after the last two, rather heavy books and I definately came to the right place.Dave is in his thirties, fancies a girl at work lucy, but is living with the harder nosed lydsey who bosses him about a bit He is an estate agent and a poker player.One day at work, he is nearly the victim of a swindle but Dave is too nice to want to take advantage of other people so he doesnt fall for him It involves a Dog, called Reg, who Dave realises that he can hear what it I needed a bit of light relief after the last two, rather heavy books and I definately came to the right place.Dave is in his thirties, fancies a girl at work lucy, but is living with the harder nosed lydsey who bosses him about a bit He is an estate agent and a poker player.One day at work, he is nearly the victim of a swindle but Dave is too nice to want to take advantage of other people so he doesnt fall for him It involves a Dog, called Reg, who Dave realises that he can hear what it is saying.This is the bit of the book that you are either going to accept and get on with it or think is utterly stupid and the book deserves noof you attention.It has to be said that some of the comments by Reg are hilarious and he talks in a rediculously posh voice that works really well.Dave gets the dog when one of the crooks collapses in his office There is also a purse, which he returns to its owner ...

  8. says:

    I had such mixed feelings about this book when I first started reading it I immediately loved the idea of it, a man being able to hear a dog talking to him, but at the beginning of the book I honestly could not stand the writing I m assuming it s because he s from England and some of their slang is just not what I m used to hearing But it took me some willpower to make sure I kept hanging on and trying to keep reading Which, in all honesty, I m very glad that I did This book had so many I had such mixed feelings about this book when I first started reading ...

  9. says:

    I read this 15 years ago, but by the time I added it to my Goodreads list, I couldn t really remember how much I enjoyed it It was still on my bookshelf, rather than having been put in the bin so I gave it 4 stars, giving it the benefit of the doubt Trying to reduce the books on my shelf, I thought I would give it a quick re read before binning it It was okay I gue...

  10. says:

    I love, love, love this book My only complaint is that Barrowcliffe hasn t writtenlike it Or a sequel Or something I ve read the book two or three times something I NEVER do Every time I pick it up to glance at a page, I m stuck for an hour because I can t put it down I read constantly, about a hundred a year, though I ve never counted, and this is THE best So...

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