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Waiting For Doggo

Waiting For Doggo 8

The feel-good romantic comedy for dog lovers and friends

by Mark Mills

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 25/11/2014

4/5 Rating 8 Reviews
No-one ever called Dan a pushover. But then no-one ever called him fast-track either. He likes driving slowly, playing Sudoko on his iPhone, swapping one scruffy jumper for another.

He's been with Clara for four years and he's been perfectly happy; but now she's left him, leaving nothing but a long letter filled with incriminations and a small, white, almost hairless dog, named Doggo.

So now Dan is single, a man without any kind of partner whether working or in love. He's just one reluctant dog owner. Find a new home for him, that's the plan. Come on...everyone knows the old adage about the best laid plans and besides, Doggo is one special kind of a four legged friend...and an inspiration.
Contemporary fiction
Paperback / softback
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Headline Publishing Group
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United Kingdom
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  • For Fans of Rosie Project

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    Man’s best friend. Doggo helps his reluctant owner Dan sort his life out when his girlfriend leaves him and dog behind. Think quirky and life affirming and you've got this sweet read in a nutshell.

  • A heartwarming diversion

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    Dan’s girlfriend Clara actually did him a favour by taking off overseas without telling him, leaving him with their rescue dog in their inner-city London flat. In a short time after that, he not only lands an awesome job at an advertising agency, but he is also introduced to his lovely new colleague, Edie. There’s plenty more going on at the agency than meets the eye, though, and Doggo is going to help them all through it.

    Doggo is a charming little dog, even if he is constantly described as “ugly”. He gradually works his way into the hearts of Dan’s whole office and becomes their mascot, as well as helping Dan through a difficult time in his life. Doggo is actually more of a side character in this story, which was a shame – I would have liked to have heard more about what he got up to! His back story is a sad one, and it’s nice that we got to hear about it.

    At only 224 pages it’s not a long read, and while there were some very funny moments as well as a couple of touching ones, the story mostly seemed to be filled with witty fluff. It did feel, as I approached the end of the book, that the whole story was written around getting to the eventual tag line for the ugly car: View Spoiler » . At least, the entire ad agency storyline anyway. Do advertisers really come up with this rubbish? I suppose they do, there are some truly shocking taglines out there.

    Waiting for Doggo is a heartwarming diversion. If you’re looking for a light, funny read with a witty leading man then look no further. Just don’t expect to discover the meaning of life.

  • Funny, heartwarming

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    'Waiting for Doggo' by Mark B. Mills follows a somewhat lost, lonesome man whose girlfriend has just left him (and neglected to take her scruffy, scrawny dog with her). With nothing but this unlikely companion, Dan must piece his life back together and create something new. 'Waiting for Doggo' is a wonderfully heartfelt, enjoyable story about growth, relationships and what it means to love. The 'cherry on top' is the humour!

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