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Dackelblick 35 starsThis may not be the most sophisticated read but it's definitely entertaining and super super cute I loved reading about the hilarious adventures of Hercules and Mr Beck on their uest to find Caroline's prince charmingFun fact In Portuguese the title of this novel is basically Dog Seeks Prince Charming for His Spectacular Owner Cão Procura Príncipe Encantado para Dona EspetacularIt's full of twists and turns and it never loses its pace I just personally would have preferred if another Prince Charming was chosen instead of the one we got I still like him but I'm sad that my first choice wasn't the one cAnyways it's a fast light hearted and entertaining read Perfect for summers ❂ herzig ; e good book for a uite nightduty Love it Two words Cuteness overloadAww this was so so adorable And not just because of the cover which I wanted to pet every single second LOL But the whole story is cute Herkulus a sausage dog tries to find the right man for his mum mistress or whatever with his new best friend Herr Beck a cat You can imagine how funny this story is Because somehow Carolin Herkules' new mum has a different taste when it comes to man then Herkules LOLWhat I like about that book is the writing style and all the funny moments I love how the book is told through the eyes of a sausage dog Herkules wonders about humans how they act and what not The dialogues between him and Beck are sometimes to die for Frauke Scheunemann part of Anne Hertz is totally able to pull off a story of her own And I really hope she'll write something that funny and cute again soon Because I want And I want a Herkules for my own ; This was so cute It's written from the puppy's point of view This should be read at least once I can't even begin to describe the cuteness of this book This was a super cute story I loved the character of Hercules what an amazing little sausage dog Ha ha that's pretty much the reason I picked up this bookI liked how the story had all sorts of unexpected twist and turns I had no idea how it was going to endProbably the only issue I had with it was that it finished rather abruptly but maybe that's just because I wanted to read about Hercules Despite a few hanging sentences and what seem like translation issues this was a fun read I generally enjoy books told from a pet's point of view and this was no exception The only real trouble I had is with the rather abrupt and unrealistic ending Hercules is a dachshund and his new mistress Caroline is the greatest human being on earth She's the one who rescued him from the animal shelter who smells of summer and strawberries and who laughs when the little pup snuggles up with her on the sofa So when Caroline is badly treated by her bossy dog hating boyfriend Hercules decides it's high time he rescued his mistress for a change And so begins an epic uest to find his favourite woman the perfect man Touching original and very funny Puppy Love is a story about love life and the best friend a girl could ever have For this review and others visit the EditorialEyes Blog2 starsLet’s get this right out of the way the English cover of Frauke Scheunemann’s Puppy Love is the cutest freaking thing you will ever see Featuring a tiny puppy staring out with the most soulful “I’m sorry I ate your favourite pair of shoes but you still love me right” expression with a tagline proclaiming “Hercules is a dachshund” I could not help but pre order myself a copy This coupled with House of Anansi’s “vote for your favourite puppy” contest on their blog sealed the deal Well done Art and PR departments Absolutely adorableThe story is a straightforward chick lit style romance about a woman named Caroline and her rotten boyfriend Thomas The hook is that the first person narrative is from her brand new puppy’s perspective Hercules nee Carl Leopold von Escherbach and damned proud of it was cast out of his castle because his purebred dachshund mom had a bit of a tumble with an unknown dog and the resulting litter can’t be certified purebred Hercules has a mighty high opinion of himself and no amount of threats from the other dogs in the pound nor human amusement at his haughty demeanour can bring him down a pegHe’s saved from the bigger meaner pound dogs when he is adopted by Caroline His new owner is a bit of an emotional wreck who fixes violins with her business partner Daniel and naively believes that the philandering Thomas is on legitimate business trips and not cheating his brains out Hercules and an aging tomcat Mr Beck team up with a two part plan 1 to show Caroline Thomas’s true nature and 2 to find her a suitable mate—no easy task when dachshund tastes don’t always match up with human onesAnd that’s really the extent of the story Watching Hercules puppy his way through his new life is incredibly sweet as he comes to grips with leaving the castle or brings home a man from the park who turns out to be an older homeless fellow and not a young suitor for Caroline It’s difficult to get a real sense of characterization of any of the humans in the story because they’re all filtered through Hercules’ point of view What is Caroline like really She seems nice but dippy Her friend Nina is a bitch of a stuck up witch Thomas is no good Caroline’s business partner Daniel is nice but nondescript and the vet is a bit of a mystery too There isn’t much depth than this which leaves all of the human characters feeling terribly clichéd and one dimensionalHercules’s best moments are when he’s adorably messing up for example thwarting a bank robbery that’s actually a scene being filmed for a movie or when he’s absolutely indignant that he has to wear a cone after he’s had a tick removed from his ear Predictable but cute His interactions with the older wiser Mr Beck are some of the best moments in the book but they’re also uneven Hercules’s vocabulary is extensive but he’s unfamiliar with certain basic elements of his environment The balance between wordliness and naivete isn’t uite achieved properly so buying into the “this is a dog’s point of view” isn’t always maintainedThe translation from German to English is the biggest issue with this book Shelley Frisch has a PhD in German literature and has won awards for her scholarly translations including biographies of Einstein Kafka and Nietzsche but this is her first work of light fiction And it really shows The translation is stiff as a board and doesn’t sound at all true to the English ear with clunky sentences abounding like “I run back and forth in a fluster and end up back at Caroline’s head She is now lying motionless next to her vomit” and “You can imagine how I’m kicking myself” There’s no feel for dialogue or emotion at all The story would have benefited deeply from someone “translating” the translation into contemporary everyday English which would lead to a much engaging readThe love story is difficult to follow too and I was never uite sure which romantic contender I was supposed to be rooting for The vet The business partner The movie star really The winner seemed to come out of nowhere to me not at all who I was expecting I’m not sure if this is a function of the original narrative being told through a puppy’s eyes or if it’s again because of the translationIn the end Puppy Love is a cute book to have on my shelf and I’m still drawn to gaze tenderly at the cover Lacking any sort of substance or uniue style however Puppy Love doesn’t have enough to make it stand out as an interesting read

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