Official Review: No Dogs on the Beach by John Madell

Please use this sub-forum to discuss any non-fiction books such as autobiographies or political commentary books.
Forum rules
You must limit each topic thread in this section to only one book or only one series. Make the title of the topic the name of the book, and if possible also include the author's name. If you want to allow spoilers, you must include the word spoilers in the title of the topic, otherwise spoilers are prohibited.
User avatar
Previous Member of the Month
Posts: 1159
Joined: 14 Feb 2018, 15:30
2018 Reading Goal: 100
2018 Reading Goal Completion: 70
Currently Reading: King's cage
Bookshelf Size: 248
Reviewer Page:
Latest Review: Toni the Superhero by R.D. Base
Reading Device: B00JG8GOWU
Location: Louisiana

Re: Official Review: No Dogs on the Beach by John Madell

Post by kfwilson6 » 13 Jul 2018, 10:45

Madell has had quite a lot of hobbies and interests. I like that he took ballet. I have a feeling there is an interesting story or two involved with those lessons. Lovely review. This book sounds quite intriguing.

User avatar
Kate S
Posts: 9
Joined: 04 Jun 2018, 13:13
Currently Reading:
Bookshelf Size: 0
Reviewer Page:
Latest Review: The Devil Take Tomorrow by Gretchen Jeannette

Post by Kate S » 13 Jul 2018, 19:14

Before I read this review, I saw the dog on the cover and was tempted to Google whether or not he/she died. Most of the dog books I read as a kid involved the dog dying at the end, so now it's been ingrained in me to check. :D

John Madell sounds like that grandpa at family gatherings with all of the crazy stories. He sounds like a hoot, so I'll mark this book down and come back to it.

Thanks for the review!

User avatar
Posts: 222
Joined: 28 Apr 2018, 20:19
2018 Reading Goal: 30
2018 Reading Goal Completion: 30
Currently Reading:
Bookshelf Size: 23
Reviewer Page:
Latest Review: The Altitude Journals by David J Mauro
Location: Illinois

Post by LaurenHaupt » 14 Jul 2018, 17:09

Great review! He sounds like he had a pretty interesting life. That's cool he has cartoon representations throughout the book. That's nice that it provides a little humor. I'll try to check it out. Thank you.

User avatar
Posts: 223
Joined: 28 Sep 2017, 18:36
2018 Reading Goal: 20
2017 Reading Goal: 0
2018 Reading Goal Completion: 120
Currently Reading: First Fruits
Bookshelf Size: 45
Reviewer Page:
Latest Review: Superhighway 2 by Alex Fayman
Location: In between books

Post by KitabuKitamu » Yesterday, 02:51

This sounds like an interesting memoir despite the shortfall of good English on the part of the author. Hopefully what the author puts across won't be lost in 'translation' after some editing is finally done.

User avatar
Posts: 335
Joined: 10 Mar 2018, 02:34
2018 Reading Goal: 20
2018 Reading Goal Completion: 205
Currently Reading:
Bookshelf Size: 47
Reviewer Page:
Latest Review: The Complete Diaries of Young Arthur Conan Doyle by John Raffensperger and Richard Krevolin
Location: United States

Post by ViziVoir » Yesterday, 16:11

This seems like a great, wholesome memoir! It's too bad about the distracting run-on sentences.

User avatar
Posts: 487
Joined: 04 Nov 2017, 11:22
2018 Reading Goal: 48
2017 Reading Goal: 10
2018 Reading Goal Completion: 52
2017 Reading Goal Completion: 30
Currently Reading: A Wrinkle in Time
Bookshelf Size: 76
Reviewer Page:
Latest Review: Flagstaff's Forgotten Cowgirl by JK Hoffman

Post by inaramid » Today, 19:32

What an interesting book, although the intended audience ("adults and children") seem really broad. I guess the author's experiences are wholesome enough for anyone to enjoy it. Thanks for this review.

Post Reply

Return to “Non-Fiction Books”