Sunday, July 27, 2008

Top Dog by Jerry Jay Carroll

First sentence:

"Just running at first."


"One day, William B. Ingersol sat in an office high above Wall Street conducting corporate takeovers.

The next day, he was a big dog, surviving by instinct alone in a strange new world.

Same difference.

Alice in Wonderland meets Wall Street in Jerry Jay Carroll's brilliant and witty debut novel. A high-powered executive gets a real lesson in looking out for #1 when he wakes up as a dog. Gone are the stock reports, limos, and cocktail parties. In thier place are fairy-tale forests, magical creatures, and hideous monsters. It's a world where you're either good or evil. Our hero decides to thoroughly explore both options before choosing. Because he may be a dog now, but he's still no idiot. And making moral decisions was never one of his strong points..." -- from the back cover

My thoughts:

This was a good fantasy fable about learning what's important in life and what's not. I liked the main character, William Bogart Ingersol, aka "Big the Dog," even when he recounts his past behavior. I also liked the interactions between "Big" and the creatures and people of the Fair Lands.

Date read: 7/12/2008
Book #: 44
Challenges: What's in a Name? Challenge, What an Animal! Challenge
Rating: 3*/5 = good
Genre: Fantasy

ISBN-10: 0441005136
ISBN-13: 9780441005130
Publisher: Ace Books
Year: 1996
# of Pages: 330
Binding: Mass Market Paperback
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