Thursday, July 6, 2017

Lily and The Octopus by Steven Rowley

Lily and the OctopusLily and the Octopus by Steven Rowley
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I have never had a book like this where I simultaneously want to shove it in the face of everyone I know until they read it and also hug it to my chest and not let anyone touch it. I needed so many tissues but it was so, so worth it.

Ted is a gay, single, and at a crossroads. He has suddenly realized that an octopus is clinging to the head of his beloved dachshund, Lily. Where had it come from? What audacity this octopus has to show up here!

Now, I am not the kind of person that can handle movies or books about dogs. I haven't seen or read Marley and Me. I have to emotionally separate myself from these things because of who I am as a person. I was so skeptical and nervous about this book. I was scared and apprehensive to start it, because you know how these things are.

As both an octopus (not "octopus") lover and dog mom, this book was something that struck my fancy. Add on a raving review from my mom, I knew I needed to power through this. I am so glad that I did. The writing in this book is so beautiful. This may be the best book that I've read in the past few years.

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