Any book that prominently features a dog is a good book in my books. Get that dog a-talkin' and, well, it's a nice novelty now and then but I wouldn't read many of those books. Barrowcliffe does a fine job in creating a storyline and situations that bring about some clever passages, both with and without the dog's presence. He does appear to be fond of dogs. I don't know if there's anbody out there who could write a full-length novel of this type who wasn't fond of dogs, no matter how great the idea. All in all, I'd rate this as a lighthearted book with some areas of depth.
Lucky Dog on BookCrossing.