A Book Review: “Marley and Me” by John Grogan

Topics: John Grogan, Marley & Me, Owen Wilson Pages: 1 (307 words) Published: May 16, 2011
Julia Adamczyk


“Marley and Me” by John Grogan it’s a “touchingly, beautiful story about one of the world's worst behaved dogs” like readers say. It’s based on a real, exciting adventure in Grogan family – having a dog. It is published by Wydawnictwo Pierwsze in 2006. The book is set nowadays in the USA and it’s written in unusual style.

The main character are: Marley – the dog, and his owner who is also a narrator and a writer of this book. John Grogan is writing about his part of live when he used to live with Marley. The story starts a few months before he take Marley home and ends after Marley’s death. Grogan is writing about many private moments from his family life which are usually very funny but sometimes also pathetic. John Grogan is a journalist. He has a beautiful wife and a small house in South Florida. They have a ordinary, perfect life until they brought home Marley. Their life would never be the same.

There is a lot of good thing in this book. The most important thing is the language which it’s written – it’s easy and funny. The humour and all unexpected situations are main advantages of the book. In The Birmingham News is writing: “You'll understand the gift that Marley was to this family... Grogan has crafted a loving but unsentimental memory of his dog and what he meant to him, his wife and his children. And that's his gift to us.” I completely agree with it.

The book is certainly worth reading. It’s shows real emotions and a special relationship with the dog and his owner. Marley learn us how to catch every day, how to love and how to be happy. You should understand that gift.
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