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The Chet And Bernie Series By Spencer Quinn

Greatest. Books. Ever.

That is, if you own a dog, or have ever owned a dog, and – especially – if you, like me, are the type of person who will have a conversation with your dog, supplying both voices. Bernie is a detective from central casting: checkered past, divorced, “down on his luck” etc. Chet is his large, goofy, mismatched eared, extremely loyal dog. Most importantly Chet also narrates the books. The dog is awesome. I can’t think of any other book that has ever made me laugh out loud like these do. (Maybe Straight Man, but that’s it.) Chet’s voice is pretty much exactly how I’ve always imagined my own dog thinks. I guess that makes Chet a stereotype, but I don’t care, these books are fantastic.

Of course, their goofy dog personalities aren’t the only similarities between Chet and my own pooch. Chet’s a bit self-conscious about his one white ear and one black ear. Though I’ve always found it one of her best traits, Allie can sympathize.

She also heartily recommends this book. “Not really sure what the point of books is, other than always leading to my owner taking a nap. But after this one, he took me for some extra long walks. So it must be good.”

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Posted by on August 23, 2011 in Best Books Ever