And the Puppy Howls
Join Eric Paul Lee as he takes his first steps on a
“LEAVING LAS VEGAS” meets “MADAGASCAR” dystopian journey through modern American Life .
When Eric’s life fell apart, he bought a puppy. And though one scampering, howling, messing little friend couldn’t make everything alright, it was a new start when his life had sort of stopped. One by one, he’d lost them all: his health, his lover, his man’s-best-friend – the puppy’s predecessor, Ziggy – one by one, until he had nothing left but his waterfront house in Miami and the memories that haunt it.
Now, with the puppy by his side, Eric’s got a lot of healing to do, but how to start?
“And the Puppy Howls” is the story of being hit by everything modern American life can throw at you, and who, and what, comes next.
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The author has style. The book is entertaining and easy to read.
Funny book by a funny guy. I liked the authors style and he made me laugh a lot. The characters are really good. It is not all fun though because there are many pains too for the characters which makes it a better book.
A Great Read
This book drew me in from the start. The author’s conversational style makes it seem that Eric is speaking directly to me, and I soon found myself caught up in his story… And one more thing: although the book is not
about the dog, the dog has an important role in Eric’s life. He is a constant presence in the face of all that is gone, and he represents unconditional love and the continuity Eric needs in his life. I highly recommend this book as a true example of perseverance in the face of adversity.
This is a refreshing heartfelt and honest book. I really appreciate the compassion at the centre of the author’s message and his good intention show through the story as it unfolds. The writing is honest, like the story, straight-talking and to the point. This is someone who has lived life and understands its little delicacies. If you are looking for something true and simple you could do a lot worse.
“Last year; the whole decade too, come to think of it; was just defeat, denial, declining expectations, death, and loss.”
That’s a pretty bleak place to start from, but it’s important in the context of the story to understand the journey this book takes you on. It’s hard to image a darker place than described above – hard to imagine coming through a darkness like that, which is what makes the story so remarkable. They say that from adversity comes triumph, come hope. I think that’s true. I think E. P. Lee believes that’s true as well.
Don’t get me wrong, reading ‘And the Puppy Howls’ is not always a barrel of laughs
(sometimes it is though), but it is satisfying like all good books.
It’s not going to surprise you to hear that I was skeptical as soon as the idea of a love triangle was introduced, but the author actually makes this familiar trope far more interesting than you might imagine. That sense of complicating and making more interesting seemingly mundane themes runs throughout the work and I was left with a sense that, like life, beneath the surface of this artwork lay issues deeper than an innocent bystander could possibly imagine.
Great and unexpected read that has a lot more to it than I first expected. There’s real depth to the story and the author does a great job of keeping the story moving. Really recommend it as something different.
What an unexpected pleasure.
Not the book I’d expected to read at all but a jolly good one all the same.
It’s a rare treat when a book pops out of nowhere and packs a punch. E. P. Lee has done a truly excellent job at writing a book which flows with an engaging stream of consciousness style and which explores a great many issues of today’s world. Bravo.
E. P. Lee
E. P. Lee is the author of the Puppy series. A native New Yorker, he now lives in Miami, Florida where he enjoys the sunshine and the time to write.
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