Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Ben Carter walks dogs for a living, which makes the opening to this book appear rather mellow. Sure, he might get attacked every once in a while, but the majority of his day appears to be picking up behind greyhounds with over-active bowels.
But things change rather quickly when he begins walking a little dog who goes by the name of Toby.
He’s quickly thrust into a world of demons and cultists and a luchador from Japan…
This book is completely ridiculous, but in a very good way. Much like John Dies at the End, it strikes this incredibly irreverent tone while dealing with some deeply dark issues. The amount of detail which is placed behind the world McGuigan can be easily overlooked amid Ben’s infatuation with a young hipster girl who turns out to be…well, let’s just say she plays a very integral role to the story Ben finds himself directly in the middle of.
In the end, this story is a great one revolving around developing responsibility and crafting courage to stand up for things, even if you find them absolutely insane.
And it’s a lot of fun.
If you like books like John Dies at the End, you’re certain to dig this light tale about a Dog Walker and his pet demon.