Katie Up and Down the Hall
BY Glen Paskin
About the book:
For families and animal lovers everywhere, Katie: Up & Down The Hall is the heartwarming story of how five neighbors living in a New York City apartment building are brought together by the purchase of a remarkable cocker spaniel.
Based upon a widely-read article published in Family Circle (“Granny Down The Hall”) here is the transcendent tale of how three generations of strangers and a dog create their own little family amidst the pressures, haste, and intensity of big-city life.
At the center of it all is Katie, an astutely intelligent spaniel with an unforgettable face who becomes a celebrity in her New York City neighborhood. There she is, alternately racing up and down an eighty-foot hallway between apartments, pushing open doors with her paws, or trotting outside along the Hudson River, surrounded by her “pack” of human friends. Through her soulful eyes, we witness nearly fifteen years of antics and family adventures spanning everything from Hollywood high times to the terrors of 9/11.
There was so much hype surrounding this book from having the stories already published and loved in a magazine that I thought it would be better than it was. It sounds like a great story, who wouldn't think a dog uniting an apartment complex was a sweet story? But i really found the book dull and somewhat lifeless.
*I received this audiobook free for review from Hachette Book Group*