No, no, I want to kill the author. Gah. What a terrible book. There's not one redeeming quality here. The prose is awful. The author comes off as a jerk. The stories he tells are terrible. If I hadn't been trapped in the bathtub with no other books, I never would have finished this. I don't mind people who hate dogs, really I don't. But I do mind people who can't write. Bah. Humbug.