5.0 out of 5 stars
Timbuktu, May 23 2003
I think that many people might enjoy this book, but I did not. I think part of the reason that I didn't like this book was because of the fact that it was an immaginary fiction, and I am not really in to ficticious books. The book was about a man named William Christmans and his dog Mr. Bones. Mr. Bones was his sidekick and best friend, he had been with Willy from when he had first lived in Brooklyn and was homeless. William had dicided to pick up his life one day and get off the streets for good. There was only one reason that he had decited to do this though. It was because his English teacher had inspired him by believing in him. What he had not know back then was that her believing in him would later make him alot more successful. Now he and his dog are on a mission to find Bea Swanson in Baltimore, Maryland to thank her for beleving in him.
Now the main reason that this book if so ficticious is because the dog is not just an average dog. He knows whats going on around him, just like a human being. The only difference between him and a human would be that Mr. Bones can not talk, he does however narate the entire novel. He lets you in on what is going on from his point. Telling you what Willy Christmas would have never done.
I know many of you are wandering why this novel is called Timbuktu, and the anwser is that it is Mr. Bone's happy place. He it is where ever he wants when ever he wants. He says that it can be there when he walks into the road, or when he's just sitting there.
Now once again we are brought to weather or not I think this book is good or not. The simple anwser is yes, I think this is a very well written book. Also I feel that many people would enjoy this book. But it was just not the book for me. So I recomend this book to you, as long as you are not liek me and don't like the types of books with talking animals and make beleave worlds. Other than that, go out to your local library and pick this book up.