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Owd Bob (1998)

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Recently orphaned in America, teenager David Roberts must spend the summer with grumpy maternal grandfather Adam MacAdam, whom he never met, on his sheep-farm on the Isle of Man. Both long ... See full summary »

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Recently orphaned in America, teenager David Roberts must spend the summer with grumpy maternal grandfather Adam MacAdam, whom he never met, on his sheep-farm on the Isle of Man. Both long for the end of the summer, having nothing in common but their love for dogs, notably Adam's precious champion sheepdog Bob. David strikes a friendship with Maggie, the sassy daughter of friendly neighbor Keith Moore, but Adam hates that family on account of an old canine competition-related tragedy. Other neighbors suspect Bob and the Moore's dog of the recent series of nocturnal sheep-kills. Written by KGF Vissers

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distorted adaptation
21 July 2009 | by (New York, NY,United States) – See all my reviews

The main conflict in the book seems to have been softened for its expected family audience. At the heart of the book is the terrible anger and devastation felt by old Adam McAdam over the death of his wife. Adam takes out his anger on his son, who seeks solace with the neighboring family, the Moores. Without Adam's bitterness, there is no story. I received this book when I was a child and much too young to understand the conflicts in it. Only when I reread it as an adult, did I get the full value of it. It's too bad that a good film, for grownups hasn't ever been made of it. Forget the details of whether or not the dogs' behavior is realistic. Give us a believable character struggling with the pain of a disappointed, cheated life.


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