Friday, August 12, 2011

Book Review: Thunder Dog

Wow! Talk about a great book! I had a really hard time putting it down when I picked it up to read. Thunder Dog: The True Story of A Blind Man, His Guide Dog & the Triumph of Trust at Ground Zero, by Michael Hingson, with Suzy Flory is a book that I highly recommend! 

I have not read any other books about what happened on 9/11, so I found it really interesting to read about the events through someone's "eyes" that was actually in one of the Twin Towers when it was hit by the plane on that fateful day. Michael worked in Tower 1 and went to work that day not knowing what life changing events were about to happen shortly after he arrived for work. Roselle was his guide dog at the time. She did an amazing job helping him get out of the tower alive. Don't freak out that I spoiled the book now, how else would he be able to write it, if he didn't make it out alive? I loved how Michael and Roselle worked as a team. I loved hearing Michael tell how he and Roselle were able to encourage each other as well as being concerned for each other. What a wonderful relationship they have! 

Not only does Michael share what he and Roselle went through on September 11, but he also shares other stories about himself in this book. He was born blind. He has overcome many "obstacles" in his life. I think his parents played a major part in what a wonderful and amazing person he is today. I won't tell you how they played a role, I can't give away the whole book.

So, rush to the place you buy books and pick up your copy of Thunder Dog right now. What are you waiting for? You will not regret it!

Disclosure: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookSneeze book reviewer program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. 

1 comment:

  1. Interesting & informative. It was amazing to read all the things Michael can do. Although he is blind, he doesn't consider himself handicapped, and he proves it day after day. His story was heart-warming and educational. His relationship with each of his guide dogs was/is that of a dear friend, and the dog who led him from the tower that fateful day was nothing short of amazing.