Tuesday, August 2, 2011
Thunder Dog by Michael Hingson with Susy Flory
Larry King writes in the introduction, "Settle in, for you are about to read a page turner."
I completely agree. Ten years after the event, this book takes us back to the disaster of 9-11 by sharing a great story of escape, courage and teamwork. Michael has been blind from birth and works on the 78th floor of Tower 1. Roselle, his guide dog, goes to work with him just like any normal day. The events that transpire, however, truly display their stamina and perseverance.
The narrative was paired with flashbacks to how Michael learned to function in a sighted-world; as well as facts and information regarding guide dogs and blindness. It was a perfect blend; I was always ready to continue reading [in fact, I read this book in one setting]. Not only was I enthralled in the [true] story, but I walked away having learned a lot. Regarding 9-11, I had forgotten what that day was like; this was a reminder of the assault, the pain, and the heroism. It is a book that I would definitely let anyone borrow and even would read again.
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