Thursday, May 2, 2019

Furs-day Feature - A New Crimefighter in Town

So I wanted to take place in a new feature Jo over at Jo's Book Blog has started.  On Thursdays, she posts things related to our precious furbabies.  This week I am sharing a review of a recent read.  And make sure to check out Jo's feature each week as well.

TITLE: Pug: Crime Has a New Enemy
AUTHOR: Matt Shaw
PUBLISHED: April 19, 2019

They momentarily stopped loading the stolen goods into the back of the van. Something was out there, in the shadows, watching them. They could hear its raspy breathing. They called out, "Hello? Who's there?" "Don't make us hurt you, man." But it wasn't 'man' who was watching them. It was something else entirely and it wasn't there to just watch them. It was there to stop them.  

MY THOUGHTS: "Pug" is basically a novella length tale of a man who calls in sick from work one day and hangs out home with his pug, Chewie.  While lying on the couch, Chewie licks him and the next thing he knows, he is waking up and instead of his head, he has the head of a pug.  And for some reason I don't quite understand, he decides to go out and fight crime before enlisting the help of his favorite vet.  

Let me warn you that "Pug" is pretty much an adult read.  There is swearing in parts and Shaw definitely can be crude at times.  That being said, I still enjoyed this book although I know it's not for everyone.  The main character is kind of a jerk, but it works for him. And of course, Chewie is adorable.  

The copy I had also had another tale included in the beginning which is a true tale of the the real Chewie called "My Pug is an Asshole."  It is actually cruder than then crimefighting tale but several times I found myself laughing out loud at Shaw's description of falling in love with a puppy, and then realizing how much work they are.  Look at the adorable cover.

So if you are looking for a book that doesn't take itself too seriously, and don't mind a little vulgarity, then I would actually recommend both of these reads.  Shaw has quite a few horror books, which is how I stumbled across "Pug" and I will definitely be reading more from him.


PRESENTING CASS' VERY FIRST BOOK REVIEW:  Chewie is nice and all that, but he's not my brother.


  1. Oh Cass, I really feel bad for you but you are being so brave and looking after your mum and dad. Sending you a big cuddle!

  2. This sounds really funny. And sort of surreal! I don't think I've ever heard of a story where someone's head turns into a dog head🀣

    1. Yea, it is totally a crazy concept which is probably the reason I was able to pick it up in April.

  3. Thanks for participating in Furs-day Feature! I think pugs are adorable. There was one that came into the boarding facility I worked at that was so cute. Her name was Jasmine Pearl and she would sit like a human and snort when she walked cause she was so fat! Glad you enjoyed the book.

    1. I love participating and will be aiming to do it the first Thursday of every month.

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  5. Probably not one for me although that cover just makes me laugh
    Lynn :D

  6. To funny. This would be a good movie!