Review: Lily and the Octopus by Steven Rowley

Lily and the Octopus

Author: Steven Rowley

Publication Date: June 7, 2016

Genre: Fiction, Contemporary

Note: I received this book from the publisher via Goodreads in exchange for an unbiased review.

Goodreads Synopsis:

Combining the emotional depth of The Art of Racing in the Rain with the magical spirit of The Life of Pi, Lily and the Octopus is an epic adventure of the heart.

When you sit down with Lily and the Octopus, you will be taken on an unforgettable ride.

The magic of this novel is in the read, and we don’t want to spoil it by giving away too many details.

We can tell you that this is a story about that special someone: the one you trust, the one you can’t live without.

For Ted Flask, that someone special is his aging companion Lily, who happens to be a dog.

Lily and the Octopus reminds us how it feels to love fiercely, how difficult it can be to let go, and how the fight for those we love is the greatest fight of all.

Remember the last book you told someone they had to read?

Lily and the Octopus is the next one.


  ★ ★ ★ ★ ★


The blurb for Lily and the Octopus couldn’t have been more right. Lily and the Octopus was a magical, unforgettable novel about a man and his dog. I absolutely adored the story, the characters and all of the feelings it gave me. I don’t think I’ve ever read anything quite like this book. It’s a book everyone should experience for themselves. I would highly recommend reading it. I loved it!

I know this is probably the sparsest review I’ve ever written, but it was so much fun being in the dark going into this story. The only other thing I will say is that Ted reminded me a little of Sheldon Cooper with a dog. I have to admit that Sheldon’s voice was the narrator in my head.

Lily and the Octopus is definitely the next book you should read.

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