7 Days of Reviews. Day 7: Monty Reads

The last day of my 7 Days of Reviews couldn’t be more aptly timed. Just landed is a review of a Bad People by Rob, known on Instagram as Monty_Reads.

Here’s the thing: most book bloggers are quite uniformed in their approach. It’s not a bad thing, but sometimes, if you follow a lot, it’s hard to differentiate one from the other unless you check who has posted. What makes Rob stand out is that he mostly posts himself holding the book he is reading. Not only does this make it more personal, it also makes it easy to go back later in the week to see their thoughts. But the most unique thing Rob does is employ the help of Piper, his dog. Piper is by far the most well read dog on the Internet (don’t reply to this post and shatter the magic by telling me dogs can’t read!). At least three to four times a week, Piper is photographed in front of the bookshelf, and beside him (I’m assuming it’s a he – the camera hides his modesty to be 100% sure) a favourite read, mostly Stephen King novels. The dog’s got taste. Okay, it’s a little fun, and credit to Rob in getting Piper to sit so still, but it goes to prove Monty_Reads should be your next port of call over at a Instagram. Need more information?

Okay, he likes Vonnegut, King, horror and mystery books. He has well over 700 followers and isn’t afraid to go against the grain when it comes to reviews, which is why I was so happy when he gave a favourable account of his time in the pages of Bad People. He also seems like a genuinely nice guy. I know that’s difficult to evaluate through photographs, but reading his posts, he brings character to his reviews, and makes them more emotive that some. So yes, if you like books, dogs, and nice guys with facial hair, check him out.

Here’s his review of Bad People on his Goodreads Page.


Published by craigwallwork

Craig Wallwork is the author of the novels, Bad People, Labyrinth of the Dolls, The Sound of Loneliness, To Die Upon a Kiss, and the short story collections, Quintessence of Dust, and Gory Hole. His short stories have been nominated three times for the Pushcart Prize and feature in many anthologies and magazines both in the U.K. and U.S. He currently lives in West Yorkshire.

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