Book Review: The Fitzy Resolution by A.D. DeSena

From Dakota’s Den:  Today I bring to you a FIRST on Dakota’s blog. This is the FIRST book review that has appeared on Dakota’s blog that I did not write. This review was done by a most special reviewer, MY HUSBANDLenny Gittleman. Why did my husband review The Fitzy Resolution?  Having two blogs and doing book reviews on both, MANY books have entered our home,  my husband was intrigued by the premise of this book, and asked to read it.  Being  more politically well-versed than I am, I felt he was the perfect “candidate” to do this book justice. The fact that he was a Special Education teacher for 36 years, and is incredibly intellectually gifted, doesn’t hurt either! So sit back and enjoy my husband’s review of Author A.D. DeSena’s:

The Fitzy Resolution

It’s a “dog eat dog world” in both a figurative and literal sense in the innovative fantasy/political thriller The Fitzy Resolution by A.D. DeSena.

To purchase click on the book cover!

To purchase click on the book cover!

Set in a futuristic society where dogs have their own governmental body called the “Central Canine Government”, the premise involves trying to discover why Yorkshire Terriers are mysteriously disappearing at an alarming rate. Other elements essential to the plot are the ever-increasing threat to the preservation of canines by a group of strays called “The Wilds”, and the ulterior motives of sinister politician dogs led by Senator Juniper.

The Fitzy Resolution is a brilliant satirical portrayal of our political system, manifested through the actions of canines and other domestic animals. DeSena accurately mirrors the many complexities inherent in running a democratic society.

Just as our country, (the U.S.), is divided along political lines that often hinder legislative progress, in DeSena’s canine ruled society, two political parties, the “Submissives” and the “Contrarians”, with two opposing political philosophies, must somehow find a way to work together to help preserve their canine society from outside forces determined to destroy it.

DeSena is adept in addressing the necessity of compromise and collaboration with opposing viewpoints to achieve the greater good. Through the actions of the protagonist, Senator Labrador-Casey, the author demonstrates that it is important to have ideals, vision and a philosophy, but a sense of pragmatism and cooperation is needed to achieve desired goals.

I wholeheartedly recommend this book for a variety of reasons. On one level it is an extremely exciting narrative that holds the reader’s interest from the first page to the exciting climax. DeSena is a genius at utilizing the technique of personification, ascribing human traits to non-humans. The author has written not only a great story, but a thought-provoking social commentary without sounding preachy, NOT an easy task.

Without reservation I would give The Fitzy Resolution four paws up. NO BONES ABOUT IT!

ISBN 978-0-9847676-0-1

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  1. Grrreat review Dakota’s Dad – thanks!
    Wally & Sammy

  2. Great review Dad 🙂 My dad doesn’t even know how to use the keyboard on a computer..BOL xx00xx

    Mollie and Alfie

  3. Sounds like an interesting book. If I ever get through the ones already on my Kindle, I will look into it. Thanks.

  4. Great review! We read (and reviewed) this book last year and loved it 🙂

  5. Sounds great …it’s in my shopping card! 0.89 cent/1.16 $ for the kindle edition! What a bargain!!! Thanks Dakotas dad!

  6. Sounds like a great read! Thanks for the review!

    Oink oink,
    Katie and Coccolino the mini pig

  7. Now, that is another book in my mom’s book list. Thanks Dakota’s Dad!!!


  8. That sounds like a great read. Maybe it could be handed out to all the idiots in Washington, they might learn something.

  9. Well, that was a terrific review. We give your dad a paws up sweet Dakota. The book sounds like a very interesting read. Hugs and nose kisses

  10. Great review Dakota’s dad! Sounds like an interesting read!

  11. Great book! Me is off to sees if mes can gets it on my Nook!
    PS – Loved the review!

  12. Another to add to the list, thanks!

  13. A canine-centric book in a political fantasy genre? Not something I’d expect to find and totally unique…I’ve put it on my Kindle wish list already based on this great review

  14. Mom and I have read a lot of reviews of this book, but this is by far the one we’ve enjoyed the most, and the one that made us want to read it ourselves!


  15. I want to read this – sounds great!

  16. Hey! I stopped by to check out your blog today- really cool. The book sounds like what goes on downtown! -Noah

  17. Thanks for a great review, looks like something I should add to my reading list. Kudos to you Caren for even getting your husband to READ your blog, never mind write a review!!

    • Jodi you are most welcome!! Don’t give him too much credit…I OFTEN have to remind and NAG him to read it!! lol.

  18. How clever, this sounds like a great book!! My Mum often says if us Dogs were in charge maybe things would be better? I have to agree, of course!! 🙂

    I hope you’re having a fun day,

    Your pal Snoopy 🙂

    And congrats to your Dad Dakota on his first, and hopefully not his only review 🙂

  19. Sounds like a really good book! Your dad did really good Dakota!

  20. Sounds like a good one, thank you
    Benny & Lily

  21. Too cool, what a unique idea! Thanks for pointing (barking) it out!

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