The New York Times' Michiko Kakutani reviews a novel (Andrew O'Hagan's The Life and Opinions of Maf the Dog, and of His Friend Marilyn Monroe) in the voice of Brian from Family Guy.

...I can’t help wondering if this O’Hagan dude didn’t take a little inspiration from me, Brian, in embellishing little Maf’s autobiography. I mean, how many erudite, liberal-minded, book-writing, talking dogs can there be?

Brilliant conceit? Or time for Pa Ochs Sulzberger to take the ol' gal out behind the barn? (When you already live on a big farm, you can't very well tell the kids she's gone to live on one!)

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