As stated in the synopsis above, this title only deals with three chapters. As such, this review only covers those chapters, and not those included elsewhere.
Story, 5: "Fixed Face" was a horror one-shot that was entertaining, but extremely short; I wished it had more time to develop its protagonist. The "Dog Diaries" chapters were short anecdotes detailing Ito's daily life with his dog, Lulu, which were more comedic but ultimately too short to leave a lasting impact.
Art, 7: This remains good as always, I wasn't blown away by any panels in particular, but I enjoyed it.
Characters, 6: The one-shot had fairly weak characters, but I
enjoyed the protagonist to an extent. The dog chapters gave Lulu (the dog) a distinct personality, which was impressive in such a short page-span.
Enjoyment, 5: It was a quick but fairly unremarkable read for me.
Overall, 5: Fans of Ito's other work may find the dog chapters fun, as they don't really have the classic uneasiness that pervades most of his pieces; on the other hand, this may be a disincentive to horror fans. It was a quick read, but I wouldn't necessarily recommend it.
Favorite Chapter: "Fixed Face"; Least Favorite: "Nonnon Oyabun"