A Boy and His Dog at the End of the World
THE MOST POWERFUL STORY YOU'LL READ THIS YEAR.
'You'll remember A Boy and His Dog at the End of the World long after you finish reading'
Peng Shepherd, author of The Book Of M
'Fletcher's suspenseful, atmospheric tale imagines a near future in which our world is in ruins .…
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A generation or so after The Calamitous Event (TCE), our hero’s dog is stolen by an unexpected visitor to their remote home in the Outer Hebrides. This book is my definition of a cracking good read. It has adventure, surprises, and insights into the human condition that led to TCE in the first place. Above all, it features a boy and his overwhelming mission - to get his dog back. If, like me, you love dogs you are going to love this book.
How can someone steal a beloved dog? Leaving the island where he and his family have been safe from the ravaged world, young Griz takes Jip, his remaining dog, to hunt for the thief and rescue Jess. Through perilous and dark adventures, Griz and Jip can’t give up the search. The story is like a stream of consciousness with Griz recounting his reflections and impressions of the desolate country. Some of the descriptions of nature regaining its power are awe-inspiring. At heart, though, this is a book about the destructiveness of lies and betrayal, compared with the life-affirming values of…
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