by Damian Dibben | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 1335580298 Global Overview for this book
Registered by maggiesma of Vancouver, Washington USA on 10/2/2021
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Journal Entry 1 by maggiesma from Vancouver, Washington USA on Saturday, October 2, 2021
An old dog searching for his master for hundreds of years.

Journal Entry 2 by maggiesma at Vancouver, Washington USA on Tuesday, October 5, 2021

Released 10 mos ago (10/5/2021 UTC) at Vancouver, Washington USA


On it's way to Hawaii

Journal Entry 3 by wingghirwing at Honolulu, Hawaii USA on Thursday, October 7, 2021
Arrived safely today. Thank you for sharing this with me.

Initial impression - not liking it, but I'd like to sort out the premise before giving up. The dog is immortal or nearly so, looking for his master who has gone missing many years before. He's also a supercilious vegetarian. A vegetarian dog. If whatever made him immortal was not also responsible for that little detail, that alone would be enough to kick me out of this story. And I'm getting a historical "kitchen-sink-y" vibe, where living a long time brings you in contact with many important events and well-known figures. I know this is an uncorrected proof, but I snorted when a woman was described as covered in tuille rather than tulle.

Overall not horrible, but a hot mess. Trying too hard to be clever detracts from the experience: the affectation of spelling it "chemyst," the weird decision to make the dog a vegetarian (has no real bearing on the story, unless the author is trying to argue that with a longer lifespan dogs would obtain the ability to consider philosophical or ethical matters), the token black character as some sort of proof of enlightenment. Ham-handed and awkward.

I put this book on my wishlist because it was recommended on NPR's website and described as having an "elegant mystique." Elegant is the last word I would use. WTF NPR?

Journal Entry 4 by wingghirwing at Puck's Alley in Honolulu, Hawaii USA on Saturday, July 2, 2022

Released 1 mo ago (7/2/2022 UTC) at Puck's Alley in Honolulu, Hawaii USA


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