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Diana Wynne Jones died last week.

But it’s a wonderful book. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. I will look forward to hearing your thoughts. What’s the deal with evil aunts in fantasy stories? Thanks for stopping by, Cheryl. I guess I’ll just have to let that run on in my own imagination.

Yes, it’s quite a bizarre book. There’s no question I enjoyed it, and I’m always glad to expand my horizons and welcome new authors and idea and perspectives.

Dogsbody by Diana Wynne Jones book review

She grants them some modicum of intelligence and imagination. While I love the Harry Potter series, Jones has been a truly original writer in what could variously be considered YA or Adult fiction an argument could be made for each.

He is sentenced to spend one lifetime in the form of dog, a native animal; if he can recover the Zoi within that dog’s lifetime, he will be allowed to qynne to dians former status as Sirius.

Sirius dosgbody an engaging protagonist and his character is well-developed despite being, uh, a star and a dog. Or realistically, without killing them off right away? Yet again Diana Wynne Jones has the power to make me cry. It originated as the British Empire was divesting colonies; she recalled in that it had “seemed like every month, dogssbody would hear that yet another small island or tiny country had been granted independence.

I will leave you with some of my favourite passages from the book. Maybe younger readers would not get why Kathleen was so synne or discriminated against – but the “joke” that Irish people were stupid was something that even I remember in the 90’s as a thing being thrown about in the playground.


Sirius is born into a litter of puppies. How does one write sympathetically of animals without going all the way over the line and putting them in waistcoats? Recommended fantasy series Recommended fantasy trilogies Hidden fantasy book gems Recommended fantasy audiobooks. If you wyynne more DWJ or magical dogs, or if you want to read stuff that happened during The Troubles but aren’t about them.

For his sentence he is banished to Earth as a dog and must accomplish a seemingly impossible task or he will die as a dog.

Dogsbody by Diana Wynne Jones

At the same time, I didn’t love it, and I don’t necessarily crave more of it, but that doesn’t mean I wouldn’t recommend it The only weakness might be the ending, which is the weirdest part of an already weird book.

They let me check out armloads of Goosebumps books week after week, when just a few shelves away, there were a dozen magical, wonderful jomes by Diana Wynne Jones just aching to be discovered and devoured by a dork like me, who would clearly have loved them. Basil’s the oldest son, kind of a jerk because wynje bigger and a bully; Robin’s the middle child, too weak to stand up to Basil even though he likes Kathleen.

Dinaa love working out what Sirius is seeing.

Preview — Dogsbody by Diana Wynne Jones. It sounds different from Fire and Hemlock but there are parallels too. His quest seems hopeless until Sun, Moon, and Earth step in to help. This post is part of my ongoing Diana Wynne Jones retrospective series.

He saw that this put him further under the power of humans than the cats. One thing I greatly admire about this turn of the plot is that you really get the sense of the luminaries as beings with unimaginable power, but at the same time distinct limits, indeed another brand of humour is had from the fact that Sol’s influence is very much based upon his light and though he can effect events through this light, such as when he dazzles the driver of an oil truck to oil the rusty hinges of a gate so Sirius can go looking for the Zoi, like the best sort of literary god he must show restraint.


There’s definitely a fairy-tale element to this story, with some surprising departures from the norm. Apr 12, Pages Young Adult. He is sentenced to live as a dog on Earth. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it. It was odd, but it was true. Everything I found interesting about this book was just vastly underexplored – the whole hierarchy in the solar system, the cold d It has nothing to do with the fact that I am a cat person that I didn’t really enjoy this one. Hope you enjoy reading other books by Diana Wynne Jones.

Perfect for dog or cat owners, or anyone who likes a magical adventure, Dogsbody is everything you hope it could be and more. The small white sphere circling his goes untenanted, because he hopes that what Miss Smith said is true. Maybe I just don’t like sci-fi.

It is full of DWJ’s magic and brilliant characters that come to life and jump off the page at you. Its denizen must be a stammerer! F bombs, sex scenes, dugs—none of these freak me out.

Additionally, I found some of the content very upsetting. Earth contained half the universe and had taught him everything he knew.

Review of Dogsbody by Diana Wynne Jones

I want to read it sometime. It’s the sort of thing that gives depth to a story, and I’d admire Dogsbody for it even if I didn’t love it. Ladyhawke Joan D Vinge 7. I wolfed it down in a day – pun intended! What is a Zoi, why Sirius’ Companion do what she did, who and what exactly is the Earth’s dark child