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Will it be easy parting with his mistress and all his friends and people he loves?

But the one sure way to dotsbody him into a flaming rage is to suggest that he find a new Companion. Ah shoot, I can’t revive him. But I also feel that some loose ends detracted from it. For the most of it, I felt quite bored with the story.

Because of their skill, the cats lived a busy and private life outside and inside fogsbody house, whereas he had to wait for a human to lead him about. This book however totally pulled it together at the end. Its denizen must be a stammerer! I had to read this book for school, so I got kind of bored with it. From another perspective — probably the more important one — it is about the love of a dog and a girl for each other. The nasty children do things that real nasty children do.

Duffy we learn is a potter, and of course Wynne Jones mines every ounce of tension from the threat of pots being smashed, though the fact that for Cathleen, Sirius and the cats this is literally a threat of violence or death does rob the possibility of pot smashing of its slapstick absurdity. Insightful, heart-breaking a Yet again Diana Wynne Jones has the power to make me cry. That is not saying the earthly sections of the book are lacking in tension. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers.


Return to Book Page. Okay yeah, uhm, see ya I guess. Not that Wynne Jones wallows in gory details, however the repeated incidents of Cathleen being hit, insulted and treated as a literal slave, as well as Sirius own mistreatment which ranges from being forcibly tied up in a yard to also being beaten is definitely distressing, particularly since Wynne Jones does not progress the plot surrounding Sirius and the Dogsbofy or even introduce characters from outside the Duffield house until a good halfway through the novel.

No human violence, however. Slowly, Sirius gets to like his new place. What’s the deal with wynme aunts in fantasy stories?

Discovered as mongrels, the puppies are thrown into the river in a sack. And yet ultimately a hopeful one. Thanks to Carol for piquing my interest.

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Glad to know that you liked it. Basil’s the oldest son, kind of a jerk because he’s bigger and a bully; Robin’s the middle child, too weak to stand up to Basil even though he likes Kathleen.

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To view it, click here. I can still resent them though! I will look forward to hearing your thoughts. Of course he had talked eogsbody Earth.

Dogsbody by Diana Wynne Jones

I’ve been asking people to look over my list of unread books and pick out one or two, or even a few, that really interest them and talk to me about it. An interesting premise; Sirius the dog star is sent to Earth as a dog to find something a zoi, similar to a meteor he was blamed for sending hurtling to Earth diaha a fit of rage. My favourite characters outside of Sirius and Kathleen were Mrs. Dobsbody new edition provides – I hope – the appeal and opportunity to place Dogsbody in many more people’s hands.


One racism, one fear replaced quickly by another.

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Because of their skill, the cats lived a busy and private life outside and inside the house, whereas he had to wait for a human to lead him about. There’s definitely a fairy-tale element to this story, with some surprising departures from the norm. Dec 23, Nikki rated it really liked it Shelves: When for our next cooperative reading venture Mrs.

Cepheids speak with a stutter, naturally! He was a stringy mongrel, wandering the streets of the city, driven by a ravenous hunger and hunting a quarry he could not define. Looking for More Great Reads? Dogsbody by Diana Wynne Jones. The characterization is just superb, as usual, and once again DWJ gives us a dysfunctional family that is maybe too realistic for comfort. Polaris is a variable star?

I am hoping to read it soon. The late ’80s were a different time — J.

Dogsbody by Diana Wynne Jones book review

View all 4 comments. This book holds up wonderfully, and it’s a definite reread, as well. After all, we’re both hard core dog lovers, each of us having a “big black furry thing” as my jonfs puts itand I have always loved Diana Wynne Jones, although Dogsbody was one of hers I’d not yet read. They seem to think anything impossible could happen in the old days.

Will he regain his lost glory and become a wynnne again?