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If he does jojes, he will simply die at the end of his dog’s life. Since acquiring an Amazon account though I’ve been able to buy more DWJ books and then managed to own my very own copy of Dogsbody.

Dogsbody by Diana Wynne Jones book review

But I also feel that some loose ends detracted from it. Should one take that chance and lose everything beautiful that one has now, or should jonfs forego that chance and live the everyday beautiful life?

I read somewhere that this was a must-read for dog lovers but I wasn’t actually impressed with the dog character. It’s not a spoiler and, indeed, Gaiman’s introduction warned readers that Wynne Jones doesn’t offer a conventional finale, but – like so many things in the book – what she leaves you with is sufficiently unique to be, at a minimum Additionally, there characters were very polarizing.

I wish I could have the version of book I read as a kid though. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

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A short and beautifully written story about a celestial being falsely accused of murder who is sentenced to live on earth in the body of a dog. The beatings and cruelties quickly spread to Sirius as well, and it becomes more than ever clear just how little power either Cathleen or Sirius has, especially with Duffy’s threats to have Sirius put down if Cathleen doesn’t do what she wants.


Jan 12, Lily rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: It just occurred to me that kids today might not know what a telephone cord is either. The Dog Star Sirius is tried in a ciana of his peers and is found guilty of murder.

Dogsbody by Diana Wynne Jones

This new edition was lovingly assembled by Firebird an awesome imprint by people who knew and adored Diana Wynne Jones – with an introduction by another favorite author, the fabulous Neil Gaiman! He stands and rages under the judgment of his fellow stars — Antares, Betelgeuse, and Polaris.

In the world of the rabbits, she is hailed as a saviour. He is given an option to redeem himself. Also in a move which is typical of Wynne Jones, the supernatural and natural blend seamlessly with each other, whether with Sirius’ dual natures as both dog and dog star, or with hostile powers attempting to kill Sirius in the night and being mistaken for burglars.

And if he does find it what will happen then? I think it could’ve been better, maybe by making the object an actual meteor as opposed to some made up object with mysterious powers.

So if we could have skipped the entire middle of this novel, it would have been a better read for me. Nov 30, Laura Gilfillan rated it it was amazing Shelves: Siriusguardian luminary of the Dog Star, is being convicted of murdering a fellow “luminary” and of losing the Zoi, an extremely powerful cosmic tool that he has allowed to fall to a minor planet, Earth.

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Sirius – or as Kathleen calls him, Leo, feels like a real dog not some cute affair. When for our next cooperative reading venture Mrs. Polaris often remarks to Sol that Dogbsody loses his temper much less often these days.

This article about a young adult novel of the s is a stub. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here I remember reading this book as a child and loving it.

I first read this book when I was nine and I can’t count how many times since that I’ve read it. Or realistically, without killing them off right away? Then she bottles one of these luminaries up in a dog’s body, boots him to Earth, and makes his find a “zoi” to prove that dlgsbody is innocent of a luminary crime. Sirius is sentenced to living out his years as a dog on Earth, only to be returned to his original form if he finds and recovers the zoi.

Bodine rated it it was amazing.