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“It seems as if another day brings another post-apocalyptic book; The Dog Stars is in a class of its own.
“This book is set in a post apocaliptic colorado, near Denver. The main charachter, Hig, is living on a old aiport with his dog and gun happy friend. Its written in a non tradtional way a lot like Cormac McCarthys, The Road. It starts out a little choppy and disorganized but it starts to even out later on. This book really shows how much humans care about togertherness and a sense of belonging. By far one of my favorite books. ”Iain cooley wrote this review 2 days ago. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I gave this a 3 because I know it is well written.
I wanted to give it a 0 because I hated every minute of it. It left way too many questions unanswered. and I will be depressed for weeks. Was "The Road" not enough?
The dog dying should have been my biggest issue. That was a mere blip in a grim read. ”
“I am not sure I've ever read a book I felt was written so much for me. This was poetic and brutal and beautiful. Bravo to my friend Also Nick for choosing it for us to read.”Mister D wrote this review 6 days ago. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I love reading about post-apocalyptic/-superflu/end of the world scenarios, to explore the worlds that an author builds and the people that inhabit them. I have found, as this genre and those like it become more popular, much less enjoyment in the majority of these tales, since they can be too easily made trite or ham-fisted.
This is not one of those disappointing novels.
The fascinating world created by Heller constantly grows and shifts behind the daily lives of the brilliant, realistic characters. The writing is very skillful, it's easy to get wrapped up in the narrative. ”
“Written with an intensity that got my heart racing a few times. Would probably have given it 5 stars if there weren't so much time spent on the love interest.
A subtle example of planetary changes and how they are intertwined, affecting mass changes.”
“It took me a little while to like this book. I'm not a big fan of the partial sentence writing style. But the characters struggle to accept his post-apocolyptic/survivor fate won me over. A good read.”Amy S wrote this review 12 days ago. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“started November 25, 2013, finished December 4”Sandra K wrote this review 2 weeks ago. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“An apocalyptic story, it starts out a little dark but ends with hope and light. First a flu then a blood disease wipes out most of the USA population. Hig & Banger form an unlikely alliance to survive the other rogue suvivors and the people dying of the blood disease. Hig is a hunter, fisherman and pilor of a small plane; Banger is a militant who is desparate to protect their set-up. Hig flies off to find others, after 9 years, and finds a father & daugher in an unlikely place; the place he thought he'd find "civilazation" is actually not what it seems to be or what he'd hoped for. The story was uplifting because it focused on our need for others; our need for companionship; our need for compassion. Ended on an upbeat note.”WendySue wrote this review 3 weeks ago. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“While the ending is perhaps a bit too pat, this is a wonderful book. Grim and sad in many ways (in the good way, as well-told stories often are), I found this book hard to put down, and it caused me a few late nights in the reading of it. Highly recommended.”Andrew S wrote this review Friday, November 22, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No