The Dog Star, Sirius, is tried - and found guilty - by his heavenly peers for a murder he did not commit. His sentence: to live on the planet Earth until he can carry out a seemingly impossible mission - the recovery of a deadly weapon known as the Zoi. The first lesson Sirius learns in his lowly... show more
The Dog Star, Sirius, is tried - and found guilty - by his heavenly peers for a murder he did not commit. His sentence: to live on the planet Earth until he can carry out a seemingly impossible mission - the recovery of a deadly weapon known as the Zoi. The first lesson Sirius learns in his lowly earthly form is that humans have all the power. The second is that even though his young mistress loves him, she can't protect either of them. The third - and worst - is that someone out there will do anything to keep Sirius from finding the Zoi. Even if it means destroying Earth itself. This funny, heartbreaking, stunning book features an introduction by Neil Gaiman, an avid fan of Diana Wynne Jones.
Publish date: April 12th 2012
Pages no: 288
Edition language: English
An early masterpiece from Diana Wynne Jones. 'Dogsbody' has an unusually straight-forward plot for Jones. Sirius is a celestial. A being who is the embodiment of a star with various rights and powers which are never clearly explained (don't worry, you don't need them to be). The opening of the book ...
Sirius, the Lord of the Dog Star, can't believe when he is falsely accused of murder. As his punishment, Sirius is sent to Earth. On Earth he is reborn as a puppy and has to find the Zoi that is there before it can fall into the wrong hands.I've heard many good things about this book and so I decide...
I first read this book when I was nine and I can't count how many times since that I've read it. 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. I wish I could have the version of book I read as a kid though.This is ...
The librarians of my childhood failed me. I'm sorry, there isn't a nice way to say it. They let me check out armloads of Goosebumps books week after week, when just a few shelves away, there were a dozen magical, wonderful books by Diana Wynne Jones just aching to be discovered and devoured by a dor...
I read somewhere that this was a must-read for dog lovers but I wasn't actually impressed with the dog character. 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 in a fit of rage. I think ...