The Dog Stars
A San Francisco Chronicle and Atlantic Monthly Best Book of the Year Hig somehow survived the flu pandemic that killed everyone he knows. Now his wife is gone, his friends are dead, and he lives in the hangar of a small abandoned airport with his dog, Jasper, and a mercurial, gun-toting... show more
A San Francisco Chronicle and Atlantic Monthly Best Book of the Year Hig somehow survived the flu pandemic that killed everyone he knows. Now his wife is gone, his friends are dead, and he lives in the hangar of a small abandoned airport with his dog, Jasper, and a mercurial, gun-toting misanthrope named Bangley. But when a random transmission beams through the radio of his 1956 Cessna, the voice ignites a hope deep inside him that a better life exists outside their tightly controlled perimeter. Risking everything, he flies past his point of no return and follows its static-broken trail, only to find something that is both better and worse than anything he could ever hope for.
Publish date: May 7th 2013
Pages no: 320
Edition language: English
I'm sorry, but the writing style is just too much. It feels like the "superflu" that killed 99% (it's always 99% isn't it?) of the population also killed 99% of Hig's brain. God, this was irritating me. There's no structure to his sentences and you have to struggle to figure out what's happening and...
In Peter Heller’s novel, Dog Stars, society has collapsed and the world as we know it has ended. Global warming is changing the environment and a virulent new strain of flu has decimated mankind. In the midst of the devastation a symbiotic relationship is formed between hardcore Bangley - a shoot ...
I have read some terrific books lately, but The Dog Stars might be my favourite. It's definitely in my top 10 of all time. Heller is also a poet, and his writing is both lyrical and succinct. Hig, having escaped a continent-wide fatal disease, now live with a tough, emotionally-stunted survivor na...
In a post-apocolyptic world where most of the population has been wiped out by disease and life is a kill or be killed prospect Hig lives at an airplane hanger east of what used to be Denver. He shares his home with his dog Jasper, a gun-toting sharpshooter named Bangley, and his memories. A pilot, ...
I listened to this one on audiobook and that probably was the way to do it. I read a few reviews in advance and noted that one reviewer found the language usage and syntax jarring and unsettling to the point that it detracted from their enjoyment of the book. In listening, I can see that because t...