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The Dog Stars - Peter Heller
The Dog Stars
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Peter Heller,Hardcover - Large Prin, English-language edition,Pub by Center Point
Peter Heller,Hardcover - Large Prin, English-language edition,Pub by Center Point
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9781611736137 (1611736137)
Publisher: Center Point Large Print
Pages no: 381
Edition language: English
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Fiction Fantastic
Fiction Fantastic rated it
1.0 The Dog Stars
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...
Rod Raglin
Rod Raglin rated it
3.0 Dystopia taken to a literary level
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 ...
sarah rated it
5.0 Peter Heller: The Dog Stars
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...
Listening to the Silence
Listening to the Silence rated it
5.0 The Dog Stars
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, ...
Chris' Eclectic Book Reviews
Chris' Eclectic Book Reviews rated it
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...
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