05 August 2012

The Dog Stars ~ Peter Heller


A voice that insinuates itself into your thoughts
Well written dystopian future

Such a quiet little book ... yet it continues to resonate well after reading.

It is simple in some ways but its very simplicity, just like a world that has been stripped of everything familiar, is what makes it so honest, so moving, so intimate.

The storytelling voice, a kind of stream-of-consciousness telling, was excellent.  The writing style is both lean and lyrical, with little observation of the conventions of punctuation, but with enormously poignant impact.

Jasper, the dog, was excellent ... so obvious when an author is a dog-owner (or is owned by a dog ... so maybe it should be "dog/owner")