- Gebundene Ausgabe
- Verlag: Greenwillow; Auflage: Reissue (September 1988)
- Sprache: Englisch
- ISBN-10: 0688081916
- ISBN-13: 978-0688081911
- Größe und/oder Gewicht: 2,5 x 14,6 x 21,6 cm
- Durchschnittliche Kundenbewertung: 2 Kundenrezensionen
Dogsbody (Englisch) Gebundene Ausgabe – September 1988
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Praise for Diana Wynne Jones '[Wynne Jones] has a unique record of producing books you can't forget... Every book is different. And every book is likely to be in someone's top seven... I feel we need to acknowledge how lucky those of us are who grew up on her books, and to ensure subsequent generations enjoy the same intense and subtle pleasure.' The Guardian "...Her hallmarks include laugh-aloud humour, plenty of magic and imaginative array of alternate worlds. Yet, at the same time, a great seriousness is present in all of her novels, a sense of urgency that links Jones's most outrageous plots to her readers' hopes and fears..." Publishers Weekly "Truly magical - guaranteed to leave you gasping - even hotter than Potter" The Bookseller "Diana Wynne Jones could teach Stephen King and JK Rowling a thing or two ..." SFX -- Dieser Text bezieht sich auf eine vergriffene oder nicht verfügbare Ausgabe dieses Titels.
Sirius, immortal Lord of the Dog Star and infamous for his quick temper, cannot believe it when he is falsely accused of murder and banished to Earth. There is reborn into the body of a puppy and learns that he has the life-span of that creature to recover the missing murder weapon. If he fails, he will die. He is adopted by Kathleen, who has no idea that her beloved Leo' is anything more than an abandonded stray. She is a loving owner, but an unwanted guest in a family who mostly resent her presence. Sirius soon learns that he has enemies amongst the humans as well as amongst the unearthly beings who sentenced him. How on earth can he clear his name without his special powers? -- Dieser Text bezieht sich auf eine vergriffene oder nicht verfügbare Ausgabe dieses Titels.Alle Produktbeschreibungen
Also, it mixes three very random conceits (talking animals, science-fiction and Irish mythology) and somehow still manages to come up with a coherent story, so that is pretty impressive.
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I have warned you. So here are my concerns: there are two characters that are very cruel to animals. At the beginning of the book a very cruel person tries to drown a bag of puppies in a river. We learn later much later that all puppies escape. Also, the adoptive mother figure in the story is emotionally and sometimes physically abusive. It's a strange thing to wave into a sci-fi story but it does work. I would not change a thing about this book, but I just wanted to warn any parents out there about the content. I would recommend this book to much older children because of this.
Diana Wynne Jones blends the worlds of the celestial and the mundane masterfully. We see the world through the eyes of Sirius/Leo as the dog comes to be known. We feel his frustration when he catches only glimpses of memory. And we feel his pain at the inevitable outcome of the story.
The stars and planets are personified, each with their own personalities, responsibilities and nuisances within their society. Referred to as luminaries, the lord of the dog star is framed for murder of another star- and is thrown to earth to find the murder weapon or perish as an earthly creature.
I cant believe I missed out on this book for so long! Highly recommended.
Definitely pick this up if you like animal books. But it's not JUST an animal book either. Foremost it is a story of friendship. It's really touching, and even bittersweet. And the fantasy elements give it a more magical feeling. Diana Wynne Jones's way of telling fantasy stories is absolutely wonderful (check out her other books as well! Especially the Howl's Moving Castle trilogy).
I love the added introduction by Niel Gaiman. I haven't read many of his books but I know he was a friend of Jones's. A worthy introduction of such a great book.
Some other reviewers said the (kindle) price is ridiculous and I agree. It's virtually the same price as the paperback, so just get the paperback! Trust me, it's worth it. (And the paperback price is fair, I think)
The characters were well-developed and enjoyable, and the story was moving at just the right pace. Another good one by a favorite author!