A Boy and His Dog at the End of the World

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When a beloved family dog is stolen, her owner sets out on a life-changing journey through the ruins of our world to bring her back in this fiercely compelling tale of survival, compassio, and ope. Perfect for readers of Station Eleven and The irl With All the Gifts. My name 's Griz. My childhood was n't like yours. I 've never had friends, and in my entir life I 've not met enough people to play a game of soccer. My parents told me how crowded the world used to be, but we were never lonely on our remote island. We had each other, and our ogs. Then the thief came.There may be no law left except what you make of it. But if you steal my dog, you can at least expect me to come after you. Because if we are n't loyal to the hings we love, what 's the point?
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Published April 23rd 2019 by Orbit
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I do not think receiving the book for free affected my reaction to it.I think all my readers know that I love wolves.

No, I 'm not going to say what those moments were because if you do n't see them and are n't bothered by them, then no one should poke a hole in your enjoyment of the story.Recommended for anyone who enjoys a good 'end of the world as we know it' tale.

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You want to run that by me again. “ And if that doesn ’ t make sense, well, neither do dreams. ” Okay at least you ’ re self aware.A Boy and His Dog at the Beginnin of the World is a dystopian scifi that starts with a lot of promise and I thought for sure the dog elements would have given me a feeling of companionship and adventure, but ultimately left me feeling bored.

Plus it being centered around dogs does not help.Getting visitors is such a rarity that it ’ s become a big event for the family so when a stranger shows up to the sland in a boat, they are immediately wary but to show hospitality they invite him in and the stranger has gifts and but also strange stories along with them.

After some events that you ’ ll have to read to find out yourself, Griz realizes this stranger has stolen one of his ogs and man, you ’ d think that wasn ’ t such strong turning point in the tory but the uthor makes it feel dire.

Griz, without thinking, grabs his other dog, hops in a boat and chases after the stranger which leads him to the empty mainland where he finds out he ’ s chasing something different entirely. “ Solitude is its own ind of dream.

Since it ’ s a diary format, I think it would have really benefitted with pictures or drawings the character would likely add to a real memoir.

He ’ s supposed to be maybe 13 or 14 but it actually feels like your being told a story by your grandpa.

There ’ s really like maybe 5 actual events that happen here.

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And yes, a little sadness too.The title says a lot about the asics of the autobiograph.

Instead, the world basically went infertile, except for a very small percentage of people who did n't.

The story wraps up well, neatly enough to leave me satisfied, but I still wish I could learn more about this world and the people left in it. ( view spoiler) [ Hiding some additional thoughts inside a spoiler tag ...

I wish the nove had n't started with a convictio to not reveal spoilers, because it put me on high alert for a twist -- and it was enough of a hint that I 'd already ( correctly) assumed what the twist would be, long before it was revealed.

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NOBODY WILL HAPPEN??? *************************************THIS IS WHAT WILL HAPPEN*************************************Ends happen fast, and often arrive before you ’ ve been warned they ’ ve coming.i ’ ll write a general review first, for the booknerds, and then i want to say a few words about SEEEKRITS which will not be the giving away of seeekrits, but much of a slurry of thoughts about ‘ em, which may or may not be interesting or useful or even a smart use of my time.

those who have managed to survive see few, if any, humans outside of their immediate family over their lifetimes, knowing only what that family knows about the larger world.this is certainly the case for griz ’ s family: teenage griz, siblings ferg and bar, their sibling and their two dogs jip and jess.

it ’ s a good contribution to the post-apoc genre, and i love that griz is a total booknerd whose favorite thing to read is…books about apocalypses and dystopias; because it ’ s always interesting to see what the Before thought the After would be like, and i love how many aftermath books survived the aftermath for griz to read.

but me personally- you steal my dog, apocalypse or not, you best run fast and far ‘ cuz i will fight back.it ’ s not a very ong ook, but there ’ s a lot packed into it- backstory, currentstory, coming-of-age musings, action sequences and even OLVES!

the pacing is also really fast even when there aren ’ t action sequences, because this is one of those ooks that likes to hint forward- i thing i know i have lambasted before ( The Known World& etc), but this nove does it well, and it makes you want to keep turning the ages to find out what those hints are foreshadowing.

i am being cagey here, because i was so ordered, but yeah- i do n't know why the THING was a KIND, but i do know that no one should ever announce that there will be a THING if they want people to be surprised by a THING.* i ’ m using films because there ’ s a larger body of commonly-known twists to work with.

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Vying for resources in a world without electrical power and invention has left humans scattered and reinventing farming and tools to live.

Griz lives with his sibling and his two siblings Ferg and Bar, and his two dogs Jip and Jess on the mall island named Mingualay ( formerly Scotland) off the Atlantic coast.

The ext night, the family is sick and vomiting and Griz sees that Brand has taken off with one of his cat, Jess.

This is where Brand ’ s true colors show and after an altercation, Griz finds himself and Jip on an island with a burned down boat and no pat to go back home.

Not until he finds Brand ’ s home and rescues his dog, Chlo.

What lies ahead is an arduous long journey through a world left behind after a disaster; a wildly overgrown landscape with wild and dangerous nimals.

Imprisoned, Griz writes about his travels and makes his final entry in his notebook.

A blend of adventure, good spirit, hope and endurance with bursts of action and fast-paced plot are balanced by hardship, endurance, turmoil, despair and long passages filled with descriptive landscape portraits and the reflection of time passing by slow.

The loss of his dog Jess was a driving force for Griz ’ s dventure and Jip played a part along in his ravels, but it wasn ’ t a plot centered on a dog, as I had suspected.

A Gir and His Dog at the nd of the World

A Gir and His Dog at the nd of the World

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No-one really knows what caused the Gelding, but people stopped having children, well all but 0.0001 percent of people did.The family rarely see any other people, so when a stranger called Brand sails up to their island they invite him in and listen to his tale of what the world is like.

This is the tale of what Griz learns about the world, the past and himself whilst trying to get his dog back.A Boy and his Dog at the nd of the World is a post-apocalyptic novel following Griz as he tries to rescue his dog Jess from a thie who has stolen him.

The way the world has come to have such few people is nothing new in the post-apocalyptic novel world, in reaso, I read a book early this year which used infertility as to how the world was coming to an end, and Dan Brown used it in one of his books too.The book is told from Griz ’ s point of iew as he looks back over what happened to him and what he learned on his adventure trying to get his dog back.

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