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Along the way of the twisting plot there is no end of excitement, intrigue, and fantasy, all with a touching dog story thrown in. Like I said, I do not handle animal abuse very well. And who would probably forever – continue to look out and look after her. Conrad’s Fate The Chrestomanci Series: Sirius somehow manages to escape and float on the river and a girl called Kathleen saves him. Sirius will not hear of it.

Dogsbody by Diana Wynne Jones

When the supernatural elements impinge upon wynnf plot however, things definitely progress. As a child you see more of the magic and associate perhaps more with Kathleen, as an adult you are more shocked by her terrible mistreatment by the adults – and I wonder what is worse: Nor does Jones avoid other subjects that usually aren’t “permitted” in books for kids: Hopeful enough to bring a tear to my cynical old eyes.

This is what I think. Apr 26, Ellie rated it really liked it.

Book Review – Dogsbody by Diana Wynne Jones | Vishy’s Blog

But this way, you get to keep thinking and wondering long after you’ve closed the book. I get the impression that DWJ had thought the background through enough that she could have written a second book just based on that material. Maybe I just don’t like sci-fi. He is given an option to redeem jines.


I also loved most of the characters in the book. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. The woman who owns him despises him, the police are after him, and worst of all, Dark powers are tr The Dog Star, Sirius, is falsely accused of murder. If he does not, he will simply die at the end of his dog’s life. This isn’t a cynically dark story, but it is a realistically dark one. The three family cats for example and Sirius developing enmities and alliances with them, not to mention Sirius’ discovery of several other dogs all are handled extremely well, in particular I love the fact that not only Sirius but all the other animals we meet are very much typical animals, and yet fully rounded characters in their own right.

In that sense, it’s unsatisfying, because there aren’t that many answers. F bombs, sex scenes, dugs—none of these freak me out.

To quote Megan Whalen Turner, ” About Diana Wynne Jones Diana Wynne Jones was dogsvody multiple award-winning author of many fantasy novels for children, teenagers, and adults. Will he regain his lost glory and become a star again?

Basil follows Robin to Miss Smith’s. I can bring him diiana to life, though. I enjoyed the fantasy setting of this beautifully told story, which reveals the interesting personalities and tender feelings of the main characters as well as an intimate knowledge and love of dogs.

Dogsbody by Diana Wynne Jones

Second, and I know I point this out a lot, were one-sentence slips out of the third person limited POV. Though Dogsbody has a few rough edges, it succeeds far more than it fails, and thus is a book I can highly recommend, especially for people who like my lady and me have a fondness for furry things.


Then I heard more bloggers talking about her.

It is a hard question to answer and the book has some interesting things to say about that. Ah shoot, I can’t revive him. The second time I read it, I finished it in a dogsbkdy of hours. Diana Wynne Jones has an uncanny knack for taking ridiculous concepts and turning them into something truly touching.

Interestingly enough, though, we became serial cat owners, never a dog. That bothered me a little. They weren’t always Ultimately this book disappointed me but it’s still by Diana Wynne Jones which means it’s still good. Kathleen is another displaced child in the DWJ pattern — her father dogsbodyy in jail, her mother fled in fear, so she is stuck with her cousins, uncle, and particularly nasty aunt Duffie.

Sirius is aided by Sol to find the Zoi. He had done so every time he scoured around the meadow or splashed in the river or sniffed the air.

A wonderful, mythic sort of tale The only problem with this introduction of fantastical dosgbody, is that Wynne Jones, having spent such a long time on the more mundane aspects did seem to have to wrap things up a bit abruptly.