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 Post subject: The Dog Stars
PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2012 10:25 pm 
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"The Dog Stars"

Rampaging hoards of zombies, nahhh can't find them here.

A pilot, a canine co-pilot and a cranky gun nut in a nearly empty post apocalyptic Colorado, yeah you can find those here.

http://www.amazon.com/Dog-Stars-Peter-Heller/dp/0307959945/ref=la_B001ITVQ14_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1353121011&sr=1-1

I like it, in fact I liked it quite a lot. I get the feeling this guy has actually has had a canine buddy and spent more than a couple of days outdoors.



But then again I liked "Zone One" too. Here you can find your fill of Zs.

http://www.amazon.com/Zone-One-Colson-Whitehead/dp/0307455173/ref=la_B001IZ1GHW_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1353121520&sr=1-1

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 Post subject: Re: The Dog Stars
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I think I ended up reading about the first half of Dog Stars before I put it down. It was a bit slow for me and terribly depressing. I guess I like my post apocalyptic fiction a bit more upbeat :) I had the same experience with The Road.

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 Post subject: Re: The Dog Stars
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BD, Thanks for mentioning Zone One. I'm a bit surprised I haven't seen it discussed yet here on ZS. The author, Colson Whitehead, made a big splash with that one, given his status in the literary world. Despite the book's flaws, it's nice to see zombies get mainstream attention.


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incogneato wrote:
I think I ended up reading about the first half of Dog Stars before I put it down. It was a bit slow for me and terribly depressing. I guess I like my post apocalyptic fiction a bit more upbeat :) I had the same experience with The Road.


I can dig it. The narrative is not "standard", not as "un-standard" as the road. Still and all I found it a good read and there was a light at the end of the tunnel along with a unsettling development.

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Boondock wrote:
BD, Thanks for mentioning Zone One. I'm a bit surprised I haven't seen it discussed yet here on ZS. The author, Colson Whitehead, made a big splash with that one, given his status in the literary world. Despite the book's flaws, it's nice to see zombies get mainstream attention.


Yeah I think "Zone One" was a bit outside the main stream Zombie box. Again I liked it a lot and that may be a indicator of my (advanced??) age. I know my reading tastes run a little wide of a lot of folks and absolutely loved this strange epic poem.

http://www.amazon.com/Sharp-Teeth-Novel-Toby-Barlow/dp/B002WTC9UQ/ref=la_B001JRRLO6_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1353214775&sr=1-1

And this constant trip to a dictionary of a book.

http://www.amazon.com/Perdido-Street-Station-China-Mieville/dp/0345459407/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1353215098&sr=1-2

I guess if we all liked the same stuff it would be a pretty dull world indeed.

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Blackdog wrote:
I guess if we all liked the same stuff it would be a pretty dull world indeed.

Indeed.


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I heard the NPR interview with the author. Sounded kinda cool. Will wait for a cheapie used copy later.


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