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The Dog Stars

Post by Blackdog » Fri Nov 16, 2012 10:25 pm

"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-H ... 011&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-W ... 520&sr=1-1
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Re: The Dog Stars

Post by incogneato » Sat Nov 17, 2012 10:17 am

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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Re: The Dog Stars

Post by Boondock » Sat Nov 17, 2012 10:22 am

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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Re: The Dog Stars

Post by Blackdog » Sat Nov 17, 2012 11:54 pm

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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Re: The Dog Stars

Post by Blackdog » Sun Nov 18, 2012 12:09 am

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 ... 775&sr=1-1

And this constant trip to a dictionary of a book.

http://www.amazon.com/Perdido-Street-St ... 098&sr=1-2

I guess if we all liked the same stuff it would be a pretty dull world indeed.
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Re: The Dog Stars

Post by Boondock » Sun Nov 18, 2012 9:28 am

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

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Re: The Dog Stars

Post by windysan » Wed Dec 19, 2012 10:32 pm

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

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