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To quote Megan Whalen Turner, ” He loves his mistress Kathleen. Maybe I just don’t like sci-fi.

Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here I can kind of see why. I normally associate DWJ’s stories with whimsy, charm, and magic, and this book is a bit of a departure from those themes.

Dogsbody by Diana Wynne Jones book review

Then I heard more bloggers talking about her. Dogsbocy this book have a happy ending? His only hope is to find the Zoi, an object of amazing power lost on earth. Although Wynne Jones does follow a little literary convention in giving Sirius as an incarnate luminarythe ability to learn to understand human speech though never to speak itshe also does feature a number of animal characters who Sirius is able to freely talk to.

Jul 17, Fiona rated it it was amazing Shelves: Although he is the pet of a girl who loves him, both child and dog are mistreated by the family wit. It’s about someone sensing for the first time the natural world around him with all of its sights and smells the latter a particularly vivd and wonderfully written. Somehow despite little introduction you just fall into this world she’s created as if it was there waiting for you to trip up into it.


I got the sense of this in her Dalemark Quartet and even in Howl – where one feels that there could be so much more. I especially enjoyed Sun’s protectiveness of Earth. Additionally, there characters were very polarizing. Dogsbody by Diana Wynne Jones.

Odgsbody events of this book are set in what seem to be during the Irish War of Independencealthough it is never specified. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Basil follows Robin to Miss Smith’s. He reluctantly returns to his sphere, leaving Kathleen behind.

Published August 1st by Greenwillow Books first published Most of all its a touching story of the bond between a young girl who is mistreated by almost everyone around her and the dog who starts to wonder if going him is better than the life he has on earth.

She had always hated him, but he had loved her so much he made excuses for her. Dogsbody follows the adventures of Sirius the dog star, who, after being accused of losing his temper and killing another stellar being a luminaryis condemned to be born on earth as a dog.

This new edition was lovingly assembled by Firebird an awesome imprint by people who knew and adored Diana Wynne Jones – with an introduction by another favorite author, the fabulous Neil Jonee The nasty adults do and threaten to do things that re I’m already a fan of Diana Wynne Jones, and I’d heard this was one of her best books in spite of being one of her earliestbut neither of those things prepared me for how deeply this story moved me.

I have heard people say that it is her best. I also loved most of the characters in the book. I’ve seen few other authors quite as able to convey the feelings, experiences and narrow world of xiana puppy lying next to its mother and scrambling with other puppies, yet at the same time make it feel real, detailing the frustration of puppies who want to explore and the sudden intervention of human hands, without once dipping into the cute.


By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. I have never heard of her before and so I made a mental note to explore her works later. Or is there some third choice in which one dogebody have both? Kathy’s Aunt Duffie and cousin treat her like dirt and she is constantly picked on by neighborhood kids The answers to all these questions form the rest of the story.

Though it does irk a little that Wynne Jones doesn’t perhaps use her time and resources evenly, the fact that she packs so much in is certainly a bonus, particularly since so much of the story is at such a humble level.

Dogsbody by Diana Wynne Jones

We are experiencing technical difficulties. So did his brother Hazel, for Fiver’s sixth sense was never wrong. Of course he had talked to Earth. I think it could’ve been better, maybe by making the object an actual meteor as opposed to some made up object with mysterious powers.

Dogsbody by Diana Wynne Jones

Will it be easy parting with his mistress and all his friends and people he loves? Books by Diana Wynne Jones. Apr 26, Ellie odgsbody it really liked it. I wish I could have the version of book I read as a kid though.