Monday, February 15, 2016
Going to the Dogs. . .
Customer: "I just finished Alexis' "Fifteen Dogs." Man, it was so good, I can see why it won the Giller. I usually don't enjoy Canadian fiction - too much winter, too many bears and too many sad people."
Readers' Advisor: "I hear that! The book was very urban and the focus on dogs was unique? What did you like most about the book?"
C: "I really liked the argument between the Gods. Like we are all just pawns in this game beyond our control. I like to think of how animals are like humans or how they would behave like humans."
RA: "If I make some suggestions, would you be okay if there were no animals? What if it focused just on philosophy or divine activities?"
C: "Nah, just the animals. I think I want to read a few more books that feature animals in human situations."
In my catalogue, the subject headings weren't too useful. I did get a few options from using those, but I feel like the suggestions will come from past reading experience. There are additional lists on goodreads and Genreflecting will have "animal stories."
Animal Farm (1945) George Orwell
Watership Down (1972) Richard Adams
The Evolution of Bruno Littlemore (2011) Benjamin Hale
Timbuktu (2000) Paul Auster
The Dog Master: A Novel of the First Dog (2015) W. Bruce Cameron
Project Nim (2011) film
Posted by Diana at 4:36 PM