WELCOME TO FURS-DAY FEATURE. SINCE, I LIKE TO READ BOOKS ABOUT DOGS AND OTHER ANIMALS, I DECIDED TO BLOG ABOUT THEM IN A SEPARATE BLOG POST ON RANDOM THURSDAYS. IF YOU HAVE READ A GOOD BOOK ABOUT A FURRY FRIEND OR WITH A FURRY FRIEND IN A BOOK, FEEL FREE TO JOIN ME! DON’T FORGET TO LINK MY BLOG TO YOUR POST.
This week’s Furs-day Feature is A Boy and His Dog at the End of the World by C.A. Fletcher.
“Of all the animals that travelled the long road through the ages with us, dogs always walked closest. “
This was a wonderfully written dystopian book. The book takes place hundreds of years in the future where there are no computers, few books, and even fewer people. A plague has all but wiped out humanity. Dogs are also rare and Griz treasures and loves his two dogs, Jip and Jess. One day, a stranger visits to trade with Griz’s father and ends up stealing one of Griz’s dogs. Griz decides to sail after him to get Jess back. An epic adventure ensues involving peril, unlikely friendships, and hope.
There were so many beautiful descriptions of the places where the main character, Griz, lives and travels to rescue his dog. Griz quotes from The Hobbit about going on an adventure which I thought was interesting because with both books, you feel like you are actually walking beside the main character. I could actually see the post apocalyptic world being described. Because of the decrease in the human population and the post-apocalyptic setting, there are many thought provoking ideas and sentences that relate to today’s society and what our future might hold.
I decided to read this book because I am a huge dog lover. I can’t imagine my anguish if one of my dogs was stolen. The author definitely caused me to have lots of anxiety over the dognapped dog. I could totally relate to Griz’s sadness and determination to get his dog back at all cost. I highly recommended this book.
(Disclaimer: there are a couple times a horse is injured so if you don’t like reading about injured animals, you may want to skip that section.)