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The answers to all these questions form the rest of the story.

Maybe that’s what made it so haunting for me. One thing I’ve always admired in Wynne Jones writing is a style which combines jines quick, no nonsense irony, with a strange and earthy kind of poetry. Although they cannot speak to each other, perhaps they can somehow help each other. Will he regain his lost glory and become a star again? I also loved most of the characters in the book. And, while it may at first seem riana, this is also a great love story. From the moment when Sirius and his fellow pups are dropped into a river to drown, it becomes obvious that the world of dogs is not a kind one.

This Dogsbody book review was jonew by Dark. I will leave you with some of my favourite passages from the book. Jones started writing during the mids “mostly to keep my sanity”, when the youngest of her three children was about two years old and the family lived in a house owned by an Oxford college. This stylistic gift is fully in force in Dogsbody, whether in the brief glimpses we get of the complex, glittering world of the luminaries, or the more frequent warm and animal experiences of Sirius as a dog.

I think that part of what gives this story its power is that Jones pulls no punches here. It is full of DWJ’s magic and brilliant characters that come to life and jump off the page at you. This worries Sirius, because he knew they’d have to move, but the Zoi was near them, until he is shot and killed trying to escape.


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From one perspective, it is about a fallen dogsbkdy luminary trying to redeem himself. Maybe I just don’t like sci-fi. He might be stronger than all three cats put together, but he could not use his paws as they did. For example, a group of boys follow her home after school every day and make derogatory jokes, leading to Sirius scaring them.

Most of all its a touching story of the bond between a young girl who is mistreated jomes almost everyone around her and the dog who starts to wonder if going him is better than the life he has on earth.

I highly doubt it’s the author’s doing but whoever edited this particular edition. Now I feel old.

Dogsbody by Diana Wynne Jones

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. I think that was more my parents though. 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 Gaiman! It did get in the way of reading, though, leaving this to be the only DWJ book that I’ve felt so little for that I will be giving my copy away.

Things I Didn’t Like: And Duffy, his wife, is a nasty shrew whose laziness and viciousness is most obvious when she blackmails Kathleen into doing all the cooking and household chores to keep Sirius Leo, as Kathleen names him from being thrown out or killed. I can still resent them though!

We are experiencing technical difficulties. Will it be easy parting with his mistress and all his friends and people he loves? It is a hard question to answer and the book has some interesting things to say about that. Will it be easy parting with his mistress and all his friends and people he loves? Dogsbody by Diana Wynne Jones 14 26 Jun 21, One thing I greatly admire about this turn of the plot is that you really get the sense of the luminaries as beings with unimaginable power, but at the same time distinct limits, indeed another brand of humour is had from the fact that Sol’s influence is very much based upon his light and though he can effect events through this light, such as when he dazzles the driver of an oil truck to oil the rusty hinges of a gate so Sirius can go looking for the Zoi, like the best sort of literary god he must show restraint.


I loved the scenes where Sirius yearns for the same kind of freedom that the housecats have and also the scenes which describe how Sirius becomes friends with the cats after the initial hostility and how their friendship grows.

I loved my first read by her so will happily add this to the list. He discovers though that there are some bad folks looking for it too. Something deep and wonderful is going on just beyond the pages, and DWJ sees no need to explain it.

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He loves his mistress Kathleen. He has a chance at redemption, but if he doesn’t complete his mission in time, he’ll die when his dog body dies.

Fortunately, it doesn’t matter at all. I love astronomy, and the personification of the stars was perfect.

At its core, I think this story has a pretty bitter theme–being betrayed, and then being the betrayer–but it’s also full of beauty.