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Great Reads, Jesi

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13.10.11 | Comment?

There is no dog by Meg Rosoff

Bob is lazy, moody and self centered. He’s a teenager with a pet Eck (a sort of bird like creature), a job he doesn’t want and a mother with a gambling problem. He’s also, thanks to one of his mother’s wagers, God. And he’s not very good at it. He made the world in six days, then got bored and tired and decided it would have to do. He’s tied his emotions to the weather and unfortunately for everyone, he’s now fallen in love. Which is causing all sorts of crazy things to happen. Mr B, Bob’s assistant does most of the work keeping the earth (mostly) running smoothly. But now even he’s had enough and applied for a transfer, leaving his favorite thing in the world – the whales – in Bob’s care.  Bob’s mother has made things worse by gambling away his pet Eck, the girl he likes is human, and therefore keeps being complicated, and Bob would really rather be chasing her than looking after the world.

Fast paced read, still leaves a few questions at the end, but overall very funny and different. It’s a bit of a strange (but good) book, if you liked Good Omens from Terry Prachett and Neil Gaiman or Terry Prachett’s Johnny Maxwell trilogy  then you should have a look at this book.


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