Fifteen Dogs

by André Alexis | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 1552453057 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingJudySlump612wing of Minneapolis, Minnesota USA on 8/31/2017
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Journal Entry 1 by wingJudySlump612wing from Minneapolis, Minnesota USA on Thursday, August 31, 2017
This book left me feeling unsettled - perhaps that was its goal. The question of whether added intelligence could lead to happiness was the stated theme, and the answer seems to be firmly negative. In fact, the stronger dogs formed a pack and used their intelligence to plan ways to dispatch the dogs they considered less useful.

But there is one delightful feature which I completely missed until I read the 'Note on the Text': dog poems in which the names of all fifteen dogs are concealed. Finding the names was both more difficult and more fun than I expected. Before I release this, I think I'll tuck an envelope with the answers inside the covers, for the enjoyment of future readers.

This book is reserved for Gypsysmom's Canada Day release challenge.

Journal Entry 2 by wingJudySlump612wing at mail, sweepstakes -- Controlled Releases on Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Released 7 mos ago (7/11/2018 UTC) at mail, sweepstakes -- Controlled Releases

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Mailed to Olivia-Lo for the 2018 Canadian Literature Sweepstakes. It won the Giller Prize, Canada's most prestigious award for fiction, in 2015. Here's a link if you'd like more information: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Giller_Prize

Journal Entry 3 by Olivia_Lo at Hualien, Hualien Taiwan on Saturday, July 28, 2018
Thank you for the book!

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