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The gender roles, the casual racism, the changing words that mean calling a 9 year old girl “sluttish” really doesn’t work for me. I know that Diana Wynne Jones is this big important writer for the fantasy genre.

And, while it may at first seem unusual, this is also a great love story. Jul 08, Kaethe rated it it was amazing Shelves: I checked this book out of the library eynne a small town I lived in for a short time.

Dogsbody by Diana Wynne Jones

But in the second chapter a new litter of puppies is stuffed into a bag and left to drown in a river. In the world of the rabbits, she is hailed as a saviour.

This Dogsbody book review was written by Dark. The second time I read it, I finished it in a couple of hours.

He reluctantly returns to his sphere, leaving Kathleen behind. Maybe that’s what made it so haunting for me. Additionally, there characters wynhe very polarizing. Fantasy genre Authors Miscellaneous Contact.


Kathleen keeps him as a pet despite stiff opposition at home. This is a delightful story on so many levels. I can kind of see why.

Even the lack of exposition in the opening star court shows that she trusts her readers to pick up on the situation. I feel so much pain for Sirius, who after all that despite being this God-like being would have happily lived out his days as a dog just to be with Kathleen.

Duffy we learn is a potter, and of course Wynne Jones mines every ounce of tension from the threat of pots being smashed, though the fact that for Cathleen, Sirius and the cats this is literally a threat of violence or death does rob the possibility of pot smashing of its slapstick absurdity.

I think that part of what gives this story its power is that Jones pulls no punches here. No really, it’s cool.

Dogsbody by Diana Wynne Jones

Dogsbody is a Young Adult book, written in and now out of print. See all 3 questions about Dogsbody…. He has a chance at redemption, but if he doesn’t complete his mission in time, he’ll die when his dog body dies. Along the way, Sirius learns how to love. I will look forward to hearing your thoughts. Basil follows Robin to Miss Smith’s.

After a brief period in London, in the couple returned to Oxford, where they stayed until moving to Bristol in Howl’s Moving Castle The Magicians by Lev Grossman Review: A lot of the story is very young at heart — the main character becomes a young puppy and slowly has to grow up and learn about the world, and he’s adopted by a young girl who he adores and who adores him.


Apr 15, Victoria rated it it was amazing Shelves: Kathleen’s own story was also more interesting than that, it was quite shockingly cruel and reminded me of Harry Potter’s life with the Dursleys.

If he finds the powerful thing called the Zoi, which he has carelessly lost, dogbody will be reinstated to his former glory. To view it, click here. This is what I think.

Apr 26, Ellie rated it really liked it. The humans around him tend to be broadly drawn, which actually works out fine in this tale: The only problem with this introduction of fantastical elements, is that Wynne Jones, having spent such a long time on the more mundane aspects did seem to have to wrap things up a bit abruptly.

I will look forward dogxbody hearing your thoughts on them.