Lives of the Monster Dogs

Lives of the Monster Dogs

A Novel

Book - 1998
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Lives of The Monster Dogs is a Featured Alternate Selection of The Book-of-the-Month Club RM and The Quality Paperback Book Club RM, and Audio Literature will be releasing an audio version of this title.A group of elegant monster dogs in top hats, tails, and bustle skirts become instant celebrities when they come to New York in 2008. Refugees from a town which had been completely isolated for 100 years, the dogs retain the 19th century Germanic culture of the humans who created them. As the dogs struggle to adapt to their new surroundings, a young woman befriends them...and discovers that a strange, incurable illness threatens them with extinction.An effective fantasy in the tradition of Robert Louis Stevenson and Mary Shelley. It is loaded with metaphor and reflection -- on nature and culture, on science, on the place of artists in society. -- The Wall Street JournalOne of the most unique and unusual works of fiction to come along in many years....Like Frankenstein before it, Monster Dogs is a fabulous fable well told. -- Cathy Hainer, USA Today
Publisher: New York : Warner Books, 1998, c1997.
Edition: Warner Books edition
ISBN: 9780446674164
Characteristics: x, 291 pages ;,21 cm.


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Jan 21, 2013

Although the cover and inside flap description may not entice you to read this novel, it is an imaginative and weird tale worthy of the 1997 Orange Prize short list.

Jul 19, 2012

A very interesting tale of a group of dogs, surgically altered to speak and walk like humans.

After leaving their isolated hometown, they come to New York City where they become instant celebrities. A young writer, Cleo, comes to know and love them as she writes articles about the dogs for the press.

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