E Book There Is No Dog Is this book offensive Yes but not for the reason one might think I am not offended becaus
E-Book There Is No Dog Is this book offensive? Yes, but not for the reason one might think. I am not offended because of the religious aspect, I am offended because the writing, plot, characters, and everything else a book is meant to be comprised of, sucked. At the beginning, before reading the book this was me:Halfway through it turned into this: And by the end:. There Is No Dog am Ebook Meet your unforgettable protagonist God, who, as it turns out, is a 19 year old boy living in the present day and sharing an apartment with his long suffering fifty something personal assistant Unfortunately for the planet, God is lazy and, frankly, hopeless He created all of the world s species in six days because he couldn t summon the energy to work for longer He geMeet your unforgettable protagonist God, who, as it turns out, is a 19 year old boy living in the present day and sharing an apartment with his long suffering fifty something personal assistant Unfortunately for the planet, God is lazy and, frankly, hopeless He created all of the world s species in six days because he couldn t summon the energy to work for longer He gets Africa and America mixed up And his beleagured assistant has his work cut out for him when God creates a near apolcalyptic flood, having fallen asleep without turning the bath off There is No Dog is a darkly funny novel from one of our most delightfully unpredictable writers.. Meg Rosoff was born in Boston and had three or four careers in publishing and advertising before she moved to London in 1989, where she lives now with her husband and daughter Formerly a Young Adult author, Meg has earned numerous prizes including the highest American and British honors for YA fiction the Michael L Printz Award and the Carnegie Medal.. Good Kindle There Is No Dog I didn't get it.This is the third book I've read by Meg Rosoff, fourth if you count my failed attempt to start Just in Case. What I've discovered to be most true about Rosoff's novels is that reading and liking one is far from a guarantee that you will enjoy the rest - or, in fact, any of the others - so I cannot offer words like: "if you enjoyed How I Live Now (etc.) this will be your kind of book". This novel is a million miles away from anything Meg Rosoff has previously written, and generally quite different to anything I've ever read.My brother gets annoyed with me because he says that I have to have a reason for everything. That I expect books to have a point, to make a statement, and to leave me with an important message that makes me think for a while afterwards. This is only partially true - I love a bit of fun nonsense like Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging, but I think if a book takes on a subject like God and creation and the reasons for bad stuff happening in the world then there should be something important that the author wants us to take from it. To put it simply, I wanted more from this book. I don't think there was a hidden message and if there was I didn't get it. There's always the chance that this book was too deep for me and that special metaphorical something-or-other went straight over my head. But, for me, this book was simply about an horny teenager who got the job of God because no one else wanted it... which would actually explain a lot. This horny teenager falls in love with a zoo-worker called Lucy, he has an assistant who can't stand him and a mother who has lost his beloved pet in a poker game. It's so ridiculously bizarre that I kept waiting for it all to come together and symbolise genesis or some interesting philosophy... or just, you know, something. I'm clueless as to what the point of this book was.The novel seemed to try to be an odd combination of Monty Python-style blasphemy and Douglas Adams' humorous philosophy. The former I absolutely love and grew up on and was probably the reason that this book did give me a few laughs, especially near the beginning. The latter I still struggle to understand. Adams is the kind of author who I occasionally love to quote - about dolphins, creation, etc. - but really don't enjoy reading that much.I decided to read this after I noticed it got a starred review on Kirkus that promised interesting questions like "if life were without flaws and no one ever changed or died, what role would God have?" And sure, it delivered the questions, but made no attempt to answer them... sorry, but I can come up with plenty of these questions myself. It's the discussions and possible answers that I wanted to read.If you're looking for a bit of strange, British humour (yeah, I know Rosoff is from Boston, but she moved to the UK in 1989 and it looks like we got to her) and philosophy, then you might actually like There is No Dog. But I, for one, would suggest you get your fix from an author who does it best and leaves a lasting impression - and I love him! - Stephen Fry.