At last!  Barking and whining at a bookstore near you, leaping up on the furniture and chewing your best shoes, peeing on the wheel of your neighbour’s BMW and growling at the Fedex guy….

Yes, There Is No Dog is now available in America.

For those of you who follow my blog solely for the cutting edge political commentary, There Is No Dog imagines a lazy, self-centred 19-year-old boy whose mother wins the job of God for him in a poker game.  And lo and behold, he turns out not to be terribly good at it.

Much merriment ensues, along with a good deal of paranormal sex (imagine my horror when I discovered that I’d accidentally written a paranormal romance), existential despair, and musings on the meaning of life.

Oh, and there’s Bob’s pet, Eck, a highly opinionated, nearly-extinct creature.

One hates to require excessive displays of loyalty from blogees, but I’d consider it a nice gesture if you each purchased thirty-five copies.

Thanking you in advance.


P.S.  If you don’t trust me that the book is any good, here are a few reviews.

Meg Rosoff has the gift of being able to talk to the reader with a directness that goes like an arrow to the heart. My top choice for summer, it’s an astounding crossover novel. Profoundly funny, a masterpiece not to be missed.
—The Times (London)

One must simply revel in the joyful singularity of Rosoff’s latest masterpiece.
—The Telegraph

**** four stars (out of four)
–PEOPLE Magazine  

*Wildly inventive and laugh-out-loud funny.
Booklist (starred review)

*Traditionalists may bristle, but there’s no denying that Rosoff’s writing and sense of humor are a force of nature themselves.
Publisher’s Weekly (starred review)

*Irreverent and funny, this book is sure to put off those concerned about blasphemous ideas showing up in teen literature, but it earns its place among the sharpest-witted tours de force of recent memory.
–Kirkus (starred review)

*A darkly funny story reminiscent, in its combination of bitterness and jollity, of Douglas Adams’s Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.
–Horn Book (starred review)


13 thoughts on “THERE IS NO DOG in America

  1. nicola baird 7 years ago

    I know it is naughty, but I am planning to give a copy of There is no dog (and a lump of gorgeous red oak timber cut by the pioneers) to my lovely godson when he gets confirmed next month. Any excuse to buy your books Meg, and I’ll take them! Nicola,

    1. Meg Rosoff 7 years ago

      That’s me, wiping away a tear of gratitude, Nicola.

  2. Antony John 7 years ago

    My copy is on its way!

    Incidentally, you may be the first author in history who has managed to please both the reviewers of Kirkus AND People Magazine. It’s not like there’s a lot of audience crossover, you know?

    1. Meg Rosoff 7 years ago

      Dog is on my side, obviously.

  3. Mieke Zamora-Mackay 7 years ago

    I’m looking forward to finally being able to read “There Is No Dog” here in the US!

  4. bookwitch 7 years ago

    How did you arrive at the number 35?

  5. Giulia 7 years ago

    I would like interview you for an italian litblog 🙂

  6. E.J. Runyon 7 years ago

    I’ve downloaded the e-book, though I prefer bound books, I couldn’t wait for the shipping time.

    Are you ever going to release back titles in hardbound version?
    I’d pick up every one if you would.
    Enjoying Dog!

  7. Kate 7 years ago

    Could we get to see the Eck, above, waving a little Stars and Stripes? (Should Eck have done the State of the Union address?) Will he start to picnic on hot-dogs and peanut-butter-and-jam sandwiches and Monterey Jack?
    Also, why has the elegant starlit greyhound-ish dog of the UK cover transformed into a tall, cloud-created poodle against a bright sky? I’m intrigued.

    1. Meg Rosoff 7 years ago

      The US and UK rarely share covers. And cover conversations always leave me feeling a bit dizzy and confused. The strangest one is the Dutch cover, which of course has a new title that makes sense in Dutch — In The Beginning, There Was Bob — and the UK cover…with the greyhound. So, no dog then. And yet….a dog.

  8. Anne Bingham 7 years ago

    FWIW, there now are 5 holds on the three copies in the Milwaukee (WI) County Federated Library System (one more copy is “in process,” meaning it has arrived at the library but isn’t on the shelves yet). It is still early days, so I suspect more copies will be coming soon!

    1. Meg Rosoff 7 years ago

      Excellent news, Anne. Thank you.

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