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.
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.
**** four stars (out of four)
*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)