THERE IS NO DOG in America
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)