A "suspenseful, atmospheric tale. . .punctured by a gut-punch twist" (Entertainment Weekly), A Boy and His Dog at the End of the World is a story of survival, courage and hope amid the ruins of our world.
My name's Griz. I've never been to school, I've never had friends, and in my whole life I've not met enough people to play a game of football. My parents told me how crowded the world used to be, before all the people went away. But we were never lonely on our remote island. We had each other, and our dogs.
Then the thief came.
"This unputdownable story has everything -- a well-imagined post-apocalyptic world, great characters, incredible suspense, and, of course, the fierce love of some very good dogs." -- Kirkus (starred review)
Lovely pace, superbly told story. Absolute page turner all the way to the end. A real winner.
Boy and his dog
The book is well written and has a strong narrative voice. But I found it easy to put down. It’s basically a take on the Odyssey and the middle section is, I hate to say it, pretty boring. The twist seems like something that was withheld simply so that it could be a twist. The book is very interior for 80% and then turns into a Hollywood movie. And too much of the story is just one brutal defeat after another for Griz. I like an occasional win for my heroes.
What a book.
Everything about this book is absolutely perfect. Wish I could give it more stars.... the ending is brilliant. The Author is extremely talented. Do yourself a huge favor. Especially in a time like now. It’ll give you some pointers.