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Lives of the monster dogs

a novel

by Kirsten Bakis

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  • 14 Currently reading

Published by Warner Books in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Dogs -- Fiction.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementKirsten Bakis.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPS3552.A436 L58 1997
    The Physical Object
    Paginationx, 291 p. ;
    Number of Pages291
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL700282M
    ISBN 100446674168
    LC Control Number97048550
    OCLC/WorldCa37976185

    In the weirdest way possible, I was so affected by it that it left me sad and depressed for nearly a week after I finished, but in a totally good way. On one level, the novel wants you to believe in uplifted dogs who display a humanlike intelligence. Nobody knew what was about to happen. Angela leaves the house in shock while the others search the roof to find out what happened. My education was being paid for by a trust fund from my grandmother, but when I graduated it would be gone, and I saw myself stranded on that block, struggling to pay my rent, forever afterward.

    Cleo narrates the novel, incorporating excerpts from the papers of Ludwig Von Sacher, the dogs' historian. A dog named Klaue proposes a lasting memorial to the dogs and gift to New York in the form of a Bavarian fairy tale style castle built in the heart of Manhattan where the dogs would reside. Each character has both strengths and shortcomings, and is neither overly good or overly bad, but his or her own unique combination of the two. They inhabited a New York of marble lobbies, potted palms, brass-trimmed elevators, and chandeliers, a city completely different from the one I lived in. It looked like it might rain.

    We want to hear what you think about this article. Bakis describes Neuhundstein, the dogs' Lower East Side fortress: ''The monster dogs' elaborate, much-hyped project, a proposed re-creation of Bavaria's most famous fairy-tale palace, reflects longings for a magical homeland in the past as well as their drive toward the most fantastic of all countries, the future. First-novelist Bakis holds the reader in thrall for much of her imaginative tale, but, disappointingly, the dogs never emerge as strong characters. I said this to myself over and over until all my other thoughts were drowned out.


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Lives of the monster dogs by Kirsten Bakis Download PDF Ebook

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At its heart, the novel Lives of the monster dogs book a certain, though not entirely complete, suspension of reader disbelief. The story reveals the way the state rewards brutishness, eliminating civility because it is perceived to be bourgeois.

But if ''Lives of the Monster Dogs'' owes a debt to an existing work, it may be to the Soviet novelist Mikhail Bulgakov's ''Heart of a Dog,'' published in But those of you who are looking for something out of the box, a little jarring, or feel like having your emotions manipulated, go ahead and pick this up.

The dogs then decided to go to New York, of which they'd heard dim rumors in their Canadian village. I wasn't planning on seeing anyone I knew, but it made me feel better. Search Online and in-store stock may differ. If a man had moved within a hundred feet of me--and there was no place to hide closer than that--I would have been aiming at him before he got two steps closer.

Vince and Sandra chase after him to get him to a hospital. By the 's, their science bore fruit, though not the obedient progeny Rank had in mind. To Garfield, the most important thing he learned here was to swear off work.

Ballard Picador,pp. The four armed men con their way into the house and quickly overpower the crew. Along the way, they run into two police officers, Sheriff Morrison and Deputy Dan, who are standing at a barricade. Maybe that's why I've put off writing it for so long.

Possessing human intelligence, speaking human language, fitted with prosthetic hands, and walking upright on their hind legs, the monster dogs are intended to be super soldiers.

The plot is very loose at times, and it definitely has its slower moments. Dogs are already intelligent. Heliport in Manhattan.

Click here to see the rest of this review Exiled in the late 's when the work fails to meet deadline after deadline, Rank ships the dogs and scientists to Canada where they establish a town in the remote north called Rankstadt.

Dogs occupy a transitional zone, bred to be human companions in a series of long-term experiments that have occurred over thousands of years. Nobody knew what was about to happen.Jul 28,  · It was such a thrilling and unique premise for a story that I was very disappointed by the execution.

Who else ever thought of rottweiliers and shepherds which wear smoking-jackets suddenly appearing in major cities and living ordinary upper-class lives? It's audacious, fabulous, but the book was so boringly written.

Such a shame. Author: Kirsten Bakis.

Lives of the Monster Dogs

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Watch Queue Queue. Watch Queue Queue.Preview of Lives of the Monster Ebook Summary: Lives of the Monster Dogs intertwines three rather melancholy thematic concerns. First, the book suggests that loss and the pain of anticipating loss are intrinsic to the human condition. Second, the protagonists are frustrated and saddened by the fact.