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Dog War

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In a new and highly original take on Jamaican life (on the island and in the United States), Anthony C. Winkler introduces the estimable Precious, a large-bottomed, meltingly juicy Christian Jamaican woman with unshakable ideas on the right and proper behavior for Christian Jamaican women, their husbands, and men and dogs in general.

Anthony Winkler was born in Kingston, Ja...more
Paperback, 220 pages
Published June 1st 2007 by Akashic Books
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Winkler is, according to the cover of the book, Jamaica's Mark Twain. Fortunately, the comparison was not off the wall because the book was indeed funny and did indeed cast light on some of the workings of society by showing them from a contrary point of view, ie. Precious, the main character who begins and ends the story in Jamaica but spends some intervening time in Florida. There are several dogs in the story, but the most important one is the property of an American millionaire who hires pre...more
Apr 19, 2008 Dusty rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: those who need a good long laugh
a very funny book, it made me laugh n laugh. here you will learn about the "too too much man" (a white man trying too hard), a little dog named ricardo who has his own bedroom and leghumper tendancies. precious comes from jamaica to find a new life and instead she becomes the maid to a dog. her 'animal rights' boss insists that the dogs peeing on her foot is a sign of love and acceptance. precious tries to keep her job and her dignity at the same time. but things get to too scary when ricardo de...more
Natalie Dorset
Dec 01, 2007 Natalie Dorset rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: anyone who wants to laugh, is interested in the caribbean, or just likes good literature
This is one of the funniest books I have ever read.

It is written by a Jamaican man, and the main character is a really vibrant, sassy Jamaican woman.

I would laugh out loud when I was reading it so much that strangers would ask what was I reading.

I don't want to say anything about the plot because the story is just such a refreshing change I'd like to keep it fresh.

Well written, smart, rude, funny as hell. I wish West Indian authors like this had a broader reader base. Yay to Akashic Books for t...more
funny story in the sense of a story told at the old country store, so some jumping, some not so good transitions, so bawdy and questionable jokes and stereotypes, some morals. if you ever wanted to be scolded by a big, strong jamiacan woman who knows whats best for you and the whole damn world, this is for you. getting ready for winklers new one about spanish exploeres
Jul 29, 2011 Alana added it
Read this book in two sittings. Laugh out loud funny! I would like to meet Anthony C Winkler in person one day. Somehow I imagine him to be a very entertaining and interesting person lol I will be reading "Lunatic" in the very near future! He has easily won my heart with his writing and I'm a big fan after just two books hehe The man just knows how to write and make you laugh!
Funny moments but pretty weak overall.
Funny. But some of it was over the top.
Dec 16, 2007 Rebecca marked it as to-read
Shelves: fiction
Mentioned in The New Yorker 8/27/07
Nov 08, 2007 Tanisa rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Jamaicans
This is hilarious!Literally laugh out loud anywhere you are.
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