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Dogwalker by Arthur Bradford
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Apr 19, 12

bookshelves: short-stories, read-in-2012
Read from April 16 to 19, 2012

why is it a lot of the books recommended to me are about dogs, my least favourite animal? (I'm a cat man).

quirky, funny - I lol-ed a couple of times at the sheer unexpectedness of it (the woman in the iron lung for example) - daft. A lot of dogs, maimed or mutated, but not big snarly ones. Most of the characters are similar - stoners who drift around. A lot of marijuana about, nothing wrong with that, but in the end too slight for me, despite some of the characters being rather nasty. Bill McQuill for example ties his landlady to a chair and shows psychopathic tendencies, I was getting interested in this but then it becomes just a bit too daft as he gets cut in two by a train - but not killed. In another a dealer has locked someone in a cupboard, all on a whim apparently. OK I can see there's fun to be had here, and some creepy elements but it didn't engage me beyond the reading of it.
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04/17/2012 page 31
18.0% "wtf is this? giant yellow slugs now. Not sure it's my kind of thing"

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