Lark Benobi

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Don't know what to read next? Read THE BOOK OF DOG BY LARK BENOBI! Here's the link:

Fantasy and Science Fiction writes: "Benobi tackles the current madness of the American political forum and women's rights with a particularly astute eye. There are sections of pure delightful whimsy and lyrical beauty that flow seamlessly into the mad darkness of her critical material...just as an Aesop's fable has its own enduring charm, so too does The Book of Dog win the reader over with its lessons presented in a curious mix of whimsy and biting social satire."

Kirkus Reviews calls THE BOOK OF DOG "unforgettable," and Foreword Reviews calls it "triumphant" ~ what are you waiting for?

Jacob Olson at “Reviews and Robots” reviews The Book of Dog

Jacob Olson’s review of The Book of Dog on the “Reviews and Robots” blog focuses on The Book of Dog’s critique of American culture, something that no other review of my novel has emphasized. It made my day. For a small press author every review is a gift, and that is even more true when it feels like your book connects with an individual reader in exactly the way you intended.

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"(4.5 stars.) Chiang fans have read most of these over the past decade, but it’s definitely nice to have all the stories in one place. I’d say Exhalation is a slight improvement over his first collection, which is really saying something.

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“I am a mammal, a dog, and a bichon frise--in that order.”
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“It was a town mostly populated with elderly John Wayne fans and their caregivers.”
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“All of you losers, the Great Woolly Mammoth said. The undocumented and disabled. The forgotten ones. The left behinds. The last will be first. It's our turn. All of you need to fight together, every which way you can, and then some, and then some more, and even after you do all that, you will probably fail, and then die.”
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