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Even the Dogs by Jon McGregor
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Dec 25, 2009

really liked it
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Read in July, 2010

Unlike my last win, I knew why I had entered this Goodreads Giveaway. When I read the description of Even the Dogs, I automatically thought of Hella Nation, another book I won that is an expository look at the people living at the "edges of society". And I enjoy reading several books around a similar theme. Even the Dogs, though, proved to be a more interesting contrast to another book I'd recently read, 1/4 Gram - a true story of addicts in Egypt. Even the Dogs shed a lot of light on the lives and struggles of addicts in the U.K. - sometimes starkly different than the lives of addicts here in Egypt and at other times eerily similar. And while the subject matter is not actually one I enjoy reading about, McGregor's writing style was a refreshing change from the majority of novels I read. It took some getting used to, but once I understood what the author was doing, I found myself wanting to read the book aloud because I felt the characters' thoughts and speech flowed so naturally.

*Copy won from Goodreads.com First Reads Giveway.
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