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Lorie | 48 comments Mod
Dog Boy by Eva Hornung

How can I recommend a book that brought me to tears as I read the last few pages long past midnight?

Because it is very, very good.

This is a haunting and beautifully written story of an abandoned four-year-old and the life he fashions as a member of pack of feral dogs on outskirts of Moscow. It is not for the faint of heart, the squeamish or those without at least a token interest in dogs.

But it is far more than a dog story in any conventional sense. Hornung leaves us questioning the nature of humaness, and who is the more brutal - the dogs or the humans.

I picked this book up because I have been intrigued by stories of "feral" children since reading about Mowgli in Rudyard Kipling's Jungle Book. Hornung drew her story idea from a true tale of a child in Moscow, similarly abandoned and who survived by living with street dogs.

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Rachel | 22 comments I just checked this out last week and will be reading it after my current book. Sounds very interesting.

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