The Book of Dog by Lark Benobi

The Book of Dog

It’s the night of the Yellow Puff-Ball Mushroom Cloud and a mysterious yellow fog is making its way across the world, sowing chaos in its path. Mt. Fuji has erupted. The Euphrates has run dry. In America the White House is under attack by giant bears, the President is missing, and the Vice President has turned into a Bichon Frise. It’s Apocalypse Time, my friends. Soon the Beast will rise. And six unlikely women must make the perilous journey...


Details The Book of Dog

TitleThe Book of Dog
ISBN9780999654613
Author
Release DateSep 6th, 2018
PublisherVegetablian Books
LanguageEnglish
GenrePolitics, Humor, Science Fiction, Dystopia, Animals
Rating

Reviews The Book of Dog

  • Miranda Reads
    1970-01-01
    4.5 stars As for Stella King, she was unexpectedly pregnant with the unborn child of the Beast.It could have happened to anyone. Funny, witty, exciting and engaging! Thoroughly entertaining and thought-provoking throughout - this book had it all. I have a strong feeling that I will be diving back in for a re-read before the year is out. Here is the story of how six unlikely women changed the fate of the world. The Yellow Puff-Ball Mushroom Cl...
  • karen
    1970-01-01
    NOW AVAILABLE!!#vacationreadingno. 5"Well that was something," Stella said.this is a very…contemporary satirical look at the run-up to a possible apocalyptic scenario that begins with the spread of a “Yellow Puff-Ball Mushroom Cloud,” which disrupts the weather before going on to overturn the order of the world, eventually turning people into different animals. a pregnant teen is about to pop out the spawn of The Beast (and the fetus is ver...
  • Robin
    1970-01-01
    Before I delve into my review, I need to make a confession of sorts: I am an ostrich. A wild, Canadian ostrich - when it comes to politics. It's pathetic. I'm NOT proud of it. But there it is. I despise watching the news. I often declare: "I am not a political person." I obstinately nestle my head in the sand. If I don't know about it, it's almost like it's not happening. And because I am Canadian, and an ostrich, I can *almost* believe in this o...
  • Jenny (Reading Envy)
    1970-01-01
    My penultimate read of 2017. This very funny book had me giggling in the corner about apocalypse and dogs. The author was inspired to write it as a response to the presidential election. I found even more funny bits in the attempts to control/understand apocalypse/rapture, the willingness to embrace new identities, and the adaptability of the characters. The ending is particularly rewarding, and I find this so often to not be the case when approa...
  • jo
    1970-01-01
    this story goes way back. there is a person participating in the same goodreads group i participate in, and i like her (i figure it's a she, don't ask me why), and we follow each other through the many alleyways, corridors, and thoroughfares of goodreads. we have a good time. we respect each other, and often disagree. quite often. she finds faults in books i find faultless. she's a persnickety reader. i am basically hmmm it's awesome what was the...
  • Dan Friedman
    1970-01-01
    Lark Benobi’s the Book of Dog is a tale of the logical, or at least understandable, consequences of the Age of Trump, with scene after scene ricocheting between uproarious and absurd satire, all with a recognizable core of contemporary American society and politics. The Book of Dog ends on a strangely optimistic note, leaving me feeling that all isn’t necessarily lost in 2017 America. My limited imagination and equally limited knowledge of co...
  • Ace
    1970-01-01
    4 starsIt's not often that I find myself in the position of reviewing a book that hardly anyone else has read. If you have a sense of adventure and hope, this book is worth a read. Funny, with a very rewarding ending (particularly if you share Lark's views of the current ruler of 'the free world' which I definitely do), this book will take you through an apocalypse like none you've read before. I know Lark through Goodreads and consider her to be...
  • Marchpane
    1970-01-01
    Fun and fearless, and somehow both trenchant and sweetly optimistic at the same time. What an unexpected treat. It's a quick read, playful, clever and with a very satisfying ending. Woof Say All!
  • Nadine
    1970-01-01
    If you think the drawings are cute, odds are you'll like the story. A dystopian satire that marries the horrible and the adorable ;)
  • Carol Peters
    1970-01-01
    A mad unlikely impossible romp while the world as we know it ends. No end of legerdemain. Brilliant riff after brilliant riff. Politicians you'll recognize down the drain. If only what happens in The Book of Dog could really happen!
  • LindaJ^
    1970-01-01
    Read this while traveling from US to Italy. It was a humorous, sometimes scary, apocalyptic farce with Thurberesque (maybe not a real word but it is the adjective I want) drawings of various scenes in the book. Five plus woman turned to bears, dogs, a panther, a goat, and a majestic & large bird, as well as a pregnant, unwed, teenager, save the world from the seven-headed beast of the Book of Revelations. The beast being the less than beloved US ...
  • Leslie Martinez
    1970-01-01
    So good!I am recommending this book to all I know. Once I started I could not put it down. Absolutely wonderful!
  • Mary
    1970-01-01
    Strange, cataclysmic events are occurring. People are transforming into animals and the veneer of civilization has shattered. At the center of these events is a group of women, some of whom are dogs, panthers, bears, and condors, who gather together in Nethalem, CA to defeat evil and to protect the pregnant protagonist and her ill-fated spawn of Satan.This charming fable was written by the author, Lark Benobi, to channel her feelings about the cu...
  • Matthew
    1970-01-01
    Very much enjoyed reading this laugh out loud funny and smart feminist fable. Finding some humor in our current political situation was just what I needed as it becomes more obvious every day what the Tweeter in Chief actually is.
  • Janice (JG)
    1970-01-01
    A quirky, slyly humorous, and stylistically written apocalyptic story reminiscent of Douglas Adams... with wonderful Thurber-esque drawings adding to its charm. And women save the world!
  • Susan Lee Thuener
    1970-01-01
    A different sort of story.I think I have never read such a strange book. Females become animals while retaining conscious attributes. It takes a while for all the men to either die or get transported up to whatever awaits. A great battle ensues sort of following the Book of Revelations. I like the idea of the females winning for a change.
  • Colored Ink
    1970-01-01
    Read this!I don't like books like this, and I loved this one! Needs a little more editing--there are some typos and errors. But, somehow strong, and hopeful, and triumphant, all the same. All will be well.
  • Jeff
    1970-01-01
    A book about the apocalypse written by two dogs?! Yes! This was a delightful book and I took it all in over the Labor Day weekend. The book is set to be released on September 6th. I was lucky to received an Advance Review Copy. In The Book of Dog, human life on the planet is impacted by a mysterious yellow cloud that affects individual people in different ways. I don't want to say more than that. In America, the President (the current sitting Pre...
  • Laura
    1970-01-01
    This book was a delight. From the opening chapter it had a gorgeous whimsical quality. I love that there are a host of fully rounded and believable female characters, and the interactions between the characters are what makes it so warm to read. The illustrations are beautiful and really add to the text. It was almost a five star for me, but as it progressed it became more convoluted plot-wise - whilst I appreciated the references to current poli...
  • Nichole
    1970-01-01
    I was pleasantly surprised by The Book of Dog. It is a very interesting take on a dystopian future of women taking the shapes of animals and depleting the world of men. It was a funny and enjoyable read that took me by surprise. I did not think I'd like this book as much as I did.
  • Rohan
    1970-01-01
    Strange and magical tale of solidarity in the face of the Apocalypse. Read this book, you won't regret it.
  • Kirby
    1970-01-01
    The Book of Dog is a brilliant homage to Kurt Vonnegut with both doodles and a post-apocalyptic bend. I think he'd be quite proud to read this little novel. Especially a surprise little doodle towards the end with some political relevance - I personally liked that one best.I must admit, about halfway through the reading of this novel my apprehension of where things were going to end up almost caused me to proverbially throw my kindle across the r...
  • Kirby
    1970-01-01
    The Book of Dog is a brilliant homage to Kurt Vonnegut with both doodles and a post-apocalyptic bend. I think he'd be quite proud to read this little novel. Especially a surprise little doodle towards the end with some political relevance - I personally liked that one best.I must admit, about halfway through the reading of this novel my apprehension of where things were going to end up almost caused me to proverbially throw my kindle across the r...
  • Jessica Bronder
    1970-01-01
    This story is a twisted, comedy of errors as he world we know goes to hell. You have five normal women that have been changed into animals yet can retain their human logic. You have a pregnant teenager with the spawn of Satan. Then you have the beast straight from the book of Revelations. Oh, don’t forget that the president has been changed into a Bichon Frise. This book was laugh out loud funny with its humorous and snarky look at the world. I...
  • Sarah
    1970-01-01
    I enjoyed this surreal tale of the apocalypse, the illustrations were great too.If you like Yann Martel then you will love this, the analogies drawn are perfect and the story is well executed.
  • Alison Kertis
    1970-01-01
    Weirdly enjoyable. Thank you to NetGalley and Vegetablian Books for the free advanced copy.I am still not quite sure how to frame my review of The Book of Dog by Lark Benobi. The novel took me about 40-ish pages to get into, but once I started reading the story flew by. Essentially, the story follows six women during an apocalypse: a giant yellow cloud - the result of a chemical agent negligently released (I think...? I don't know if this was eve...
  • Nancy
    1970-01-01
    A Feminist Fable of the End TimesA group of six women are caught up in the destruction of the world. A yellow fog is moving across America sowing chaos across the country. People are being turned into animals. The women band together to confront the apocalypse beast and save the world. Although the book has political overtones, it can be read and enjoyed as a fable. The line drawings add a nice addition to the text. In many ways, the book is whim...
  • Rachel Stansel
    1970-01-01
    A fable of the book of revelations, clearly influenced by the politics of 2017/8 America. Clever, thoughtful, and addictive. I read it in a few hours on a lazy Saturday. The style reminds me of Douglas Adams. Highly recommend!Full disclosure- I received a copy of the book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
  • Trish
    1970-01-01
    I got 20% done with this book and just couldn't do it. It just felt like all kinds of things were just thrown together in this book.