[ EPUB ] ✺ Dogsbody Author Diana Wynne Jones – Playutopia.us

Dogsbody The Dog Star, Sirius, Is Tried And Found Guilty By His Heavenly Peers For A Murder He Did Not Commit His Sentence To Live On The Planet Earth Until He Can Carry Out A Seemingly Impossible Mission The Recovery Of A Deadly Weapon Known As The Zoi The First Lesson Sirius Learns In His Lowly Earthly Form Is That Humans Have All The Power The Second Is That Even Though His Young Mistress Loves Him, She Can T Protect Either Of Them The Third And Worst Is That Someone Out There Will Do Anything To Keep Sirius From Finding The Zoi Even If It Means Destroying Earth Itself This Funny, Heartbreaking, Stunning Book Features An Introduction By Neil Gaiman, An Avid Fan Of Diana Wynne Jones.

[ EPUB ] ✺ Dogsbody  Author Diana Wynne Jones – Playutopia.us
  • Paperback
  • Dogsbody
  • Diana Wynne Jones
  • English
  • 10 June 2017
  • 0440920728

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  1. says:

    The librarians of my childhood failed me I m sorry, there isn t a nice way to say it They let me check out armloads of Goosebumps books week after week, when just a few shelves away, there were a dozen magical, wonderful books by Diana Wynne Jones just aching to be discovered and devoured by a dork like me, who would clearly have loved them At least I was lucky enough to randomly stumble across Daniel Pinkwater on my own Of course, I can t judge the librarians too harshly The late 80s were The librarians of my childhood failed me I m sorry, there isn t a nice way to say it They let me check out armloads of Goosebumps books week after week, when just a few shelves away, there were a dozen magical, wonderful books by Diana Wynne Jones just aching to be discovered and devoured by a dork like me, who would clearly have loved them At least I was lucky enough to randomly stumble across Daniel Pinkwater on my own Of course, I can t judge the librarians too harshly The late 80s were a different time J.K Rowling had yet to light up the dollar signs in publisher s eyes, and fantasy books by authors like DWJ went in and out of print haphazardly In fact it is because of Harry Potte...


  2. says:

    I first read this book when I was nine and I can t count how many times since that I ve read it Since acquiring anaccount though I ve been able to buyDWJ books and then managed to own my very own copy of Dogsbody I wish I could have the version of book I read as a kid though.This is the first book I could say I truly loved, adored and became obsessed with It doesn t matter how many times I ve read this, I still enjoy it each time nothing has diminished.I guess I was attracted I first read this book when I was nine and I can t count how many times since that I ve read it Since acquiring anaccount though I ve been able to buyDWJ books and then managed to own my very own copy of Dogsbody I wish I could have the version of book I read as a kid though.This is the first book I could say I truly loved, adored and became obsessed with It doesn t matter how many times I ve read this, I still enjoy it each time nothing has diminished.I guess I was attracted to it because as a kid I adored do...


  3. says:

    I didn t find out what a dogsbody was a drudge or menial worker, in case you didn t know either until years after I d read this book, so the double meaning passed me by Sirius being in the body of a dog Sirius losing his position of power to become a humble and powerless creature Fortunately, it doesn t matter at all This is a delightful story on so many levels.Since Sirius the luminary star denizen doesn t have anyidea about Earth life or humans than Sirius the abandoned puppy does I didn t find out what a dogsbody was a drudge or menial worker, in case you didn t know either until years after I d read this book, so the double meaning passed me by Sirius being in the body of a dog Sirius losing his position of power to become a humble and powerless creature Fortunately, it doesn t matter at all This is a delightful story on so many levels.Since Sirius the luminary star denizen doesn t have anyidea about Earth life or humans than Sirius the abandoned puppy does, everything he learns is filtered through the dog s perceptions This is something DWJ is amazing at, being able to look at some ordinary thing like a telephone cord and describe it the way someone would who d not only never seen a telephone cord before, but didn t ev...


  4. says:

    I m already a fan of Diana Wynne Jones, and I d heard this was one of her best books in spite of being one of her earliest , but neither of those things prepared me for how deeply this story moved me.I think that part of what gives this story its power is that Jones pulls no punches here The antagonists and the abuse they deal out are not made safe for kids by an over the top Roald Dahl treatment as they often are in Jones other books The nasty adults do and threaten to do things that re I m already a fan of Diana Wynne Jones, and I d heard this was one of her best books in spite of being one of her earliest , but neither of those things prepared me for how deeply this story moved me.I think that part of what gives this story its power is that Jones pulls no punches here The antagonists and the abuse they deal out are not made safe for kids by an over the top Roald Dahl treatment as they often are in Jones other books The nast...


  5. says:

    Plucked out of the way back machine based upon the compelling recommendation of none other than Neil Gaiman, in his collected non fiction View From the Cheap Seats, which, of course, was originally the introduction to modern version of Dogsbody that I read , this short, quick, butimportantly interesting and different period piece was a fortuitous find There s a lot going on here mostly fantasy, a dabble of sci fi, a dollop of British Irish historical tension and ugliness, families, los Plucked out of the way back machine based upon the compelling recommendation of none other than Neil Gaiman, in his collected non fiction View From the Cheap Seats, which, of course, was originally the i...


  6. says:

    Dogsbody has so many strange and magical fantasy elements in its vast realm of a story I loved the author s quaint writing style, too.


  7. says:

    In the universe of Dogsbody, stars are ruled by spirits called luminaries When a nearby star goes nova and a device called the Zoi falls to earth, the luminary of Sirius is falsely accused of murder His punishment is to be born on Earth as a dog and retrieve the Zoi or die trying Yes, it s quite a bizarre book I normally associate DWJ s stories with whimsy, charm, and magic, and this book is a bit of a departure from those themes Of all the books by her that I ve read, Dogsbody stands ou In the universe of Dogsbody, stars are ruled by spirits called luminaries When a nearby star goes...


  8. says:

    I ve been asking people to look over my list of unread books and pick out one or two, or even a few, that really interest them and talk to me about it Dogsbody is the first of the books I ve read picked out for me like that the clinching factor apart from it being short and written by Diana Wynne Jones was that I was told it has an end that is both happy and sad.That turns out to be true A lot of the story is very young at heart the main character becomes a young puppy and slowly has to I ve been asking people to look over my list of unread books and pick out one or two, or even a few, that really interest them and talk to me about it Dogsbody is the first of the books I ve read picked out for me like that the clinching factor apart from it being short and written by Diana Wynne Jones was that I was told it has an end that is both happy and sad.That turns out to be true A lot of the story is very young at heart the main character becomes a young puppy and slowly has to grow up and learn about the world, and he s adopted by a young girl who he adores and who adores him He plays and learns and gets in trouble in a very doggish way that I think anyone could enjoy It s often funny, and Jones seems to h...


  9. says:

    Wow What an outstanding book Perfect for dog or cat owners, or anyone who likes a magical adventure, Dogsbody is everything you hope it could be andTopsy turvy and whip smart, fun and engaging, faced paced and well detailed, deep and heartwarming, Dogsbody is a wonderful example of a gifted storyteller weaving her unforgettable magic and hitting every color and flavor in the spectrum along the way If Diana Wynne Jones isn t one of your favorite authors, I must askwhy not Many thank Wow What an outstanding book Perfect for dog or cat owners, or anyone who likes a magical adventure, Dogsbody is every...


  10. says:

    I checked this book out of the library from a small town I lived in for a short time I think I was in fifth grade The book managed to haunt me in all the right ways well into my adulthood, but I could never find it again until someone ordered a copy offand gave it to me my freshman year of college The second time I read it, I finished it in ...

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