Tuesday, February 7, 2012

There is No Dog by Meg Rosoff

Librarian M stops by with a review from one of her favorite authors:

There is No Dog by Meg Rosoff
So, it turns out the God of Earth is a teenage boy named Bob. His mother won the job in a poker game and gave it to Bob even though he is grossly under-qualified. Bob doesn’t have much interest in the day-to-day running of the planet-- creation was kind of fun and he likes prowling for beautiful girls to seduce, but why would he want to get bogged down in the prayers of his unhappy humans? It really is unfair that people expect so much of him.

Mr. B is Bob’s assistant and he has the unenviable task of sorting out and trying to fix everything Bob has done to Earth. Unfortunately for Mr. B, Bob has just discovered a luscious new potential conquest named Lucy. Bob’s raging emotions cause floods, hail, heat waves, and other terrible weather to be visited upon the Earth. It seems like Bob’s crush might actually lead to the end of the world.

With this book Rosoff has turned religion on its head in a unique and interesting way. There is No Dog is both hilarious and heart-breaking.

The Author discusses her new book here:

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