Tuesday, March 5, 2013

The Dog Stars by Peter Heller

The Dog StarsClub Rating: 4.3

This short novel is reminiscent of The Road by Cormac McCarthy in that it is in a post apocalyptic world and has beautiful sparse prose that takes a bit to get used to . It is also sad and funny. The characters have wonderfully complex layers.

Most of the members felt it was beautifully written and the nature and beauty he clung to were clashing with the ugliness of the world that he lived in.  There were parts that dragged.  We loved Bangley, Hig and Jasper.