A Boy and His Dog at the End of the World

A Boy and His Dog at the End of the World

C.A. Fletcher / Jun 26, 2019

A Boy and His Dog at the End of the World When a beloved family dog is stolen one teen sets out on a life changing journey through the ruins of our world to bring her back in this fiercely compelling tale of survival courage and hope perfe

  • Title: A Boy and His Dog at the End of the World
  • Author: C.A. Fletcher
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  • When a beloved family dog is stolen, one teen sets out on a life changing journey through the ruins of our world to bring her back in this fiercely compelling tale of survival, courage, and hope perfect for readers of Station Eleven and The Girl With All the Gifts.My name s Griz I ve never been to school, I ve never had friends, and in my whole life I ve not met enough pe When a beloved family dog is stolen, one teen sets out on a life changing journey through the ruins of our world to bring her back in this fiercely compelling tale of survival, courage, and hope perfect for readers of Station Eleven and The Girl With All the Gifts.My name s Griz I ve never been to school, I ve never had friends, and in my whole life I ve not met enough people to play a game of football.My parents told me how crowded the world used to be, but we were never lonely on our remote island We had each other, and our dogs.Then the thief came.There may be no law left except what you make of it But if you steal my dog, you can at least expect me to come after you.Because if we aren t loyal to the things we love, what s the point Get A Copy Kindle Store INOnline StoresAudibleBarnes NobleWalmart eBooksGoogle PlayAbebooksBook DepositoryAlibrisBetter World BooksIndieBoundLibraries Or buy for Kindle Edition, 336 pages Expected publication April 23rd 2019 by Orbit More Details ASIN B07FHYLY31 Other Editions 4 All Editions Add a New Edition Combine Less Detail edit details Win a Copy of This Book A Boy and His Dog at the End of the World by C.A Fletcher Release date Apr 23, 2019 My name s Griz My childhood wasn t like yours I ve never had friends, and in my whole life I ve not met enough people to play a game of football.My My name s Griz My childhood wasn t like yours I ve never had friends, and in my whole life I ve not met enough people to play a game of football.My parents told me how crowded the world used to be, but we were never lonely on our remote island We had each other, and our dogs.Then the thief came.There may be no law left except what you make of it But if you steal my dog, you can at least expect me to come after you.Because if we aren t loyal to the things we love, what s the point When a beloved family dog is stolen, her owner sets out on a life changing journey through the ruins of our world to bring her back in this fiercely compelling tale of survival, courage, and hope Perfect for readers of Station Eleven and The Girl With All the Gifts Enter Giveaway Format

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cover art quality of a book published by an author I haven t heard of is very crucial in grabbing my interest that s not exactly what happened with this book Don t get me wrong, the cover art is certainly pretty but what grabbed my attention immediately was something of a rarer o ARC provided by the publisher Orbit in exchange for an honest review.An important post apocalyptic story that teaches us to always be kind, loyal, and hopeful.With countless books being published every single day, the cover art quality of a book published by an author I haven t heard of is very crucial in grabbing my interest that s not exactly what happened with this book Don t get me wrong, the cover art is certainly pretty but what grabbed my attention immediately was something of a rarer occasion the title of the book After that, I heard that the novel is perfect for readers of Station Eleven and The Girl With All the Gifts, I haven t read the latter but I ve read and loved Station Eleven last year, and I just knew that I have to read this book as soon as I can Plus, I find it adorable that there s a warning on spoiler stated at the beginning or the back cover of the ARC No need to worry, just like always, I ll make sure to take extra care in my review to make sure it s spoiler free And those that remain are still with us now, here at the end of the world And there may be no law left except what you make of it, but if you steal my dog, you can at least expect me to come after you If we re not loyal to the things we love, what s the point That s like not having a memory That s when we stop being human That s a kind of death, even if you keep breathing A Boy and His Dog at the End of the World follows Griz as he takes on a journey to save his stolen dog It s a post apocalyptic story that centers on survival, courage, hope, love, humanity, family, and most importantly the importance of being grateful Just like Station Eleven, even though it s a post apocalyptic story and the setting can be considered bleak and lonely, the tone and the messages delivered was hopeful and heartwarming Fletcher shows that even though the world has pretty much ended, it doesn t mean that we have to lose sight of what truly matters On contrary, maybe somewhere along the way, we have lost sight of them due to the constantly hectic lifestyle and situations that life forced on us A Boy and His Dog at the End of the World teaches us to pay attention to our surroundings Don t wait until the end of the world for the small things to shine again Even the simple act of listening to music, reading, drinking tea, or walking around with your dogs and friends shouldn t ever be taken for granted I, for one, highly appreciate this kind of story Reading is another way we survive It helps to know where we came from, how we got here And most of all, for me, even though these low and empty islands are all I have ever known, when I open the front cover of a new book, it s like a door, and I can travel far away in place and time Regarding characterizations, although there wasn t a lot of characters in this book, every character dogs included has an important role to play in Griz s journey For the entirety of the novel, Griz was the only character with a POV to read Due to the fact that the novel was mostly told in a diary book written by Griz about his journey, it did results in quite a lot of self introspection, especially in the first half of the book Admittedly, there was one section in the second quarter of the book where I found the book to be a bit too slow because Griz was pretty much alone This means that there was close to zero dialogue or interactions with other side characters However, this was only a minor con which was soon redeemed in the halfway point of the book when Griz met another side character.Fletcher s prose was one of the most important strengths in providing the compelling nature of the story The prose was simple, beautiful, and full of meaningful passages It s written in a first person narrative but added with a little touch of second person narrative He did a great job in writing how much the world and its inhabitants have changed or how they still stay the same Better a brain than a fist A brain can hold anything, from giant things, like distant stars and planets, to tiny things we can t see, like germs A brain can even hold things that aren t and never were, like hobbits A brain can hold the whole universe, a fist just holds what little it can grab Or hits what it can t A Boy and His Dog at the End of the World is a powerful melancholic story that that shows how incredible loyalty and friendship can be Displaying humanity at its best and worst, the message simplicity taken for granted was absolutely well delivered and this wonderful tale of survival and friendship in a bleak setting shouldn t be missed If you love a post apocalyptic story that gives a feeling of joy, calmness, well placed tension, you can t go wrong with giving this book a go Was it a poignant read Well, the title speaks for itself I ll conclude with saying that reading this book did leave a smile upon my face several times and I consider it a MUST read for any reader who love reading about the friendship between human and dogs I ll leave the rest for you to read and find out on your own P.S I want to praise the team at Orbit I believe this one applies only to the UK edition for the superb package and design delivered within their physical ARC of this book The photos, the compass, and the book itself, I only realized how awesome everything was after having read the book Great job Official release date April 23, 2019 US , April 25, 2019 UK You can pre order the book from UK US Book Depository Free shipping The quotes in this review were taken from an ARC and are subject to change upon publication. You can find this and the rest of my reviews at Novel Notions flag 128 likesLike see review View all 10 comments Dec 06, 2018 karen rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves from publisher or author, roof, the end, live through this i have never seen this on an arc before usually, i am very mindful to avoid potential spoilers in reviews of ARCs BUT THIS EXPLICIT, POLITELY WORDED REQUEST MAKES ME FEEL SO MISCHIEVOUS THERE IS NAUGHTINESS STIRRING WITHIN ME WHAT WILL HAPPEN THIS IS WHAT WILL HAPPEN Ends happen fast, and often arrive before you ve been warned they ve coming.i ll write a general review first, for the booknerds, and then i want to say i have never seen this on an arc before usually, i am very mindful to avoid potential spoilers in reviews of ARCs BUT THIS EXPLICIT, POLITELY WORDED REQUEST MAKES ME FEEL SO MISCHIEVOUS THERE IS NAUGHTINESS STIRRING WITHIN ME WHAT WILL HAPPEN THIS IS WHAT WILL HAPPEN Ends happen fast, and often arrive before you ve been warned they ve coming.i ll write a general review first, for the booknerds, and then i want to say a few words about SEEEKRITS which will not be the giving away of seeekrits, but of a slurry of thoughts about em, which may or may not be interesting or useful or even a smart use of my time GENERAL REVIEW this is a solid post slowpocalypse novel, in which humanity has dwindled down to nearly nothing after all but 0.0001% of the population underwent the Gelding an epidemic of sterility barrenness of unknown origin those who have managed to survive see few, if any, humans outside of their immediate family over their lifetimes, knowing only what that family knows about the larger worldis is certainly the case for griz s family teenage griz, siblings ferg and bar, their parents and their two dogs jip and jess they are further isolated by living on an island off the coast of former scotland, with only one other family within sailing distance, getting by through scavenging and farming, and certainly having suffered their own losses along the way and then a man arrives on their shores brand is tall and charismatic, a vikinglike adventurer with stories of his travels and a ship full of treasures to trade who charms his way into their hearth and home and then takes off in the night with jess, a beloved family pet but also a valuable commodity female dogs being nearly as rare as fertile humansd griz is just not gonna stand for that, setting off into the unknown with jip to get jess back, completely unprepared for the threats and truths of the world beyond those islands it s a good contribution to the post apoc genre, and i love that griz is a total booknerd whose favorite thing to read is books about apocalypses and dystopias because it s always interesting to see what the Before thought the After would be like, and i love how many aftermath books survived the aftermath for griz to read the situation is inventive, the voice is appealing and a believable combination of knowledgable and innocent there s a thoughtfulness in the character s worldview that i very much enjoyed ordinarily i get frustrated with pacifism, i guess i ll call it, in aftermath lit, because once the world ends and all that s left are predators and prey, you d better adjust right quick because nature won t coddle things that don t fight back those things are called food but while griz s reluctance to fight is naive, I didn t want this story to end with a fight I just wanted my dog, it makes sense given the circumstances with so few people left in the world, it seems wasteful to kill any of em but me personally you steal my dog, apocalypse or not, you best run fast and far cuz i will fight back s not a very long book, but there s a lot packed into it backstory, currentstory, coming of age musings, action sequences and even WOLVES the pacing is also really fast even when there aren t action sequences, because this is one of those books that likes to hint forward i thing i know i have lambasted before The Known World etc , but this book does it well, and it makes you want to keep turning the pages to find out what those hints are foreshadowing it is a very good book this huge, nearly empty world is beautifully realized, with equal parts dark and light, ultimately optimistic, with definite sequel potential SLURRY OF THOUGHTS ABOUT SEEEKRITS that warning, though this is We Were Liars all over again.if you tell me there are SEEEKRITS, then i will know that there are SEEEKRITS and i will most likely figure out your SEEEKRITS before you want me to which i did, in this case now, thankfully, this book is way better than We Were Liars and is than just its twist, but once i clocked it, i couldn t help but wonder if the book really even needed this extra move, and the whole time i was in that readingspace of knowing what without knowing why, i was apprehensive about whether this was twist for twist s sake or whether there was going to be a good reason for it aaaaaand inconclusive i m on the fence about it sometimes a twist changes everything for the viewer , forcing you to think back over and reinterpret everything you were shown through the filter of this new information it was eeeeearth all alooong, he was deeeeead the whole tiiiiiime, yadda and sometimes the twist only really changes things for the characters i am your faaaaather, these are not the genitals you were expeeeecting, etc here it doesn t really do either it s less of a twist and of a fact there s a reason for the secrecy, but it doesn t change the way you read the book the consequences would have been the consequences with or without springing it on the reader in this way all of this is just me being fascinated by authorial choices in general benefits of choosing first person over third, chapter titles v numbered chapters, basic structural decisions interest this brain o mine and maybe the point here is just that an extratextual point being made about how little it matters i am being cagey here, because i was so ordered, but yeah i don t know why the THING was a THING, but i do know that no one should ever announce that there will be a THING if they want people to be surprised by a THING i m using films because there s a larger body of commonly known twists to work with apologies if i ve just spoiled the empire strikes back for anyonee to my blog flag 91 likesLike see review View all 23 comments Jan 03, 2019 Liz Barnsley rated it it was amazing review of another edition An incredible, moving and melancholy novel, beautifully done I ll be reviewing for the official tour later this year I hope everyone will honour the no spoilers request and not give away this novels secrets Highly Recommended Pretty much guaranteed even at this early stage to be one of my books of the year flag 14 likesLike see review View 1 comment Jan 23, 2019 Holly Holly Hearts Books rated it it was ok review of another edition Shelves on my kindle, own, review copies Remembering dreams is like picking up a jellyfish they slip through your fingers and you never know if it s a dream you had or if you added to the dream in the remembering of the dream Sometimes it s hard to know if you re dreaming a dream at all, or just a dream about remembering a dream WHAT You want to run that by me again And if that doesn t make sense, well, neither do dreams Okay at least you re self aware.A Boy and His Dog at the End of the World is a dystopian scifi that starts wi Remembering dreams is like picking up a jellyfish they slip through your fingers and you never know if it s a dream you had or if you added to the dream in the remembering of the dream Sometimes it s hard to know if you re dreaming a dream at all, or just a dream about remembering a dream WHAT You want to run that by me again And if that doesn t make sense, well, neither do dreams Okay at least you re self aware.A Boy and His Dog at the End of the World is a dystopian scifi that starts with a lot of promise and I thought for sure the dog elements would have given me a sense of companionship and adventure, but ultimately left me feeling bored The story opens up immediately with the reason for the end of the world and something called the Gelding happened and it s basically causedwell, people to stop having babies No one getting it on in this book No berry white in the bedrooms The population went from 7.7 billion to 8 and a half thousand in just 70 years We re not really given any explanation.This story is being told by a young boy named Griz in a journal like format which I feel like is common in dystopian stories He s recounting what happened like he s talking to you personally He lives on an island with his family his parents, brother and sister and his two dogs We are pretty quickly given information about how the family gets by and the many tragic events they have had to go through which are very heartbreaking The first chapter definitely sets a vibe for the rest of the book like oh man, this is tough Which I don t ever expect less from apocalyptic stories and this one hits hard in the feels Plus it being centered around dogs does not help.Getting visitors is such a rarity that it s become a big event for the family so when a stranger shows up to the island in a boat, they are immediately wary but to show hospitality they invite him in and the stranger has gifts and but also strange stories along with them After some events that you ll have to read to find out yourself, Griz realizes this stranger has stolen one of his dogs and man, you d think that wasn t such strong turning point in the story but the author makes it feel dire The stranger also stole some very important resources from the family as well Griz, without thinking, grabs his other dog, hops in a boat and chases after the stranger which leads him to the empty mainland where he finds out he s chasing something different entirely Solitude is its own kind of madness Like hope Itself Like I said above, this is in a diary journal perspective Something I would normally gobble up and though it is pretty short, it took me a lot longer than I thought to finish it because it s all just long descriptive paragraphs Even the conversations There are no quotations that indicate the dialogue Since it s a diary format, I think it would have really benefitted with pictures or drawings the character would likely add to a real diary It would have helped break up the stiff writing and made it interesting for sure.The voice of the main character is very dry He s supposed to be maybe 13 or 14 but it actually feels like your being told a story by your grandpa He runs into a roller coaster and complains about it but sees a casino and thinks it looks exciting He gets tired easily and needs to rest He s just overall a very flat character There s no personality there.Here s an example of the most dullest confrontation ever Just give me my dog, I said.I own her, he said.No, I said You stole her.I want my dog, I said You stole her.You keep saying stole, he said.I do, I said You re a thief.Give me my dog And the fish And my dad s coat.It s a good coat, He said But it s mine I traded for it.You did not, I said THAT IS A LINE FOR LINE SEGMENT FROM THE ARC subject to change hopefully Aren t you thrilled About half way through, I became exhausted and like I said before, bored I need action in my stories and this one felt like one big run on sentence I get what the author was trying to do Paint a brutal landscape of a world that has fallen apart but I found it to be tedious and not something that moved the plot along whatsoever There s really like maybe 5 actual events that happen here Everything else is just forgetful descriptions flag 13 likesLike see review View 1 comment Dec 29, 2018 Amies Book Reviews rated it it was amazing review of another edition Shelves 2019 books, arcs advanced reader copies, diversity, fantasy novels, fiction young adult, indie, multicultural, netgalley, post apocalyptic fiction A man stole my dog, I went after him Bad things happened I can never go home In a potential far future, humanity has reached the brink of extinction not with a bang, with a whimper It was a soft apocalypse Something happened so that the majority of the population was no longer able to have children With none, or very few, children being born, the people grew older and eventually died With few progeny to follow after them, the world was reclaimed by nature.Griz, a young teenager, is on A man stole my dog, I went after him Bad things happened I can never go home In a potential far future, humanity has reached the brink of extinction not with a bang, with a whimper It was a soft apocalypse Something happened so that the majority of the population was no longer able to have children With none, or very few, children being born, the people grew older and eventually died With few progeny to follow after them, the world was reclaimed by nature.Griz, a young teenager, is one of very few children left alive He lives with his family on a remote island off the Atlantic coast of what used to be Scotland The mainland is said to be empty of people, but his family stays away from it anyway They have everything they need to survive on the islands surrounding their home Griz is lucky he has siblings This is rare in a world where few children are born Griz has an older brother and sister and should have one sister, but she died tragically a few years before Griz s diary entries begin Besides his family, the only things he truly loves are his two terrier dogs Jip and Jess When a jovial trader arrives on their island, he does something that changes Griz s life forever after This wonderfully vivid story grabbed my attention and held it through it s entirety In fact, I was so engrossed in the story that I read the entire 336 pages in a single 24 hour span This is a coming of age tale like no other Told in the style of diary entries, this book offers a unique perspective on the world as seen through the eyes of a young adult who has spent his entire life sheltered not only by geography, but also by his parents and older siblings A major theme of this book is the love between man and dog It explores exactly how far someone might go to rescue their pet As a dog person, I completely understand the depth of Griz s relationships with both Jip and Jess Griz faces many adventures and experiences sights and sounds that previously he had only ever read about in books Griz writes that no one knows the end of their story and I felt this quite keenly at the end of the book.Although the loose ends are all tied up and questions are answered, the author leaves open the possibility of books starring Griz and his loyal canine companion I, for one, cannot wait I very much look forward to reading them I am rating this young adult book as 5 out of 5 Stars Thank you to the Publisher and to NetGalley for providing me with a free copy of this book To read of my reviews, visit my blog at and be sure to follow me on Instagram Amiesbookreviews flag 4 likesLike see review Dec 13, 2018 Tori rated it it was amazing review of another edition Absolutely incredible flag 4 likesLike see review Jan 14, 2019 Mary Lins rated it it was amazing review of another edition Shelves complete Don t start A Boy and His Dog at the End of the World , by C.A Fletcher, unless you have time to fall down this engrossing and addicting rabbit hole This post apocalyptic story of Griz and his family and his dogs, is simply irresistible Griz narrative voice is utterly compelling and the story is fascinating and beautifully crafted.Note this is the first time I ve gotten an Advanced Reader Copy ARC of a book with a Spoiler Alert please don t reveal secrets to new readers Of course t Don t start A Boy and His Dog at the End of the World , by C.A Fletcher, unless you have time to fall down this engrossing and addicting rabbit hole This post apocalyptic story of Griz and his family and his dogs, is simply irresistible Griz narrative voice is utterly compelling and the story is fascinating and beautifully crafted.Note this is the first time I ve gotten an Advanced Reader Copy ARC of a book with a Spoiler Alert please don t reveal secrets to new readers Of course that made it all the enticing, and of course I will honor that request because I loath spoilers myself I ll just say I GASPED when the first twist was revealed.Ever since I first read Alas, Babylon , by Pat Frank in my teens, I ve been a fan of post apocalyptic dystopian stories So I was tickled when Griz reveals that he is a fan of this Before and After genre it s so meta So here is what I can tell you it is over one hundred years after the Gelding when most humans can no longer procreate, and thus the world population is in the thousands, not the billions Griz and his family live peacefully on an island near Scotland They have several dogs, which are rare A mysterious red haired stranger arrives, setting off the action that follows I couldn t turn the pages fast enough, and now A Boy and His Dog at the End of the World will go on MY personal list of wonderful post apocalyptic dystopian novels P.S One of my favorites that doesn t always get mentioned, but deserves to, is Into the Forest by Jean Hegland flag 3 likesLike see review View 2 comments Dec 04, 2018 Kristy rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves arc Thank you to NetGalley and Orbit Books for the opportunity to read the first 6 chapters of A Boy and His Dog at the End of the World in exchange for an honest review Quite frankly, I was hooked as soon as I saw the title and cover of this book What an interesting take on an apocalyptic tale The story begins with Griz, our narrator, explaining what his life is like with his family after multiple events slowly wiped out the vast majority of the world s population When an interesting visitor Thank you to NetGalley and Orbit Books for the opportunity to read the first 6 chapters of A Boy and His Dog at the End of the World in exchange for an honest review Quite frankly, I was hooked as soon as I saw the title and cover of this book What an interesting take on an apocalyptic tale The story begins with Griz, our narrator, explaining what his life is like with his family after multiple events slowly wiped out the vast majority of the world s population When an interesting visitor shows up at their island home telling tales of his travels all over, the family is in awe However, the visitor isn t exactly who he says he is When Griz realizes this thief stole his beloved dog, he doesn t hesitate to sail after him to get her back I really need to know what happens next flag 3 likesLike see review Jan 22, 2019 Mike Everest Evans rated it it was amazing review of another edition Shelves debut The Good A fresh take on what the end of the world looks like, a story that is as heart warming as it is heart breaking, strikingly simple prose on the surface with plenty of depth beneath, plot twists that pull the rug right out from underneath you, and most importantly DOGS The Bad As much as I loved the meaningful passages throughout this book, there were times when I wanted it to get to the next bit This is especially true at the start However, looking back, for a story set in a worl The Good A fresh take on what the end of the world looks like, a story that is as heart warming as it is heart breaking, strikingly simple prose on the surface with plenty of depth beneath, plot twists that pull the rug right out from underneath you, and most importantly DOGS The Bad As much as I loved the meaningful passages throughout this book, there were times when I wanted it to get to the next bit This is especially true at the start However, looking back, for a story set in a world that doesn t end with a bang though the story does it s quite fitting that it didn t start with one either.The Ugly Truth The end of the world story you never knew you needed Seriously This dystopia with dogs is a fresh take on the stories of Armageddon with no zombies, flesh eating bacteria, aliens, natural disasters or indeed politics in sight A reminder that sometimes that light at the end of the tunnel isn t the end, it s just another step on the journey.The Full Review First off, a HUGE thank you to Nazia at Orbit for sending me this STUNNING ARC in exchange for an honest review Seriously, it s bloody amazing, both cover and contents and the final cover for the release version is just as incredible.I m still thinking about this book, weeks after finishing it It s stayed with me, not just because of how heart breaking it was at times, but also how heartfelt and warming it was Also, dogs Seriously dogs.The ARC came with a request not to reveal any of this book s secrets this is the first time I have ever seen a publisher emphasise this so much, but I commend them for it so I ll keep the introduction short Bear with me on this review, as there s so MUCH I want to talk about but can t because spoilers.The world that we know has ended In the future, humanity is reduced to families and small communities who have little contact with one another unless circumstance requires it Much of the modern comforts and commodities have faded with time Farming, fishing, hunter gathering and scavenging or as Griz puts it going a viking is how people survive.The book follows Griz s journey to save his stolen dog, told via a journal of sorts, in which Griz records his story This style allows for moments of reflection, insight and exploration of themes, such as hope home loss loneliness determination discovery and, this being a dystopia, survival But, this also being a story of humankind the importance of kindness.When I started making notes about characters and characterisation the first thing I put down was Jip the dog Fletcher brings Jip bounding to life from the pages, with wagging tail and wet nose The relationship between Griz and Jip is beautiful, and I believe it will resonate with readers whether they are dog lovers or not The image of a boy and his dog at the end of the world is enough to tug on my heartstrings though admittedly this might especially resonate with me as a father of a young son and as the owner of a young pup.Griz is a fantastic PoV Being young in an old, old world, his childlike note not childish curiosity allows the reader to see the world free of cynicism, though it s not via rose tinted glasses either Griz s story doesn t so much as tell the story of the world, or how it ended, but it does tell us about how our choices in the present day impacted Griz s future world, or indeed, any future world It s the smallest things, like how tyres and plastics have survived whilst car parks have not, that struck me the most It s also these smaller things that you and I, as readers, can make an impact on.This story is speculative fiction at its best And yes, there are elements that, at least to me, are YA but this is a story for all ages There s something for all the family here including the dog It s a tale that can be enjoyed by all, and though there isn t so much a direct moral of the story there is plenty to learn and cherish.Which leads me to my one and only drawback with this book And it s not really a drawback, its just a preference I think of myself as a stupid reader I m too low IQ for some of the high brow literary offerings That s not a slight by any means, it s just that I genuinely don t get it or enjoy it in the same way as another reader who might enjoy complex prose by their ability to comprehend it I can t Kind of like how not everyone gets art in a gallery Now, whilst this book isn t high brow in how I define high brow , it does feature some heavy exposition for the events of the world ending, and some of the themes These were well written, and did add to the story, but because stupid me just wanted to get on with the story I felt the need to skim these sections I didn t though like I said, they are fantastically well written I think it s also down to the fact that one of my day jobs requires me to read papers on black swan events i.e an event that comes as a surprise, has a major affect, and is often inappropriately rationalised after the fact with the benefit of hindsight , that these sections didn t interest me as much as it would other readers.With that in mind, when I was reading this book, I was leaning towards a 4 rating But THAT ENDING 6 out of 5 Platinum medal for the podium finish Have ALL OF THE AWARDS.In closing, this book has something for everyone, and yes, I truly believe that everyone should read it It has a thousand and one important messages in it if you read between the lines, but if you choose to just follow the story, it s a ripping yarn Ultimately, Griz s story is one that I followed from start to finish, right until the end of the world and beyond flag 2 likesLike see review Jenni Hill Amazing review Mike Jan 29, 2019 03 06AM Mike Everest Evans Jenni wrote Amazing review Mike Thank you and importantly, thank you for the review copy Jan 29, 2019 06 22AM Jan 14, 2019 Lisa Henderson Farr rated it it was amazing review of another edition Thank you to Orbit Books and NetGalley for an advance copy of this book in exchange for an honest view.This is an outstanding book I received the first 5 chapters to read and was intrigued so I requested the completed book and am soooo glad that I did This book is about a boy living on an island, just off the shores of Scotland, in a time after the world s population has been decimated by some kind of disease or bioweapon that has stopped the reproduction cycle There is a very, very small Thank you to Orbit Books and NetGalley for an advance copy of this book in exchange for an honest view.This is an outstanding book I received the first 5 chapters to read and was intrigued so I requested the completed book and am soooo glad that I did This book is about a boy living on an island, just off the shores of Scotland, in a time after the world s population has been decimated by some kind of disease or bioweapon that has stopped the reproduction cycle There is a very, very small percentage of people not affected and so Griz lives in a world where the only humans who he knows are his immediate family and a neighbouring family on another island.One day a stranger shows up and is interested in trading with Griz s family and even interested in Griz s dogs Jess and Jip After an evening of hospitality and conversation, Griz awakens in the morning to find his family seems to have been drugged and the stranger has disappeared Not only has the stranger sailed away but he has stolen Griz s dog Jess.The stranger s boat can be seen on the horizon so without a second thought, Griz grabs a few supplies and along with Jip , he takes after the boat in hopes of rescuing Jess.From here we follow along with Griz on an adventure to the mainland where he must overcome many challenges of a world that has been left in decay in hopes that he can save Jess.This is a very well written book with a narrative that flows so easily and flawlessly It comes across as very straight forward and you feel like you know exactly where the story is going until you don t That surprise twist totally threw me for a loop It had me second guessing if I had missed some important reveal When I got to the end I turned to the first page to start reading again to see if I could see just where the author had deceived me and if there were any clues that could have indicated the truth This is one book you definitely need to add to you TBR list no matter what genre you like Bravo C.A Fletcher that was very well done flag 2 likesLike see review View 1 comment Dec 03, 2018 Charlie Anne Butterworth rated it really liked it review of another edition Got a little stuck in the mud during the middle, but the twists at the end made it worthwhile overall flag 2 likesLike see review Nov 28, 2018 H l ne Louise rated it it was ok review of another edition Shelves read the sample I thanks Netgalley and Orbit Books for this opportunity to read the first six chapters of this book I was enticed by this book cover, which is beautiful, and suggested that the main character, the narrator,was a young boy, a child.In fact he s not After reading the first six chapters I came to the conclusion that he probably was a teenager, but only because of the context His voice isn t fresh and naive writing very short sentences isn t the trick about it , but is much older, one of an adu I thanks Netgalley and Orbit Books for this opportunity to read the first six chapters of this book I was enticed by this book cover, which is beautiful, and suggested that the main character, the narrator,was a young boy, a child.In fact he s not After reading the first six chapters I came to the conclusion that he probably was a teenager, but only because of the context His voice isn t fresh and naive writing very short sentences isn t the trick about it , but is much older, one of an adult, of an old man even I don t believe that a child, or even a teenager, even gifted, could have this kind of voice, disillusioned and dismal No naivety, no freshness, just a dry tone, sad and forlorn The context is interesting a slow apocalypse, with no direct brutality, just the extinction of the human race for lack of births, for no known reason To be honest this kind of story is absolutely not my favourite, I just wanted to try this book because of the cover, I wanted a story about a boy and his dog, but not this kind of story This kind of book is clearly a hit or miss kind of book, and for me it was quite evidently a miss well the first six chapters were, and I believe the whole book to be quite homogeneous.The narrator reads a lot not really credible in the context he lives, I can t believe he could have been able to access to so many books we know and thinks a lot It should have been attractive to me, but it didn t sounded very natural to my ears, too much fantasised maybeSome details are a bit too much, as the names, all bizarre I couldn t tell the difference between people s names and dog s names A detail, but when one doesn t like much a read, all details began to carry weight.The narrative is very particular and I understand how it may be very seductive, hypnotic even It gaves a strong atmosphere to the story, very similar, I believe, to The Road by Cormac McCarthy I haven t read it but have read many extracts and reviews and, not coincidentally, the narrator says that this book was the worst the horrible future apocalypse book he s read so far.The writing style is special, and if I m able to see the attraction I wasn t convinced at all The narration is slow, with quantities of small digressions along the story telling Well, it s coherent, as the narrator leads such a simple life that anything is interesting and worthy of some lengthy rumination for him But still, dull and rather boring Griz the narrator is speaking to someone, we understand very quickly to who It s supposed to be sweet and melancholic I suppose, but the result is rather weird, even a little passive aggressive sometimes Here s an extract which illustrates quite well the kind of narration used to tell the story Or maybe I m writing my life to you because the people I could talk to about things are gone, or can t talk to me any Maybe I think too much Maybe that comes with reading a lot Dad says I think too much Says I ask too many questions Says he thinks the lack of answers always makes me unhappy Don t know if that s true Do know he hates the asking As if it takes something away from him, not knowing how to reply It s just information I m after, not responsibility for something that is far too big to be down to him anyway.I really believe that many readers will love this book, but I m not among them The writing style and the atmosphere have lots of personality, but not to my taste rather pretentious and missing the point for the first, and depressive for the second.If you re looking for some epic post ap story with plenty of dramatic action don t read this book.If you like positive and heart warming reads, you should maybe read the extract first.But if melancholic and introvert stories told in this kind of voice appeal to you, you absolutely should thinking about reading A Boy and His Dog at the End of the World flag 1 likeLike see review View 2 comments Jan 25, 2019 Amy rated it it was amazing review of another edition I absolutely love a good end of the world story and this one was absolutely wonderful It s probably the most beautifully described post pandemic world I ve ever read The story is written from the viewpoint of Griz who lives with their family on an isolated island near what I imagine was once Ireland Griz s family lives alone on this island and their closest neighbor is a family who lives several islands away from them So needless to say when a stranger sails to their isle claiming to be a tr I absolutely love a good end of the world story and this one was absolutely wonderful It s probably the most beautifully described post pandemic world I ve ever read The story is written from the viewpoint of Griz who lives with their family on an isolated island near what I imagine was once Ireland Griz s family lives alone on this island and their closest neighbor is a family who lives several islands away from them So needless to say when a stranger sails to their isle claiming to be a trader they are both cautious and excited Unfortunately they were not cautious enough because Brand, the red bearded trader, drugs the family with exotic marmalade To the horror of Griz s family the trader has stolen one of their precious dogs A female terrier named Jess Griz immediately jumps in a boat with their other family dog Jip to track down the thief and reclaim the family dog What then follows is a trip of discovery and test of determination when Griz faces obstacles and wonders that were only read about in the books the family had a vikinged salvaged from trips to other islands where there were homes or towns This book was really wonderful I m the type of person who roots for the dog before I root for the human so I was a little scared to read this on account of the dog but I am so glad I did This will definitely be a long time favorite Thank you to NetGalley for the chance to read and review such an amazing story flag 1 likeLike see review Jan 29, 2019 Jodi rated it really liked it review of another edition Thanks to and Orbit books for an ARC of this Kindle book.So I was a bit curious about this book when I first started reading it an found a disclaimer at the beginning to not reveal the secrets in the book and give away the ending What the heck happens in the book So, of course, I had to read it to find out I was so afraid this was going to be a sad, his dog dies book It wasn t Don t worry, that s not the spoiler This is a post apocalyptic type book No big war or anything but pe Thanks to and Orbit books for an ARC of this Kindle book.So I was a bit curious about this book when I first started reading it an found a disclaimer at the beginning to not reveal the secrets in the book and give away the ending What the heck happens in the book So, of course, I had to read it to find out I was so afraid this was going to be a sad, his dog dies book It wasn t Don t worry, that s not the spoiler This is a post apocalyptic type book No big war or anything but people stopped being able to reproduce Eventually, they die off and you have very few people left in the world You meet Griz and his family who live on a remote island in the North Atlantic One day a red headed stranger visits and at first he seems friendly, he steals Griz s dog, Jess His dogs, Jess and Jip are the most important things to Griz In a rage, Griz takes the boat and starts to go after the stranger to get his dog back Along the way, Griz comes across many abandoned cities and see things, he has only read about in books He begins to document his story diary style and it unfolds as you are reading it The story started off a bit slow but quickly picked up steam and I found myself wishing I had time to sit and read it I give this a 4.5 stars flag 1 likeLike see review Jan 09, 2019 Jypsy rated it liked it review of another edition First, I love the cover art It s so vibrant and bold A Boy and His Dog at the End of the World is a uniquely written dystopian novel Obviously, the boy and the dog are separated, and the story is the journey to reunite It s a compelling story with twists and likeable characters I also found it sad, and the story felt lonely Overall a good read flag 1 likeLike see review Jan 22, 2019 Cynthia rated it really liked it Liked itI liked this book, liked Griz, didn t trust Brand from the get go Liked John Dark, suspected what ended up being the truth, when Griz and John Dark met Nicely done Had a problem figuring out some translation but on the whole worked it out Thought I had heard mention of this either being or becoming a film mini series Reads like it already think it would do well flag 1 likeLike see review Jan 27, 2019 Cherilyn Cleveland rated it it was amazing I won this copy off of one of the giveaway I am so glad I did Do not start this book unless you have the time to read it straight through I absolutely loved this book Usually I can see things coming, but this book kept me guessing and intrigued I have to say this is one of my favorite books now flag 1 likeLike see review Jan 20, 2019 Mike added it review of another edition Shelves galley RTC flag 1 likeLike see review Jan 26, 2019 Lena rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves an arc i have, read for work, scifi flag 1 likeLike see review Jan 26, 2019 Momski rated it it was amazing review of another edition Shelves post apocalyptic I got it from netgalley Is this a YA book Teen main character The story pulled me back powerfully and that was surprising to me because of the sparse cast A sequel seems appropriate flag 1 likeLike see review Jan 23, 2019 Patricia Moren rated it it was amazing review of another edition This was a dystopian story based around the gradual demise of human beings It was a fascinating read, a well structured story with lots of action and great characterisation Plenty of tension to raise your pulse rate and a brilliant conclusion flag 1 likeLike see review Jan 09, 2019 Jessica rated it it was amazing review of another edition Brilliant, wonderful, heart breaking, thought provoking, clever, excellent book Fell in love with Griz and THAT TWIST Recommend 100% flag 1 likeLike see review Dec 17, 2018 Stephanie Crowe rated it really liked it review of another edition Fletcher s postapocalyptic tale reminds me of Station Eleven which I really loved He takes a journey through the experience of one boy as he searches an altered landscape to find his dog who was stolen from his family Depressing in some respects but fascinating Courage, perseverance and loyalty are qualities that shine through this future vision of the world And a twist in the end will surprise you Great storytelling and I couldn t put it down flag 1 likeLike see review Oct 07, 2018 Carlos Diaz rated it really liked it review of another edition Es una novela lenta, que se mastica y da vueltas a los mismos conceptos una y otra vez, a trav s de im genes y sensaciones indirectas Cuando a partir de la segunda mitad gana algo de acci n, esta queda deslucida, pero es efectiva Los giros argumentales est n bien tra dos y dado que es un mundo en el que casi toda la humanidad se ha extinguido, resulta veros mil que varios personajes que se encuentran se conozcan de antes o haya rus Da la sensaci n que quedan unas decenas de personas en to Es una novela lenta, que se mastica y da vueltas a los mismos conceptos una y otra vez, a trav s de im genes y sensaciones indirectas Cuando a partir de la segunda mitad gana algo de acci n, esta queda deslucida, pero es efectiva Los giros argumentales est n bien tra dos y dado que es un mundo en el que casi toda la humanidad se ha extinguido, resulta veros mil que varios personajes que se encuentran se conozcan de antes o haya rus Da la sensaci n que quedan unas decenas de personas en toda Gran Breta a Es una historia sobre la esperanza y la importancia de la familia, y no parece una novela de g nero, en cuanto que el elemento postapocal ptico no es m s que la excusa para los temas a tratar.Es una buena novela, que se disfruta sin prisa Pero como todas las historias de digesti n lenta, puede llegar a aburrir o a alejar a quienes busquen acci n Es una novela muy pausada, sobre todo la primera mitad, en la que no ocurre pr cticamente nada en un centenar de p ginas Dicho esto, la segunda mitad cierra las tramas importantes, y es ambigua respecto de las secundarias, lo cual funciona bien porque solo tenemos la perspectiva de un narrador en primera persona y no es necesario saber toda la verdad de lo ocurrido El autor no se esfuerza por cerrarlas para nosotros, porque tiene claro que esta historia funciona bien con este viaje de ida y vuelta.Me ha gustado bastante flag 1 likeLike see review Oct 28, 2018 Marcia rated it it was amazing review of another edition A boy and his dog at the end of the world was shocking in how quickly I was drawn into this story I ve never read anything like this story I ve read every type of apocalypse book, but nothing compares to this beautifully written story The world in which Griz lives with his family and dogs is wonderfully created I am so upset that I have to wait until April 2019 to get to read the rest of this story but let me tell you if the rest are anything like chapters 1 6, this will be a book to read in A boy and his dog at the end of the world was shocking in how quickly I was drawn into this story I ve never read anything like this story I ve read every type of apocalypse book, but nothing compares to this beautifully written story The world in which Griz lives with his family and dogs is wonderfully created I am so upset that I have to wait until April 2019 to get to read the rest of this story but let me tell you if the rest are anything like chapters 1 6, this will be a book to read in one sitting The simple style truly sucks you in and I was unable to put it down Thank you to the publisher s for at least giving me a taste of this book by including the sample characters on Netgalley You can believe my library will be purchasing this title once it is available flag 1 likeLike see review View 1 comment Oct 25, 2018 Pet rated it it was amazing review of another edition My goodness, I can t remember when I read a book or, like here, began reading and was so impressed and eager to continue There is something in the writing that is both dark and capturing, telling and prosaic at the same time completely fell for it after the first few lines It reminds me on a little British tv series about the aftermath of a zombie catastrophe, how people dealt with it, accepting what life was now, no dwelling on how was it before.It s too sad that I now have to wait 6 My goodness, I can t remember when I read a book or, like here, began reading and was so impressed and eager to continue There is something in the writing that is both dark and capturing, telling and prosaic at the same time completely fell for it after the first few lines It reminds me on a little British tv series about the aftermath of a zombie catastrophe, how people dealt with it, accepting what life was now, no dwelling on how was it before.It s too sad that I now have to wait 6 months before I can read the whole book Tooooo sad, seriously Heartful thanks to the publisher for providing these sample chapters Full applause to the author flag 1 likeLike see review View 2 comments Oct 16, 2018 Hermione Ireland rated it it was amazing review of another edition Extraordinary, beautiful, destined to become a classic flag 1 likeLike see review Dec 13, 2018 Paula rated it it was ok review of another edition I picked up this book because of the cover and the title of the book Who doesn t love a story about a boy, his dog, and an apocalypse However, I felt I had to trudge through the narrative of the story There was an excessive amount of exposition, which felt too heavy The dialogue, what little there was in the story, was lackluster and hard to follow since there were no traditional quote marks to show when a character was speaking, which when reading exposition and then all of a sudden it s so I picked up this book because of the cover and the title of the book Who doesn t love a story about a boy, his dog, and an apocalypse However, I felt I had to trudge through the narrative of the story There was an excessive amount of exposition, which felt too heavy The dialogue, what little there was in the story, was lackluster and hard to follow since there were no traditional quote marks to show when a character was speaking, which when reading exposition and then all of a sudden it s someone talking, it can be jarring to transition I found myself skimming portions of the chapters because it felt too difficult to get through some of the detail that didn t keep me involved in the storyline At one point, all I cared about was finding out what happened to the dog I did like the last portion of the book and the ending, and it had a good twist I m not sure I would recommend this book, however flag Like see review View 2 comments Nov 04, 2018 Vinny rated it liked it review of another edition Shelves netgalley I received an ARC sample chapters in exchange of honest review. This book took such a different path within the dystopian post apocalyptic genre If it usually full of actions, horrors, terrors and endless fears, this book has none of it It rather soft and calming and it s a very uncommon way to tell a story about the end of the world, I d say It felt unfamiliar but still intriguing However, I feel the all narrated book can be tricky The target audience is too narrow and I guess I m no I received an ARC sample chapters in exchange of honest review. This book took such a different path within the dystopian post apocalyptic genre If it usually full of actions, horrors, terrors and endless fears, this book has none of it It rather soft and calming and it s a very uncommon way to tell a story about the end of the world, I d say It felt unfamiliar but still intriguing However, I feel the all narrated book can be tricky The target audience is too narrow and I guess I m not one of them It slightly bored me here and there sometimes Things definitely happened, but it seems like nothing happened Full review flag Like see review Jan 09, 2019 Jenee Rager rated it really liked it Shelves 1st reads, ya, dystopian This book started off pretty slow and there were several syntax errors that really stuck out so I was afraid that I was going to be forcing myself to finish it However, as I reached about a third of the way through the speed picked up and it became a pretty captivating read I also became grateful for the groundwork laid in the first third of the story The end of the novel pretty much blew my mind, both for the story line and also the author s writing.Thank you to the program for thi This book started off pretty slow and there were several syntax errors that really stuck out so I was afraid that I was going to be forcing myself to finish it However, as I reached about a third of the way through the speed picked up and it became a pretty captivating read I also became grateful for the groundwork laid in the first third of the story The end of the novel pretty much blew my mind, both for the story line and also the author s writing.Thank you to the program for this ARC flag Like see review previous 1 2 next new topicDiscuss This Book There are no discussion topics on this book yet Be the first to start one Share Recommend It Stats Recent Status Updates Readers Also Enjoyed

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        C A Fletcher has children and dogs He lives in Scotland and writes for a living.Also see Charlie Fletcher


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    1. ARC provided by the publisher Orbit in exchange for an honest review.An important post apocalyptic story that teaches us to always be kind, loyal, and hopeful.With countless books being published every single day, the cover art quality of a book published by an author I haven t heard of is very crucial in grabbing my interest that s not exactly what happened with this book Don t get me wrong, the cover art is certainly pretty but what grabbed my attention immediately was something of a ra [...]


    2. i have never seen this on an arc before usually, i am very mindful to avoid potential spoilers in reviews of ARCs BUT THIS EXPLICIT, POLITELY WORDED REQUEST MAKES ME FEEL SO MISCHIEVOUS THERE IS NAUGHTINESS STIRRING WITHIN ME WHAT WILL HAPPEN THIS IS WHAT WILL HAPPEN Ends happen fast, and often arrive before you ve been warned they ve coming.i ll write a general review first, for the booknerds, and then i want to say i have never seen this on an arc before usually, i am very mindful to av [...]


    3. An incredible, moving and melancholy novel, beautifully done I ll be reviewing for the official tour later this year I hope everyone will honour the no spoilers request and not give away this novels secrets Highly Recommended Pretty much guaranteed even at this early stage to be one of my books of the year.


    4. Remembering dreams is like picking up a jellyfish they slip through your fingers and you never know if it s a dream you had or if you added to the dream in the remembering of the dream Sometimes it s hard to know if you re dreaming a dream at all, or just a dream about remembering a dream WHAT You want to run that by me again And if that doesn t make sense, well, neither do dreams Okay at least you re self aware.A Boy and His Dog at the End of the World is a dystopian scifi that starts wi Rememb [...]


    5. A man stole my dog, I went after him Bad things happened I can never go home In a potential far future, humanity has reached the brink of extinction not with a bang, with a whimper It was a soft apocalypse Something happened so that the majority of the population was no longer able to have children With none, or very few, children being born, the people grew older and eventually died With few progeny to follow after them, the world was reclaimed by nature.Griz, a young teenager, is on A man stol [...]



    6. Don t start A Boy and His Dog at the End of the World , by C.A Fletcher, unless you have time to fall down this engrossing and addicting rabbit hole This post apocalyptic story of Griz and his family and his dogs, is simply irresistible Griz narrative voice is utterly compelling and the story is fascinating and beautifully crafted.Note this is the first time I ve gotten an Advanced Reader Copy ARC of a book with a Spoiler Alert please don t reveal secrets to new readers Of course t Don t start A [...]


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