Book Reviews of Plague Dogs

Plague Dogs
Plague Dogs
Author: Richard Adams
ISBN-13: 9780449239049
ISBN-10: 0449239047
Publication Date: 1978
Pages: 480
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.

3.9 stars, based on 9 ratings
Publisher: Fawcett Crest
Book Type: Paperback
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This is a classic story of man's cruelty written from a dog's perspective. An enjoyable book while still a very deep novel on several levels. This book will challenge your concepts of established fact. When two canines escape from an animal research center the horrors that they have been exposed to are brought to light. A tragic tale but one that everyone should read. Run with Snitter and Rowf on their incredible journey to ultimate peace. This book will change your concept of animals forever. This is one of those books you must read before you die. It was required reading when I was in school and it is a book I have reread several times and will never forget. This book compares with Watership Down. A great book for young adults or mature readers.
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A classic by the author of Watership Down. Touching account of the travels and travails of two escaped laboratory dogs, written from the dogs' perspective and understanding.
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Snitter and Rowf are fugitives from the horrors of the animal research center. Their escape from man's cruelty is only the beginning of their chilling experiences as they flee to the isolation...and terror...of the wilderness.
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A story about a couple of dogs that escape from a animal testing facility. These poor creatures are then alone in the wild for weeks without food and an sense on how to survive without man to lead them. A story that makes you realise how in-human humans can be. And how love, kindness and compasion isnt something that makes us weak. I loved this book and think any animal lover should read it!
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Well, I have rather mixed feelings about this book. I always enjoy a good dog book - and this one certainly had points that were good, but I was a bit bogged down by the style. It was overly wordy, had few enjoyable characters and had no women to speak of. The premise was quite interesting and I would have liked it more had it been executed in a different way. Really, the ending was the entire book's saving grace. It reminded me a lot of Diane Jessup's _The Dog Who Spoke With The Gods_. It most certainly shared the theme of depicting animal cruelty - though they both went about it in a different way.
Snitter's madness was an interesting aspect too.
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Excellent story! Through giving the power of speech to 2 dogs and a fox, the author tells a compelling tale of escape from an animal experimental farm.
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"A lyrical and engrossing tale, a remarkable journey into the hearts and minds of two canine heroes...fugitives from the horrors of the animal research center. The escape from man's cruelty is only the beginning of their chilling experiences as they flee to the isolation--and terror--of the wilderness..."
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Written by Richard Adams who also wrote Watership Down. Two dogs escape from an animal research center and flee into the wilderness. 479 pgs