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Lives of the Monster Dogs
Lives of the Monster Dogs
Author: Kirsten Bakis
A postmodern Mary Shelley, taking the parable of Frankenstein's monster several giant steps farther, might have written this fable of a novel about a tragic race of monster dogs -- in this case, genetically and biomechanically engineered dogs (of several major breeds). Created by a German mad scientist in the 19th century, the monster dogs posse...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780446674164
ISBN-10: 0446674168
Publication Date: 4/1/1998
Pages: 291
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3.3 stars, based on 24 ratings
Publisher: Warner Books
Book Type: Paperback
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Finally, a rating system that lets me rate this book as low as I want to: 1/2 star. This is the worst book that I have read in years.
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Bakis creates an interesting Frankenstein-ian situation, where sentient bipedal dogs rebel against their creator and attempt to join modern American society. Lovely and bittersweet.
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Mournful horror-adventure story of human-dog hybrids created by a sadistic mad scientist. Terrible in its vividness. Particularly for an animal lover, the overwhelming take-away is a deep sense of sadness and violation for the suffering of the title characters, who are unable to find community among any other creatures except for their own few comrades.
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Interesting...not exactly what I thought it would be. By the time the book starts, all the interesting things have already happened. I would have preferred to see more of of Rankstadt and their exodus from there and have less of the main character.


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