Review: The Dog Stars

The Dog Stars
The Dog Stars by Peter Heller
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I enjoyed the story, set in a world swept by a flu pandemic. The main character, Hig, has a plane and lives near an airport with his dog and weapons-savvy neighbour. The story tells of his survival in a world where most of the humans he meets are hostile.

The plot is simple (after all it is ten years since society broke down, there isn’t much to do!) but the story is well told and the characters have plenty of depth, so you feel an empathy with them. The only thing I didn’t like about this book was the writing style. It is written in the first person and not always in complete sentences.

I enjoyed this book – if I could give half star ratings I would give 3.5/5 because the writing style did grate a little bit (but it is a fantastic way to pad out space in a book if you are an author…)

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