Friday, July 21, 2006

A Dog's View of the World

I, Jack is a fascinating YA novel. It is an autobiography of a Yellow Labrador Retriever living in Britain. It is brilliantly written in first-person (and at times stream-of-consciousness) from a very dog-like point of view. Patricia Finney, the author, did substantial research into dog psychology to create a very funny and authentic tale.

Related is the delightful blog The Best Dog Ever, which is also a first-person daily account of the life of a dog trying to understand the strange behavior of the humans around her.

1 comment:

DogBlogger said...

Woff! A Locusts and Honey shout-out... I've hit the big time!

Sorry I haven't blogged much lately, John. The Typist was preoccupied all week because The Alpha was gone. Turns out he was riding herd on a bunch of teenage thumb-havers for something called a mission trip. We got to pick him up at church, and he came back with all kinds of interesting smells.