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A pack of dogs are granted the power of human thought - but what will it do to them? A surprising and insightful look at the beauty and perils of consciousness.
Spry... Impressive... I loved this smart, exuberant fantasy from start to finish
An elegant cross-breed of magical realism, moral fable, owner's handbook and philosophical treatise
Alexis excels at sparking drama from collisions between the canine and the human. He is also well versed in Greek myth and legend, yet where Fifteen Dogs really succeeds is on an allegorical level. There are superficial similarities in approach to Animal Farm, but Alexis's dogs are drawn with greater depth than Orwell's menagerie and he goes beyond politics, using them to look at human issues of fulfilment, happiness, and love. These sensitive explorations help to make this startlingly original novel as thought-provoking as it is enjoyable. In sum, this is the dog's bollocks
Thought-provoking and moving...a canine version of Lord of the Flies
Intensely moving and heartbreaking in turn...An original idea brilliantly executed
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