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In the universe of Dogsbodystars are ruled by spirits called luminaries. Should one take that chance and lose everything beautiful that one has now, or should one forego that chance and live the everyday beautiful life? Dogsbody is a surprisingly layered children’s novel, one that for me has never become less enjoyable since first reading it aged nine. And if he does find it what will happen then?

He finds Bruce, who has picked the lock on his fence. I know that Diana Wynne Jones is this big important writer for the fantasy genre. Then there’s the fact that few publishers have managed to produce cover art that isn’t off-putting or unspeakably childish or obtuse.

It’s important to get the characters right in fantasy stories like this in order to bring the audience into an unfamiliar world with unfamiliar rules, and Dogsbody does just that with the brave but flawed Sirius, the sweet young Kathleen, and the evil wench of an aunt, Duffie Side Note: Want to Read Currently Reading Read.


Dogsbody by Diana Wynne Jones book review

One of the things I love most about this book wyne when Miss Smith, a kind and intelligent old lady who knows “Leo” is more than he appears, view spoiler [adopts Kathleen to get her out of the Duffields’ house and give her a real home. But in the second chapter a new litter of puppies is stuffed into a bag and left to drown in a river.

Slowly, Sirius gets to like his new place. September Learn how and when to remove this template message.

Dogsbody by Diana Wynne Jones

I think that was more my parents though. This stylistic gift is fully in force in Dogsbody, whether in the brief glimpses we get of the complex, glittering world of the luminaries, diaana the more frequent warm and animal experiences of Sirius as a dog.

Her world’s are often left feeling as if there is much to be expanded upon – I would not call them unfinished, just that you’re only given eogsbody small window into a much larger thing that goes far beyond the pages.

He saw that this put him further under the power of humans than the cats. Instead they are dangerous and, by and large, rather stupid. In the world of men, a holy man wants her dead. My favourite dkana outside of Sirius and Kathleen were Mrs. Sirius realizes that his Companion was the one who killed the luminary he was accused of murdering, but framed Sirius, using his anger against him.

When for our next cooperative reading venture Mrs. One day, he meets Yeff, a cold dog later revealed to the reader as his fatherwho has strange, feathery legs, yellow eyes, and is the only one besides Patchie and Sirius to hear the calls of the Master.


She dogsbodyy always hated him, but he had loved dynne so much he made excuses for her. I don’t care that that was probably unrealistic even for ; I want to believe that a horrible biological family is not a life sentence. Lists with This Book. By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. Will he regain his lost glory and become a star again?

It has nothing to do with the fact that I am a cat person that I didn’t really enjoy this one.

You wrote a very nice review of Dogsbody. In that sense, it’s unsatisfying, because there aren’t that many answers. How could I have missed out on this book until now? It is a hard question to answer and the book has some interesting things to say about that. Dogxbody will not hear of it. I also like the path Sirius takes from being an arrogant, powerful being with anger management issues to becoming someone who cares about others and puts their needs first.

Thank you for taking the time to write a review on this book, it really makes a difference and helps readers dogsbbody find their perfect book. Sirius is aided by Sol to find the Zoi. The Duffields are wymne family of four: