#FridayReads 2020-05-15: I’ll be reading about dogs

In times like these, I need m< reading to have something positive in it, so I picked books that have dogs in them. How could that go wrong? (Yes I’ve excluded ‘Marley and Me’ and ‘Old Yeller’)

”The Gaslight Dogs’, by Karin Lowachee is the story of what happens when a war between two industrial nations comes to the land of the nomads who live on the northern ice. Think steampunk meets tribal magic.

I know that Karin Lowachee won’t make this a soft and fluffy ride but I love her use of language and the way she confronts the abuse of power so I’m looking forward to seeing what she does with this book.

David Rosenfelt’s, ‘Open And Shut’ has been sitting on my TBR for a year now. I’ve been saving it for when I needed a light-hearted read.

I’m hoping that this will be the start of a courtroom drama series, starring Defence Attorney Andy Carpenter and Tara, his Golden Retriever sidekick, that will become a regular comfort read for me.

‘Watchers’, by Dean Koontz, is the story of Einstein, an exceptionally intelligent Golden Retriever involved with dark schemes that the powers that be want to keep secret.

Dean Koontz has been hit or miss for me in the past but when he gets it right, as he did with ‘Odd Thomas’ his books are first class.

‘Watchers’ has some great reviews from people whose judgement I trust, so I’m hoping this is another ‘Odd Thomas’ book and if not, well at least it has a Golden Retriever in it,

7 thoughts on “#FridayReads 2020-05-15: I’ll be reading about dogs

  1. I am obsessed with dogs at the moment – my husband and I are in the search phase of puppy acquisition. We lost our elderly and beloved Golden Retriever, Jackson, last September, and have decided hat we are emotionally ready to welcome a new companion into our lives. There is no such thing as too much dog!

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    • We had a Labrador for 16 years. He travelled all over Europe with us. He died in 2008 and it still seems like yesterday.

      I’m getting itchy for a dog again. They live in the here and now and always invite you to join them.

      I hope you find your pup soon.


    • I mentioned to my wife that your dog was called Jackson. She asked me if you’d read Pam Houston’s ‘Cowboys Are My Weakness’? She has a story in that collection about a dog called Jackson.


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