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,