The Labrador Pact: A Novel

The Labrador Pact: A Novel

by Matt Haig


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ISBN-13: 9780143114642
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 02/24/2009
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 352
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Matt Haig is the internationally bestselling writer of six novels including the forthcoming How to Stop Time (on sale February 2018), several award-winning children’s books, and one work of nonfiction, Reasons To Stay AliveThe Labrador Pact is his second novel, and his work has been translated into thirty languages.

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"A wry, serio-comic family tail, er, tale, for our serio-comic times."
-The Washington Post

"Dark, comic, and quite brilliantly adult."
-The New York Times

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Labrador Pact 2.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
streamsong on LibraryThing 7 months ago
This is the one that I swore I wasn't going to listen to once I found out after purchasing it that the dog dies.Labradors share a special special pact to take care of their family. This is the story of a labrador's eye view of one family's disintegration. The more our narrator tries to fix things, the more out of control they become. Partly I chose to listen to this because I was intrigued to read that it is a retelling of Shakespeare's Henry IVth part II. Our four footed narrator's name is Prince. His best doggy friend is named Falstaff. Things go wrong and no matter how hard our hero tries to change this, bodies (dogs and humans) pile up, including, at the end our narrator.You do find out in the first few sentences that the dog will be put down. However, it seems so inevitable from the beginning, so much the classic tragedy, that I didn't have the same emotional reaction that I do to most stories where the animal dies.
monzrocks on LibraryThing 8 months ago
A novel about an ordinary British family told through the eyes of their labrador. The labrador believes he is responsible for the well-being of his family, and tries to protect them from themselves. Thought-provoking and worth your while.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Did not like this book at all nothing good about it
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