The Last Days of Dogtown

The Last Days of Dogtown

by Anita Diamant
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The Last Days of Dogtown 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 37 reviews.
jessJD More than 1 year ago
This book was very unique in its structure. In the first chapter, we meet all the inhabitants of Dogtown as they come together to look over the dead body of Abraham Wharf. Meeting so many characters at once was a little overwhelming, I worried that I would not remember everyone. However, each subsequent chapter tells a story about one of the characters that we meet in the beginning. Through each of these stories, we learn more and more about the individuals who make Dogtown their home. Around half way through the novel, I realized that I cared what happened to some of these characters, I didn't want Oliver to get into trouble and ruin his future and I wanted Judy to find love. Overall, a beautifully written book about a difficult time in early American history, ripe with interesting and entertaining characters.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is brlliant. Don't find the first chapter daunting. You will meet all of the town's inhabitants and although it may seem overwhelming, all the characters soon become individuals with their own stories and plot lines. This is a wonderful book. I could not put it down and strongly recommend it to any one who enjoys good literature..
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
with characters you will not forget . .
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'm little over half way thru the book -- giving snippets of peoples' lives makes it difficult to connect with/care about the individual characters. Forcing myself to finish in the hopes it ties together in the end somehow. But at this point, glad it's only 238 pages and that I bought it as a Daily Find, not at full price.
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Just finished this book in hardback. Loved the characters. All rather odd. I held my breath sometimes hoping for the best for all of them, but expecting the worst. I was surprised many times. Well worth your time and money! A+++++++++
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Guest More than 1 year ago
After reading and absolutely loving 'The Red Tent', I couldn't wait to read 'Last Days of Dogtown'. What a disappointment! I was bored and depressed by this book. I never felt involved enough with the characters or the story line.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I nearly didn't buy this book because of a negative review I read. Thank goodness I did purchase it. This is a great book. It presents an accurate picture of life at that time. I loved the characters and cared deeply about them due to the author's ability to fully develop the personality of each. I have recommended this book to all my friends.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A shame this novel did not receive the same acclaim as 'The Red Tent'. It is a wonderful story of women and friendship in the very worst of circumstances. The author's ability to transport us to another era with her gift of language is remarkable. A wonderful read for all and great for discussion at a book club setting.