In the beginning, Bob created the heavens and the earth and the beasts of the field and the creatures of the sea, and twenty-five million other species (including lots of cute girls). But mostly he prefers eating junk food and leaving his dirty clothes in a heap at the side of his bed.
Every time he falls in love, Earth erupts in natural disasters, and it's usually Bob's beleaguered assistant, Mr. B., who is left cleaning up the mess. So humankind is going to be very sorry indeed that Bob ever ran into a beautiful, completely irresistible girl called Lucy . . .
Meg Rosoff was born in Boston, USA. She has worked in publishing, public relations and most recently advertising, but thinks the best job in the world would be head gardener for Regents Park. Meg lives in Highbury, North London. She is the author of Just in Case, What I Was and How I Live Now.
There Is No Dog 3.5 out of 5based on
More than 1 year ago
I'm the mother of three teenagers, and I laughed till I cried and then cried till I laughed. This book tackles just about every big issue out there -- environmental disaster, life, death, extinction, love, sex, identity, religion -- but somehow does it without making you feel like you're taking your medicine. Right in the middle of thinking profound thoughts about the nature of God and religion I'd burst out laughing at some ridiculous scene. The race to save the Eck from extinction had me on the edge of my seat and I had to remind myself that there isn't such a thing as an Eck. Sadly.
It kind of made me think of Hitchikers Guide To the Galaxy but with more heart and soul. Lots of food for thought here and a great read.
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Looks clean, like new! Words not smudged! Pages not bent!
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