There is no Dog by Meg Rosoff.
There is no Dog by Meg Rosoff. Pub. Penguin Books, 2011.
This is one of the funniest books I have read in years. If you have evcer heard the joke “what do you call a dyslexic atheist? Someone who doesn’t believe in the existence of Dog”. Then you will understand the tone of this novel.
God in this novel is a teenage boy called Bob. Wonderful. Lots of teenage boys think they are god’s gift to girls and Bob is like this. He is motivated by food, sex and the avoidance of pain and one day an absolute goddess of a girl, called Lucy, asks for God’s help and Bob is ready to cash in.
Bob only became creator of the Earth because nobody else wanted the job. He has a mother who is a drunkard and a gambler and cares only about herself, and an assistant ,Mr B, who has a similar relationship to Bob as the butler Alfred has to Batman. Life is not easy for God as having created the World he has completely lost interest, Lucy takes up all of his thoughts. Is he in love? and what consequences will this bring?
Hugely entertaining book by one of my favourite authors Meg Rosoff. Some could be offended by the flippant tone but it is just a laugh.
Mainly for the teenage market but adults will love it too.