Wednesday, May 30, 2012

There is No Dog by Meg Rosoff YP FIC ROSOFF

What if God was a Teenage boy?  Well Bob is and things aren’t going so well.  He has his overworked assistant Mr. B to fix his messes, but it’s beyond a full time job.  Earth would be less chaotic if he had taken more than 6 days to make it, but he got lazy.  Now he’s in love (well lust at least) with a perfect girl named Lucy and that spells almost certain doom.  When Bob gets emotional, nature recoils. Hurricanes, floods, earthquakes, and the like replace sweaty palms and butterflies in the stomach, so Earth and Lucy may not survive Bob’s raging emotions (hormones).

Right off the bat, this book will not be for everyone.  It is gleefully irreverent (purposely unserious) and controversial.  It takes the creation stories of multiple cultures and religions, throws them into a blender, and explains them as the whims of a not particular bright or motivated teenage boy.  So there’s that.  However, if that sounds like your cup of tea, you are in for a deep, witty, and fully unique ride.  The pure zaniness of the premise allow Rosoff to look at literally all aspects of human life, emotion, goodness, pettiness, and love though a universal and personal lens all at the same time.  Between the outrageous humor there is a lot of deep questions and insight. This is an inimitable book and anyone that wants a truly hilarious and challenging read should pick it up.

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