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A Boy and His Dog at the End of the World

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The first six chapters just made me more curious about what would come next!
It seems to be a very good book that I most probably enjoy until the end so I can feel it would be so worth reading all of it!
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I have already given feedback on here and Goodreads of 'A Boy and His Dog at the End of the World'.  As i previously wrote,  it was an enjoyable book and well worth a read.
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I was only provided six chapters ...  which were amazing.  Hopefully I'll be supplied the remaining chapters that will enable a full review.
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A Boy and His Dog at the End of the World has been a refreshing read. Fletcher has used a very unusual style of writing but it adds so much to the story and the way it is told. 

Griz living in a world with very few humans and fewer dogs has set out to find his female four-pawed companion, Jess who had been stolen from him. Traveling alongside Jip, Griz who has never set out into the unknown post-apocalyptic world ever now finds out there is so much more to the story to the before and how the after happened. 

The book is a story he writes for no one in particular but to list down the eventual life he has had until the solitude drives him into madness. I was excited to read this book because first dogs and second there were very few humans live. The setting of the book is very unique and intriguing at first look. Plus the cover is just something you want to pick and it will be worth it if you pick!
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Thank you the NetGalley and the publisher for the review copy. 

I wanted this once I read the title because me being a dog person, I had to know this story but what I did not know is that this would actually break my heart. I am so soft hearted to animals. I would be devastated to know if my dog or dogs were stolen. I would search the world over. 

If you are soft hearted like me then beware this could make you sad. It is hard to rate a book high when you are sad and such an animal person but the author did such a great job with the story.
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I love this. I love this. I love this! I’m heartbroken but hopeful. It is so rare to experience a book in 2nd person, and Fletcher nails it so well! Griz’s Setup of this world has me hooked.

Thank you NetGalley and Orbit for the sample chapters. I will definitely keep reading!
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Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for allowing me to read the exciting intro to A Boy and His Dog at the End of the World, by C. A. Fletcher. Of course, I want to know if he finds his dog! I have entered the giveaway and hope to find out soon. This looks like an exciting look into a future world and the people who inhabit it.
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I literally couldn't put down this post-apocalyptic story. When a stranger steals Gris's dog she will do anything to get her back. Her adventures are heartbreaking and heart warming. It's filled with warmth, loyalty, fabulous characters and love.
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Looking for full book approval to give a full and fair review of this title. Hoping for approval after being granted first six chapters of this highly anticipated novel.
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Would Really love to give a rating for this book but very difficult when this is only the first 40 pages. It looks and reads great and is something my customers would love. Shall give it 1 for this reason but very easily a 5.
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Five well-deserved stars! - I savoured the first six chapters that were available for review from NetGalley and cannot wait to read the rest of the book. 

I feel that I must confess that I’m not much of a reader of apocalypse-type fiction and was mainly tempted by the cover design and interesting synopsis.

A Boy and His Dog at the End of the World is an engaging and ingenious story, written, very vividly, in the first person. There was something in the writing that was both dark and alluring and I loved reading it. C.A. Fletcher’s writing style is very special, giving an extremely strong atmosphere to the novel. I felt that it was an amazing and very promising story and that, when I finished reading, I wanted more.


My heartfelt thanks to NetGalley, and the publisher, Orbit Books, for providing these sample chapters and my full applause to the author.
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Where there is a dog (or two), I am always going to be keen to read. I devoured the first six chapters available for review through Netgalley and cannot wait until I can get my hands on the rest. 

Set in a post apocalyptic future, we meet Griz who lives on an island with his family and two dogs. The set up of "the event" that caused the population to dwindle is mysterious yet still believable and interesting. I loved reading of the family's survival and I wanted to know more about this new world they are in. Unfortunately the advance chapters end on such a cliffhanger that the wait to read the rest of this book will be painful.
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I can't fully say what my thoughts are after the first six chapters except that I'm definitely intrigued to read more! I'm excited for the full release of this novel!
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Griz lived on an island with his family in the time after the Gelding. They were alone there. There were few people anywhere, because people no longer had children. Even man’s best friend who had always been with us, was rare in those days. But Griz was lucky. He had two dogs. And they were his best friends. One day, a man arrived on their island on a boat with red sails, stealing Griz’s female dog, Jep. Griz and his dog, Jip, set out on a journey to get the dog back. He is not prepared for what he finds on the mainland, a place to which he has never been.

This was a slow read, but a good one. It is interesting to see how this author, C.A. Fletcher sees the future of mankind and of the earth. Since this book is written in the first person, you will really get to know Griz. You’ll love Griz! This character is well-developed and noble. If you are a dog-lover, you’ll enjoy the dogs, too! Lots of surprises fill the second half of the book. 

I was given a free copy of this book in exchange for an unbiased review.
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I really liked the way the story and our narrator are introduced. I 'm looking forward to reading the rest.
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“If we’re not loyal to the things we love, what’s the point? That’s like not having a memory. That’s when we stop being human. That’s a kind of death, even if you keep breathing.”

The Boy and His Dog at the End of the world is an alluring dystopian scifi. A page turner with a fascinating world and mystery. The story opens up immediately with the reason for the end of the world and something called the Gelding happened and it’s basically caused..well, people to stop having babies. No one getting it on in this book. No berry white in the bedrooms. The population went from 7.7 billion to 8 and a half thousand in just 70 years. 

This story is being told by a young boy named Griz in a journal like format which I feel like is common in dystopian stories. He’s recounting what happened like he’s talking to you personally but one thing I struggled with was he’s also recounting conversations and there would be times when I’d be half way through a paragraph and realize at the end that it was actually dialogue and it threw me a little off kilter when it happened.

Griz lives on an island with his family; his parents, brother and sister and his two dogs. We are pretty quickly given information about how the family gets by and the many tragic events they have had to go through which are very heartbreaking. The first chapter definitely sets a vibe for the rest of the book like “oh man, this is tough.” Which I don’t ever expect less from apocalyptic stories and this one hits hard in the feels. Plus it being centered around dogs does not help.

Getting visitors is such a rarity that it’s become a big event for the family so when a stranger shows up to the island in a boat, they are immediately wary but to show hospitality they invite him in and the stranger has gifts and but also strange stories along with them. After some events that you’ll have to read to find out yourself, Griz realizes this stranger has stolen one of his dogs and man, you’d think that wasn’t such strong turning point in the story but the author makes it feel so dire. The stranger also stole some very important resources from the family as well. Griz, without thinking, grabs his other dog, hops in a boat and chases after the stranger which leads him to the empty mainland where he finds out he’s chasing something different entirely.

“Solitude is its own kind of madness. Like hope Itself.”

The characters are fully developed and totally interesting. The dystopian story is compelling and believable. Fletcher paints a chilling picture of a broken world and the events that conspire after the survivors are left. You’ll find sadness, and loss, and tragedy here but you’ll also find unity, courage, and hope. This is a book you will never forget!
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I love the feeling of isolation and urban decay that a book can often evoke better than most mediums when done correctly, and this fragment of writing delivers on both so well. The sense of discovery and of interacting with old, forgotten things, of survival and loss at the end of the world, is incredible. 

At times the text is thick with words, with long sentences that ramble - understandable from a child filled with wonder and curiosity but something that I struggled with. I'm hopeful for this book though, and excited to see the finished product.
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One of my most anticipated books of the year. The preview only whets my appetite for more. Really looking forward to this one!
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After reading the sampler chapters, I honestly didn't feel a need to seek out the full version of this book. While the plot is quite interesting and gripping, I found the writing style to be very off-putting. Of course, this could be due to my own personal preferences, but I didn't like that the narrator (A young man named Griz) would frequently address "you" being the reader. While reading, I like to put myself in the narrator's shoes, not as a figure in the story. That style, coupled with the lack of quotation marks in the dialogue, led me to struggle through the pages.
However, I was quite interested in the plot and world itself. The islands where the narrator lives were described quite clearly, and it was made clear early on that he lives in a desolate world with few people. I enjoyed the worldbuilding very much, but despite that, I still can't continue to read it. However, for people who aren't as put off by the writing style as I was, I would highly recommend this book when it comes out. Fans of The Road and other post-apocalyptic novels will enjoy this.
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I really want to read the rest of this book! The dystopian/apocalyptic setting is rich and nuanced, and I liked the characters and premise. (Please change the dog's name, though: "Jip" is a variant of "Gyp(sy)" and is offensive.) I want to know more about this world and its people and how they are surviving and what they value.
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