So, if you're looking for a great read, then check out this novel.
If anything it fed the typical stereotypes about the people and culture and trying to get a good sense of the time periods it dealt with was really difficult.
Overall this book is an engaging read, providing both entertainment and enlightenment for the reader.
Hagedorn is witty, clever, and incisive. And she knows it. There is something a bit too self-conscious about this book, a bit too self-congratulatory about its observations. Read morePublished 2 days ago by Evy
The "Dogeaters" captured my attention, enough so that I read it through to the end. Did I ever feel as if I knew what was going on or had any feeling for the characters? Read morePublished 1 month ago by PapaPhil
too much raw emotions and not enough direction in author narrative but otherwise a good look into cultural environments for outsidersPublished 6 months ago by Primal lens of views
Wow, what a great story. It's frank, honest, poetic, intense, funny, informative, and so well written that I had no doubts about where the story was going. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Varda Elentari
A little disjointed and hard to follow. Sometimes ,without the name being given you read into the chapter without being sure who it was about.Published 10 months ago by Judy Pinegar
So mainly I'm confused. Not about the book, which I enjoyed thoroughly and would recommend for those curious about life in the Philippines. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Michael J Toomey
Unfortunately Jessica Hagedorn's book illustrates one of the primary problems in developing a novel that has the potential to be mainstream but falls short because of the need for... Read morePublished on June 5, 2011 by LysMO
The cover art is very intriguing but the book itself is somewhat confusing to follow. It jumps around a lot and did nothing to shed some "good" light on the country of the... Read morePublished on May 10, 2009 by Stella's Starlight Serenade
This is the 1st novel I've ever read by author Jessica Hagedorn and what a great novel it is! "Dogeaters" is an extremely well written work of art. Read morePublished on March 5, 2009 by L. A. Vitale