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Product Details

  • Paperback: 280 pages
  • Publisher: Tachyon Publications; 1 edition (July 1, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1892391783
  • ISBN-13: 978-1892391780
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 6.3 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,107,122 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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“Man’s best friend”—but what if Rover suddenly attacks and kills the child who owns and loves him? What if the same happens to other kids—and adults—down the street and all across town? Kress’ taut thriller cuts to the core of the man-dog bond to unsettle, unnerve, and unravel readers’ trust. A canine virus sweeps through a rural town in which widowed Tessa, once an FBI agent, lives with her poodle. Repeatedly passed over for promotion because her husband was Arab, Tessa has turned her back on agency business; but now she’s a subject of interest in quarantined Tyler (a federal disaster area, no less), where some have surrendered their dogs to the local animal-control people while others have freed theirs to roam wildly, form packs, and kill. Just why is Tessa’s name turning up in telecommunications monitored by the feds? After Tessa goes undercover to find out, the suspense ratchets up in this perfect vacation read. --Whitney Scott

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"Kress's engrossing thriller shows a range of reactions from the community. Her bio notes she lives with 'the world's most spoiled toy poodle' and that kind of attachment is evident in the strong feelings of her characters."
Denver Post

“Kress, a witty and engaging writer, creates chilling suspense as twisty as a DNA double helix.”
Publishers Weekly

“Her style is devilishly inventive, her characters are more than cardboard cut-outs, and they wrestle with important issues—medical and ethical—every step of the way.”
CNN.com

“Full of suspense and creepy details...delivers on the potential of its
gripping premise.”
San Francisco Chronicle

“...an appealing mix of horror, thriller, allegory, and satire...biting satire.”
Locus

“...a page turner...unusual and refreshing. Highly recommended.”
Monster Librarian

“...a near-future techno-thriller, with a touch of Stephen King. Fine work....”
Asimov’s

“Dogs is the kind of thriller that continually makes you want to turn the pages faster than you can read them.”
SF Site

“In my opinion, Nancy Kress is one of the best science-fiction authors of today.... Kress has the magical ability of weaving amazing plot, believable science, and intriguing characters into a coherent whole.”
Blogcritics

“Kress has a flair for punchy melodrama.”
Washington Post

“...a spine-chilling, suspense-laden story of pets turned unwitting killers.”
Publishers Weekly

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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By S. Hereld on August 20, 2008
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Written as if ripped from the newspapers of a v. slightly alternate Earth, Dogs is fast moving and irresistable from start to finish. The characters -- mostly from a small town not-too near Washington D.C. -- are simply drawn yet interesting; the puzzle stayed one step ahead of me throughout, and the dogs of the title... well, they lived up to their titular role.

Dogs is a look at how people live up, or down, to their true selves in an emergency; a sharp commentary about how we treat pets as children; a sad reminder of how anymore, few of us trust our Government in an emergency, and a compelling page-turner with a wonderfully satisfying ending.
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful By BeachLover on September 7, 2008
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Dogs is well written--it kept me turning the pages--but the plot is so twisty I had no idea who did what and why at the end of the book. There are lots of ambiguous clues that are not tied up at the end. Perhaps I missed something, but I'm not willing to wade through the book again to find that one definitive point.

Even so, I'm still one of Nancy's biggest fans.
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By Cissa on April 18, 2013
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I'm not a dog person per se; my family includes a dog, but I'm more of a cat person. Nonetheless, the idea that a dog could unexpectedly turn on one is pretty frightening! And just as rabies re-programs the mind of critters... well, it's possible to imagine another virus that does similarly.

While there were a few too many viewpoint characters to end up attached to any of them, the number- with their different perspectives- did make for a more subtle read than one that's just good guys/bad guys.

There was a lot of action in this book which made it a page-turner for me, but I think a number of points did not get resolved. OK, the virus is a terrorist plot. Why? Why THAT??? How was the virus shared? It seemed that some isolated dogs got it, and some did not. It looked like as the virus progressed, it caused insanity in dogs and humans both... but the aspect of that for humans, and the meaning of it, was skated over.

Personally, I think it would have been a stronger novel if it had NOT had a "terrorist" cause and was a naturally-occurring pandemic; maybe a rabies mutant, or an accidental contaminant in dog food. But I guess "terrorists" are the trendy Bad Guys these days.

Still- it's a quick and creepy read, plus raises some interesting questions. Honestly, it should have been double the length, with more detail.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Kindle Customer on September 3, 2009
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Nice read in this page turner. The heroine is heroic and the hero is a nice guy. The dogs are OK too. Much better than the average Sci-Fi book.
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