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Lost Dogs Paperback – April 23, 2013
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About the Author
Kenton Kilgore is on a mission to reinvent young adult fantasy and science fiction. To offer an alternative to the cliches and the tired tropes. To present something besides the rip-offs and the retreads and the "trendy." Kenton creates characters you can care about and worlds you will get lost in. He tells tales that keep you turning pages, fill you with wonder, and make you think. LOST DOGS, Kenton's next novel, tells the story of Buddy--a German Shepherd--and Sally--a Beagle mix--who struggle to survive after the human race is wiped out in a single August afternoon. Kenton's first novel was DRAGONTAMER'S DAUGHTERS. He took much of his inspiration for it from his childhood in Arizona and his studies of the Navajo people. DRAGONTAMER'S DAUGHTERS was a Finalist for Best YA novel at the 2013 eFestival of Words Virtual Book Fair. Kenton earned a B.A. in English Literature at the University of Maryland College Park, where he concentrated in creative writing, mythology, medieval English, and the works of J.R.R. Tolkien. He obtained an M.A. in English Literature at Washington College in Chestertown, MD. He and his family live in Stevensville, MD with too many dogs and cats. He enjoys riding motorcycles; playing Warhammer 40,000; and cheering on the Pittsburgh Steelers and Pittsburgh Penguins. Please visit www.kentonkilgore.com and http://kentonkilgore.com/blog/ for more.
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The far-and-away star of this book is the dogs' personalities. Buddy, the German shepherd protagonist, is a good, solid citizen. Full of love, common sense, and the instinct to be vigilant and responsible, he struggles to hold everything together, survive, and safeguard the increasing number of other lost dogs who fall in with him and his beagle-mix housemate, Sally. Sally is sweet and sensible but prone to wander and lose her way. They are joined by neighbor Pomeranians, Penny and Poppy, who are simply hilarious. Then there's Jake and Lil and too many others to mention in this review.
The world-changing event itself is never fully explained. Sometimes alien, sometimes almost rhapsodic, and at one point sentient even, it lends itself to any number of reader interpretations. It plays the role of both antagonist and setting, an oppressive and unpredictable backdrop against which the drama plays out. It provides food for thought as well as the impetus that sets the quest in motion.
Buddy and his companions will cheer you, horrify you, break your heart, and make you laugh out loud. Wonderful book.
I've been following Mr. Kilgore's amateur and professional writing for close to twenty years. He has never failed to entertain me with the tales he's had to tell and this book, despite initial trepidation on my part, was no exception.
a lot. I too, am a Belonging to many long gone Great Pyrenees. I still have one, Traveller, I saw her in several of the Friends encounters.
I will look forward to more books from you.
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Admittedly, this is a somewhat dark adventure. But, there are some remarkable moments throughout.