I’m excited to welcome you today to my stop on the blog tour for the incredible A Boy and His Dog at the End of the World by C.A Fletcher. Thank you to Tracy Fenton and Orbit Books for giving me the opportunity to read and review this fantastic book.
About the book:
My name’s Griz.
I’ve never been to school, I’ve never had friends, in my whole life I’ve not met enough people to play a game of football. My parents told me how crowded the world used to be, before all the people went away, but we were never lonely on our remote island. We had each other, and our dogs.
Then the thief came.
He told stories of the deserted towns and cities beyond our horizons. I liked him – until I woke to find he had stolen my dog. So I chased him out into the ruins of the world.
I just want to get my dog back, but I found more than I ever imagined was possible. More about how the world ended. More about what my family’s real story is. More about what really matters.
About the author:
C. A. Fletcher has children and dogs. He lives in Scotland and writes for a living. This is his debut novel.
Sometimes a book comes along that takes you completely by surprise. It starts off as one thing, but then takes you on a journey that goes in a completely different direction to the one you expect it to. A book that moves and inspires and makes you think, touching you right to the depths of your soul. This is one such book.
I don’t know quite what I expected when I started A Boy and His Dog at the End of the World, but it most definitely wasn’t the incredible and beautifully written book that I got. I’ve been lucky enough to read several debut novels over recent weeks, all of which have been strong and impressive reads, but this one takes it to a whole new level. A stunning book that captured my imagination from the very first page, this was a story I did not want to end.
It’s been some time since I read a book set in a dystopian future and A Boy and His Dog at the End of the World is right up there amongst the very best. I fell in love with Griz from the start. His strength, loyalty and dogged determination to find and rescue his four legged companion stole my heart as we travelled with him into an isolated and unknown world.
This is a difficult book to review as I don’t want to give away any spoilers, but I also want to do this book justice. It’s impossible to put into words just how much I was moved by Griz and his story. It tore my heart into tiny pieces, shocked and devastated me, but also made me think about what it means to be alive and what our own legacy will be.
Griz felt so real to me that I actually felt a real sense of loss when I turned the final page. It felt like he had written this book just for me, that I was the person he was talking to as he told his story.
C.A Fletcher has written a poignant and memorable debut that will stay with me for a long time to come. In fact, I don’t think I will ever be able to forget Griz and the incredible story he told. Only very rarely does a book come along that has such a profound effect on us. A book that makes us think and gets under our skin in ways we never thought possible. A Boy and His Dog at the End of the World is one such book. To read it has been a privilege and an experience I will never forget.
A Boy and his Dog at the End of the World is available to buy now: Amazon UK
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