open
Upgrade to a better browser, please.

Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Books

Lives of the Monster Dogs

Added By: Badseedgirl
Last Updated: Badseedgirl

Lives of the Monster Dogs

Purchase this book through IndieBound.org Purchase this book from Amazon.com Purchase this book from Amazon.co.uk
Author: Kirsten Bakis
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1997
Sceptre, 1997
Series:

This book does not appear to be part of a series. If this is incorrect, and you know the name of the series to which it belongs, please let us know.

Submit Series Details

Book Type: Novel
Genre: Horror
Sub-Genre Tags:
Awards:  
Lists:  
Links:
Avg Member Rating:
(6 reads / 4 ratings)



Synopsis

A postmodern Mary Shelley, taking the parable of Frankenstein's monster several giant steps farther, might have written this fable of a novel about a tragic race of monster dogs--in this case, genetically and biomechanically engineered dogs (of several major breeds). Created by a German mad scientist in the 19th century, the monster dogs possess human intelligence, speak human language, have prosthetic humanlike hands and walk upright on hind legs. The dogs' descendants arrive in New York City in the year 2008, still acting like Victorian-era aristocrats. Most important, the monster dogs suffer humanlike frailties and, ultimately, real suffering more serious and affecting than the subject matter might at first glance suggest.


Excerpt

No excerpt currently exists for this novel. Be the first to submit one!

Submit an Excerpt


Reviews

Lives of the Monster Dogs

- piibald
  (5/25/2016)

Images

No alternate cover images currently exist for this novel. Be the first to submit one!