Review of A Boy and His Dog at the End of the World: A Novel by C.A. Fletcher
Updated: Aug 21, 2020
Young Griz is tough as nails and determined and wonderful. I thought this was fantastic.
And there may be no law left except what you make of it, but if you steal my dog, you can at least expect me to come after you. If we’re not loyal to the things we love, what’s the point?... That’s a kind of death, even if you keep breathing.
The thief came and shattered what was left of young Griz's life. Now Griz and his dog are making their way through the world. Griz is capable of fury and revenge, but also great love and loyalty, bravery, and creativity. He's a fantastic character I loved.
This great book by C.A. Fletcher was tough to read at times because of the frequent reckless, life-and-death, sometimes ill-advised decision-making in a postapocalyptic world.
Fletcher somewhat frequently hints at later events in the book in the middle of early scenes, which added to my anxiety. But the main protagonist Griz is tough as nails and determined and wonderful, and things do ultimately improve in satisfying ways. I thought this was fantastic.
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I loved being on the edge of my seat while Griz made his way in an unforgiving world.
This book is part of my Greedy Reading List Six Fantastic Dystopian and Postapocalyptic Novels.