The Dog Stars (2020)

The Dog Stars Quelque part dans le Colorado neuf ans apr s la Fin de Tout L art de survivre est devenu un sport extr me un jeu de massacre Soumis aux circonstances hostiles Hig doux r veur tendance chasse p ch
  • Title: The Dog Stars
  • Author: Peter Heller Mark Deakins
  • ISBN: 9780449013113
  • Page: 183
  • Format: Audio CD
  • Quelque part dans le Colorado, neuf ans apr s la Fin de Tout L art de survivre est devenu un sport extr me, un jeu de massacre Soumis aux circonstances hostiles, Hig, doux r veur tendance chasse, p che et po sie chinoise, fait quipe avec Bangley, vieux cowboy chatouilleux de la g chette la fois captivant roman d aventures, grand huit des motions humaines, d claratioQuelque part dans le Colorado, neuf ans apr s la Fin de Tout L art de survivre est devenu un sport extr me, un jeu de massacre Soumis aux circonstances hostiles, Hig, doux r veur tendance chasse, p che et po sie chinoise, fait quipe avec Bangley, vieux cowboy chatouilleux de la g chette la fois captivant roman d aventures, grand huit des motions humaines, d claration d amour la nature et pure r v lation litt raire, La Constellation du chienLa Route de Cormac McCarthy Et in extremis, r confortante Hig somehow survived the flu pandemic that killed everyone he knows Now his wife is gone, his friends are dead, and he lives in the hangar of a small abandoned airport with his dog, Jasper, and a mercurial, gun toting misanthrope named Bangley.But when a random transmission beams through the radio of his 1956 Cessna, the voice ignites a hope deep inside him that a better life exists outside their tightly controlled perimeter Risking everything, he flies past his point of no return and follows its static broken trail, only to find something that is both better and worse than anything he could ever hope for.
    The Dog Stars Vintage Contemporaries Heller, Peter The Dog Stars is a love story, but not just in the typical sense It s an ode to friendship between two men, a story of the strong bond between a human and a dog, and a reminder of what is worth living for. The Dog Stars by Peter Heller The Dog Stars is Peter Heller s debut novel, which was promoted on as their book of the month in August of , and it gathered rave reviews from the critics and readers alike. The Dog Stars A pilot and his dog live in a hanger located in a post apocalyptic Colorado. The Dog Stars Peter Heller The Dog Stars is a gripping tale of one man s fight for survival against impossibly long odds A man who has lost nearly everything but his soul A man who has lost nearly everything but his soul. The Dog Stars Sirius The Dog Stars Summary Study Guide BookRags The Dog Stars Summary Study Guide Peter Heller This Study Guide consists of approximately pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of The Dog Stars. The Dog Stars Summary and Study Guide SuperSummary The Dog Stars is a post apocalyptic novel, published in , by Peter Heller It was selected as the Apple iBooks Novel of the Year, and an Atlantic Monthly and San Francisco Examiner Best Book of the Year It follows the experience of Hig, the narrator, and his partner, Bruce Bangley, as the two patrol and protect their eight mile perimeter around an abandoned airport in Erie, Colorado, outside of Denver, THE DOG STARS Kirkus Reviews Aug , THE DOG STARS by Peter Heller RELEASE DATE Aug , A post apocalyptic novel in which Hig, who only goes by this mononym, finds not Sirius is Dog Star and brightest star Astronomy Feb , The brightest star visible from any part of Earth is Sirius in the constellation Canis Major the Greater Dog Sirius is sometimes called the Dog Star Most people in
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    1. hey, you watchin all these reviews now making sure they are all sunshiny five star gushings that won t hurt the authors feelings and cost you a sale making sure i don t drop any naughty words well, i can t five star this book, so i guess i am writing this for nothing, and it might get deleted in the every book is a winner mentality of your book worldview.but i am gonna write it anyway, in the hopes that can still be the place it should be where people can have opinions about books that are abou [...]

    2. Meager as it is Nothing to lose as I have Nothing is something somehow Hig doesn t have much, but what he has is precious to him He has his books of poetry He has rivers to fish in He has fuel to fly his plane He has a furry co pilot named Jasper He has a garden He has Bangley He used to have a wife He used to have friends He used to have the possibility of a long life full of happiness achieving all those things we are supposed to achieve He wasn t supposed to be old at forty They say it was a [...]

    3. One star for this, only because I couldn t finish it The writing style of this book drove me bat shit crazy In addition to no quotation marks AT ALL, here are a few examples of sentence composition For the dog he said Angry Because I didn t do my job To him But The way the landscape falls into place around the drainages, the capillaries and arteries of falling water mountain slopes bunched and wrinkled, wringing themselves into furrows or couloir and creek, draw and chasm, the low places definin [...]

    4. If you liked Cormac McCarthy s THE ROAD, you re going to like Peter Heller s THE DOG STARS If you did not like THE ROAD, you re still going to like THE DOG STARS.Yes, Heller s book is reminiscent of McCarthy s, but you don t have to be a dystopia devotee to appreciate it Why Heller is a writer s writer with a talent for deft, descriptive strokes, for one, and his dystopian yin hasn t forgotten its utopian yang Meaning Hope hasn t escaped the box for good, in the case of this rewarding book.There [...]

    5. 8 14 12 I heard the author read from this last night I m SO glad I made the effort to do so as he was fantastic A little scary to begin a book with such high expectations, but I really feel good about this one Here goes8 18 12 Best book of 2012 Very likely it will be for me.The writing is very unique and takes a few pages to get used to, but it becomes so personal and powerful that I inhabited the world of Hig and his beloved dog, Jasper I don t think I fully returned to reality during the 3 day [...]

    6. I have, for whatever reason, ended up reading a lot of books that take place in Colorado lately The Dog Stars was recommended to me for that very reason but the first thing I noticed when I picked it up was that the cover resembled one of my favorite books, The Sorrows of Young Mike also by a Colorado author The writing style was tough at times but worked in some way to convey the harshness of life during this apocalyptic future The flow became better as the story moved along or possibly I got u [...]

    7. I knew Bangley well enough that he d had enough killing in one night not to fuck with my dog Butwhy kill anyone is what I kept thinking Even in a post apocalyptic world Yes, I had the conversation with Paul he tried to explain to me why, but I still feel angry.I HAVE A DIFFERENT MIND SET than automatically killing off people Lots of profanityLots of stream of thoughtsA man and his dog.Dog dies Nut gun man Airplane, fishing, cooking, a love story Colorado.I have a LOVE HATE relationship with this [...]

    8. The next stop in my end of the world reading marathon was The Dog Stars, the 2012 debut novel by Peter Heller, an author based in Denver Heller s previous books documented a kayaking expedition in Nepal Hell or High Water and environmentalists battling Japanese commercial whalers off the coast of Antarctica The Whale Warriors these seem to have built a strong base to explore how an American male with above average outdoors skills might fare come doomsday The story is narrated by Hig, a forty yea [...]

    9. Rating 3.5 of fiveThe Publisher Says A riveting, powerful novel about a pilot living in a world filled with loss and what he is willing to risk to rediscover, against all odds, connection, love, and grace.Hig survived the flu that killed everyone he knows His wife is gone, his friends are dead, he lives in the hangar of a small abandoned airport with his dog, his only neighbor a gun toting misanthrope In his 1956 Cessna, Hig flies the perimeter of the airfield or sneaks off to the mountains to f [...]

    10. I m having trouble thinking of how to talk about this book without talking about the ending, which I think is a good thing, so I ll do my best to be spoiler free while still addressing my main points about it First, Hig and his dog are egregious self inserts of the author and his dog, but somehow, this is one of the least obnoxious examples I ve ever seen Hig is both deeply flawed and deeply damaged by the events of nine years prior In case you have any question that this may be the case, there [...]

    11. I don t usually review books that have been reviewed to death Better to find a worthy, unseen work and lift it up But I m making an exception for Peter Heller s The Dog Stars because I haven t seen a review yet that tapped into the thread it opened up for me.Like Heller s main character Hig, flying over a flu wasted Colorado looking for someone to connect with, I tried to find a review that spoke to this passage Still we are divided, there are cracks in the union Over principle His Guilty until [...]

    12. My sister and I are like twins born four years apart She is my best friend and I would give her both of my kidneys Yet, it hasn t always been this way There was a time that even though we still felt obliged to love each other, we found we had little in common Four years can be a serious obstacle when you re a teenager We also belonged to an entirely different social groups My sister was of a cheap wine, flannel shirts, suicidal rock singers kind of girl while I tended to find my solace in weed, [...]

    13. 5 StarsI had originally only scored this post apocalyptic read at 4 stars bought after having finished it two days ago, my fond recollections have changed my mind This is a wonderful story and tale about a post apocalyptic time when the world has been decimated due to an out of control flu and blood disease Sure this has been done many times before, and it is a favorite genre of mine, but in this book The Dog Stars by Peter Heller, we are treated to a very unique point of view You see Big Hig is [...]

    14. If this book didn t have a dog as one of the mian characters this would have been a three star for me Hig survives a super flu out break that kills off everyone he loves except for his dog Jasper and his airplane The Beast which is also the name of an awesome roller coaster at Kings Island in Cincinnatti He teams up with a man who is now a sociopath, but might not have always been before the shit hit the fan They hold up at a small airport that they can protect with the help of a tower, a few gu [...]

    15. This is like a Walt Disney version of The Road First of all, I m going to nominate this for the worst sex writing award All those pieces She moved Her moving over me called them called them The way a thousand fish rock together with the swell Back and forth The way the stars in the leaves I reached In her, in the very center, somewhere the single only stillness where everything cohered Nothing but reach It s taken me a month to get through this relatively short book Mainly this was down to the o [...]

    16. The flu killed almost everybody, then the blood disease killed The ones who are left are mostly Not Nice, why we live here on the plain, why I patrol every day.I see that several reviewers are comparing this book to The Road, so I ll jump on that bandwagon for a bit While Cormac McCarthy s book worried me, and gnawed at me, The Dog Stars kept me at arm s length I would have had no trouble putting this book down and not returning to it for a month Or ever I was so removed from the plight of the [...]

    17. I loved this debut novel, a spare and bittersweet story of survival in rural Colorado after a disease induced apocalypse The strength in this tale lies in Heller s portrayal of grief stricken Hig, who is continually balancing his lyrical introspections on finding meaning in his narrowed life and his cherishing of the beauty that remains.Hig has been living a lonely life for nine years after an epidemic flu killed off most of humanity He has settled at a remote airport north of Denver where there [...]

    18. The Dog Stars is Peter Heller s debut novel, which was promoted on as their book of the month in August of 2012, and it gathered rave reviews from the critics and readers alike That s exactly what got me into reading Mr Penumbra s 24 Hour Bookstore which I didn t think was all that good but this one appealed to my tastes I enjoy post apocalyptic fiction, and thought that it could be a new and interesting addition to the genre which is now mostly populated by novels for young adults Since it was [...]

    19. Ask me what books made the biggest impression on me in my childhood and one of my answers would be Nevil Shute s On The Beach an unforgettable vision of a post apocalyptic world In that book, Captain Towers hears a faint Morse code signal, transmitting from far away, and heads off on a tour of a ruined world, seeking life.I suspect that Peter Heller is also familiar with On The Beach His debut book, The Dog Stars, is simply masterful Unlike other writers of this genre, who focus on the scientifi [...]

    20. In the sub genre of post apocalyptic fiction the reader is left with a narrative mostly bleak, bare boned, and animalistic happy endings or humanity are typically cast aside for a much gritty tale of survival, with the concept of survival used liberally as it seems just dumb luck that the protagonist makes it to the end of his or her ordeal In recent years Cormac McCarthy s The Road has been hailed as the best example of this form of fiction while in the past Neville Shute s On the Beach was a [...]

    21. In the beginning there was Fear Not so much the flu by then, by then I walked I talked Not so much talked, but of sound body and of mind, you be the judge Two straight weeks of fever, three days 104 to 105 I know it cooked my brainsI don t want to be confused we are nine years out The flu killed almost everybody, then the blood disease killed The ones who are left are mostly Not Nice, why we live here on the plain, why I patrol every day.His name is Hig and he settles to the telling appropriate [...]

    22. Eh I had a hard time getting past the writing style I guess the flu that eradicated 99% of the world s population also killed sentences, paragraphs, and complete thoughts Considering that the narrator mentioned several times how much he enjoyed poetry and would have liked to have been an English teacher, I think that the writing style Heller chose was not particularly effective As far as the plot I found the bleak, miserable post apocalyptic future painted by Heller to be completely pointless Al [...]

    23. For one of my reading challenges I had the option to read a book with a plane on the cover I put a bunch of books on hold at the library and The Dog Stars came in first I ve been on a genre kick lately so I was a little concerned about diving back into literary fiction, especially one that I randomly picked out because it happened to have a drawing of an airplane on its cover.After reading this I feel like it was fate for me to read.The Dog Stars has now become one of my favorite books of all ti [...]

    24. It s strange I heard a lot of good things about this book and picked it up from the library this week all without knowing what it was about, or that it has been compared to McCarthy s The Road or anything like that I am not sure how that happened but I m glad it did.I have been searching for a book that is hard to put down A book that kept me thinking about it when it was out of my hands This book did exactly that.There is a sort of terse style to the prose especially the dialogue that takes a f [...]

    25. Se desplom Di un paso al frente para abrazarla Pens en dos rboles casi arrancados e inclinados el uno contra el otro.Pesado, repetitivo, interminable, aburrido La constelaci n del Perro consiste en viajes en avioneta, descripciones de la avioneta, descripciones de paisajes, caminar, m s descripciones de la avioneta, m s descripciones de paisajes Literalmente no pasa nada en todo el libro, nada Como aspecto positivo puedo decir que tiene algunos pasajes que me encantaron, solo eso Ah, y bueno, el [...]

    26. The Dog Stars is a strange book in the sense that it has absolutely no right to be as good as it is Not taking anything away from Peter Heller, the man is an accomplished non fiction writer with countless best sellers It s just the fact that this is his first foray into the fiction realm is somewhat surprising He crafts a well paced, interesting and fresh novel that exists in a genre that has been done to death.9 years after the combination of a super flu virus and a deadly blood disease wiped o [...]

    27. My husband didn t care for this novel much but I really enjoyed it Hig s life in the post apocalyptic America was always sensually vivid to me I loved the descriptions of him flying his Cessna aircraft, his relationship with his dog, the tension of his fights with murderous intruders, the thorny relationship with his macho misanthropic neighbour Granted the fragmented prose style takes a little getting used to and maybe there s some cheese later in the novel but all in all a great read.

    28. Last year, it took me until June to find a story which settled deeply and permanently into my soul one I knew I d never forget rare books, those Sea Change if you re curious This year, it took until July.And it was well worth the wait.What do you get if you cross a post apocalyptic Cormac McCarthy with the grittiness of a Thomas Cobb western A damned fine story which has one vicariously living the raspy, bare life left remaining to the narrator, Hig A shell of what once was a flourishing world y [...]

    29. The Dog Stars is a very interesting book that takes place in a rather unpleasant future If you are part of a very small population that survives worldwide illness, you don t have a lot of choices Thus, the unlikely friendship between Hig and Bangley These two would never spend time together if not for their circumstances and as a result, their friendship is often amusing Don t even get me started on Jasper, Hig s dog I m not going to talk about him For me the storyline lost a bit of its steam wh [...]

    30. Lyrical and Lovely Post Apocalyptic NovelPeter Heller s The Dog Stars describes in spare and lyrical prose the sadness, grief, and joy of life in post apocalypse America.A virulent flu pandemic has wiped out most of the population Many of the survivors are afflicted with organ damage or blood diseases.Hig and his neighbor, Bangley, live in the vicinity of an airport which they use, as Hig is a pilot and there s a working Cessna there They defend what Bangley calls the perimeter and have managed [...]

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