Reviewed on 14th May 2019

A Boy and His Dog at the End of the World by C.A.Fletcher

Genre: Fiction / Science Fiction
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A Boy and His Dog at the End of the World by C.A.Fletcher Synopsis

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.

A Boy and His Dog at the End of the World by C.A.Fletcher Review

Full of Love, Emotion and Hope

This is one of the hardest books I have had to review recently – because to say too much about it will simply give away far too many spoilers, at the author and publisher have very clearly asked at the beginning of the book to keep all secrets close to heart – I will do my very best.

A beautifully written book sees world building by CA Fletcher that is absolutely worth the hype that follows it around. It is often hard to read a book when you have heard so many positive reviews already, I worry about my expectations not being met, but A Boy and his Dog at the End of the World is worth every ounce of the hype it receives.

This post-apocalyptic novel forces you to question humanity. After an of sterility those who have managed to survive live a frugal and careful life. Griz and his family, living off the coast of (former) Scotland, share their life with two family dogs, jip and jess.

One fateful day, a stranger comes knocking – a tall and charismatic adventurer with tales of excitement and treasure. But all is not what it seems. When the man disappears one night with Jess, Griz is determined to get her back.

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But outside the safe confines of their family home, Griz will face a world he doesn’t recognise and he is unprepared for what he finds.

This emotional rollercoaster told from Griz’s point of view will tug at the heartstrings of those with an emotional mindset. The world Fletcher creates is so realistic and it is a book that will leave scars on your heart, mind, and soul.

A truly beautiful book and one that even those who generally steer clear of dystopian novels will truly love.

Many thanks to Little Brown and Tracy Fenton at Compulsive Readers for including us in this blog tour. 

Published by: Little Brown
ISBN: 978-035651-091-0

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