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“It's a post-apocalyptic love story featuring flying and long-range sharp-shooting. It's quite odd. I picked it up by chance in Jackson, Mississippi and a month later found myself having breakfast (by chance) with the author in Perth, Australia. He built his own house somewhere remote in Colorado and this book is really about making a home for yourself. And staying there.”

Book 0066
Donated by Lawrence Norfolk

The Dog Stars
Peter Heller

I really enjoyed this book! It took me a while to get into, but I'm so glad I did. It takes you on a great emotional journey alongside Big Hig, as he navigates his way around a post-apocalyptic world. It's a story about travel and making connections in unlikely places, so it is very fitting to be in such a project! I left it with a lovely waitress in Krakow, and I hope she and future readers enjoy this book as much as I did.


I loved this booked. I quickly became immersed in the world that Peter Heller creates. His writing style added more layers to the atmosphere of the story and I sped through it. Deep humanity courses through the often alien, but oh-so-close, experiences and I felt every bit of the journey that Hig was on. It made me both scared and hopeful of our future. Which is comforting somehow. I will be sending it to someone I met at a meditation retreat a few weeks ago. I think she'll find it interesting and I hope she'll enjoy it as much as I did.


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