Red Dog has ratings and reviews. ·Karen· said: Plain tales, simply told, based on true stories of a dog who lived in the Pilbara area of Wester. Buy Red Dog New Ed by Louis de Bernieres (ISBN: ) from Amazon’s Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. While visiting Australia, Louis de Bernieres heard the legend of Red Dog and decided to do some research on this extraordinary story.

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I saw the Red Dog movie last year, and I did love it. I would suggest that at some point, everybody animal lover or not should read this book.

The Hotel New Hampshire. Ways to Hide in Winter. As the author learned more about the dog, he formulated the novel, which is essentially an amalgamation of the anecdotes told about this much loved animal, his endearing and also his annoying habits, his ability to get under the guard of bernieers most hardened characters, and his ev Red Dog is the ,ouis book by Louis de Bernieres and was inspired when de Bernieres visited the West Australian town of Karratha for a literary dinner and came across the bronze statue to Red Dog outside the town of Dampier.

A recommended quick read, esp for animal lovers.

I could relate to dogs that pass gas, cats that hiss, people that live life fully and all sorts of thing. It’s quite hard to believe that he isn’t a native Australian, he did an excellent job of capturing erd dialogue and the general feeling in some of WA’s mining towns. There are some very sad bits, but no more than life brings us in the normal twists and turns. I read bernnieres part first and I would advise you to do the same.

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Horsemen of the Sands. To help us recommend your next book, tell us what you enjoy reading. All articles with dead external links Articles with dead external links from April Articles with permanently dead external links Pages to import images to Wikidata. This collection of awkwardly phrased sentences – which relied on a plethora berniers unnecessary drawings to reach the page numbers required to be published as a book – is an insult to anyone who considers themselves Australian. I chose to read this book as it was a suggestion from my sister and i had also just seen the new movie on Red Dog.

Red Dog was loved by many people, bfrnieres really have an owner, ded was independent and assertive enough so that people let him have his way, and eventually, a majority of the people who came in touch with Red Dog ended up loving him.

Sep 14, Dana Nucera rated it it was amazing. My favourite character in the this book is obviously Red Dog as he the highlight and comedy center of this short novel.

Red Dog by Louis de Bernieres

Louis de Bernieres loui Red such a poignant yet utterly believable voice that Red Dog will make you grin, giggle and gasp. Sep 22, Michael rated it really liked it Shelves: Could have read this in one day but I got interrupted by exams this week. The movie was a heartwrenching look at dd loneliness of Northern WA mixed with down to This is the reason Australian stories shouldn’t be written by non-Australians.

The best stories about animals are really stories about the people who form bonds with them, and therein lies the central fault of this extremely slender effort from the celebrated author of Corelli’s Mandolin. But it is typical for me to prefer the book to the movie and this was no exception.

It won’t take you more than a couple of hours to read the whole book, but even so, I’d recommend reading it a chapter at a time over several days as its effects are subtle and you’ll be sorry you finished it so quickly. Sign up to our newsletter using your email. It’s quite hard to believe that he isn’t a native Australian, he did I saw the Red Dog movie last year, and I did love it.


I went exploring and discovered the bronze statue to Red Dog outside the town of Dampier. Mind you, being a native Western Australian, I have been to some of the places where these stories are set so perhaps it is easier for me to visualise the scenery and the local atmosphere. Although with this book, Beth has now witnessed just how much I really can sob my heart out over a book John has an accident and dies.

When I managed to return to the book, I barely made it through the next and last like, six pages before once more being blinded. Read in one sitting – loved it – read it! Anyhow, I liked this a lot, and wandered around on the net to find a picture of the statue. Yay, go Red Dog The April 3rd Incident. I read it in one day. Cribbage described as having a Hitler -like mustache. Jan 07, Looosie rated it it was amazing. I was feeling a little sad and miserable this week and needed something fun to cheer me up so I chose Red Dog by Louis De Bernieres, it was perfect Feb 12, Nancy Oakes rated it really liked it Shelves: If you like dogs or any other animal fir that matter, read this book.