Monday, March 31, 2014

Top ten books about intelligent animals

Karen Joy Fowler is the author of six novels and three short story collections.

One of her top ten books about intelligent animals, as shared at the Guardian:
The Story of Edgar Sawtelle by David Wroblewski

A loose retelling of Hamlet, but set on a dog breeding farm in Wisconsin in the 70s. The role of Ophelia is taken on very touchingly by the gifted canine and occasional point of view character, Almondine. A review in the Chicago Tribune identified Wroblewski's book as "easily the best work of fiction ever written about dogs". A bold claim, but also a defensible one.
Read about the other entries on the list.

The Story of Edgar Sawtelle is on the Barnes & Noble Review's list of five top books on dogs and among ten of the best Twinkies in fiction.

--Marshal Zeringue