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There Is No Dog by Meg Rosoff, reviewed by Anthony McGowan

There really isn't another young-adult novel like There Is No Dog, but that very uniqueness made me strive to find parallels. I was reminded of Muriel Spark's The Hothouse by the East River, although Rosoff is a warmer and more forgiving writer than Spark. There is something of Kurt Vonnegut's intellectual playfulness, while the scenes set among the gods are pure Evelyn Waugh. But in the end, this is a novel as hard to pin down and categorise as another of those Greek gods - Proteus. One must simply revel in the joyful singularity of Rosoff's latest masterpiece. ANTHONY MCGOWAN

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