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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Set on the Greek island of Cephalonia during the Second World War, the novel tells the story of a love affair between the daughter of a local doctor and an Italian soldier. Beloved by almost all who knew him, he was often recognised by those who’d merely heard of him – and a lojis of people had heard of the dog from Dampier because he travelled a very long way, hitching rides in cars, buses or trains, invariably making friends long enough to secure a free lunch before heading off on another adventurous walkabout.

It has become a worldwide bestseller and has now been translated into over 30 languages. Makes me want to get another loyis and I look at dogs differently again Sep 12, Pages Buy. Books by the Metre Berkelouw have bdrnieres of experience in providing books for interior decoration, retail and corporate displays, film, theatre and commercials.

I rarely read any book more than once, but I’m starting right back at the beginning, right now. And though the author was not Australian, he did a pretty good job at writing a book about Australians, set in Australia. Mar 17, Bonny rated it it was amazing. 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.

The t This is a piquant fictional account of a real dog in Western Australia who achieved a vibrant independent life and captured the hearts of a broad community of people.


The movie was a heartwrenching look at the loneliness of Northern WA mixed with down to This is the reason Australian stories shouldn’t be written by non-Australians.

The writing style is easy, and a young teen could pick it up and read it with no problems. I was crying so hard by the time Bill was unable to put Red Dog down that I couldn’t see anymore. I felt straight away that I had to find out more about this splendid dog. My favourite character in the this book is obviously Red Dog as he the highlight and comedy center of this short novel.

Oh, and there was a film too: Seems like a slow start, in which you think that it is rer a collection of stories about a semi wild dog in the Australian outback. No doubt there was an Australian sheepdog that was well-loved by a circle that transcended a single family or even a town, but it’s a stretch to turn that idea into a book, even one as slight as this one.

He is a free spirit and roams where he pleases erd friends wherever he goes. If you have a dog, if you like dogs or even if you want to read a story about dogs and their human friends, you have to read this book. Haven’t read, but seen the movie, upon a high recommendation.

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His character is strong in this book. Red dog at the beach BBQ, when he steels the juicy steak from the grill.

Looking for More Great Reads? He became renowned throughout North-Western Australia ensuring his legend remains. I went exploring and discovered the bronze statue to Red Dog outside the town of Dampier.

But, it looks like you have to be I firstly went to see the movie – as it was out on the big screen and I didn’t know it was a book before a movie. He meets Nancy and then they have ice cream. Although I have seen the movie a number of times, I enjoyed the book, mostly because of the many characters, but also it was charming in the way it was told in two parts, In times of John, and post John.


Did you know today is her birthday? Growing Up Ethnic in America. You can knock it over in a couple of hours and put it down feeling content and cheerful. Plain tales, simply told, based on true stories of a dog who lived in the Pilbara area of Western Australia in the s. I thoroughly recommend Red Dog to young and old readers alike — yes, some of the stories are sad and you may need to hug your dog afterwards, but de Bernieres has the ability to take you right into the Australian outback so that you can almost louiw the heat of bernnieres desert and right into the heart of Red Dog and the spirit of his community.

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LitFlash The eBooks you want at the lowest prices. On a trip to Perth, for example, Red Dog is unimpressed by ‘its bottle-brush and peppermint trees, its pretty yellow sourgrass, its military-looking Norfolk island pines, and its shiny modern buildings.