Review: The last Dog on Earth by Adrian J Walker

The Last Dog on Earth

Every dog has its day…

And for Lineker, a happy go lucky mongrel from Peckham, the day the world ends is his: finally a chance to prove to his owner just how loyal he can be.

Reg, an agoraphobic writer with an obsession for nineties football, plans to wait out the impending doom in his second floor flat, hiding himself away from the riots outside.

But when an abandoned orphan shows up in the stairwell of their building, Reg and Lineker must brave the outside in order to save not only the child, but themselves…

I have a confession to make – I didn’t actually finish this book. Far from it in fact.

The blurb sounded right up my street, I like a good dystopian novel, i’m usually a sucker for animals in stories as well. This sounded like an interesting take on a post apocalyptic future. Unfortunately the authors writing style didn’t work for me at all.

I hated the style that Lineker the dog was written in – rather a large problem when half the book is narrated by him. swearing every other work was off-putting and detracted from the story that was being told. I’ve no issue with swearing in books and well placed use can add to scene, but here it felt like lazy writing as an attempt to give a dog a unique sounding ‘voice’.

I just wasn’t gripped by this at all, which is a shame as it felt like it had great potential.

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