The Color of A Dog Running Away by Richard GwynI purchased this book in May 2007 for a good reason, which I immediately forgot. Eighteen months later, I blew off the dust and read the flyleaf. Its about some guy in Barcelona who receives an anonymous postcard that leads to a torrid love affair with Nuria and their abduction by a religious cult, from which he escapes but she stays, and he returns to Barcelona where, in a drug and alcohol induce daze, he tries to figure out what happened. The flyleaf also mentions roof dwellers and a fire-eating prophet. Except for the last 23 pages of the novel, that synopsis tells the story. Nevertheless, the tale has elements of a mystery.
THE COLOR...is the first novel by a poet. I classify it as general fiction with perhaps a literary treatment, I say perhaps because Im too lazy to understand poetry and I suspect there is meaningful theme in this story that other readers will grasp. That theme is likely related to a statement by the character Igbar Zoff on page 70: The point is that out of any situation, whether disastrous or not, can spring unforeseeable benefits. I think the author was foretelling.
This being a first novel I proceeded with caution. For quite many pages, the author seemed to be painting the seedy characters and backstreets of Barcelona where tourists should not go or they will be mugged. Indeed, a tourist mugging is the first scene after the prologue. There are other scenes unrelated to the plot or subplots. Descriptions are sensual, adjectives used liberally, poetically perhaps. But it is interesting. The author lets us see, feel and smell Barcelonas dirty underwear. At times, the author approaches magical realism but then decisively withdraws. It might be surreal, but he makes it plausible.
And it works. The flyleaf told us the plot, so with patience and fortitude we wait while the author carefully constructs a foundation on the rubble of Barcelona, which teaches us to accept quirky happenings. So by the time the bald-headed megalomaniac drips water on the trussed up protagonist-narrator lying in a coffin, we are certain it could happen.
Stan Runs Away
This dog literally ran across the Gobi Desert claiming Leonard as his new life. When it comes down to it, Gobi was running away from something. Their story is truly unbelievable, I highly recommend checking it out. This however brings me to the question; just why do dogs run away? The typical pet owner works quite a bit leaving Buddy home bored. There are two ways to prevent unplanned adventures, 1 make certain they are secure as is your house. You would be surprised by what some dogs can escape out of, a 10 ft fence, especially if chainlink makes a nice latter for an agile dog.
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Cute girl running away from angry dog. - Running away tends to creep up on you unawares. Bigger dogs, not so much!
Do you have a child who's been asking for a dog? Do you already have family pet? Do you have an animal lover at home? Do you want to encourage responsibility? If you do, you need this book in your home. They both love each other a lot, however the girl's carelessness and lack of awareness keeps creating opportunities for Selena to run away.