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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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.

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The story is heartwarming yet a little sad at the end, but what a great story it is! This book fits under the ‘book that has been made into a film’ section on the wide reading bingo board. 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.

Find your local bookstore at booksellers. As the author learned more about the dog, he formulated the novel, which is essentially an amalgamation of the anecdotes told about this much loved animal, his endearing and also his annoying habits, his ability to get under the guard of the most hardened characters, and his ev Red Dog is the 5th book by Louis de Bernieres and was inspired when de Bernieres visited the West Australian town of Karratha for a literary dinner and came across the bronze statue to Red Dog outside the town of Dampier.


And though the author was not Australian, he did a pretty good job at writing a book about Australians, set in Australia.

Why do Australians use different words to mean the same louiis They decide to throw Nancy out because she has let Red Dog stay despite the park’s having a “no dogs” policy. Mind you, being a native Western Australian, I have been to some of the places where these stories are set so perhaps it is easier for me to visualise the scenery and the local atmosphere.

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I laughed out loud to the stories in this book; no matter how far-fetched they seem. He first came across mention of Red Dog in when he went to Perth to attend a literature festival; part of the program was that the author would make his way to Karratha, a mining town to the north. The book is populated with caricatures and offensive stereotypes that make Australians look mentally deficient.

The rural Australian slang w As both a dog-lover understatement and an Aussie, how could I not love this short little tale of a dog with such character and personality and wind? Yay, go Red Dog Louis de Bernieres gives Red such a poignant yet utterly believable voice that Red Dog will make you grin, giggle and gasp. To help us recommend your next book, tell us what you enjoy reading.

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John was also a fantastic character, the kind of guy you’d love to be able to count amongst your close friends. Red Dog is the story of a dog who belongs to no one in particular but he does have a best mate and goes wherever he pleases. This was a really cute and I can see myself reading this to my children. The Cribbages are portrayed as bad people, with Mr.


Red Dog by Louis de Bernieres

Bdrnieres hope that the men found out who was responsible and went and performed a little vigilante justice of their own. I c People have been raving about the film, some saying its life changing, others that they are not sure why but that it means so much to them, that it has made them feel. I read it in one day. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

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bernirees It makes it worse that this was a true story and that really happened. They stop work in order to treat Red Dog and prevent his bleeding to death. A few months later I returned to Western Australia and spent two glorious weeks driving around collecting Red Dog stories and visiting the places that he knew, writing up the text as I went along. He transformed them into this picaresque narrative, a series of tall tales, written in a self-consciously folksy style about the animal known variously as Red Lohis, Tally Ho and Bluey.

The result is an utterly charming tale of an amazing dog with places to go and people to see. If you are a dog, then your master is like a god to you, and the pain of losing him is greater still.