Di Has Stories…

(and they’re all true)

Dogs of Babel December 12, 2004

Filed under: books — Diana @ 8:26 pm

You have taken the finest night in all my company….Had I known but yesterday what I know today, I’d have taken out your two grey eyes and put in eyes of clay. And had I known but yesterday you’d be no more my own, I’d have taken out your heart of flesh and put in one of stone.

I read The Dogs of Babel by Carolyn Parkhurst this weekend, and it was the first book in a long time that captured my attention, and wouldn’t let me put it down (may actually have to break down and buy this one!). The story is of a man, Paul, whose wife has just died, and he is not sure whether it is an accident or a suicide, and decides to teach his dog (the only witness) to speak in order to find out.


2 Responses to “Dogs of Babel”

  1. p Says:

    help. i am having trouble deciphering the the list of books that are the key to paul’s questions about lexy’s death. this may sound stupid but so what, i want to see if anyone got out of it what i did.

  2. dihasstories Says:

    I’m probably the worst person ever to answer that – I always just read the book and let it take me where it may, so I knew it had significance, but didn’t really look into it to see what. There IS significance, and if I tell you what it is, it will blow the whole book. Look for a link between the list and another theme in the book. That’s all I’m gonna give you. Totally worth the read.

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