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The American Founding yLing stream of consciousness But it is a stream of conscious Some reviews of even the dogs criticise the unusual style the freuent shifts in point of view the sentences which peter out in mid stride and the mixed up chronology but in my opinion Jon McGregor has chosen the most fitting way to tell this story From the title to the last line it is all perfectHere s whyThe title itself a fragment refers to a comment by a soldier in Bosnia who when asked for directions to a particular town replies that there s no point in going there as even the dogs in that place are dead So why is this comment about annihilation in Bosnia relevant to the action of this book which mainly takes place in a provincial English city Here s whyThe principal character is called Robert Radcliffe and the author might well have called the book Robert Radcliffe s Life but even the dogs in the street would have had a better life than Robert Radcliffe Or he might have called it Robert s Last Days but even the dogs would have had better Or the title could have been Robert s Wake but even the dogsSoou re beginning to get the picture The world of this slim novel is a violent and tragic place and people s lives sometimes come to an abrupt But ou might ask why would we want to read about people whose lives are so wretched and doomedHere s whyJon McGregor tells the story in an original and creative way the events are recounted by a group of invisible narrators who have the ability to be in the past and the present and in than one place at the same time Crazy but genius The many shifts in point of view veering from the we narration of the group of characters who begin the story to the individual viewpoints of various members of the we group are perfectly handled The we slides subtly to he or she but we hear it all somehow as I MagicThere is a cinematographic uality to the writing which makes it seem like we are watching a documentary details stand out sounds even smells are vivid but nothing is over dramatised SubtleThere are amazing touches of irony Robert an unemployed alcoholic completely unknown and undocumented by the authorities gets examined handled touched washed and cared for after he is dead In life he was surrounded by decay In death he is sanitised Ant a British soldier in Afghanistan witnesses the harvesting of opium while waiting to be airlifted home after losing his leg in a bomb blast This hero will end his life as a crippled heroin addict on the margins of society in the company of another damaged ex soldier a survivor of the Falklands war who served also in BosniaRobert likewise an ex soldier dies alone on Christmas DayWhen I started this book I had been reading The Opium Eater a life of Thomas De uincey Final irony This is not an easy book It concerns a man Robert found dead in his flat and the circle of friends acuaintances who surround him It has elements of stream of consciousness and can be disjointed In former times it would have been called gritty and real It is about the underbelly of our society alcoholics drug addicts and the mentally unwell the abandoned and hopeless who can be found in every town and city in this land Some of the characters in the book are ex military who cope with post traumatic stress by substance abuse and violence some never had a chance We see the lead up to the DEATH AND THE PERSPECTIVES OF THOSE and the perspectives of those knew Robert all are self absorbed not easily likeable and utterly lostThese people exist and die on our streets every day I know I come across them in my work They are mostly unreachable and always uncomfortable to be with McGregor paints an accurate portrait of the underclass who are expendable and seen as problems and scroungers And hey guess what These are the very people whose services are being cut by local councils and who will soon have even less contact with help and assistance they desperately need So much For The Big Society This the Big Society This a chilling account of the desperation all too evident in the human beings we ignore on the streets because the are uncomfortable and dangerous An excellent book Sorry for the rant but seeing what is happening to services so badly needed reminds me why I am a socialist This in many ways is documentary rather than novel This was a very descriptive and ultimately depressing book about homelessness drug taking violence alcoholism and despair I was appalled and touched but mostly the former at how these people lived their daily struggle to score and survive and their own personal stories The moments that touched me were when the characters described having their hair washed or their feet seen to at drop in centres they felt human again at the gentleness of being touched and cared for I m so happy I never got a job as chief book reviewer for The Times or The London Review of Printed Material because I would then feel a moral duty to finish all these novels like Even the Dogs which are brave beautifully written and speak compellingly to the heart of our current crisis which are poetic et visceral brutal Ellas First Exam (Ellas Exams Book 1) yet tender an obvious shoo in for the Booker and so onAsou know with some books Ellas Second Exam you get to the point whereou have to hurl them at the wall but this one I placed against the wall reverentlyYou may wish to know that it s all about low life English junkies and it s brave beautifully written and speaks compellingly to the heart of our current crisis I would go further and say that it s poetic Playing Sinatra yet visceral brutalet tender In fact an obvious shoo in for the Booker Even the Dogs by Jon McGregor Published by 4th Estate London 2010 the Dogs by Jon McGregor Published by 4th Estate London 2010 edition 5 StarsSpeechless Do ou even know what to say after reading a work like this I discovered this title by mention of Mike McCormack Atmospheric shadow like urban grit turned into a poetic empathetic telling of the inner lives of homeless addicts whose lives are precariously balanced between suffering and ecstasy and whose stories flow like a babbling brookBritish author Jon McGregor has won the 100000 International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award the Costa Book Award was long listed for the Man Booker Prize and in 2012 Even the Dogs was awarded the International Dublin Literary Award one of the world s richest literary prizes. Love overwhelmed by a stronger need and the havoc wrought by drugs distress and the disregard of the wider world These invisible people live in a parallel reality out of reach of basic creature comforts like food and shelter In their sudden deaths it becomes clear they are treated with respect than they ever were in their short livesIntense exhilarating and shot through with hope and fury Even the Dogs is an intimate exploration of life at the edges of society littered with love loss despair and a half glimpse of redemption. .
Even the bloody dogs he said shaking his head Even the Dogs is kind of a perfect book to be reading in COVID 19 self isolation I ve been thinking lately about those invisible people in the community the unhoused the drug addicts the sex workers and wondering how they re making out Is social distancing even possible Have the empty sidewalks eliminated the drop of a few coins in an outreached cup Have the closed borders dried up the illegal drug supply I feel so fortunate to be in Canada today and always because of our social safety nets but I know that folks who didn t officially claim income last ear don t ualify for relief payments and with reductions in the workforce overall I have no idea what face to face services are still available to our most vulnerable neighbours Originally released in 2010 for which it won 2012 s International Dublin Literary Award and about to be rereleased in May of 2020 Jon McGregor s Even the Dogs insists that we look directly at these invisible people now and always to recognise their humanity and afford them dignity Told in an engagingly disjointed and surreal style in language ugly beautiful this is the type of storytelling that always appeals to me reading this particular narrative during self isolation was perfectly satisfying Thank ou to Catapult and Soft Skull Press for my review copy of eventhedogs They break down the door at the end of December and carry the body away And thusly does Even the Dogs open with a bit of a mystery there is a body unnamed observers a chaotic timeline in which the past and the present intermingle and as tangled events start to unravel themselves we realise that this story is being told by some sort of chorus though whether they be a chorus of ghosts shadows or memory incarnate remains to be seen We do understand that this chorus is omniscient and timeless and as the narrative flits among a web of marginalised people in the present and the past we learn that whoever they are the storytellers have a kind of love for the person that once inhabited the body They don t speak They wait They look at the body We all crowd into the room and look at the body The swollen and softening skin the sunken gaze the oily pool of fluids spreading across the floor The twitch and crawl of newly hatched life feeding The scene expands and rewinds and the story introduces a host of invisible people mostly homeless mostly drug users and in language gritty and unsentimental we will eventually learn what brought these people to the city what made them first turn to heroin there are uite a few ex soldiers people who first self medicated to stop physical and mental pain there are also foster care survivors and middle class dropouts as well as descriptions of their daily grind Getting a bag and then finding somewhere to go to cook it up in a spoon and dig it into our arm or Women, Creativity, And The Arts your leg or that mighty old femoral vein down in betweenour thighs The water and the brown and the citric waiting for it all to dissolve holding up the flame while those tiny bubbles pop and then drawing it up through the filter and the needle into the syringe And waiting again for the gear to cool down Sitting with someone Captive you ve only just met in a rib roofed room with a gaping hole where the window should be the floor littered with broken tiles and bricks in a buildingou can t remember the way out of Tightening off the strap and waiting for the vein to come up This bloke Darkfever (Fever, you ve only just met passingou the loaded syringe Smacking at our mottled skin and waiting for the vein to come up Pinching and pulling and poking around and waiting for the vein to come up and then easing the needle in drawing back a tiny bloom of blood before gently pushing the gear back home Without criticising the sincerity of the frontline outreach workers McGregor tells a story in which drug addicts know how to game the system and don t want anything from these workers than continued access system and don t want anything from these workers than continued access welfare payments and methadone All of the characters in this story even though working hard against their best interests will say they are doing exactly as they like But although they tend to congregate in groups pooling resources to score helping each other find viable veins seeking shelter in the apartment of the man who will die these are incredibly lonely people trying to tell their story to anyone who ll listen craving the touch of the volunteer hairdresser who visits the day program the chorus watching greedily as the dead man s filthy body is scrubbed for his chorus watching greedily as the dead man s filthy body is scrubbed for his And if ou can t get the feelings that Bullfrog Grows Up you crave it would be better to feel nothing at all Do anything to get back to that Keep getting back up to get back to that feeling well again Feeling well feeling sorted feeling like all the the worries have been taken away The fears All the emotions taken care of That feeling of what is it just like absence from the world Like takingour own life away just for a while Like what the French call it la the little death And then getting up and doing it again every time We get up and we do it all over againWhat else can we do There are several just incredible scenes where the jumbled timelines provide a bigger picture than a straight narrative would have done in particular we watch as a soldier in Afghanistan loses his foot to an IED and as he is carried to safety and medical help via helicopter we also see the entire low tech process of how heroin is derived from poppies and how it is then dispersed throughout the world and even to this man s own eventual cohort and even these large chunks of prose that I ve included in my review can t possibly give a sense of the storytelling magic that McGregor achieves with Even the Dogs This is exactly the sort of thing I like and coming as it did just at the right moment for me to connect with I m rounding up to full stars Cracked red sores around her mouth which opened up when she smiled Dark sagging skin beneath her eyes Her face pinched and pale and her hair thin and lank but it weren t hard to think she d been fucking gorgeous one time but not for a while Even the Dogs is a gloomily explicit story of life and death at the bottom of the world The narration is a leaping and stumb. Deceased the only alcoholic in a sprawling group of junkies; Danny just back from uncomfortable holidays with family who discovers the body and futiley searches for his other friends to share the news of Robert's death; Laura Robert's daughter who stumbles into the junky's life when she moves in with her father after ears apart; Heather who has her own place for the first time since she was a teenager; Mike the Falklands War vet; and all the othersTheirs are stories of lives fallen through the cracks hopes flaring and dying. Bear with me We won this book We felt we had to read it The second person plural POV was distracting and the random stream of consciousness made it an easy but not exactly enjoyable read We didn t appreciate the fractured sentence structure or starting thoughts and sentences and occasionally never finishing those thoughts and sentences Our assessment of Karen s excitement for it made us move it to the top of our to read pile Pancakes We had high hopes forSentences would start but never And we like depression and different views of society We understood the edgy style and the drug addled view of the horrors of addiction All done without dialogue Hockey pucks We mustThe disjointed storyline combined with lack of punctuation and multiple characters made us earn for beautifully constructed sentences Second person plural POV really distracting Pumpkin Seeds areand The End Ms Karen If Meeting the Living God you still want it I ll send it toou Touch Human contact How long could The Red Saka you go without it Haveou ever hugged a homeless person What a world of difference it can make If Walt Disneys Spin and Marty, Trouble at Triple-R you can ever get that close Even the Dogs zeroes in on fleeting moments of touch that bear some semblance of a normal human interaction The hairdresser running her fingers throughour hair The podiatrist taking care of Nijinsky And Romola your feet without flinching in disgust Months may pass before someone touchesou again It s not sexual it s not even affectionate it s just humanWe had this little guy who used to hang around the centre a lot He would run in and grab some food but wouldn t let us get anywhere near him It took months for him to trust us enough to sit down and tell us his name But over time we got somewhere He d speak in clipped sentences lots of repetition very expressive hand gestures He d camp out near the bathroom and wash his hands constantly and his greasy hair transformed into a flowing mane that he d wash almost every day He was kind of a dick and pissed off a lot of the guys but he kept coming backOne fine day he asked me if I had a nail clipper And would I clip his nails for him Nails gross me out they really do But I will never forget that tender moment him letting me hold his hands to get an angle on his crusty Lindsay and the Lifeguards yellowed nails telling me to be careful as he mimed nails clippings shooting into my eyes I wondered how long it had been since he d been that close to someoneWe lost track of him about aear ago I hope he s ok wherever he isAt the centre of this book is a dead body His name was Robert but the police don t know that There is a beautiful passage where they undress him and wash his body unwashed for so long Woven throughout this section are glimpses of the funeral service that might have been the wake the candles the people that cared about him Flash back to the cold clean surfaces of the morgue And the unanswered uestionsI have another story I have so many stories and they flooded my mind throughout this read Here s the thing though is that we do lose track of people All the time C passed away in May and we found out in August Listed in the health system as Deceased Just like that Cancer apparently He d been sleeping in a parking garage a deal he d worked out with the guy in charge who was also his crack dealer C was pretty stoked about the set up and called it his apartment I don t know how or where he diedThe only picture we could find of C was a ridiculous smiley shot that captured one of his good days We framed it and gathered everyone together for a service Better late than never right Around the circle Sharing funny stories talking about the times he exploded at us the priceless comments working through our emotions about a guy we had grown to love or tolerate depending on who was speaking D launched into an impassioned diatribe against the was speaking D launched into an impassioned diatribe against the that could allow this to happen and wondered aloud what would happen when he died who would be there how we would find out if I d never heard him speak so well Touched a nerve there We have those services a few times a ear Usually it s just our little community Sometimes a worker from another organization will join us A brother once I wonder how many deaths we ve missed how many ended up like Robert s I really enjoyed the style of this book The way it jumped around chapter Two and the fragmented thought process of a heroin addict the flashes one foot always locked in the past the days before when The pain the unlikely friendships the hustle Now I need a hug I m all alone It ll have to wait until I get to work tomorrow I hope D is there all alone It ll have to wait until I get to work tomorrow I hope D is there coat is still pretty clean right now and he gives great hugs As I started the second chapter of this novel the style reminded me of McGregor s first novel as opposed to his second that is this one is his third which was exciting but I uickly realized it was uite different So far this novelist hasn t repeated himselfWhile not a difficult book to read as far as the prose even if much of it is fragmented thoughts and some of it told in the 2nd person plural which works very well especially as ou realize the reason it can be difficult to read as far as content the daily struggles of drug addicts constantly searching for that next fix and the journey a dead alcoholic s body takes because he is unknown by his governmentThe story becomes elevated to another level as the reader gradually realizes why each has turned to drugs or alcohol mental illness for one and a few former soldiers who are in pain due to injuries suffered during their service The latter for one and a few former soldiers who are in pain due to injuries suffered during their service The latter stories and a singular passage of the route that poppies grown in Afghanistan while one of the The Value of Optimism young men lies injured nearby take to end up in some of these men s veins turn into an indictment of the country they servedI read McGregor s first novel twice something I rarely do and while I could see rereading this one due to its structure after finishing I paged back and happened upon a single sentence that foreshadows something near the end I doubt that I will at least not any time soon And then Steve said then this policeman goes No You do not go There is nothing forou there There even the dogs are dead Ant shuffled across the floor rolled up Steve s sleeve and looped a belt around his arm Steve watched him. On a cold uiet day between Christmas and the New Year a man's body is found in an abandoned apartment His friends look on but they're dead too Their bodies found in suats and sheds and alleyways across the city Victims of a bad batch of heroin they're in the shadows a chorus keeping vigil as the hours pass paying their own particular homage as their friend's body is taken away examined investigated and crematedAll of their stories are laid out piece by broken piece through a series of fractured narratives We meet Robert the.

Summary Even the Dogs

Even the Dogs