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There Is No Dog

There Is No Dog

by Meg Rosoff

There Is No Dog Themes

Little Words, Big Ideas

Faith

Is there a God? Is there no God? Is there God who doesn't care about us? These are tricky questions—in There Is No Dog, not even the people who work with God every day quite know the answers. Sho...

Love

Ah, love. How many poems, songs, and overly sweet drugstore boxed chocolates have been created in your honor? Everyone—even Bob—seems to want love in There Is No Dog, but actually getting it is...

Lust

If there's one lesson that human history has to offer, it's that people will do a lot for just a little bit of sex. Well, the gods are no different. Bob seems willing to destroy the whole earth for...

Isolation

As Donkey said before he and Shrek became friends, "I'm all alone, there's no one here beside me." Humans spend a lot of time trying to feel less lonely—why else would sites like Match.com and eH...

Suffering

Most people don't want to suffer, but we live in a world full of suffering. Some people ride in fancy cars while other people die of thirst; some people let their vegetables rot in their crisper (n...

Mortality

Guess what: we don't actually have eternity to play Angry Birds. Right? It's pretty shocking. Luckily, we don't have to think about our mortality too often. Unless a big disaster strikes or someone...

Friendship

Friends. They got your back. You got their back. You sometimes even hang out with them in person instead of writing on their Facebook wall. It's just a big pot of platonic love. In There Is No Dog...

Dreams, Hopes, and Plans

Every time Apple gets ready to announce the new iPhone, we remember why people are filled with hope for the future. But when we look outside our bubble—at famine, war, ethnic cleansing, drought,...

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