I have been thinking about The Dog Stars a lot lately, especially with all of the COVID-19 stuff that has been going on.
The book is set in a post-pandemic world. Many people got a virus – and most died. We are left with our main character and his dog – think Will Smith from I Am Legend. They are left to navigate what is left of the world after everything went to hell.
Without giving too much of it away, you could put the following movies/shows into a blender (but remove the zombies) and this book would be the result:
- I Am Legend
- World War Z
- The Walking Dead
The Dog Stars can be a bit slow – it is hard to exactly describe how the author wrote this book. At times you feel like you are reading a journal, at times you feel like you are reading the main character’s thoughts. For the most part – it works.
I know that there are a ton of high level Hollywood-type executives and producers reading my blog. Please make this a movie – it would be amazing – especially with everything going on now.