‘They were really quite sorry in their way for the lonely, unpopular old fellow, whom everyone shunned, and at whom all the dogs barked singularly. But business is business, and to a robber whose soul is in his profession, there is a lure and a challenge about a very old and very feeble man who … Continue reading Unpopular Old Fellow
'As I listened to her lovely voice a grey mass which rapidly grew more distinct loomed up in front, and the horn rang out joyously through the tumult of hounds and falcons. A torch glimmered at a gate, a light streamed through an opening door, and we stepped upon a wooden bridge which trembled under … Continue reading Hounds and falcons
'Ouside, a section of the building has collapsed, blocking the street. As they skirt the rubble, a pack of wild dogs rounds the corner. Billy holds up a hand, palm out, and the dogs are deflected as if they have hit a wall-- they slide sideways, one throwing a last yipe of terror and defiance … Continue reading Wild Dogs
‘Dogs keep turning up in this story.’ As you may have noticed, I have a little habit for quotations about dogs. It dates to the early drafts of my novel, when I noted down any dog reference for my background archive. As it turns out, Valero Varesi’s most recent novel is a great dog resource, … Continue reading Valero Varesi
‘“That’s the way human nature is. The majority think only of themselves and invariably follow the strongest in the pack. There are some stray dogs like me and you who can allow themselves the luxury of laughing at this spectacle.” “We always come back to dogs,” Soneri said...’ The Lizard Strategy, Valerie Varesi
'One morning, Manawydan and Pryderi unleashed their dogs and mounted their horses. The dogs ran ahead barking and yelping and sniffing the air. They came to a thicket of tangled brambles and thorns. The dogs picked up a scent and their barks became one song. They ran in amongst the bushes like the many rivulets … Continue reading Rivulets
'We define ourselves, the Vegan thought, by our attitude to dogs. Feed the, breed them, eat them, starve them, set them to fight or set them to run, inject them with hormones or radical cancer drugs, send them out to desiccate in the cockpit of a spaceship: we are them.' All The Dogs.