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When Mr Dog Bites (Paperback)

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Paperback 384 Pages / Published: 04/09/2014
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Shortlisted for the CILIP Carnegie Medal 2015 Hilariously touching and outrageously unforgettable: Mark Haddon's Christopher Boone meets Holden Caulfield on one *#@! of a journey. . . Dylan Mint has Tourette's. Being sixteen is hard enough, but Dylan's life is a constant battle to keep the bad stuff in - the swearing, the tics, the howling dog that seems to escape whenever he gets stressed... But a routine visit to the hospital changes everything. Overhearing a hushed conversation between the doctor and his mother, Dylan discovers that he's going to die next March. So he grants himself three parting wishes or 'Cool Things To Do Before I Cack It'. But as Dylan sets out to make his wishes come true, he discovers that nothing - and no-one - is quite as he had previously supposed.

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN: 9781408838365
Number of pages: 384
Weight: 312 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
I loved Dylan Mint. He made me laugh out loud and his tenacity had me rooting for him from the first page * Stephen Kelman *
It's the F-word - funny, foul-mouthed, fantastic! * Charlie Higson *
So surprising and charming it would be hard not to feel a little uplifted * Observer *
Beautifully observed and hilariously uncomfortable ... Mint has a certain charm, and his mangled language and omnivorous approach to slang suggest a lively, inquiring brain * Philip Womack, Guardian *
Energetic, confident and compassionate ... There's a genuine exuberance about it ... [Conaghan] is one to watch * Scotland on Sunday *
Entertaining * Big Issue *
One of the book's most engaging characteristics, its often hilarious (and often scatological) humour ... This is a portrayal of young male bonding, complete with all the lively banter of true camaraderie, at its most tender and affectionate * Irish Times *
Hilarious * Stylist *

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“A barking good read”

I received When Mr Dog Bites to review as part of the lucky dip prize draw, and if that had not been the case it would not have been a book I would have chosen to read. Having said that I am glad I had the chance to... More

Paperback edition
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Leilah at Doncaster

“A story about life, death, love, sex and swearing.”

I have never been so conflicted whilst writing a review for a book. There was a single moment early on (page 22) with a casual comment about a character making a sound like ‘a cat being gang-raped by some dingoes’ and... More

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“When Mr Dog Bites”

This story is told entirely through the voice of 16-year-old Dylan and initially I found his use of rhyming slang, puns and general 'teenage boy' language extremely irritating (the swearing wasn't a... More

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