There is no Dog, what if God was just a teenager?


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Today I want to talk about one of my favourite romance novels "There is no Dog" by Meg Rosoff. Mature content ahead.


The book follows our main protagonist, God (yes that God), as he struggles running the world because it turns out he's only 19 and has other things on his mind, namely sex.


So this book takes a wild turn on anything even remotely Christian so whilst it appears to use that idea of God it gives us a look behind the scenes at a lot of different intergalactic beings and also gives explanations for things such as the great flood being God falling asleep with the bath turned on. I love this wild, controversial take on religious stories because the writer does loads of creative things with the ideas.


Onto the plot of the book then. Like I said God is portrayed as a typical teenager who is lazy and all he thinks about is food and sex so as you can imagine he is awestruck when he meets Lucy, a 21 year old virgin who is described as the most beautiful woman on the planet. The issue with this is that whenever Bob (Gods name in the book) falls in love with a mortal woman, which he often does, cataclysmic events tend to follow.


The whole book is a roller-coaster ride which will keep you gripped until the very last page and it finally answers the age old question put forward by Joan Osborne "what if God was one of us?".


The main thing I love about this book is that you have all the things happening on Earth with Bob and Lucy but you also have a story centred around the other intergalactic beings happening concurrently which also involves Bob, his mother, and his right hand man Mr B and this side story fits in so well with the main story in so many ways that you wouldn't understand unless you read the book.


I highly recommend picking up this book, with 243 pages it's a relatively quick read but worth every second.


You can pick it up on Amazon so what are you waiting for? Go buy it!

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