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Red Dog has ratings and reviews. ·Karen· said: Plain tales, simply told, based on true stories of a dog who lived in the Pilbara area of Wester. Buy Red Dog New Ed by Louis de Bernieres (ISBN: ) from Amazon’s Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. While visiting Australia, Louis de Bernieres heard the legend of Red Dog and decided to do some research on this extraordinary story.

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For me it spoilt the movie, if it had been made for an Australian market, as most of those sorts of films are locally, I imagine it would have been a much better thing.

Funny, too, what will keep ou Plain tales, simply told, based on true stories of a dog who lived in the Pilbara area of Western Australia in the s. Sep 26, Mozette rated it really liked it. A very sweet and touching story that shows off that quintessential Australian outback spirit and the love of a community or rather, several!

Now coming as a movie. I chose to read this book as it was a suggestion from my sister and i had also just seen the new movie on Red Dog. Noela, you have a lot of making up to do. I was feeling a little sad and miserable this week and needed something fun to cheer me up so I chose Red Dog by Louis De Bernieres, it was perfect When Nancy notices that Red Dog has been shot, she calls John and his friend.

Beloved by almost all who knew him, he was often recognised by those who’d merely heard of him – and a lot of people had heard of the dog from Dampier because he travelled a very long way, hitching rides in cars, buses or trains, invariably making friends long enough to secure a free lunch before heading off on another adventurous walkabout.


He first came across mention of Red Dog in when he went to Perth to attend a literature festival; part of the program was that the author would make his way to Karratha, a mining town to the north.

As the author learned more about the dog, he formulated the novel, which is essentially an amalgamation of the anecdotes told about this much loved animal, his endearing and also his annoying habits, his ability to get under the guard of the most hardened characters, and his ev Red Dog is the 5th book by Louis de Bernieres and was inspired when de Bernieres visited the West Australian town of Karratha for a literary dinner and came across the bronze statue to Red Dog outside the town of Dampier.

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This is a great, touching and brilliant book. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

This has been on my re forever, if I remember right my Mum pressed rer on me in return for passing on to her my copy of Corelli’s Mandolin not a keeper. A few months later I returned to Western Australia and spent two glorious weeks driving around collecting Red Dog stories and visiting the places that he knew, writing up the text as I went along.

Views Read Edit View history. Your subscription to Read More was successful. It is a short book but very enjoyable.

It’s inspirational, uplifting and heartwarming. Refresh and try again. But, it looks like you have to be a dog owner to know exactly what Red Dog went through Seriously, this is arguably the best dog story I have ever read. The story of Red aka Bluey is so beautiful, it’s a wonderful little tale of a dog who belonged to no one but loved by everyone, made all the more better for me because I knew and was very good friends with a dog just like Red, his name wasn’t Red but he was everyone’s mate and had the soul of a human, so intelligent.


See all books by Louis de Bernieres. Trivia About Red Dog. I found this to be a relevant quote to Red Dogs character as he was a wild, free and messy dog.

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To write the book, he later returned to the a Red Dog actually existed; the author notes in the author’s note that the stories he tells in the book are all based in reality, and that all he invented were the characters.

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Red Dog by Louis de Bernieres

I could relate to dogs that pass gas, cats that hiss, people that live life fully and all sorts of thing. Cribbage described as having a Hitler -like mustache. It makes it worse that this was a true story and that really happened. He got some of his info from newspaper cuttings as well as two other books published about the dog in Australia.

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