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Animals in SK's novels.

Discussion in 'General Discussion & Questions' started by Christiane17, Jul 21, 2017.

  1. Christiane17

    Christiane17 Well-Known Member

    Hi everybody. I'm back after a long absence again. Been busy writing and stuff. But it's summer and an SK novel is what I read right now. Mr. Mercedes in french translation. I noticed that, again there is a dog in the story and I'm afraid to read about dogs and other animals. You know why? They die most of the time. I recall the cat in Pet Semetary, Cujo of course, deers in Dreamcatchers, and so on. Now that golden retriever in Mr. Mercedes gives me creeps. I'm an animal lover, and the thing that scares me the most is to read about animals being mistreated ( don' know if I use the right word ). But I read that SK owns dogs. I know that he's also an animal lover. He must hate writing about an animal being badly handled. So any reflections you guys on this? I am worndering if I am the only one being affected by reading those lines.
     
  2. Neesy

    Neesy #1 fan (Annie Wilkes cousin) 1st cousin Mom's side

    I think you will find that this particular dog ends up being unharmed, but I don't want to spoil the story for you.
     
  3. GNTLGNT

    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

    ...it's his goal to make us uncomfortable, to make us think and question....if you want dogs that are happy and are more intelligent than about 30% of the population, grab a Dean Koontz novel.....
     
  4. doowopgirl

    doowopgirl very avid fan

    Or just about any Disney except Old Yeller.
     
  5. prufrock21

    prufrock21 Well-Known Member

    That means you won't be watching documentaries of the wild dogs of Africa?
     
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  6. Christiane17

    Christiane17 Well-Known Member

    I have never read Dean Koontz. And yes I agree that his goal is to make us uncomfortable, absolutely. But I still have a hard time to watch or to read about animal suffering. I don't even look when my husband kills a spider. ;)
     
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  7. Christiane17

    Christiane17 Well-Known Member

    Nope! Any predator chasing a gazelle or an impala in the ''savane'' and I change channel. ;) I guess I am to sensitive. But, I know that this is right. That's the circle of life.
     
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  8. Dana Jean

    Dana Jean Dirty Pirate Hooker Moderator

    Same here. I know the brutality of nature, I don't need to watch it.
     

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