My Life As a Dog

Reidar Jonsson

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Synopsis: This account of a rootless childhood is marked by humour and an awareness that "things could be worse". The novel written by Reidar Jonsson, who is also a playwright, is now a film directed by Lasse Halstrom

From School Library Journal: Grade 7 Up--Time magazine called the Swedish movie of the same title "the most popular foreign-language film in the U. S." Now, three years later, we have an English-language translation of the novel that inspired the movie, and while it is unlikely to replicate the film's popularity, it is every bit as engagingly quirky and idiosyncratic. The story it tells of 13-year-old Ingemar Johansson's coming of age in the late 1950s is much the same, too--seemingly unloved by his dying mother, the boy is sent off to live with his hapless uncle in remote Smaland, where he encounters the same engagingly eccentric cast of characters who peopled the film. There the similarities end, however, for the tone of the book is much darker than that of the film, and the emotional (and sexual) development of Ingemar--who tells his story in his own unsparing first-person voice--is much more richly realized. That Ingemar survives both his own emotional starvation and personal rejection is evidence of the sheer doggedness of the human spirit. Not a children's book at all, My Life as a Dog 's crossover potential as a YA novel is unfortunately compromised by a clumsy translation. Despite this, the book remains intrinsically a meritorious, powerful novel that should be considered for purchase for the sake of the special readership it will attract. --Michael Cart, Beverly Hills Pub . Lib .
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Title: My Life As a Dog
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