Investigations of a Dog

Well it was a tiresome Wednesday evening when I picked up this classic which remained in my bookshelf for quite a long time. This is my first book for the readathon- 14days7books each book of different colour and this book being Sea Green. Franz Kafka has been my all time favourite after Saki. This book is an extremely short read of about 55 pages published by Penguin books and revolves about from the perspective of a πŸ• dog, his nature and limitations of his knowledge as he enquires and detects into the evolution and culture of The Dog Community. The protagonist, my favourite animal The Dog is kept unnamed here maybe because to give it a universal tinge. He ( I’m abstaining from using the pronoun It because I too have a pet as a πŸ• His name is Joe and I consider him family) is seen recounting some old and fresh memories and episodes from his life. Through an thorough recounting he tries to investigate using his pseudo rather quasi rational and semi scientific methods to answer some basic questions of their community and the Earth – like for example from where does Mother Nature procure food? Throughout the book it becomes pretty evident that our beloved narrator is quite perplexed about the activities which surround them and their human masters. They are apparently unable to realise the latter’s existence and usage and many a times it seems that they have no interest in acknowledging too.

This book which seemingly recounts the tale of a dog has far more depth than is visible to the naked eye. It’s a satire on bureaucratic horror set against the 20th century society but can be very well applied to 2018 as well. I would recommend everyone to give it a read and my rating for this book will be :

Rating: 🐢🐢🐢/ πŸ‘‘πŸ‘‘πŸ‘‘πŸ‘‘πŸ‘‘ (3/5)

( Two thumbs down πŸ‘ŽπŸ‘Ž for the not so appealing translation)


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