Belka, Why Don't You Bark?

Hideo Furukawa Michael Emmerich


Belka, Why Don't You Bark?

Belka, Why Don't You Bark?

  • Title: Belka, Why Don't You Bark?
  • Author: Hideo Furukawa Michael Emmerich
  • ISBN: 9781421549378
  • Page: 364
  • Format: Hardcover



Belka, Why Don t You Bark begins in 1943, when Japanese troops retreat from the Aleutian island of Kiska, leaving four military dogs behind One of them dies in isolation, and the others are taken under the protection of U.S troops Meanwhile, in the USSR, a KGB military dog handler kidnaps the daughter of a Japanese yakuza Named after the Russian astronaut dog Strelka,Belka, Why Don t You Bark begins in 1943, when Japanese troops retreat from the Aleutian island of Kiska, leaving four military dogs behind One of them dies in isolation, and the others are taken under the protection of U.S troops Meanwhile, in the USSR, a KGB military dog handler kidnaps the daughter of a Japanese yakuza Named after the Russian astronaut dog Strelka, the girl develops a psychic connection with canines A multi generational epic as seen through the eyes of man s best friend, the dogs who are used as mere tools for the benefit of humankind gradually discover their true selves, and learn something about us.


Recent Comments "Belka, Why Don't You Bark?"

a review of this book suggests that you should "skip every chapter that doesn't feature dogs," and that's not bad advice.i'm not sure how i feel about this book. i know i didn't hate it, but i am left a little perplexed as to what the story was, exactly.i know it was the story of a group of four military dogs, one american, three japanese, abandoned on the aleutian island of kiska in 1943. THIS IS NOT WHERE ISLAND OF THE BLUE DOLPHINS TAKES PLACE, ALTHOUGH THERE ARE GREAT WILD DOGS IN THAT BOOK [...]

I lost interest in this one, only reading a quarter of it before bailing. The (true?) stuff about the military dogs was rather interesting, but dogs do not make good literary characters, I don't think; it was the other part of the story, however, some weird International gangster-terrorist conspiracy that was somehow tied to the dogs, that I found to be so deeply uninteresting.

A really interesting, semi-fictional tale of several generations of dogs trapped next to a fairly boring and predictable post-cold-war revenge story. Skip any chapter that doesn't feature dogs.

There are lots of stories about men and dogs out there (or women and dogs, or dogs and dogs), but rarely do those stories place the dog in something other than a supporting role. Usually it’s the human’s story, filled with their dramas and their struggles. This does wonders for solidifying dogkind’s role as humanity’s best friend, but what if it were the other way around? What if the dogs had their own interests, and their time spent side by side with humanity had a different purpose tha [...]

cani e padronicomincia bene questo libro "i primi a impiegare cani nelle azioni di guerra furono i Tedeschi" no, furono i Romanipoi prosegue con un'inverosimile "gli Americani riconoscevano la leggera superiorità dei Giapponesi nell'addestramento dei cani" ma davvero?poi c'è anche un insopportabile lamento indirizzato al cane che soffre il mare "tu come ti sentivi?" e come vuoi che si senta? è un cane!"e voialtri dove siete finiti, amati cani?" chi lo sa, ma qualcosa mi dice che ce lo stai pe [...]

La segunda guerra mundial, la guerra de Vietnam, las guerras en Afganistán, las guerras entre carteles en México, de un modo u otro hay perros involucrados, algunos como escoltas, como radares, como armas, como compañía, pero siempre están presentes, y en este libro se van cruzando las historias del linaje de 4 perros militares (algunos americanos, otros japoneses) y el como su progenie se va distribuyendo poco a poco a lo largo del planeta, llegando a Rusia, a México, incluso a Samoa, per [...]

sounds like a cool idea, sounds like fun violence, sounds like first-person dog story…but then you read it. translated from Japanese maybe loses something, but the main thing is a lot of politics, a lot of human stories, not enough dog even when the narrative addresses you as one of the dogs. too much humans, though it does travel, there is some interesting views of global politics, but only sometimes interesting.

Meh…(Or a bored woof)

3½, I think, though not worth rounding up to 4. Yes, this book is annoying, but I think a lot of the dramatic excess in the narration and the ridiculous surplus of expletives and slang in the dialogue may be the fault of the translator. And yes, instead of a major climax, it just kind of fizzles out toward the end. However, it is remarkably original and audacious in scope, and often enthralling.

"Belka, why don't you bark" by Hideo Furukawa a so far for me unknown Japanese author published by VZ Media is available both on Kindle and as a printed version.It tells the fictional story of war dogs in the 20th century on both sides of the iron curtain mixed together with a story of a young kidnapped Japanese Girl, who in the end works with her kidnapper. The story goes in two lines: one the story of the dogs; the other the story of the Archbishop the kidnapper of the Japanese girl who has no [...]

第二次世界大戦から東西冷戦を経由し、ソ連邦の崩壊とその後の混乱で閉じたあの戦争の世紀を、「近代兵器」として運命を翻弄されたイヌたちに焦点を当て、ありうべきもうひとつの20世紀史として描き出した傑作。物語は1990年代のとある冬の日、シベリアの森の中で、防寒具に全身を固めた若い男が、人里離れた一件の人家に辿り着くことから始まる。この近過去の [...]

This is a great idea for a novel: twentieth-century history and its unpleasantries through the eyes of military dogs and their descendants. Contemporary Japanese literature has plenty of cuddly animals, abut Furukawa's German Shepards are not those. The "animal turn" (my phrase) in writing today becomes more and more curious, and a novel like this only makes it more so. Furukawa is not my favorite Japanese novelist -- he promotes himself too shamelessly, then again, don't they all? -- but he's w [...]

I'd have given this book a mere "it was ok" rating if it weren't for the fact that it's one of the weirdest books I've read in a while. Extra points just for existing. Maybe it speaks more to someone else who isn't me. I like how the narration addresses the dogs in the story directly. Silly!

Or titled, white men can't jump and dogs can't write. Mislabeled as Sci-Fi, the book needs to go into hiding.

I gave up. Just couldnt get into it


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