Review for Stray Dogs

Review for Stray Dogs

Stray Dogs Tony Fleecs (Writer) , Trish Forstner (Illustrator) , Brad Simpson, horror, Graphic novel, Dogs, ScaryOMG! An absolutely stunning graphic novel featuring dogs… and more.

I have had my eyes on this book for a year. I saw someone review it on Twitter and was instantly curious about it. And then during one of my visits to Library #1 I saw the Dutch translation beckoning me! I was so excited and this book was more than worth it, it was totally epic.

In this book we meet with a dog named Sophie. She doesn’t remember anything and is very scared about the new place she just got brought to. Filled with other dogs. Filled with strange smells. But what happened to Sophie? Where did her owner go? And why doesn’t she remember anything? The book immediately sets the tone and I knew things would get scary. However, I hadn’t expected this amount of fuckery and OMG. Because as we find out very soon, Sophie sometimes gets back her memories. Something that triggers her, like a scarf. And from that moment we see that this house, and all these dogs? Something bad happened that brought them here. I don’t want to give away too much, but I was just shaking and shocked at all the revelations at each turn of the page. It gets more and more scary with each page, especially when Sophie (thanks to a friendly dog in the pack) manages to convince the other dogs that something is off. That they should research. That they should unite. That they should run.

And things get ugly. Scary. That man that brought them to this house? You better run. Fight.

The ending was shocking and maybe a tad rushed. While I am happy with how the book ended, I think I would have just liked a bit more. To close it for me.

The art was just amazing.

All in all, I wish I could tell you more, but I don’t want to spoil much. Just know that things get bad. And that this will scare you. I would highly recommend it.

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