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Description - The Dog Allusion by Martin Rowson

As with dogs, so with gods by and large, you should blame the owners. particular trait, common to all human civilisations, is the worship of non-human entities with followings of devotees who claim that their reverence can transport them to transcendental heights of complete and unfettered love. o I mean God?No I mean Dog. Dogs and other pets we ve been keeping and loving since we began walking on two feet. But why do we love God and pets so much when their capriciousness sometimes suggests that they don t love us back? n this wise, witty and highly topical book, celebrated cartoonist and novelist Martin Rowson argues that rationally, the whole enterprise of religion is a monumental and faintly ridiculous waste of time and money.But then again, so is pet-keeping.What both do, however, is tell us a lot about who we are, which is perhaps a more important question than whether God exists and if so, if he is indeed great.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780099521334
ISBN-10: 0099521334
Format: Paperback
(200mm x 131mm x 11mm)
Pages: 160
Imprint: Vintage
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publish Date: 6-Mar-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Martin Rowson

Martin Rowson is an award-winning political cartoonist whose work appears regularly in the Guardian, the Independent on Sunday, the Daily Mirror, the Scotsman, Tribune, Index on Censorship and Granta. His previous publications include comic-book adaptations of The Waste Land and Tristram Shandy, and with Cape and Vintage a novel, Snatches, and a memoir, Stuff. Fuck- The Human Odessey will be published by Cape in October 2008. He lives with his wife and their two teenage children in south-east London.

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