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Dogs and Goddesses by Jennifer Crusie
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Title:Dogs and Goddesses
Authors:Jennifer Crusie
Other authors:Anne Stuart, Lani Diane Rich
Info:St. Martin's Paperbacks (no date), Edition: 1, Mass Market Paperback, 400 pages
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Dogs and Goddesses [collaborative story] by Jennifer Crusie



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I'm a massive dog fan and I love books with magical realism. This is not either of those. Just hard to find this material interesting. It is filed under "Could not Read". ( )
  BONS | Oct 30, 2017 |
It took a while to get into this because there were 3 heroines and 3 heroes. However, by mid book it was going faster and I enjoyed it more. Some things didn't make any sense but I guess in a paranormal written by 3 people that's to be expected. I wouldn't read it again but it turned out to be pretty decent. ( )
  phyllis2779 | Aug 29, 2017 |
What do women want?

Good dogs. God-like powers is nice. Attractive new love interests is also nice. But good dogs and good friends are the really important stuff.

Another in a slew of super fun books. Also shared with the daughter.

Library copy. ( )
  Kaethe | Oct 17, 2016 |
I'd only recommend this book if it were on your ipod and you were stranded on an island with nothing else to listen to.

Other than that, there is no reason to ever pick this book up. ( )
  imahorcrux | Jun 22, 2016 |
A silly book... but it made me laugh a few times. Jennifer Crusie books are always good for laughs. ( )
  Bambi_Unbridled | Mar 19, 2016 |
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Dogs And Goddesses
By Jennifer Crusie, Anne Stuart, and Lani Diane Rich
Published by St. Martin’s Press, 2009

Review by Debra Louise Scott

You bake cookies and suddenly an orgy breaks out all around you. You click your Bic pen and stuff just ‘happens’ to people. Painting your kitchen gives you an orgasm. And, oh yeah, the dogs are talking to you. No, I mean really, they’re TALKING! To badly paraphrase a song: Who let the Gods out? Woof, woof, woof, woof!

Dogs And ¬¬¬¬Goddesses is somewhat akin to Neil Gaiman’s American Gods at least from the standpoint of ancient deities living ordinary lives and having to work their way around modern conventions and conveniences. But whereas Gaiman’s gods are schlepping around America with their own agenda, using the protagonist like a pawn in their game, the three main characters of this story have to deal with deity inside their heads competing for control over daily life in an otherwise sleepy college town.

When a Goddess from Mesopotamia (a fictional contemporary of Ishtar) is called into being at the site of a transplanted Ziggurat, aided and abetted by a family that has remained loyal to her from ancient times, the three women find themselves caught up in a war of divine proportions. The Goddess, accompanied by her retinue of dogs, tries to set up her temple like it used to be in the old days, but times have changed and it’s not so easy to get people to worship and swear blind allegiance anymore. She’s not pleased and unleashes divine mayhem.

The Three along with their dogs go through a great trial and error period learning to control the heritage they discover inside themselves, a good part of which is an eroticism of mythological proportions! It takes all of that and a sacrificial God to turn the tables on the Ziggurat Goddess.

This cleverly written book is a fun read, and will ring bells of recognition to anyone in the esoteric arts who has experienced the odd sensation of having deity ‘in your head’ in the form of ritual invocation or as some traditions would say, ‘riding’. It’s especially fun for dog-lovers, hearing the canine perspective of the human’s world.
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Rich, Lani DianeAuthormain authorall editionsconfirmed
Stuart, AnneAuthormain authorall editionsconfirmed
Kornbichler, EvaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Raudman, RenéeNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Abby Richmond's ancient two-toned station wagon shuddered to a stop in front of the dust-covered windows of the Temple Street Coffeehouse, and the Newfoundland beside her sat up and barked.
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Abby has just arrived in Summerville, Ohio, with her placid Newfoundland, Bowser. She's reluctantly inherited her grandmother's coffee shop, but it's not long before she's brewing up trouble in the form of magical baked goods and steaming up her life with an exasperating college professor.

And then there's Daisy, a web code writer, and her hyperactive Jack Russell, Bailey. Her tightly-wound world spins out of control when she discovers the chaos within and meets a mysterious dog trainer whose teaching style is definitely hands-on.

Finally there's Shar, professor of ancient history at Summerville College, who wakes up one morning to find her neurotic dachshund, Wolfie, snarling at an implacable god sitting at her kitchen table, the first thing in her life she hasn't been able to footnote.

What on earth is going on in this unearthly little town? It's up to Abby, Daisy, and Shar to find out before an ancient goddess takes over Southern Ohio, and they all end up in the apocalyptic doghouse!
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Three women--Abby, Daisy, and Shar--and their dogs become caught up in a battle against an ancient goddess who has seized control of southern Ohio as part of a plan to regain her powers and enslave all humankind.

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