Dogs Who Wear Their Own Velvet and Lace Collars?
August 4, 2009 8:51 PM   Subscribe

Dandified Dogs Get Off The Island?

Hey Hivemind, help me find the title and author of this book:

Science fiction/magical realism book by a female author. About a mad scientist on an island who creates dogs who can speak English and walk on two legs.

Dogs go insane, kill doctor and create their own society. Dogs also wear dandified clothing, i.e. velvet coats and ruffled collars.

Possible female protagonist (sociologist?) sent as envoy to new dog society.

Help me find this book again? Much love and biscuits, LT
posted by Lipstick Thespian to Media & Arts (5 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Best answer: Lives of the Monster Dogs by Kirsten Bakis?
posted by iconomy at 8:59 PM on August 4, 2009

Yep, I second that. I don't think it's an island in Lives of the Monster Dogs, but that part you may be mixing with The Island of Dr. Moreau?

Awesome book, by the way! I wonder if she's written anything else.
posted by exceptinsects at 11:57 PM on August 4, 2009

Nope, looks like she's "working on her second novel".
posted by exceptinsects at 11:59 PM on August 4, 2009

Response by poster: THANK YOU ICONOMY. Yes, that's the one. Great read indeed, and I was telling my girlfriend the other day about it and it was driving me crazy that I couldn't remember either the title or the author.
posted by Lipstick Thespian at 5:19 AM on August 5, 2009

Oh excellent! I saw this book in a secondhand bookshop about ten years ago. When I came back the following day, it was gone, and I've been trying to track it down ever since. Unfortunately I misremembered the title as Last of the Giant Dogs and couldn't trace it on Google or Amazon.

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posted by verstegan at 6:12 AM on August 5, 2009 [1 favorite]

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