Doglands by Tim Willocks

No critic rating

Waiting for minimum critic reviews

See 4 Critic Reviews



Furgul is a puppy born in a slave camp for racing greyhounds, and he has a terrible secret--he is himself only part greyhound. When the cruel owner of the camp recognizes Furgul's impure origins he takes Furgul to be killed, but Furgal manages a spectacular escape. Now Furgul must confront the indifference, complexity, warmth, and ferocity of the greater world, a world in which there seem to be two choices: live the comfortable life of a pet and sacrifice freedom or live the life of a free dog, glorious but also dangerous, in which every man will turn his hand against you.

In the best tradition of The Call of the Wild and Watership Down, novelist Tim Willocks offers his first tale for young adults, an allegorical examination of human life through a dog's eyes, infused with heart, heroism, and the mysteries of the spirit.

From the Hardcover edition.

About Tim Willocks

See more books from this Author
TIM WILLOCKS was born in the North of England and became a doctor of medicine in 1983. He has written four novels for adults and during his life has lived with four unforgettable dogs: a German shepherd called Gul, a black and white greyhound called Auda, a black greyhound called Lily, and a white lurcher called Feargal. Tim lives on a mountain in Ireland.
Published September 27, 2011 by Random House Books for Young Readers. 322 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Nature & Wildlife, Action & Adventure, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

Unrated Critic Reviews for Doglands

Kirkus Reviews

See more reviews from this publication

Furgul learns from his mother, a racing greyhound, that he’s the son of Argal, a legendary wild dog who knows of Doglands, the mythical place where dogs roam free.

| Read Full Review of Doglands


Every owner of a large, rambunctious dog knows that there are clueless dog owners who are convinced that normal roughhousing at the dog park is really intense, to-the-death fighting.

Oct 01 2011 | Read Full Review of Doglands

The Bookbag

He also meets, at last, his famous father Argal, the night before the older dog is to be executed, and Argal spends his final night training his son in the ways of the free dogs.

Dec 30 2011 | Read Full Review of Doglands

Random Acts of Reading

Over the past few weeks RAoR has been bringing you short reviews of some of our favorite books coming out this Fall, but every now and then a book needs more than a capsule review and today we have a special review of DOGLANDS from our colleague Tim.

May 26 2011 | Read Full Review of Doglands

Reader Rating for Doglands

An aggregated and normalized score based on 14 user ratings from iDreamBooks & iTunes

Rate this book!

Add Review