Loved this book What a great little dog I really enjoyed the Hollywood scenes.
Siriuswas a random library find and I m so happy I grabbed it off the display as soon as I saw the dog Dogs, WWII history, how could I not AND it had a Hans Fallada reference This book was delightfully quirky and charming, and I don t think I ll forget a little fox terrier named Sirius anytime soon Perhaps a person isn t even aware of what they dream, until one day their eyes open and they see that life itself is simply dreamlike Levi Sirius Hercules Hansi goes through a series of adventures taking him from a dangerous and deadly Berlin in 1938 to filming westerns in Hollywood to Hitler s lap literally It s a wild ride and the reader gets to see history through the eyes of a clever little dog Elements are the story are far fetched and sometimes the horrors are told with slight nonchalance, but it works It shows how, despi I received an advance reader s copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
I wanted to like this book, I was even sure I d enjoy it But when you re 30% in and you re tempted to give up because it has taken weeks to get to that point, something is off Maybe my expectations were too high after reading a book like The Art of Racing in the Rain, but I simply couldn t get into Sirius Here s why One of the reasons I wanted to read Sirius was because its central character is a dog I m always curious to see how an author shows the world through non human eyes and while a bit of that was achieved in this book, it fell short of its full potential I ve read books with many non human characters and I always find it fascinating when they share their beliefs and philosophies from the perspective of their speci A cute story with all the major events of this time period covered by Sirius in his own doggy way It was written in a uniquely simple way that made me engage with the story straight away I enjoyed every second of Sirius tale, and hoped especially for a happy ending It was different reading about these events from this unique stand point I highly recommend trying this book as it is the author s first, and definitely worth a go Four stars Sirius is an easy to read, whimsical book about a smart little Jewish doggie who experiences all kinds of adventure while trying to make sense of the world around him during WWII He escapes Nazi Germany with his Jewish family and lives a celebrated life in Hollywood, until unforeseen circumstances land him back in Berlin alone and at the foot of the Fuhrer The book s writing style is uncomplicated, yet unique Because I haven t read many translated works, I m not sure if the uniqueness I experienced was due to the translation from German or to a literary style common in that country The scenes and chapters play out in short bursts as short as one or two paragraphs in many cases and jump frequently from one POV to another, which made it a speedy read Some sentences struck me as odd and I had to re read them This most likel
Fun, historical what if featuring the most charming lead of all, clever terrier Sirius fka Levi, aka Hercules , Film and circus star, war hero, all around good boy Maybe the best boy This book is a delight, whether you love dogs or not.
ã Sirius ã Sirius was delightfully witty, entertaining, and touching Sirius captivated my heart with his loyalty, courage, and childlike wisdom The book revolves around his perspective and the family he belongs to as they flee from their home and find new careers and lives in California Their story is a series is one of fast paced adventure full of coincidences and unusual circumstances The book balances a portrayal of the Nazi regime with elements of humor and sarcasm in a charming way.
When their worlds change, including the world of Sirius, their names change to represent their change in roles From Levi, to Sirius, to Hercules, to Hansi he embarks on an adventure that asks him who he truly is and where his home is Sirius and his family remain loyal throughout their lives and journey to find a home that requires the power of dedication and the flexi This story is just so cute I want to rub it s little belly World War II through a dog s eyes What a unique and quirky idea It could have gone really wrong in the hands of a different writer, but Crown managed to tell this tale in a very engaging and interesting manner It would have been very easy to make this saccharin sweet and downright ridiculous, but Crown made it really charming and even fun This is a historical fiction novel with a strong emphasis on fiction There s a lot of suspension of disbelief, but if you can get past that, I think you ll really enjoy Sirius story Highly recommended to any dog loving historical fiction fan I received this copy via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review
in all his roles, he is certainly the star that his second name implied It is as light hearted a romp as possible when the subject is a Jewish family in the toxic Germany of the Hitler era But, as any true dog lover will tell you, the joy that a dog can bring his or her people is impossible to measure The novel is set from the early days of Hitler through the end of WWII and the setting goes primarily between Berlin and Hollywood Those interested in the Hollywood of the 30 s and 40 s will appreciate the stars that people Sirius s life in Hollywood, and those interested in WWII Germany will likewise find the German villains who Sirius encounters fascinating Remarkable Story Of A Little Dog Who Changed World HistoryBerlin, Sirius, A Dashing Fox Terrier, Lives A Charmed Life With The German Jewish Liliencrons But, With The Rise Of Nazism, The Liliencrons Decide To Leave Berlin For HollywoodSirius Takes His Destiny Into His Own Hands With The Kind Of Melancholic Mirth Exclusive To His Breed He Becomes A Celebrated Film Star And Circus Performer, Friend To Rita Hayworth And Cary Grant But, When A Magic Trick Goes Wrong, Sirius Ends [ Pdf Sirius Ñ boarding-school PDF ] by Jonathan Crown ✓ Up Back In War Torn Berlin Never One To Despair, He Finds Himself In The F Hrer S Headquarters As Adolf Hitler S Lap Dog And An Informant For The ResistanceDictated To Him By His Dog Louis Sirius S Grandson Jonathan Crown Has At Last Made This Inspiring Story Available To The Non Canine Population