Outside the Dog Museum Book Summary and Study Guide

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What do you want your gravestone to say? Harry Radcliffe, award-winning architect and lover of women, wants his to be unique and extraordinary. He wants his gravestone to read, "The man who built the Dog Museum." However, this epiphany comes before he knows what the Dog Museum is...Once Harry meets the Sultan of Saru, strange and miraculous things begin to happen. He sees God in Venasque's music, is saved by a verz in the form of Big Top the dog, and has a flashback to the time he ate someone else's house. What happens when your reality no longer makes sense?
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Descript. of chases or violence 10%planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 40%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 40%Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places 10% Tone of book    -   sensitive (sigh....) FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   fantasy story on current Earth Romance    -   Yes Romance plotlets:    -   love triangle/polygon Inner Struggle    -   Yes Plotlet:    -   search for identity/new understanding Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Religious overtones?    -   Yes

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   artist Age:    -   20's-30's


Terrain    -   Mountains Earth setting:    -   20th century Takes place on Earth?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment scientific jargon? (SF only)    -   none/very little science jargon needed Sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references only How much dialogue?    -   significantly more descript than dialog

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