Yes, dog is the key word here as in this book is one.The writing style is very awkward and WAY overly descriptive plus the author doesn’t believe in using commas so we get lots of annoying. One. Word. Sentences.The plot, such as it is, consists of killing anything that moves.And the publisher has the cajones to compare this to Ernest Hemingway? Hah! He would’ve farted and blown this sorry book into the river.Avoid this like the plague. There are lots of better dystopian novels on the market.