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The Awareness
by Gene Stone and Jon Doyle


Overview - On a day like any other, all mammals suddenly gain human-level consciousness-and begin a systematic attack on human kind. Among the ranks of these animals are a bear in the Canadian Rockies, an elephant in a traveling circus in Texas, a pig on a hog farm in North Carolina, and a dog living with his beloved owner in New York.  Read more...

 
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Overview
On a day like any other, all mammals suddenly gain human-level consciousness-and begin a systematic attack on human kind. Among the ranks of these animals are a bear in the Canadian Rockies, an elephant in a traveling circus in Texas, a pig on a hog farm in North Carolina, and a dog living with his beloved owner in New York. As these four contend with the realities of who they were before the awareness, and who they must now become after it, they are each called to battle. The animals must then fight two wars: the one outside between mammals and humans, and the one inside each of their minds.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780615944647
  • ISBN-10: 0615944647
  • Publisher: Stone Press
  • Publish Date: March 2014
  • Page Count: 240
  • Dimensions: 8.5 x 5.51 x 0.55 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.68 pounds


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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2014-05-26
  • Reviewer: Staff

Across the globe, nonhuman mammals suddenly gain humanlike awareness: an understanding of themselves, the world around them, and the way in which they have been exploited by humanity for centuries. Soon war begins, with the newly awakened animals attempting to kill the human population, which is caught off guard by the attack, but quickly begins to fight back. The novel is told from the perspective of four animals: a circus elephant, a slaughterhouse pig, a wild bear, and faithful pet dog. The premise is a fascinating one, but the authors offer no explanation for the animals' sudden intelligence—and this will prevent many readers from buying into the narrative. Additionally, the book's ending is rushed, and the use of four protagonists hampers readers' ability to engage fully with any of them. Still, this novel is thought provoking and will make readers question their relationships with animals and the planet.

 
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