I'll Sell You a Dog by Rosalind Harvey, Juan Pablo Villalobos

I'll Sell You a Dog

Rosalind Harvey, Juan Pablo Villalobos

256 pages first pub 2014 (editions)

fiction contemporary funny slow-paced


Long before he was the taco seller whose ‘Gringo Dog’ recipe made him famous throughout Mexico City, our hero was an aspiring artist: an artist, that is, till his would-be girlfriend was stolen by Diego Rivera, and his dreams snuffed out by his hy...

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Community Reviews Summary of 77 reviews


funny 88%
dark 55%
lighthearted 33%
reflective 33%
challenging 22%
adventurous 11%
inspiring 11%
sad 11%


medium 66%
fast 22%
slow 11%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 42% | Character: 42% | Plot: 14%

Strong character development?

It's complicated: 33% | No: 33% | Yes: 33%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 57% | Yes: 28% | No: 14%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 100%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 100%

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