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John Boyne
Birth date: 1971-04-30
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Here's an amusing tale of rags to riches and the impact that has on those surrounding the young protagonist. Charming and occassionally surprising. Perhaps not as good as The Secret Garden, where our protagonists are allowed flaws but I'm glad I got round to this one.
runner rated it 2 years ago
A colourful, lusty comical look into the life of one Maurice Swift, who is both flamboyant and arrogant, in his attempt to become a world famous novelist. The only problem is that Swift had zero talent as an author and resorts to plagiarism to achieve his aims. As a narcissist he has no consideratio...
Reading is my ESCAPE from Reality!
Reading is my ESCAPE from Reality! rated it 3 years ago
Audience: Grades 6 & up Format: Hardcover/Library Copy Although Pierrot Fischer's father didn't die in the Great War, his mother, Emilie, always maintained it was the war that killed him. - first sentence So, I picked up this book because the cover reminded me of The Boy in the Striped Paj...
Lillelara rated it 3 years ago
“This House is Haunted” is a book about a haunted house. Surprise, surprise! The ingenuity of the title should have given me an inkling about the quality of the book. But since I was in the mood for a haunted house story and John Boyne is a well-beloved author, I decided to give it a try. To put i...
Thewanderingjew rated it 3 years ago
The Heart’s Invisible Furies, John Boyne, author; Stephen Hogan, narrator I was so looking forward to reading this book because I admire the author’s work. After reading the first few chapters, I raved about it and recommended it. The narrator was great, interpreting situations and voices well. Soo...
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