Publish date: July 31st 2007
Publisher: Dial Press
Pages no: 272
Edition language: English
I picked up Mister Pip off a library shelf on a whim and found myself enjoying it. The book is set on an island that was having some political unrest. The only white man on the island starts teaching the local children by reading Great Expectations to them. The story is told through the eyes of Mati...
I started out liking this book, but was blindsided by the horrific ending. I try to avoid that kind of thing, but it seems that these days, your book just won't be taken seriously unless you throw in some rape, child abuse, incest, or molestation to make it about things that are Important. It's kind...
I've seen this book on a few lists and I picked it up recently from the library for my husband and had it on my to-read list. When I started it yesterday, I read the first page and immediately remembered it (I read it a few years back), but in order to adequately review re-read it.I think the profo...
Strong: well-plotted, emotional, pretty language. Self-consciously literary, with a sum-up by the narrator at the end that it might have been stronger without.
This book is all about the ending--the inevitable trauma that you sense waiting in the wings from the first appearance of the "redskins" and the disappearance of all the village males into the jungle. This book is not about Charles Dickens, Great Expectations or the strange captivation the book and...
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