- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 878 KB
- Print Length: 376 pages
- Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0751500844
- Publisher: Gateway (31 Jan. 2013)
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00AZ0HGNO
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Not Enabled
- Average Customer Review: 5 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #464,159 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Michael, the hero of this story - if hero is the right word to use, is a boy who has a strange ability. Adopted at birth by Richard and Susan, under very dark circumstances, we find a small child who has powers he cannot begin to understand. To cope with the situation Michael explains that his powers come from his invisible friend, a friend called 'chalk boy'. This friend is powerfull indeed as he has the ability to retrieve objects that he 'fetches' through space and time. As Michael grows up we increasingly find his abilities exploited by those around him, especially his parents and we begin to realise that there is more to chalk boy than we can possibly guess.
Holdstock explores very well the dark emotional side of an unloved and unwanted child. He describes how greed and ambition can corrupt those who are suposed to love you and how in the end if you are not carefull you can get your just deserts. I too had invisible friends as a child but I am so glad that they were never like this...
I desperately wanted to know more about the boy's natural parents and am going to re read to see if i missed any clues but half of me thinks that leaving them a mystery with just the natural mother's phone call ,and one appearance i think, really helped to make the story extra intriguing. A legend of a book.