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  • 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
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars 5 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #464,159 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Robert Holdstock specialises in that kind of writing that deals with the unseen. The things you see out of the corner of your eye that when you turn to face them are not there. It is not magic, it is not imagination yet it is a combination of both. In The Fetch once again Holdstock provides us with another story in which you feel you are constantly trying to get a handle on the reality of the situations around you. The moment you think you have a grasp on reality he again throws you a curve ball to send you reeling off onto a new tangent.
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...
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I have been wanting to read this book for years and it was worth the wait. All the spooky happenings have you on the edge of your seat as you wait to find out what is behind Chalk Boy and the myserious talent of 'fetching'. I expected the boy's adopted parents to be more evil and his father was in that he took advantage of his son's talent to make money, however he is desperate so although what he does is deplorable, i can understand the desperate situation he's in.
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.
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enchanting and addictivee as I have found all Holdstock`s books. Mythago was given the firsr star by mistake.
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Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Still reading but enjoying every page. At times quite chilling, fascinating story, looking forward to the end.
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I read this when I was in hospital and it kept me hooked from begining to end. A great read.
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