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This review is from: The Borribles: The Borrible Trilogy: Book One (Kindle Edition)
Somehow, this modern classic managed to fall between the cracks and out of print. I'm very pleased to see it back again; giving people second-hand copies was starting to get prohibitively expensive!
I'd recommend this book (and the second and third volumes of the trilogy, the quality doesn't dip) to anybody who instinctively sympathises with people who find themselves on the receiving end of "authority". Them Borribles outwit Plod by the skin of their unbrushed teeth until [____ ____ ____ __ ___ ____ and ____ ____ even _______].
I was over 30 the first time I read it. I wish I'd've been 12. It would've turned my world upside-down and inside-out. In a good way.
Recommended for the very coolest 11-year-olds who are destined to dismiss Catcher in the Rye as "full of ____" at 13 and suck their teeth at 6th Form English teachers who've never even heard of "A Confederacy of Dunces" and who dismiss Kurt Vonnegut as "that science fiction writer".
We know literature when we read it. It's this.
I quite like it. Harry who? Lyra what?