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This review is from: Peter Pan (Puffin Classics) (Paperback)
I bought this because it was a classic which we didn't have in the house. I thought it would be a good read, because how else would it have become a classic? I admit it isn't badly written but it seems to have been for the childish indulgence of J.M.Barrie. Peter is just an awful child, his arrogance and self importance outweighing any good that might be seen in him and Wendy is just such a girl that I found myself wanting it to end rather near the beginning. I just really disliked this book, it was, now that I really think about it, quite sinister. I just couldn't see the joy that so many others have seen in it. I was more on the side of the mother who had her children leave and forget her.
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Initial post: 30 Jun 2011 16:38:50 BDT
I could not agree more that Peter Pan is a spoiled, selfish, child, never caring for other people's feelings not even his closed friends!
In reply to an earlier post on 23 Oct 2012 04:09:45 BDT
he didn't smash the Never bird's eggs though did he!
I do agree though, the book does not live up to all the Peter Pan films I've seen. The kids learning to fly hardly gets a mention, and his description of Tinker bell is bordering on perverted.
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