- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 1236 KB
- Print Length: 259 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Craig Stone (20 Feb. 2014)
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00IKROBB4
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Average Customer Review: 15 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #641,435 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Deep in the Bin of Bob Kindle Edition
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But this isn't about me, this is about Mr Stone.
As I said earlier he has his own style, he describes things in a way that no one else does. He dabbles in the surreal but is firmly rooted in reality. Deep In The Bin Of Bob follows an improbably named young Muslim on a journey, the journey takes place on a London council estate but that doesn't matter.
You should buy this book and then everything else he has written, get in (fairly) early while you still can.
What happens next is hard to say. In any case, the book can not easily be assigned to any specific genre. If I would say something like Alice-in-Wonderland meets The Three little Pigs meets Jaw I would not be right. What begins as an absurd funny story changes to one of the darkest matters conceivable, mixes with fairytale-ish horror only to break through the fourth wall to the reader (meta-fiction at its best). I won't reveal the end, but it moves me to read the book again. By knowing the end, the book reads certainly quite different.
I think Craig Stone manages to balance perfectly on the thin line between comedy, tragedy and nightmares and dreamscapes. This is probably not everyone's cup of tea, but I like to sip from this kind of story any day. Our hero Deep is not saying much ("a cat got his tongue"), but his deep thoughts, that is Deep's thoughts, off the mind of a fourteen-year-old, have moved this reader to think. I would imagine that the basic statements of the book, the thoughts of a deep thinker, can polarize the readership, and will lead to negative reviews. Be it as it may, I thank the author for his boldness - baldness? both!
Unconditional reading recommendation on my part!
I had no expectations when I started page 1, but by the time I reached 100% (what's wrong with page numbers, Kindle?!) I had been on quite a journey.
Reading this book was like trying to navigate a maze in total darkness - you have no idea which way it'll turn next, and even when you think you know, trust me - you don't.
I'll admit there are some things that my brain couldn't comprehend (that's what late night reading does), but on the whole this is a book I would read again, and recommend to others. In fact, I already have done!
If nothing else, I have a whole new view of Richard Porkins... sorry, Dawkins!
This is a complete departure from his first two books which are outstanding and were always going to be hard to follow.
Fear not, this is an amazing original read. Highly recommended.
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