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5.0 out of 5 stars
Inspired writing, 25 April 2010
This is my first David Almond book. First of many, I think. As the world seems about to shatter around him, Bobby discovers love, friendship and the meaning of life. It's all beautifully written and the last scene on the beach, though poignant, is an absolute delight to read. The chapter when Bobby recalls his own childhood and measures how both futile and beautiful life is has moved me as few other books have managed to do in a long time. I desperately didn't want to finish it as I could have read it for days. Wonderful!