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At first I was completely weirded out by the almost non-existent grammar and punctuation in the book, but as the book was meant to have been written by an eleven-year-old boy I understood why the author chose to write it that way.

I found the whole thing gripping, insightful and touching. He had it easy. Barney vorrebbe solo fuggire da tutti, cambiare vita: The gimmick is that it is a re-imagining of Hamlet, but set in modern England and with an eleven-year old named Philip as the surrogate of the troubled Danish prince.

With Philip’s uncle Alan muscling in on both the pub and his brother’s widow, it’s not hard for Philip to believe his dead father when he says that rather than the accident everyone thinks, his death was actually murder and that Philip is the only one who can help his ghost move on.

Something evaporated under my very eyes. Estratto da ” https: Aleta This answer contains spoilers… view spoiler [ Not that I read. I felt they were unnecessary. A young boy of eleven loses his father, only to be confronted by his ghost. The book is written in first person train of thought. In Shaker Heights, a placid, progressive suburb of Cleveland, everything is meticulously planned – from the layout of the winding roads, to the colours of the houses, to the successful lives its residents will go on to lead.

Robertson, Conrad Black mulls over applying for citizenshipin Toronto Star21 maggio As I listened to this Hamlet with a twist retelling and wondering who the audience was, a number of things happened that bumped it up to a HS audience – I can tolerate f-bombs, but not the c-bombs.


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It’s bloody hard writing from the perspective of a child, especially when covering high-impact, emotive issues! I found the whole thing gripping, insightful and touch I thought The Dead Fathers Club was excellent. URL consultato il 9 aprile archiviato dall’ url originale il 19 marzo Except it might be my point, because I An update on the Hamlet story, this reads much like “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nightime” I think that’s right with a yound narrator set to avenge his father’s death at the hands of his uncle.

Knowing for certain how evil he would become – probably.

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It apdri depends on how literally you take the title of the book, which refers to the gathering of which Philip’s father has unwillingly become a part: So I knew right then what the pain in my stomach was. The ending has a cliff-hanger feel, so if you like all your ends tied up neatly, you might not enjoy this particular book. May 30, Kath rated it really liked it. I enjoyed the convention of writing from the year-old’s point of view – the story drew me in and kept my attention.


Philip’s narrative voice is completely believable, as is the story with events and characters recognisable from Hamlet but very cleverly adapted to Philip’s modern-day school extinti home life. Will I like it?

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And this brings Philip to a crossroads: And while that voice worked well for the autistic narrator of “Nightime” at times I felt this kid was really stupid for an 11 year old. Open Preview See a Problem?

Why, try this intriguing novel His dad, who was killed in a car accident, appears as a bloodstained ghost at his own funeral and introduces Philip to the Dead Fathers Club. Sadly, this approach isn’t really for me, although I do have my own interpretation which obviously spoilers prevent me sharing here. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.


Loosely based on Hamlet, this book left me wondering almost throughout its entirety whether the narrator was sane or not. The best part of the book was the writing. On his teacher trying to involve him with his peers by making him dance at a party: I enjoyed the nods to the original Hamlet, and deii the clever ways they’re woven in. His multi-award padgi popular first novel for children, Shadow Forest, was published in and its sequel, The Runaway Troll, in That’s the way this ends.

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The film rights to all his dej novels have been sold. I don’t know what to make of the ending of this book. URL consultato il 22 maggio archiviato dall’ url originale l’8 luglio Geniale e inconsueta riproposizione del Dramma del grande Bardo con Amleto nelle “vesti” di un feto prossimo alla nascita.

Perhaps my standards are too high for preteens or perhaps he was just overwhlemed with grief, but that’s not my point. A lot of people hated the writing style, which I can totally respect as I know for a lot of people it would have taken a lot of getting used to, absolutely! I’d really recommend it – especially if you like the author’s other books.

He’s eyeing his uncle comforting his grieving mother and doesn’t like this one bit. And, in spite of, or rather more likely Because OF, the ending I feel the need to re-read the whole darn thing. The style of the book was unique. And you might argue that was part of the point, that death and the real world is very confusing for kids, but Estonti digress.