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I am not talking Twilight which I know is all the rage, I am talking crossover books that take me back daydrexmer my childhood favourites such a Roald Dahl. The Daydreamer is actually Peter Fortune a young boy who though people might see as quite and a little bit subdued, dull and distant is actually a boy who has such an over active imagination he often vanishes off into the land of daydreaming.

In fact Peter does this so often that he tends to forget everything around him, what the time is, what day it might be or even who he actually is.

In fact it is this part of his personality that makes people label him difficult when really what he is harbouring is actually quite a talent. After being introduced to Peter which is a comic little opener to the book we then in the following chapters, which read like individual short stories, get to see just how his imagination goes off with him in some wonderfully surreal tales.

One day he swaps places with his iaj old cat and goes around showing the local cats just who is boss.

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One day he manages to mceewan rid of all of his family. One day he manages to catch the local burglar causing a suburban wave of mceean during a crime spree down The Fortunes road. In fact what the book is also looking at dwydreamer things from the eyes of children for adults that read it and through the eyes of others daydrewmer children that read it.


For example The Cat looks at loss and mortality it is quite sad be warnedThe Baby looks at things through a babies eyes and tries to deal with jealousy of older children and The Grown Up looks at the future and sort of touches on puberty and trying to understand adults a bit more which for a child must be a mystery. You could call these modern fables in a way but all done with a human angle whilst being sometimes quirky, sometimes surreal, sometimes humorous, sometimes sad, sometimes disturbing and yet always very entertaining.

It shows just how much thought McEwan puts into all of his works in terms of getting into differing characters heads. Has this ever happened to you with one of you favourite authors?

How do you rate cross-over fiction and indeed the author Ian McEwan? Author surprises are lovely! I am interested on your thoughts on Atonements mcewn the bits you didnt love as I loved it so much! I do prefer On Chesil Beach though which is a bit controversial an opinion I believe ha! Looking back at my notes, Simon, I enjoyed parts more than others — the second half dragged a little although picked up in the last 50 pages or so.

I liked its commentary on writing and the first half was impeccable. I was not oan huge fan of the characters but they redeemed themselves in my opinion in the last section. Oh no did I sound challenging then?

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I didnt mean to, its just because I searched your blog and couldnt find your thoughts and I love your opinion, sorry Claire! Not all all, Simon! Saturday I once started and found really really difficult so stopped but I will try again one day!

So read Atonement and On Chesil Beach and really, really loved both! I want to read everything by him someday. Love the title and the cover that you posted. Will look out for it, surely.


I am very much in the love catagory. Oh I do Lizzy, I so far have loved them all bar Saturday which I stopped 20 pages in as was finding it really hard for some reason!

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Twitter Pinterest Tumblr Facebook Google. October 12, at 2: October 13, at You summed it up delightfully, author suprises are indeed lovely. The film wasnt bad… wasnt amazing but certainly wasnt bad! October 12, at 3: October 12, at daydramer October 12, at 8: Oh my relationship with McEwan is in crisis! Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Email required Address never made public.

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