Not Too Narrow....Not Too Deep

Not Too Narrow....Not Too Deep

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  • Paperback | 160 pages
  • 120 x 180mm
  • Random House Children's Publishers UK
  • Corgi Childrens
  • London, United Kingdom
  • New impression
  • 0552087920
  • 9780552087926

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An unexpected sort of book - fits no grooves of classification - hard to place hard to indicate sales possibilities. But here goes. . There's a symbolic character - a spiritual force that dominates the book, which is the story of nine men who escape a penal colony in the Caribbean - and of this man, the tenth. There is strange adventure, there is a pervading sense of the supernatural, there is a sort of terrorism, a brutality - and yet never does the author lapse into the lewd or salacious. The book might be characterized as a strange blend of Mark Van Doren's The Transients & They Shoot Horses, Don't They? A book that might ride to popularity on the crest of curiosity, but that seems more likely to achieve a critical success, with a certain sort of snob appeal. Watch it. (Kirkus Reviews)show more