Kids Book Corner

  • Goose Girl
  • Mrs. Frisby and The Rats of NIMH
  • Peter and The Shadow Thieves
  • Peter and The Star Catchers
  • Simon Bloom, The Gravity Keeper
  • Stella Brite and The Dark Matter Myster
  • The Island of The Blue Dolphins
  • The Phantom Toll Booth
  • The School Library Journal
  • The Sisters Grimm
  • Tuck Everlasting


Sunday, March 08, 2009

I Have to Gush...

I really enjoyed this book that was recommended at our recent book club group. If you like Aldous Huxley, George Orwell, or books like William Golding's Lord of the Flies
you will like this book. I actually more than liked it, I think it is amazing! The use of letters sent to different characters to tell the story was perfect. The transformation from a literate and ordered society to one that is paranoid, fanatical and destroyed within mere months is really not far-fetched. The whimsical telling of this story takes us down the primrose path into the thorny briers of this little island of Nollop masterfully. I highly recommend this one!

Take care! We are off to play with aunts, uncles and cousins...oh my!


Carol said...

Oh I remember reading the Lord of the Flies for a school assignment. I think they still do that nowdays too.

Enjoy your family day with the relos.

Michael Taylor said...

Tahnks for the review. I look forward to reading this.