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Link between the man and the boy as each experiences his own painful rite of passage is movely described in this powerful and evocative novel. Short and simply but beautifully written The writer is a poet and it really comes through in the writing

Summary The Burning Boys

The Burning Boys

When David's mother is killed in the Blitz he moves to a new life in Lancashire with his young aunt Jean As he watches the adult world around. 1993 notebook this is good I know it but don t feel as if I m reading anything new About midway I get interested Nicely turned really Characters a little stock

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Him a fighter pilot wakes to discover his brutal disfigurement The Burning Kindle in a world he neither recognises nor remembers The fragile. I am so glad to finally be finished with this revolting little book Reading Goodreads mini author bio John Fuller is an English poet author and critic He is an Emeritus Fellow of Magdalen College Oxford where he was Tutor in English one would be forgiven for expecting something akin to a masterpiece One might surely at least expect decent characterisation and believable inner dialogue But no We have two main characters David and the pilot David is a schoolboy though of god knows what age as his behaviour varyingly could have fit a child of seven or a child of say thirteen The pilot of variable name is a burns victim Both have an incredibly wordy and tired inner dialogue with endless philosophising again seeming incongruous with David s youth Doubtless there is some allusion between the pilot s burned disfigurement and David s imagined exploration of attics and chimneys lit up like the burning boys at the close of the book Perhaps this is even profound I wouldn t k


4 thoughts on “The Burning Boys

  1. says:

    1993 notebook; this is good I know it but don't feel as if I'm reading anything new About midway I get interested Nicely turned really Characters a little stock?

  2. says:

    I am so glad to finally be finished with this revolting little book Reading Goodreads' mini author bio John Fuller is an English poet author and critic He is an Emeritus Fellow of Magdalen College Oxford where he was Tutor in English one would

  3. says:

    Short and simply but beautifully written The writer is a poet and it really comes through in the writing

  4. says:

    A very elegant and intellectually satisfying book on a fascinating time in our history

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