Holes - Louis Sachar


Simple, understated prose tells an intense, complex story. This is what Beryl Bainbridge was aiming for and failed to achieve in 'Every Man for Himself'. Ostensibly a children's story - in that the protagonist is a young boy - it couldn't be more different from Pullman / Rowling / Rennison except in its quality. A little weird, a little humorous and very thought-provoking. Masterful, as they say.

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