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samivel
250219.  Sat Dec 29, 2007 7:25 pm Reply with quote

Robert Cormier is a good author for young adults.

 
Jenny
250232.  Sat Dec 29, 2007 7:45 pm Reply with quote

Oh yes, I've read a few of his and enjoyed them.

 
Starfish13
252103.  Fri Jan 04, 2008 5:45 am Reply with quote

Hi dotcom,

The 'Tales of the Otori' series by Lian Hearn is very good, especially if you liked films like 'Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon', but for older teens. Michelle Paver's 'Chronicles of Ancient Darkness' series is a good follow up for readers who have tackled the HP books, following the story of a young boy called Torak in stone age times.

I got a book called 'Blood Red, Snow White' for Xmas, about the Russian Revolution and Arthur Ransome (who wrote the Swallows and Amazons series) which looks promising, so I'll let you know what I think when I get round to reading it.

 
dotcom
252908.  Sat Jan 05, 2008 2:29 pm Reply with quote

Hiiii. Thanks to everyone for your recommendations. Jenny, I've read a lot of Evelyn Waugh ("A Handful Of Dust" is a particular favourite), but not the war ones, so I'll track them down, and Samivel, I've read a little Robert Cormier and have a couple of his from the library languishing in my room somewhere, so I'll see if I can't track them down. Thanks for the recommendations, Starfish - I'm sorry, but I've read them all! I'd definitely recommend them, though.

 
oz diva
256038.  Fri Jan 11, 2008 4:35 am Reply with quote

dotcom, how about John Marsden's Tomorrow series. They begin with Tomorrow When the War Began. They are very powerful teen novels. Not fantasy, so quite different to the other stuff you've read.

The premise is that the main character and her friends live in country Australia and are getting on with their lives when the country is invaded by a unnamed force. (It's Indonesia but never explicity stated.) Marsden was prompted to write the story from the Indonesian invasion of East Timor.

Something else I enjoyed over Christmas was The Last Family in England. Not a kids book, but the story of a family - narrated by the labrador.

Also in kids fiction The Boy in the Striped Pajamas - very powerful stuff. The whole family from my 11 yr old niece up has read it.

 
Sadurian Mike
298470.  Tue Mar 18, 2008 10:46 pm Reply with quote

Sebastian flyte wrote:
Moomins..*looks about all shame-faced*

Moomins are top entertainment. I had just about all the books when I was about your age, Seb, and plan to get them all again for my kids.

Mine love the books by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. From Gruffalo to Tiddler (the latest), they are all ideal for bedtime reads and illustrated in a similar style to the Richard Scarry books of my childhood, with plenty going on behind the main action.

 
Sebastian flyte
348949.  Sat May 31, 2008 5:10 am Reply with quote

Moomins are superb! :D

 
cnb
349037.  Sat May 31, 2008 8:52 am Reply with quote

You just want me to post that moomin porn picture again, don't you?

 
Sadurian Mike
349162.  Sat May 31, 2008 1:33 pm Reply with quote

Yes, yes I do.

*intrigued and a little scared*

 
Sebastian flyte
349169.  Sat May 31, 2008 1:49 pm Reply with quote

cnb wrote:
You just want me to post that moomin porn picture again, don't you?


please don't break my childish heart with such filth.. unless it is snufkin doing the park keeper...

 
Sadurian Mike
349171.  Sat May 31, 2008 1:51 pm Reply with quote

Sebastian flyte wrote:
cnb wrote:
You just want me to post that moomin porn picture again, don't you?


please don't break my childish heart with such filth.. unless it is snufkin doing the park keeper...

You know that you are a very bad man, don't you?

 
Sebastian flyte
349190.  Sat May 31, 2008 2:21 pm Reply with quote

Sadurian Mike wrote:
Sebastian flyte wrote:
cnb wrote:
You just want me to post that moomin porn picture again, don't you?


please don't break my childish heart with such filth.. unless it is snufkin doing the park keeper...

You know that you are a very bad man, don't you?


Yes sorry, totally provoked though!

 
cnb
349204.  Sat May 31, 2008 2:39 pm Reply with quote

 
Sadurian Mike
349221.  Sat May 31, 2008 3:04 pm Reply with quote

My childhood memories are forever tarnished.

 
paulinus
355609.  Sat Jun 07, 2008 12:27 pm Reply with quote

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Ditto porn.

 

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