Deep In The English Countryside, Kenneth And His Older Brother Have Discovered The Land Of Arboria A Kingdom Of Adventure Waiting For Them Through A Gate In The Garden Wall As The World Outside Plunges Deeper Into Global Conflict, The Arborians Wage Their Own War Against The Barbarians. Original Surprising And somewhat sinister This book although, as said above, is rather long winded, the storyline however is so incredible No one has come up with such a fantastic storyline as this.I do feel this would be suited to only some as the way it s written doesn t quit
I can t help thinking that this could ve been made into perhaps a 150 page book rather than a 300 page book perhaps even less That gives you an idea of the pacing, and the amount of stuff that is, overall, unneccessary.Basic story Kenneth and Robert live with their grandmother in England during World War One There s a magic land beyond their house called Arboria, where they have adventures and fight against the Barbarians and their leader Davy Hearn Then two evacuees, Nadia and Janny, come to stay They live there for a while Then Robert leaves Kenneth stays for the rest of his life there, practically.That s really about it.This was atmospheric, in part due to the gorgeous stylistic writing, and the book itself was half way between have to keep reading and I want to put this down now I felt kind of obligated to finish.The events of the end were, in a way, worth the slow, slow build up That s what I felt, but I started to disconnect from the narrator at that stage If you were reading what I was reading, you would too It would have been better if the creepiness was turned up a little during the novel it s t
Very slow, but intriguing book To say that the end of the book has a twist would be an understatement Do not be fooled by the boring beginning narrative of children playing makebelieve in a treehouse, as it is quite the psychological thriller Not a book to read if you like fast paced stories that suck you in within the first few pages, but is a rewarding read if you see it through to the end and at a certain point, there is no turning bac
I read this novel when I was quite a bit younger and again recently I think that it would be quite easy to skim through this book and miss a lot of what Cockayne really intends whenever something strange occurs I doubt a superficial reader would enjoy this book.I can t really express what i found to be the intentions without giving away major aspects of the plot though I m afraid.I found this book to be chilling and interesting to read right up to the very end where I was sa
I read this when I was about 10, and remember enjoying the book, though I was sometimes disturbed.I ve actually being trying to remember this book s name for months, and might reread it now I ve found it. Confused and confusing I was never really clear on what was happening, and why it was relevant.The main character is very unsympathetic, and the story is way too depressing especially at the end hence the two stars. Freaky Had fun reliving the imaginative play my sister and I partook of when we were kids, but in the book the line between fantasy and reality became really blurred Kept me reading but wasn t a book I was dying to get back to It reminded me quite a bit of the movie Beautiful Mind. Read this when I was younger, like 12 maybe, and I still clearly remember it being very good D Interesting children s book I read this when I was way younger and do not think i will ever forget this story.
- The Good People
- Steve Cockayne
- 07 June 2019 Steve Cockayne