Bordering On Fable

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Guardian Unlimited Books | Review | Educating Bruno

Kathryn Hughes reviews John Boyne's The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas [see below for link to Boyne's explanation of how he came to wirite the novel]

One of the great triumphs of this book is the way that John Boyne manages the shift in register from the intensely concrete inner world of his child narrator - a place where an elder sister's pigtails or the corner of a bedroom window are branded on your inner eye - to something that borders on fable...

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