"Billy Dean, figlio di un amore proibito, amato in modo singolare, vive per molti anni chiuso in una camera murata, protetto e tenuto segreto a tutti. Quando finalmente potrà uscire si ritrova sopraffatto da una realtà che non capisce, violenta e terribile. Poi, grazie all’aiuto delle persone che lo amano, scopre di avere un dono speciale, che però si trasformerà in una nuova forma di prigionia… La storia magnetica e assoluta di una rinascita minacciata dalla indescrivibile violenza del mondo. Una storia in prima persona che vibra della forza dirompente delle parole, perché per raccontarla Billy Dean usa la sola lingua che ha imparato a conoscere."
- ISBN: 8862569432
- Casa Editrice: Salani
- Pagine: 288
another bleak offering from candlewick, god bless 'em. to begin - this book is written in the voice of billy dean, a boy who spent the first thirteen years of his life secreted away in the back room of an apartment in a war-torn world, with only three people knowing of his existence: his mother, his Leggi tutto
A strange story about a boy who grows up in a room by himself. Through his extreme isolation, he discovers he has powers beyond that of a normal boy. There is a mystery surrounding his parentage and also about the world outside the only room he has ever known. The boy's name is Billy Dean and this i Leggi tutto
Did not finish. Reading this book is making me stupider and giving me a headache. I can't stand the spelling. I know it's deliberate, but that doesn't make it any better.
I love David Almond's Young Adult novels, so I was keen to see what he turned out for adults, and whether it would have the same hallmarks or go off in completely new territory. Having read the book, I'm not sure it is a book especially for adults at all. It still feels YA to me because I think teen Leggi tutto
Hmm, this book was a bit of a puzzle for me. I feel like I was supposed to glean some deeper meaning and understanding of...something. But I didn't. That may be because I am quite a simple soul and anything beyond the actual story is lost on me. I don't like dissecting stories, it kind of sucks all
Billy Dean is born in the town of Blinkbonny, just outside Alnwick, the day the bombs explode razing his town and plunging his country into war. He grows up knowing only the walls of the tiny flat where he and his mother live, and the face of his father who is an occasional visitor, preaching hellfi Leggi tutto
An odd little tale, though one I liked. Written in disjointed English, the narrator, Billy Dean, not having been taught to read or write until quite late in his childhood. "Telt by Hisself" is how the whole book is written. It was a little distracting at first, but didn't notice it much throughout t Leggi tutto
This was quite possibly the worst book I have read so far this year. It was absolute rubbish. The way it was written I understand was meant to be how the character learnt to speak or write but made the book almost illegible and was just plain awful. I like many of David Almond's books but not this one. Leggi tutto
I was intrigued as soon as I read about The True Tale of the Monster Billy Dean. A crossover book, marketed to both children and adults. A book written by an award-winning author of books for children. I’d read a couple of them and I’d liked the mixture of reality and magic, earthiness and airiness. Leggi tutto
I don't really want to start this review by talking about the phonetic spelling, but it so colors the whole reading experience that I feel I really must get it out of the way. The whole book is written phonetically, and inconsistently phonetically (sometimes one is spelled "won," sometimes 1"). That Leggi tutto
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