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Nel garage della nuova casa, Michael scopre qualcosa di magico: una creatura, un po’ uomo un po’ uccello, che sembra avere bisogno di aiuto. Si chiama Skellig e adora il cibo cinese e la birra scura. Non sapremo mai di preciso cos’è; l’importante per Michael, e per la sua sorellina sospesa tra la vita e la morte in ospedale, è che Skellig ci sia. Come scrive Nick Hornby, Skellig è una storia ‘meravigliosamente semplice ma anche terribilmente complicata (...) un libro per tutti, e l’autore lo sa’.
- ISBN: 883100543X
- Casa Editrice: Salani
- Pagine: 160
- Data di uscita: 28-05-2020
“Don’t be angry. Be my friend.” – David Almond, Skellig Written in 1998, Skellig is a young adult fantasy novella which focuses on a young boy named Michael. He is experiencing multiple high stress events in his life. He has moved into a very creepy old house, and his mother has just given birth to a Leggi tutto
Well, that was excellent. This book is a brief mouthful of myth and hope and atmosphere. Reasons to read it? 1. There's a magical, irritable man in the narrator's garage. He likes Chinese take out and dead mice. 2. There is a wise and judgmental girl-neighbor who becomes the narrator's best friend. 3. Leggi tutto
I read this about ten years ago now, and I’d completely forgotten about how much I loved it at the time. As soon as I picked it up and began reading it again I remembered why. The story of the rebirth of Skellig is a wonderful little tale; it is an allegory for the ever evolving nature of man, and h Leggi tutto
3.5 stars. Lovely little fable, only 170 pages I finished it pretty quickly and really enjoyed it. Sweet tale of friendship, family, love and imagination. Michael finds what he assumes to be a homeless man - hiding out in the garage of the new house he has moved into with his parents and baby sister Leggi tutto
i'm no teen, so i can't adequately judge this. it seems more interesting than some of the teen fiction books out back when i was wee, but more like a fable or a fairy tale than a full length novel. not a waste of an hour and a half.... come to my blog!
I wept. Buckets. And was happier for it. My son had this book for a school project so I read it to help him out. He had to prise it from my fingers after an hour and a half, and I wanted to go back and read it again. It embodies all that I think is good in Young Adult fiction, an unspoiled, simple bu Leggi tutto
I read this because in one of Nick Hornby's Believer columns he mentioned this was supposed to be the best YA book of all time. I don't know where he got this information, maybe from the ALA or some other three letter group. He gave it a glowing review so I thought I'd read it. My first thought afte Leggi tutto
It's odd. The first time I read anything that could be considered Magical Realism, I was super impressed by the subtlety and the grounding of the tale, as if it was mostly traditional fiction bordering on allegory, only milder. After a certain point, each Magical Realism tale sits rather more blandly Leggi tutto
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