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Extended Audio Sample Paperboy (Unabridged), by Christopher Fowler
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (56 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Christopher Fowler Narrator: Gordon Griffin Publisher: Random House Audiobooks Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Christopher Fowler's memoir captures life in suburban London as it has rarely been seen: through the eyes of a lonely boy who spends his days between the library and the cinema, devouring novels, comics, and cereal packets - anything that might reveal a story. Caught between an ever-sensible but exhausted mother and a DIY-obsessed father fighting his own demons, Christopher takes refuge in words. His parents try to understand their son's peculiar obsessions, but fast lose patience with him - and each other. The war of nerves escalates to include every member of the Fowler family, and something has to give, but does it mean that a boy must always give up his dreams for the tough lessons of real life? Beautifully written, this rich and astute evocation of a time and a place recalls a childhood at once entertainingly eccentric and endearingly ordinary.

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Ruth Anne Corbett | 6/2/2013

    " Well this was the first book of my new book club.......hmm what can I say? Interesting. Not the kind of book I would usually ead. For me I there was a lot of social history, which I love. But I found the the mother and father to be really tragic.......the others found them hilarious! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Lorraine | 12/31/2012

    " excellent well written account of a boy growing up in 70s..recommend especially for the memories it brings back of things such as vesta packet food, chopper bikes etc "

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