Monday, August 27, 2007

Mr Pip - Lloyd Jones

The library has been lucky enough to have had a copy of Lloyd Jones' award winning novel donated to its collection.

There has been a lot of 'hype' about the novel and I certainly did find it a very interesting read. The choice of the 11 year old Matilda as the narrator means that the tale is told with a certain naivete, which in turn heightens the impact of the book's climax. The historical background of inter-tribal conflict and the independence movement in Papua New Guinea sets a brutal back-drop for a story where one book provides an escape from the harsh realities of life.

Mr Pip is more suitable for senior readers and staff. I know that a number of schools are buying it as a new senior text.

Read more about the author at this link

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