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A Box Of Nothing

3.84  ·  Rating Details ·  37 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
After the man in the closed, empty shop gives James a box of nothing, he finds himself in the Dump, a bizarre world filled with strangely altered rubbish and large intelligent rats.
122 pages
Published (first published August 1st 1987)
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May 14, 2016 Jack rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Jag läste halva boken när jag var kanske 8-9 och lade då ner den för att den var så konstig, men läste sen ut den något år senare. Fattade ingenting. Jag gillade den då ändå vill jag minnas, säkerligen för att den verkade så djup och sen dess har den liksom fått gå som något slags mästerverk i mitt huvud utan att jag reflekterat mer över det. Så det kändes lämpligt med en omläsning. Och jag fattar fortfarande ingenting. Det är på ett sätt bara en typisk barnbok, en missförstådd pojke på äventyr ...more
Jul 11, 2016 Elizabeth rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I found a copy of this book in a Ziploc bag hidden in the wall of an old canal structure that today is essentially a cave. It was damp, dirty and smelly. After a few days with the pages exposed to the sunlight, I read it. Whoever left this particular book in the place where I found it knew what they were leaving. It was the perfect choice to create a real-life Neverending Story experience for someone else.
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Sep 25, 2015 John Byrnes rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
More than anything else - this book introduced me to the ideas of existentialism and to a story that took the ending of the universe as seriously as it could. It also discussed garbage and debris in a way that helped me develop and re-examine how I dealt with trash.
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Peter Malcolm de Brissac Dickinson OBE FRSL (born 16 December 1927) was a prolific English author and poet, best known for children's books and detective stories.

Peter Dickinson lived in Hampshire with his second wife, author Robin McKinley. He wrote more than fifty novels for adults and young readers. He won both the Carnegie Medal and the Whitbread Children's Award twice, and his novel The Blue
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