The Running Man:
There had always been the Running Man—always that phantom form somewhere in the distance, always shuffling relentlessly closer . . .
For a long time, fourteen-year-old Joseph has wondered about old Tom Leyton, his reclusive next-door neighbor. Gossip and rumors suggest that something terrible happened to Tom in the past.
Then Joseph is asked to draw Tom for a school a...more
On the younger spectrum of YA (I’d say 12+), The Running Man is a story of a young boy named Joseph who has to draw a port...more
liked Tom’s amiable sister, Caroline, but Tom was just weird. He rarely came out of his house. Not much was known
about Tom Leyton.
That all changed when Joseph got a portrait assignment in his art class at school. Joseph suddenly found himself in the
Leyton household drawing none other than Tom. The two bonded over Tom’s silkworms and became friends. The
mysteries of Tom Leyton were...more
Gradually, Joseph spends more and more time with Tom and...more
I believe it will join the classics. Though originally an Ishmael fan, I read 'running man'. curious about the author's first published book and this became a sudden favourite.
If you missed this book, you have miss...more
The mystery of Joseph Davidson's street has always been about his elusive neighbor, Tom Leyton. Joseph has always liked Tom's amiable sister, Caroline, but Tom was just weird. He rarely came out of his house. Not much was known about Tom Leyton.
That all changed when Joseph got a portrait assignment in his art class at school. Joseph suddenly found himself in the Leyton household drawing none other than Tom. The two bonded over Tom's silkworms and became fri...more
Despite never attending the group or actually meeting any of its members (I did try) I kept turning up to receive the selected books each month and sometimes they even included talking points. I did so bec...more
“The Running Man” is from the point of view of 14 year old Joseph Davidson. It begins at a funeral and is about Joseph remembering back over all that happened.
Joseph is invited by his neighbour, Caroline Leyton to draw a portrait of her brother (Tom Leyto...more
J’ai tout simplement adoré. Michael Gerard Bauer nous offre ici un roman empreint de philosophie, de valeurs et de fraternité. Ce sont les thèmes centraux, ce que véhicule l’oeuvre et qui ressort après sa lecture. De plus, on y perçoit fortement un encouragement à combattre ses peurs, à les affronter pour pouvoir complètement les éliminer. Pas étonnant que ce bouquin ait remporté le « Children’s Book Council of Australia Awards of Books of the year » en 20...more
This is a well-written story. It offers stories about how...more
i think i may have liked Twilight more... wait, no, i don't know. It was pretty boring. But then Twilight sucked...
Anyway this book was basically:
Boy is a loner
boy meets neighbours brother loner (only its sadder because he's like fifty something)
the two become friends because of the silkworms (awww, not)
man says "MIRACLES SUCK"
boys blames man
ANNNNNNNNND THE END after some more stuff
Ok, this book is quite sad and moving, but honestly only...more
However. I shall attempt not to pass judgement on...more
A family move into a new house. There are rumours going around that the man next door has done something really bad and that only his sister lives with him to look after him. When the boy is given art homework he is asked by the sister next door to draw her brother. They form this kind of friendship and the mystery starts to unravel itself.
These included Commercial / Law and Social Work where he quickly discovered he was neither lawyer nor social worker material. Finally, like everyone else who didn't have a clue what they...more