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Millions by Frank Cottrell Boyce
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Apr 29, 2008

it was amazing
bookshelves: audio, middle-grade, read2008
Read in May, 2008

So. Good. The "what if you found a million dollars" premise has the potential to be super cliche, but Boyce turns it into a sort of modern parable that's hilarious and quirky and honest and morally challenging. I have to say that I usually hate magical realism, but I totally bought it here... it brings the funniest and most poignant moments.


This is still "totally quality." I've said it before and I'll say it again. Audiobooks with British accents. Accept no substitutes.

And ooh - an audiobook within an audiobook! I've never come across that before.


Finally remembered to pick up another audiobook. I listened to the first 6 minutes on the way home and I was already laughing so hard there were tears. Definitely living up to Framed. Stop writing screenplays and write some more children's books, please, Mr. Boyce! (Or, I suppose I could just watch his movies...)

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Rebecca Since I've already weighed in too many times for one review, I'll just tack this on as a comment. It just hit me today that the premise for this book, the pound switching over to the euro, isn't actually true! (In point of fact, I was talking to an English customer and almost corrected him when he started converting dollars to pounds. Heh.) And Framed has a similarly plausible but unlikely backstory. I love how Boyce slips these slightly alternate realities into his otherwise non-sci-fi writing.

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