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The Boy Who Kicked Pigs by Tom Baker
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Aug 27, 2009

really liked it
bookshelves: 2009, growing-pains, quirky
Read in September, 2009

This was a very quick read, which was in turns beguiling, disturbing and thought provoking. The illustrations accompanying each page are wonderful, darkly complimenting the narrative.

I'm not sure I'd class this as a children's book, as it is quite gruesome in places, yet it starts off with comments directed at the reader as if they were a child.

The story fairly fizzes along, and the action isn't short in coming. There are some wonderfully dark comic moments which descend into quite an horrific finale.

I didn't know what to expect from the book, and after reading it I'm still not sure exactly what it delivered for me!
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