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Tall Tales From Pitch End

3.61  ·  Rating details ·  57 ratings  ·  11 reviews
Ruled by the Elders, policed by an unforgiving battalion of Enforcers and watched by hundreds of clockwork Sentries, Pitch End is a town where everybody knows their place.

Soon-to-be fifteen-year-old Bruno Atlas still mourns the death of his Rebel father ten years ago, and treasures the book of stories he secretly uncovered: the Tall Tales from Pitch End. After discovering
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Paperback, 384 pages
Published June 2013 by Hot Key Books
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Emily
Mar 17, 2018 rated it it was ok
this book could have been good. but the constant use of ‘ye’ instead of ‘you’ drove me round the bend.
Tayla
Apr 19, 2020 rated it it was ok
* Read for The Stay at Home Reading Rush 2020 - Read a book with a house on the cover *
*Read for the OWL's readathon 2020- Care of Magical Creatures prompt *

This wasn’t for me. It felt like a chore to read, and if I wasn’t being stubborn and reading it for two readathons, I think I would have DNF’d it.
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Garza
Jul 02, 2017 rated it liked it
Nice book. Not-so-nice ending.
The Book Gazer (Eddie)
Nov 29, 2013 rated it really liked it
I'm impressed.... Tall Tales From Pitch End was written in somewhat of a unique way. Simply by the mannerisms and language used, it separated itself from the crowd. During the beginning quarter, there was something almost lyrical about the way Nigel Mcdowel describes Bruno's situation. Pitch End's dialogue and writing style, was both a surprise and delight to me.

"Bruno dared his eyes open and say smoke. He felt the dizzy orchestra of noise, the tearing like material being shorn in two, everywher
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Alice
Mar 15, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2014-reads
This book was fascinating, the writing style, the plot, the world McDowell created and the characters. Every part of this book was intriguing in some way. Which is why I am slightly confused as to why I didn't enjoy this book as much as I thought I would. The writing was very poetic, and I found it unique and very different to the books I have been reading currently. The writing style fits perfectly with the world because the world is so imaginative and although this phrase is thrown about a lot ...more
Skye
Jul 26, 2014 rated it really liked it
This book was so good! I loved the main character, Bruno, and the fantasy-feel of the world it was set in, which is so similar to our own world. I lost interest slightly towards the middle but luckily the story picked up again right after! I'd recommend this book to anyone who liked adventure/ fantasy books as it definitely had a Terry-Pratchett feel about it. Also the ending is amazing- but I won't spoil it! ...more
D.J. McCune
Aug 28, 2013 rated it really liked it
A quirky, original book with lots of twists and turns. Bruno Atlas is a hero you find yourself cheering on. It's especially interesting for anyone from Northern Ireland - a Northern Irish book in tone and turn of phrase, without being all about the Troubles. I really enjoyed this book and would love to know what happens next. The ending leaves you wanting more. ...more
Lily Rose
Jul 21, 2013 rated it really liked it
A lovely poetic writing style, McDowell has created a fantasy world that is unique and fun to spend time in.
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From Nigel McDowell's blog (http://www.nigelmcdowellauthor.com/ab...)

I grew up in County Fermanagh, rural Northern Ireland, and as a child spent most of my time battling boredom, looking for adventure - crawling through ditches, climbing trees, devising games to play with my brother and sister, and reading. My favourite book as a child was The Witches by Roald Dahl.

After graduating with a degree i
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