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School: The Seventh Silence

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Jean Deforte has found a caterpillar. But lost his little sister. It's a difficult year. Father is dying and mother has sent him to an English school. Nobody likes Jean because he is half French. The girls are laughing. The teachers are on his back. The bullies are waiting in the hallways. Unluckily for Jean there are worse things than bullies: There are vacant black holes ...more
Published 2005 by Immanion Press/Magalithica Books
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Dec 22, 2012 rated it liked it
Recommended to Lauren by: Adam Herbertson
It was not a bad book, but I can't say that I loved it. It felt like someone telling me their dream. It felt very personal and that the author could see and feel everything about the story they were telling, but it didn't quite get through to me in that way. I'd say it was more of a compatibility problem with me, rather than a fault of the book.

The descriptions were never quite enough for the setting, the characters, the atmosphere etc to leap off the page. It dabbled in some interesting issues
Colin Leslie
Jul 28, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Craig Herbertsons' short stories such as New Teacher, Spanish Suite and Leibniz's Last Puzzle have been regular highlights of recent Black Book of Horror's and other anthologies, so I was delighted to get hold of a copy of his first and to date only novel length work.

School: The Seventh Silence follows the adventures of Jean Deforte. Jean is half french which already sets him aside as an outsider at school, creating classroom difficulties but these are the least of his problems. Left at an Engli
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I was born in Edinburgh. As a youth, I tried a few different career paths: labourer, clerk, gardener, salesman, barman, doorman. I was the singer and songwriter in the punk band, the Androids. I played Querelle in an avant-garde Mime Company for three years, performing a controversial adaptation of Genet’s novel banned by the Scottish Kirk. These occupations betrayed a similar pattern: Initial ent ...more
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