What if money became worthless?
The coming winter was going to be a hard one and not because of the weather.
As England descends into economic chaos, sixteen-year-old Barry Mortimer's life turns upside down when his father moves the family from their cozy home in the city to a grim, brick mansion on the outskirts of town.
Why isn't anyone allowed to visit the Mortimers...more
I don't know how else to put this than to say, I hate this book. Hate it. There is nothing, and I mean nothing about it I enjoyed. I actually found myself getting angry while I was reading it. I was angry at the author for writing such non ...more
16-year-old Barry Mortimer is a fairly carefree person, living with his domineering father, Norman, his complacent mother, and his siblings in fair comfort. But a crisis is on the rise - the UK is producing more and more money, yet it gets harder and harder to afford to buy items as prices rise. If matters weren't confusing enough, Barry's father goes and buys the family a large, looming house that's much too big for them, and begi ...more
This book moves at a lightning pace. The tension mounts and doesn't stop until the very end, when Barry steps in to save the family. I read Noah's Castle based on a recommendation by Kather ...more
Este libro quiere dejarte con la pregunta sobre la moral. No se si lo hace extremadamente bien.
El padre, hasta al final del libro pude medio entenderlo. El es demasiado machista, pero siento que la sociedad o cuando nació lo hizo así, por el patriarcado.
Luego no me parecio tan entrañable la historia. Si me hizo pensar pero no es la mejor historia que haya leído.
El libro se desarrolla en una Inglaterra sumida en la crisis, en la cual la comida escasea y se muestra el lado mas inhumano de la gente al no tener nada que comer, no se puede conseguir trabajo y los precios suben cada vez mas.
El libro esta narrado desde el punto de vista de Barry Mortimer, un chico bastante normal que vive con sus 3 hermanos (Nessie, Geoff y Ellen), su madre y con un padre (Norman) bastante controlador que estuvo en el ejercit ...more
"You always used to be at work all day until we moved here," Mother pointed out.
"That was before the present crisis," said Father. "Now I have the shopping to do."
"It was you who insisted on doing it," Mother said. ... "I sometimes wonder what I'm for. Just cooking and cleaning, I suppose. I might as well be a serv ...more
I first read this in Middle School (Year Six?) when it was *introduced to me by a vis ...more
|What's the Name o...: economic collapse, hoarding, breaking into a house to steal [s]||4||41||Feb 04, 2013 01:42AM|
He was born in Leeds, and studied at Leeds Grammar School and Emmanuel College ...more