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The Drummer Boy by Leon Garfield
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Jan 08, 2015

it was amazing
bookshelves: british-irish, cover-love, historical-fiction, horror, paranormal, read-in-2015, young-adult


The drummer boy – the drummer boy! In and among the trees he stalked, drumsticks lifting high with a haughtiness that could never last. He was all but at the end of his road. He longed for his life to finish here where it had begun. All he prayed was that he might undo what he’d done and leave the world without the stain of having lived on it.

The Drummer Boy has to be one of the weirdest book I've ever read. It’s marketed as a children book and because of that many adults will pass it, and it’s a shame.

If I could use only one word to describe this story, I would use word Nightmarish , as the story has a dreamlike quality to it, especially the first chapters of it.

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Reading Progress

January 8, 2015 – Shelved
January 8, 2015 – Shelved as: not-yet-released
July 5, 2015 – Started Reading
August 26, 2015 –
August 28, 2015 –
69.0% "Is this a ghost story? Or Charlie is suffering from survivor's guilt or/and PTSD? \n \n "
August 28, 2015 –
90.0% "didn't see that coming\n \n "
August 28, 2015 – Shelved as: british-irish
August 28, 2015 – Shelved as: cover-love
August 28, 2015 – Shelved as: historical-fiction
August 28, 2015 – Shelved as: horror
August 28, 2015 – Shelved as: paranormal
August 28, 2015 – Shelved as: read-in-2015
August 28, 2015 – Shelved as: young-adult
August 28, 2015 – Finished Reading

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