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The Iron Man by Ted Hughes
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Aug 23, 2010

liked it
bookshelves: book-club, genre-science-fiction
Read from August 23 to September 15, 2010

** spoiler alert ** A strangely touching story. I think it's been so ingrained into popular culture that when I read the book, the plot was overly familiar, despite the fact that I have never read the book before. It's best described in two parts, firstly the Giant v Humans and secondly the Giant v the Space Dragon. Oddly humourous, its simplicity and heart certainly made me smile throughout. I did find both parts of the book disconnected and one or two chapters a bit boring (and for a short book, this is a lot), which is probably why I didn't rate it as highly as I would've expected to.

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