“Pigeon English”

August 25, 2011 at 3:05 pm | Posted in Fiction | 1 Comment

Stephen Kelman’s Pigeon English is the first title I have read from the Booker long list this year.  Judging by this book, we’re off to a great start.

Writing from the perspective of a child has its pitfalls.  I found Harrison Opuku to be a captivating narrator.  His preoccupations, speech patterns, and actions struck me as completely plausible.  His is  an optimistic, endearing voice, making the setting and story yet more heartbreaking.

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I’m going to go out on a limb here, considering that I have twelve books to go, and say that I think Pigeon English is a shoo-in for the short list.

Now I am reading Far to Go.  I’ll review it soon, if I can ever get through it.


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