Tuesday, November 13, 2007

CLICK: A smorgasbord of literary styles!

Whew!

Just finished Click. I cannot decide whether I am absolutely floored by the way its come together or simply baffled at the "jumps" this story has taken and yet seems to be whole. It definitely warrants a second read.

SPOILER WARNING!!

Linda Sue Park starts the story perfectly with so many threads, that one can only marvel at how much she's given the authors who follow, to work with .

The story takes off as each author selects a thread and then weaves it along in their own inimitable style.

I had not read much of David Almond but was entranced by his chapter "Annie" that had a dreamlike quality, you almost had to look at it sideways.

Loved the character development of "Jason" by Eoin Colfer.

"Lev", by Deborah Ellis explains the mystery of the box that contained the shells.

A thought-provoking chapter called "Maggie" by Nick Hornby, followed by Roddy Doyle's "Vincent"- poignant with a touch of levity.

And then a chapter called "Min" by Tim Wynne-Jones. His superb use of the metaphor was evident at the end of the chapter.

Ruth Ozeki 's "Jiro" brought home a few truths about war. "

Margo" with her chapter Afela had me re-reading the chapter just to absorb her literary style.

And finally Gregory Maguire ended Maggie's journey in a totally unexpected way. Reading

CLICK was like sampling the best in children's literature, a tiny little mouthful at a time.

1 comment:

Hélène Boudreau said...

Sounds amazing!

I have a huge list of books to read in December. AFTER NaNoWriMo!

H