Island in the sun

By Nicholas Reid In Uncategorized

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7th October, 2006
How do you convey in story the power and formative influence of literature? There are right ways and there are wrong ways. From this novel's set-up and its blurb, I feared Lloyd Jones might have chosen one of the wrong ways. Mister Pip's blurb says that the novel is "a love song to the power of the imagination and of storytelling. It shows how books can change lives." Here's the set-up. In Bougainville in the civil war in the early 1990s, regular schooling for village children is disrupted. Elderly eccentric Mr Watts, the last white man in the area, agrees to become ...

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