Knopf Canada, 2009/02/24 - 272 ページ
After the trouble starts and the soldiers arrive on Matilda’s island, only one white person stays behind. Mr. Watts, whom the kids call Pop Eye, wears a red nose and pulls his wife around on a trolley, and he steps in to teach the children when there is no one else. His only lessons consist of reading from his battered copy of Great Expectations, a book by his friend Mr. Dickens.
For Matilda, Dickens’s hero Pip becomes as real to her as her own mother, and the greatest friendship of her life has begun. Soon Mr. Watts’s book begins to inflame the children’s imaginations with dreams about Dickens’s London and the larger world. But how will they answer when the soldiers demand to know: where is this man named Pip?
Set against the stunning beauty of Bougainville in the South Pacific during the civil war in the early 1990s, Lloyd Jones’s breathtaking novel shows what magic a child’s imagination makes possible even in the face of terrible violence and what power stories have to fuel the imagination.
From the Hardcover edition.
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Review: Mister Pipユーザー レビュー - Nancy - Goodreads
This book was okay starting off - I liked it through the first read of Great Expectations - but after that it just fell flat for me. I liked the characters up to this point and then I didn't like them ... レビュー全文を読む
Review: Mister Pipユーザー レビュー - Althea - Goodreads
Mister Pip, which was short-listed for the 2007 Man Booker Prize, has been hailed as the most successful novel to come out of New Zealand. The story takes place on Bougainville, the largest island in ... レビュー全文を読む