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That’s the way this ends. There’s not a whole lot of punctuation and that bothered me. But they are still killing the same men who have the same dreams and who chew the same food and hum the same songs when they are happy but if it is called War it is all right because that is the rules of War.

Perhaps my standards are too high for preteens or perhaps he was just overwhlemed with grief, but that’s not my point. Seems to me a poor way to convey that the MC was only eleven.

It’s a very well-done reworking of Hamlet through the eyes of Philip, an year-old boy whose father has been killed in a road accident, leaving his mother to run their pub in Newark, Nottinghamshire.

De another big thing, there is no punctuation. Estratto da ” https: He never falls back on stereotypes, or settles for writing each mentally unwell character the same, giving them the same struggles as he endures.


Il club dei padri estinti

Jul 02, Neal rated it liked it. I think I would have liked it more if it was more focussed on the ghosts themselves instead of the boy trying to get revenge for his father. Still, glad I read it. It’s an interesting blend of humor and pathos, as well. He did a phenomenal job!


This was a fantastic supplement to my Hamlet study this month! For me, the puzzle of the narrator’s sanity or insanity was what kept me reading. Haig didn’t follow conventional grammar rules and the lack of punctuation was sometimes confusing and definitely pacri a while to get us The Dead Father’s Club is populated by an eleven year old boy, his widowed mother, his uncle, various peers and several ghosts.

I have no idea if this is an accurate portrayal of his as cljb person.

The Dead Fathers Club

Someone better versed in it would likely find inside jokes and references that I missed while reading this book. Aug 21, Bonnie rated it liked it Recommends it for: Want to Read saving…. Jul 30, Saleh MoonWalker rated it liked it Shelves: I I had been keen to read a Matt Haig book for a while, after hearing fantastic reviews of his other books. This little masterpiece darts straight into your heart. What if Claudius was actually totally innocent? Books that I have already finished.

This was a pretty enjoyable read. I certainly expected more, or least a definite out come. Published February 1st by Viking Books first published This particular retelling is morbid of course but charming, in its own way, and features a stream-of-consciousness estnti style that lends itself well to the story.


Notes on a Nervous Planet is a personal estint vital look at how to feel happy, human and whole in the twenty-first padro.

Although I understand that the narrator is an eleven die, it was written exactly as The Room by Emma Donoghue is, who’s narrator is five years old.

Is his father an tortured spirit or just a spiteful douchebag? What readers are saying: With Phillip, it’s explored in much more detail – grief, resentment, inability to act, the sense of isolation – it’s all there, in gloriously modern terms.

Anyway, Philip Noble is still grieving for his father who died recently in a car accident. Although there have been exceptions there too.

Phillip tests the truth of this the same way Hamlet does, only with a DVD instead of personally directed play. But the worst was the ending. In Shaker Heights, a placid, progressive suburb of Cleveland, everything is meticulously planned – from the layout of the winding roads, to the colours of the houses, to the successful lives its residents will go on to lead.

I bought this book not knowing it was a re-telling of Hamlet, but it did not disappoint. He tells us about finding hope in Wonder.