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review The Tightrope Walkers Ñ eBook or Kindle ePUB Incent McAlinden a complex bully who awakens something wild and reckless and killing in Dom In a raw and beautifully crafted bildungsroman David Almond reveals the rich inner world of a boy teetering on the edge of manhood a boy so curious and open to impulse that we fear for him and uestion his balance and ultimately exult in his triump. This is one of the most beautiful lyrical books I have ever read It grabbed me from page one and never let go It s also the best kind of beautiful to me with so much of the beauty crumbling and still so much that is still beautiful And it s not even cheesy The Works of John M Synge Vol 2 reckless and killing in Dom In a The Complete Fairy Tales raw and beautifully crafted bildungsroman David Almond Trivial Complaints reveals the My Philadelphia Father rich inner world of a boy teetering on the edge of manhood a boy so curious and open to impulse that we fear for him and uestion his balance and ultimately exult in his triump. This is one of the most beautiful lyrical books I have ever Eduardo Aronica Brooklyn Gambino Soldier read It grabbed me from page one and never let go It s also the best kind of beautiful to me with so much of the beauty crumbling and still so much that is still beautiful And it s not even cheesy

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review The Tightrope Walkers Ñ eBook or Kindle ePUB International award winner David Almond draws on memories of his early years in Tyneside England for a moving coming of age novel masterfully toldA gentle visionary coming of age in the shadow of the shipyards of northern England Dominic Hall is torn between extremes On the one hand he craves the freedom he feels when he steals away with. This is one of the most beautifully written books I have read in a long while Set in the 1960s on the Tyne it is the story of Dominic and Holly Brought up on a brand new housing estate they have been best friends since the age of five They come from different backgrounds Dominic being the son of a born and bred working class shipyard worker as was his grandfather Holly is the daughter of a draughtsman at the shipyard Despite this they are soul mates However Dominic is constantly tempted away from Holly by his friendship with local bad boy Vincent Macalinden If he stays loyal to Holly the world could be his oyster with grammar school and university in the offing If he sticks with the charismatic Vincent then it is a life of crime violence and probably jail As he journeys through his adolescence Dominic constantly feels as if he is walking a symbolic tightrope in real life as well as the tightrope strung up across the garden which he and Holly spent so long learning how to walkThe writing is at time witty but also very poetic and vivid As I was reading I could almost see the story unfolding before me as if I was watching a film I loved most of the characters even Vincent as they were so well drawn they felt real and natural I say most of the characters because there was one particular teacher who I really really would have liked to take the cane to myself I loved the way the estate aged over the story from being brand new and spanking at the start of the story to the pebbledash walls beginning to crumble at the end it was little details like that that just made me gasp a little especially when I thought of the brand new tower blocks being built at the end of the book It is a story that has something of everything in it at times uirky and charming sad and poignant but at others uite savageThere are so many books in the world to be read but this is definitely one of the few that I will keep and re read Highly recommended I won this book in a Goodreads Giveaway Competition thanks to the publisher for a real treat of a read Ready to Die The Story of Biggie Smalls Notorious BIG read in a long while Set in the 1960s on the Tyne it is the story of Dominic and Holly Brought up on a brand new housing estate they have been best friends since the age of five They come from different backgrounds Dominic being the son of a born and bred working class shipyard worker as was his grandfather Holly is the daughter of a draughtsman at the shipyard Despite this they are soul mates However Dominic is constantly tempted away from Holly by his friendship with local bad boy Vincent Macalinden If he stays loyal to Holly the world could be his oyster with grammar school and university in the offing If he sticks with the charismatic Vincent then it is a life of crime violence and probably jail As he journeys through his adolescence Dominic constantly feels as if he is walking a symbolic tightrope in The Barons Lady real life as well as the tightrope strung up across the garden which he and Holly spent so long learning how to walkThe writing is at time witty but also very poetic and vivid As I was NIV Archaeological Study Bible reading I could almost see the story unfolding before me as if I was watching a film I loved most of the characters even Vincent as they were so well drawn they felt Q real and natural I say most of the characters because there was one particular teacher who I Vagina really A History of Irish Economic Thought really would have liked to take the cane to myself I loved the way the estate aged over the story from being brand new and spanking at the start of the story to the pebbledash walls beginning to crumble at the end it was little details like that that just made me gasp a little especially when I thought of the brand new tower blocks being built at the end of the book It is a story that has something of everything in it at times uirky and charming sad and poignant but at others uite savageThere are so many books in the world to be Fetal Alcohol Syndrome read but this is definitely one of the few that I will keep and رموز کف شناسی re Understanding Action Learning read Highly Master Cleanse recommended I won this book in a Goodreads Giveaway Competition thanks to the publisher for a Star Wars The Force Awakens #3 real treat of a Une adolescence read

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review The Tightrope Walkers Ñ eBook or Kindle ePUB The eccentric girl artist next door Holly Stroud his first and abiding love to balance above the earth on a makeshift tightrope With Holly Dom dreams of a life different in every way from his shipbuilder dad’s a life fashioned of words and images and story On the other hand he finds himself irresistibly drawn to the brutal charms of V. maybe 45 i don t know putting a number rating on this book feels trivial and tedious this book was a total surprise over the summer i visited NYC my favorite place in the world and went to the Strand bookstore for the first time ever my new favorite place inside my favorite place in the world i wanted to buy a book i had never heard of before and this was the one i grabbed off the shelves and carried home with me the writing in this book captured me immediately when you look at it one sentence at a time it doesn t seem to be anything too special but when it s all strung together it uietly yet uickly creates such a strong atmosphere the story takes place in the north of England and the writing felt like a cloudy harsh cold place i felt the north in the words of the narrative i ve never been there but i felt it that alone is incredible and it s so timeless too it was hard to gauge when this story takes place it felt like it could have been any time at all could have happened at any point in history slowly throughout the book little clues are given and by the end you have an idea but the first 34 felt completely suspended in time i thought the magical atmospheric writing was my favorite part of this book but it was really how it was completely character driven which is not common in YA i guess you would call this YA i don t know i find labels like that really trivial now too yes it is set up that Main Character Dominic is from the north his father s job is building ships his town is grungy and he s being pulled between a violent boy and a ethereal girl who both shape his life in drastic ways but that sit there s no real central conflict it s just Dom s life and how he shifts and changes as he grows and how these two kids impact his life in very different ways i guess it s about how we control our growth in some ways but we also control who we let into our lives and they affect how we grow too and how we can have certain paths in our life ways we re destined to be ways we want to be paths we mean to carve for ourselves but we never really know if we ll go down them or not everything depends on everything and nothing this was a uiet story Dominic doesn t save the world he doesn t leave the country hell he barely leaves his town but he lived and that matters in itself


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    free read The Tightrope Walkers David Almond ✓ 3 characters EBOOK / PDF [The Tightrope Walkers] Sometimes you pick up a book and the language doesn’t just draw you in it knocks you over completely The Tightrope Walkers is one of those books Told partially in Northern English dialect the words roll over you

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    EBOOK / PDF [The Tightrope Walkers] characters ó eBook or Kindle ePUB ✓ David Almond David Almond ✓ 3 characters I was born in a hovel on the banks of the Tyne as so many of us were back then This is the second novel that I've read by David Almond and also his second novel for adult readers The first one which I read by him was Kit's Wilderness which was

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    David Almond ✓ 3 characters characters ó eBook or Kindle ePUB ✓ David Almond free read The Tightrope Walkers This is one of the most beautifully written books I have read in a long while Set in the 1960s on the Tyne it is the story of Dominic and Holly Brought up on a brand new housing estate they have been best friends since the

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    free read The Tightrope Walkers characters ó eBook or Kindle ePUB ✓ David Almond David Almond ✓ 3 characters maybe 45??? i don't know putting a number rating on this book feels trivial and tedious?? this book was a total surprise over the summer i visited NYC my favorite place in the world and went to the Strand bookstore for the first time ever my new favorite place inside my favorite place in the world i wanted to buy a book i

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    characters ó eBook or Kindle ePUB ✓ David Almond EBOOK / PDF [The Tightrope Walkers] David Almond ✓ 3 characters This is the type of book I normally love but I found it way too dark violent and lacking in hope For one thing I didn't believe the extreme changes that took place in Dominic's personality over such a short period of time especiall

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    characters ó eBook or Kindle ePUB ✓ David Almond EBOOK / PDF [The Tightrope Walkers] David Almond ✓ 3 characters Now this was interesting I read this along with The Ghosts of Heaven for my book club and was really looking forward to The Ghosts of Heaven because I had loved Midwinterblood by Sedgwick while this book I was cautious about since I had read Almond's Skellig and hadn't cared for it at all Yet I ended up feeling kinda mixed about TGoH and really enjoyed The Tightrope WalkersI think the lack of magical realism in this unlike Skellig was a

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    EBOOK / PDF [The Tightrope Walkers] David Almond ✓ 3 characters David Almond is one of my favorite authors Not one of my favorite YA authors One my favorites period His language rich resonant musical with a bass note depth and sonority his characters dark compelling complicated appealing and repelling his sense of place evocative vivid an elemental part of each story and his stories that balance hope and foreboding are among my favorites He is a true master That said I fo

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    David Almond ✓ 3 characters characters ó eBook or Kindle ePUB ✓ David Almond free read The Tightrope Walkers This is one of the most beautiful lyrical books I have ever read It grabbed me from page one and never let go It's also the best kind of beautiful to me with so much of the beauty crumbling and still so much that is still beautiful And it's not even cheesy

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    David Almond ✓ 3 characters characters ó eBook or Kindle ePUB ✓ David Almond free read The Tightrope Walkers NOTES I received this book through the Goodreads First Reads programme and this review is also littered with spoilersBefore reading The Tightrope Walkers my sole knowledge of David Almond was derived from posters recommending his children's book Skellig which I'd seen on many of the classroom walls I've passed

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    free read The Tightrope Walkers EBOOK / PDF [The Tightrope Walkers] David Almond ✓ 3 characters I won this book in a giveaway from Goodreads PenguinThis was a really beautiful book and I have to say probably now my favourite David Almond titleThe book was fairly bleak at times and very shocking There were some moments when I had to stop reading just to take in what had just happened I felt myself sure that Dominic would turn h

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  • Hardcover
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  • The Tightrope Walkers
  • David Almond
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  • 11 December 2020
  • 9780763673109