29 October 2013

Review: Mister Pip by Lloyd Jones

Trade paperback, 220 pages
Published 2006

Acquired September 2013
Read October 2013
Mister Pip
by Lloyd Jones

Alternately heartwarming and terrifying, this book is about a white man on a Papua New Guinea island who reads Great Expectations aloud to a class of blacks. It's about the power of books to touch us and to destroy us, about their ability to change us and our ability and inability to change them back. Reading is awesome, and so is being a gentleman, but neither is easy.

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