Mark Haddon (no significant spoillers)

minnow at belfry.org.uk minnow at belfry.org.uk
Tue Feb 17 08:41:44 EST 2004


Ika/Sallyo/Ika:
>
>>> I've heard it said that it's a truism in Australian YA circles that both
>>> _To Kill A Mockingbird_ and _Catcher in the Rye_ would be published as
>>> YA novels if they'd been written today.
>>
>> ...and when "Looking for Alibrandi" (um - sp?) was made into a film, no
>> one
>> ever mentioned it was a children's book. Ditto when "Marianne Dreams" was
>> filmed.
>
>Is that the one that was an *incredibly scary* horror movie called "Paper
>House"? Brr. I didn't know that was a children's book till some time after
>I'd been frightened into seven fits by the film, and I still haven't read
>it (I have a few inexplicable gaps in my education).

It's a very scary book too, at least in places.  Not to be read alone in
the house after dark if one is young.  I speak with feeling!

Minnow


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