Black Swan Green by David Mitchell

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David Mitchell is known for building very intricate worlds and writing novels that span sixty years or more. However, with just as much intrigue and detail, Black Swan Green takes course over only one year, between Jason Taylor's thirteenth and fourteenth birthdays. Jason's world is one made up of eighties pop music, dreaming of lush girls, avoiding hordes of school bullies, understanding parent and politics and trying to hide his stammer.

Like any British thirteen year old boy, Jason describes events as being bloody, ace and epic and his voice really makes the coming-of-age novel come alive.

In addition, I've read other books by Mitchell before, but this time when I met Jason's cousin, Hugo Lamb, I realized that everything Mitchell writes takes place in the same universe with overlapping characters. (Hugo Lamb also appreas in The Bone Clocks.) Definitely leaves me wanting to read more. E. Fuchs (teen reviewer). Check Our Catalog

4/5 Stars.


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