The story of The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas is very difficult to describe. Usually we give some clues about the book on the cover, but in this case we think that would spoil the reading of the book. We think it is important that you start to read without knowing what it is about.
If you do start to read this book, you will go on a journey with a nine-year-old boy called Bruno. And sooner or later you will arrive with Bruno at a fence.
We hope you never have to cross such a fence.
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John Boyne's The Boy in Striped Pyjamas will no doubt acquire many readers as a result of the subsequent film of the novel, but viewers of the latter would do themselves a favour by going back to the spare and powerfully affecting original book. Bruno is nine years old, and the Nazis’ horrific Final Solution to the ‘Jewish Problem’ means nothing to him. He's completely unaware of the barbarity of Germany under Hitler, and is more concerned by his move from his well-appointed house in Berlin to a far less salubrious area where he finds himself with nothing to do. Then he meets a boy called Shmuel who lives a very different life from him -- a life on the opposite side of a wire fence. And Shmuel is the eponymous boy in the striped pyjamas, as are all the other people on the other side of the fence. The friendship between the two boys begins to grow, but for Bruno it is a journey from blissful ignorance to a painful knowledge. And he will find that this learning process carries, for him, a daunting price.
A legion of books have attempted to evoke the horrors of the Second World War, but in this concise and perfectly honed novel, all of the effects that John Boyne creates are allowed to make a maximum impact in a relatively understated fashion (given the enormity of the situation here). The Boy in Striped Pyjamas is also that rare thing: a novel which can affect both children and adults equally; a worthy successor, in fact, to such masterpieces as To Kill a Mockingbird and The Catcher in the Rye -- both, of course, books, dealing (as does this one) with the loss of innocence. --Barry ForshawReview:
"An account of a dreadful episode, short on actual horror but packed with overtones that remain in the imagination. Plainly and sometimes archly written, it stays just ahead of its readers before delivering its killer punch in the final pages" (Independent)
"A small wonder of a book. Bruno's education is conducted slowly, through a series of fleeting social encounters rather than by plunging him into a nightmare landscape" (Guardian)
"An extraordinary tale of friendship and the horrors of war seen through the eyes of two young boys, it's stirring stuff. Raw literary talent at its best. More please!" (Irish Independent)
"Quite impossible to put down, this is the rare kind of book that doesn't leave your head for days. Word of mouth should be strong and this has the potential to cross over to an adult audience. A unique and captivating novel, which I believe deserves huge success" (The Bookseller)
"Overwhelmingly powerful . . . This is a story so exceptional and vivid that it cannot be erased from the mind" (Carousel)
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Descripción David Fickling Books. Estado de conservación: Acceptable. A readable copy. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact (However the dust cover may be missing). Pages can include considerable notes--in pen or highlighter--but the notes cannot obscure the text. Book may be a price cutter or have a remainder mark. Nº de ref. de la librería D-05-04-05-0298
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Descripción David Fickling, Oxford, 2006. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Fine. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Fine. First UK edition/First Printing. Mylar protected. With wrap-around band. As new. FLAT Signed by Author. Nº de ref. de la librería 002020
Descripción David Fickling Books, Oxford, England, 2006. Hard Cover. Estado de conservación: Fine. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Fine. Signed, Limited Edition. A Fine/Fine copy, in new and unread condition. This is copy #608 of the signed and limited edition of 1,000 copies. First Edition with full number line. Signed By Author. Nº de ref. de la librería 95082502
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Descripción David Fickling, UK, 2006. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: As New. Estado de la sobrecubierta: As New. 1st Edition. An as new First Printing, Limited Edition of 1000 copies, in a likewise unclipped dustwrapper. This immculate unread gift condition copy is SIGNED and numbered by the Author to the title page and complete with the all important wrapround band, having a related bookmark loose laid in. Superb attributes. Author Signed. Nº de ref. de la librería 000612