John boyne and the inexhaustible boy in striped pajamas. When this small and emotional novel came out, no one escaped reading it. It was a short narrative, suitable for those who are scared with the billet and acceptable for a reading in one sitting for the great readers. No one escaped the Boyne effect.
In this short story there was something predictable, a hackneyed story ... and yet it caught on with millions of readers. It's about the gift of opportunity. Nothing like knowing how to write about something that everyone knows, something easy to read. It is about doing it with a touch of emotion and succeeding with marketing and word of mouth.
As a result of the success, the good of John Boyne ended up making a place for himself among world-renowned writers. And he continued, he continued with new books that, although they have not reached the glory of the boy with the striped pajamas so far, they have continued to be guaranteed sales values.
Three best John Boyne novels:
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas
Inescapable. You cannot go against the current in the case of this author's work. Best seller among best sellers. You could bring it up at the office or at a family meal, even during a soccer game. Everyone had read it or was in it. John Boyne, in addition to selling the product, knew how to fill it with an emotional story, with an empathetic ability to wear all those damn pajamas and suffer the adventures of the poor kid in the extermination camp.
Together with little Bruno we revisit that miserable human condition led to the madness of ideas. An ambivalent story to be able to see a gray world with the eyes of a child while keeping our hearts sinking, knowing that little hope can dwell in the end of the story.
Summary: Although the usual use of a text like this is to describe the characteristics of the work, for once we will take the liberty of making an exception to the established norm. Not only because the book in your hands is very difficult to define, but because we are convinced that explaining its content would spoil the reading experience.
We believe that it is important to start this novel without knowing what it is about. However, if you decide to embark on the adventure, you should know that you will accompany Bruno, a nine-year-old boy, when he moves with his family to a house next to a fence. Fences like that exist in many parts of the world, we just hope you never come across one.
Finally, it should be clarified that this book is not only for adults; They can also read it, and it would be recommended that they do so, children from thirteen years of age.
The boy on top of the mountain
Ten years later, the author was encouraged to revisit his great work. There is no intention to give continuity to the plot, but there is an intention to return to the approaches of childhood in the face of the abominable. It does not hurt, if you have not read anything from Boyne, return to his creations through this new story about children and tragedies.
Summary: The first seven years of Pierrot's life, of a German father and French mother, are marked by the candor of a childhood not unlike that of any other child. But just like for millions of people, war will change everything.
After the premature death of his parents, Pierrot has to leave Paris and separate from his close friend Anshel, a Jewish boy of the same age.
He must travel alone to Germany to live with his aunt Beatrix in the mysterious house where she is employed. And it is not just any house, but the Berghof, the huge residence that Adolf Hitler has on top of a mountain in the Bavarian Alps. Until his arrival in Germany, little Pierrot — now called Pieter — knew nothing about the Nazis. Now, welcomed into the intimate environment of the almighty Führer, he will find himself engulfed in a world as strangely seductive as it is dangerous, in which there will be no room for innocence.
At the end of the war, Pieter will manage to return to Paris in search of something that allows him to alleviate the weight of his guilt, and in the last pages, a surprising outcome will force the reader to reinterpret a key aspect of the story that reveals the unfathomable dimension of forgiveness and friendship.
Almost ten years after The Boy in the Striped Pajamas, John Boyne writes again about a boy who suffers the consequences of Nazi horror and, in this case, achieves little less than a feat: to awaken in the reader compassion and empathy for whom commits the heinous crime of betrayal and silence.
The time thief
You might think that Boyne specialized in this kind of adult literature on childhood. Almost all of his novels have youngsters as protagonists. But the thing previously written by Boyne also associates it with that idea of narrating the world with the eyes of children, to combine our perspective with that of the children who we cease to be ...
Summary: The year 1758 is when the young Matthieu Zéla leaves Paris accompanied by his younger brother, Tomas, and by Dominique Sauvet, the only woman he will truly love.
In addition to having witnessed a brutal murder, although he does not know it yet, Matthieu carries with him another terrible secret, an unusual and disturbing characteristic: his body will stop aging. Thus, its long existence will take us from the French Revolution to the Hollywood of the twenties, from the Great World's Fair of 1851 to the crisis of 29, and when the twentieth century comes to an end, Matthieu's mind will harbor a host of experiences that will make him a wise man, though not necessarily happier.