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    review Pigeon English E–pub Free Pigeon English AUTHOR Stephen Kelman 25 well intentioned but sloppy and repetitive stars I am a bit surprised that this was a Booker prize nominee for 2011 An

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    E–pub Free Pigeon English AUTHOR Stephen Kelman Asweh I spent hell of donkey hours reading this got ants in my pant getting through the pigeon parts hutious Made me go red eyes proper wore out my bo stylez trainers Diadoras walking back and forth laughing full stop and getting all stomachy

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    E–pub Free Pigeon English AUTHOR Stephen Kelman This book is about a kid from a Ghanian family living on a rough council estate in London and his experiences after seeing a murdered child It's told in a very authentic voice the writing very emotive the bullies hurt me the murder worried me I felt for the family still at home in Africa and I hoped he'd get th

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    E–pub Free Pigeon English AUTHOR Stephen Kelman Stephen Kelman Ò 0 characters review Pigeon English Yesterday I bought a book It was called Pigeon English It only cost 50p from the cancer shop I don't think it has cancer though I bought it because the cover was bo styles There was also a bit about an awardBOOK COVER 'Shortlisted for the Man Booker Award 2011'I read it right after I bought it It was on the train The tr

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    E–pub Free Pigeon English AUTHOR Stephen Kelman A novel with a very strong message yet the telling is very soft innocent and sweet It’s like listening to the flapping of the wings of a butterfly the sound it creates is almost inaudible yet its impact can cross oceans This novel was one of the 5 shortlisted novels for Booker 2011 but in the final deliberati

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    review Pigeon English E–pub Free Pigeon English AUTHOR Stephen Kelman review Ð PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ò Stephen Kelman Easy read Was cute reading from a young perspective sometimes Did not enjoy the ending Found it pretty cheesy altogether Probs not recommend Not life changing

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    E–pub Free Pigeon English AUTHOR Stephen Kelman I would have liked to hear from the pigeonNo actually that's not true Harri's repetitious boring style grates very uickly and I thought to begin with that the voice in italics would be a bit of relief Which just goes to sh

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    Stephen Kelman Ò 0 characters review Ð PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ò Stephen Kelman review Pigeon English Asweh it was very funny reading this book But it was also very sad It took donkey years for me to get through the first half of the bo

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    E–pub Free Pigeon English AUTHOR Stephen Kelman Harrison Opoku an 11 year old boy whose family have recently arrived in England from his native Ghana is the nar

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    review Pigeon English Stephen Kelman Ò 0 characters review Ð PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ò Stephen Kelman and the reason this has been nominated for the Mann Booker award is??????A good concept gone totally wrong I have to say that I have never been a fan of a child narrator I think it takes an especially gifted author to speak

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Pigeon English review ä 0 Intelligent observant The New Yorker If your patrons liked Roddy Doyle's Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha and if they rooted for Jamal Malik in Slumdog Millionaire they will love Harri Opoku Library Journal starred review In turns funny and tragic Its message is universal Huffington Post Advise yourself Jump into Pigeon English and experience the jubilant infectious voice of Harrison Opoku a boy awed by the city o. This book is about a kid from a Ghanian family living on a rough council estate in London and his experiences after seeing a murdered child It s told in a very authentic voice the writing very emotive the bullies hurt me the murder worried me I felt for the family still at home in Africa and I hoped he d get through still the same go for it full off life kid There was one irritating note which was that there was a pigeon whose voice could only be heard by the reader It really spoiled it The ending was sad and strange and explained the device of the pigeon but in my opinion anyway the book would have been improved without it To sum up it s really an interesting book and a tear jerker strangely for one so politically relevant But a warning it might annoy some American readers with a lot of unfamiliar words and different accents These words are also unfamiliar to a lot of British people not living in that area but there are so many accents and dialects in the UK English is a less homogenous language than in the US maybe that it doesn t really annoy anyone The book is especially recommended to those who haven t forgotten the way the police and judiciary treated the murder of Damilola Taylor whom this book is obviously about may the little boy RIPhttpenwikipediaorgwikiDeathof inadeuate to say the least but at least details of the crime if not the police response

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Pigeon English review ä 0 Bsessed with gummy candy a friend to everyone he meets See why he is bo styles How being the fastest runner in Year 7 makes him dope fine And how crazy things get when Harri and his best friend launch their own investigation into the murder of a classmate and one of the Dell Farm Crew's hutious criminals feels them closing in on him You'll want this book to last donkey hours and you'll see why Harri is. Yesterday I bought a book It was called Pigeon English It only cost 50p from the cancer shop I don t think it has cancer though I bought it because the cover was bo styles There was also a bit about an awardBOOK COVER Shortlisted for the Man Booker Award 2011 I read it right after I bought it It was on the train The train takes one hour and twenty minutes to get to Waterloo And then I was on the bus And then another bus And all the time I read this book It was pretty good It was all about a kid named Harri Harri lives in the council towers in London He is from Ghana He moved to England with his mother and his sister Lydia His father his grandma and the baby stayed behindIn England Harri makes a lot of friends I liked them I wish the book was about them He also has a pigeon He rescued it and then he sees it all the time Sometimes the pigeon talks to him PIGEON I see you Harri he only says this in Harri s headThe letters are all slanted on these bits We learned at school they are called italics I think maybe they come from Italy These bits are stupid Everyone agrees It s like the pigeon is a guardian angel or a messenger from God Asweh it s the craziest thing you ever sawThe rest of the book is Harri talking Except the name on the cover is Stephen Kelman not Harrison Opuku So I think it might be fake Or maybe he s using a different name to hide from the killers They do that on detective shows Sometimes it doesn t work The killers find them anyway and kill them There s a dead boy in this story Harri and his friend Dean are trying to find out who killed him They do proper detective work and everything Anyway not much goes on in this book The cover letters say it s about important things but it s not It s just kind of the story of Harri s life Then on the last page something hutious happens But then it s the last page Until then it s just about this boy It s strange It s actually kind of like a film I saw once There was this kid and he also lived in the tower blocks But it was in Brazil And he was a good kid but he knew all the killers Just like Harri Only he was older It was called City Of God or something So if you liked that read this bookThe writing is also weird It s all jumbled and the sentences are short It makes you go red eyes and want to throw the book out the window at first Then it starts working It really drags you in then It s like the person writing can t write Except he can The pigeon bits are full of big words that make no sense They look pretty though all big and full of lettersWHAT I LEARNED FROM READING PIGEON ENGLISH You can be shortlisted for the Man Booker even if your book is not about important stuff and kind of just about a kid s life As long as he is poor Or lives in a council block Or both Some people can make bad writing work It s never a good idea to try and write as a pigeon Also don t make the pigeon a messenger for God Supporting characters make books better Especially if they are goodI give this book 35 out of 5 stars I see him now writing his book review convinced his opinion has any bearing on the great scheme of things You all amuse me You try so hard to have a say and for what In the end your lifetimes will be spurious wisps of cloud in the Boss s everlasting sky I beat my wings and fly away I have a kid in London I need to go shit on

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Pigeon English review ä 0 Truly a hero for our times Like Room and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time Pigeon English is a novel for adults told in the remarkable voice of a child In this fine company Kelman's novel stands out Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Since Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys there have been certain rules observed when children play detective Stephen Kelman throws them all out Christian Science Monitor. Harrison Opoku an 11 year old boy whose family have recently arrived in England from his native Ghana is the narrator of this sad and funny hybrid of a coming of age tale and and a murder mystery At the beginning of the book a boy Harri vaguely knows is stabbed and killed and he and his friend Dean set out to catch the murderer Their mission forms the backdrop for Harri s lengthy observations on life in England the social hierarchy of his school a first crush on classmate Poppy home life with his mum and sister in a London tower block and his terror and admiration of a local gang the Dell Farm Crew who rule the surrounding estate The title has a dual meaning it refers to Harri s pidgin English peppered with schoolboy slang and misunderstood words but also to the pigeon who visits Harri on his balcony a creature he sees as his friend The pigeon also serves as a second narrator in brief interjections which add an intriguing if ultimately disappointing edge suggesting that the bird is somehow watching over and protecting HarriHarri is a beguiling and very funny narrator and Kelman has done a brilliant job of creating an entertaining narrative voice that s also thoroughly believable as that of an 11 year old boy I was uite surprised to learn that Kelman is white and British though not at all surprised that he apparently grew up poor The book practically exudes a particular kind of masochistic working class nostalgia and the setting and its details jump off the page The story captures perfectly the wonders of childhood and innocence even in such a bleak environment in a way that made me remarkably nostalgic for my own schooldays It s by turns endearing and scary in its depiction of how uickly the children of today are forced and expected to grow upThe problem with authentic sounding child narrators is that after a while they become exhausting and a little annoying just as you d get fed up if you had to listen to a child telling the euivalent of a 300 page story complete with random and irrelevant diversions I did find Harri tremendously engaging as a character and laughed out loud at his observations especially about school and misinterpretations on a freuent basis But I thought the story would have been so much better if a variety of viewpoints had been used if as well as Harri we d been able to hear from his mother some of the older gang members Lydia and Miuita one of the teachers the police even the murdered boy The contributions we hear from the piegon are very well crafted so Kelman obviously has the ability to pull this off There are so many fascinating characters in the book all of whom undoubtedly would be able to cast a very different light on its events and it seems a shame to confine the narration to one young character Harri s naivety and optimism is an effective filter for the brutal circumstances that surround him but this only works up to a point before it limits the story and becomes uite frustrating I kept thinking of Simon Lelic s Rupture which used multiple narrators to explore the issues surrounding a similarly shocking event a school shooting with far effective resultsThe ending is also problematic Without giving away what happens it s very blunt unsatisfying and somewhat anticlimactic following the gradual building of tension throughout the prior chapters I can understand why the author chose to end the book like this but I felt cheated than shocked and I presume the latter was the intended reaction I also felt the central mystery initially introduced as the linchpin of the plot was never satisfactorily resolved and the abrupt change of direction felt like the author was dodging the responsibility of having to deal with thisIn the end this is a beautifully crafted and convincing narrative which unfortunately feels incomplete without another voice another perspective or a properly conclusive ending Kelman has done enough here that I am pretty certain I will be interested in his future work but Pigeon English feels like exactly what it is the debut novel of a young author I can understand why some complained about this among others being on the Booker Prize shortlist because honestly it s not on that level at all although the author may be someday

  • Paperback
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  • Pigeon English
  • Stephen Kelman
  • English
  • 23 March 2020
  • 9781408815687