Friday 4 September 2015

A Kestrel For A Knave by Barry Hines

Having Lee as a boyfriend, I have seen the film Kes countless times, and I absolutely love it. It's funny but also really sad, and it captures the time in the North of England especially well. So, I obviously had high expectations for the book.

The book did not disappoint. It was well-written, very descriptive and the story flowed beautifully. As someone who is from the north, this novel perfectly encapsulates the 60s in the north, with the prose written in a gritty yet innocent way. The bonus of this book is it is exactly like the film, one of the rare occasions that this is a good thing. 

If you can understand the dialect, I'd highly recommend this book, it only took me about three hours to read.


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