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Ú The Emperor of Any Place (Audible Audio Edition): Tim Wynne-Jones, Todd Haberkorn, Candlewick on Brilliance Audio: Amazon.ca: Audible Canada ã Download by Ú Tim Wynne-Jones Sweet, well written story, maintains interest throughout with a very satisfying conclusion The characters became endearing and I wished the story could ve continued.
The Ghosts Of War Reverberate Across The Generations In A Riveting, Time Shifting Story Within A Story From Acclaimed Thriller Writer Tim Wynne Jones When Evan S Father Dies Suddenly, Evan Finds A Hand Bound Yellow Book On His Desk A Book His Dad Had Been Reading When He Passed Away The Book Is The Diary Of A Japanese Soldier Stranded On A Small Pacific Island In WWII Why Was His Father Reading It What Is In This Account That Evan S Grandfather, Whom Evan Has Never Met Before, Fears So Much That He Will Do Anything To Prevent Its Being Seen And What Could This Possibly Mean For Evan In A Pulse Quickening Mystery Evoking The Elusiveness Of Truth And The Endurance Of Wars Passed From Father To Son, This Engrossing Novel Is A Suspenseful, At Times Terrifying Listen From Award Winning Author Tim Wynne Jones Tim Wynne Jones delivers another outstanding story that reaches into family history and lays it out for the reader with masterly skill that will take the you back in time with characters that will live on in your heart This multi generational story of male relationships revealing fears, strength and fantastical challenges will sit on your bed stand, wake you up, keep you up until about 3 4 of the way through as you realize the last page is not far away Then it slows you down and the dilemma of making it to the last page means the story is over, regretfully It is a story for all ages, that will have you rereading passages, imagining scenes, great food for the imagination as well as a thunderous massage for the heart along the way.
Although this is clearly marketed as a young adult book, I was attracted to its subject and so ordered it And read it with great pleasure, too, all the time wondering why it had this classification Well, the protagonist, Evan Griffin is still a teenager at 16 but in Toronto where he lives, that is apparently old enough not to be taken into care when his father dies And that s the first thing that is surprisingly mature about the book it opens with the death of Evan s father, who had brought him up alone since childhood in a remarkably close relationship Evan can cope remarkably well in the house, but he needs to call in his grandfather to help with the legal work And there s the problem Griff, as he was called, is a retired Sergeant Major of Marines Evan s father, a Vietnam draft dodger, rebelled against his spit and polish style, and now the grandson has inherited that legac A little difficult initially and on the sad tone but engaging Great visual pictures of characters.
This was a phenomenal book Wynne Jones does an incredible job of weaving the story of a long dead Japanese soldier into the life and imagination of a 17 year old Canadian boy who has just had his entire life rearranged when his father suddenly dies.
I do not like war books and I m not a huge WWII history fan, but I could not put this book down The pacing and tension throughout the book had me on the edge of my seat And I wasn t just interested in what happened to Isamu but I became invested in Evan s own story as well The books moves seamlessly back and forth from present day Ontario to 1944 and a Japanese island dubbed Kokoro Jima by the Japanese soldier who finds himself stranded there.
The characters in this book have a depth that one doesn t typically find in these stories From the protagonist Evan to that long ago soldier, Isamu Osh