Monday, December 17, 2018

Reader's Diary #1986- Susan Hill: The Boy Who Dreams

When I was a child, I desperately wanted everyone's Christmas creations added to the canon of Christmas stories. If I was to do that with the additions people have made to the Nativity story, we'd have quite the full stable. Mary, Joseph, Jesus, some shepherds, three wise-men, a camel, sheep, the Little Drummer Boy, Nestor the Long Eared Donkey, Pippin the Christmas Pig, and now, with Susan Hill's "The Boy Who Dreams," a clairvoyant boy.

It's a fine tale with a tone that matches the fantasy/Biblical original. She's particularly good with imagery. It's a bit long perhaps, but it held my attention. 

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