Book 13 – Spies by Michael Frayn


In this novel, Stephen is a young boy, living in a very ordinary street, somewhere in England during the Second World War. He aand his friend, Keith like to create mysteries and adventures and spend quite a lot of their time running around looking for spies. And then they discover an actual secret and everything goes horribly wrong for Stephen.

I’ve never been a huge fan of the genre of novels that views the big, bad world of adults through the eyes of a child. So once I realised what this book was, I switched off from it a bit. I just don’t derive any entertainment from reading a book where the narrative is hidden in a cloud of childish understanding, or where no-one ever seems to have any fun (shallow much?).

Having decided to move on from St. Augustine, you can see that I’ve been making up for lost time. Next up, Can Any Mother Help Me? by Jenna Bailey


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