Finton Moon Paperback – May 15 2011
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- Item Weight : 400 g
- ISBN-10 : 189717490X
- ISBN-13 : 978-1897174906
- Paperback : 330 pages
- Product Dimensions : 13.97 x 2.54 x 21.59 cm
- Publisher : Breakwater Books Ltd. (May 15 2011)
- Language: : English
- Best Sellers Rank: #924,168 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
- Customer Reviews:
"Finton Moon" reminded me of great novels like "David Copperfield," "Of Human Bondage," "Sons and Lovers," "Jane Eyre," and "Catcher in the Rye."And Gerard Collins deserves much credit for exploring ideas common to these works within the Newfoundland and Labrador milieu.Darrell Squires, The Western Star
"This coming-of-age novel contains magical opening chapters and some memorable scenes and ideas. The sense of place and the characters' internal torment are convincing." - 2014 Heritage & History Jury
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Fans of Frank McCourt would probably love this fiction, which may be what the nominating librarians are thinking of. It's a gothic tale, well told. The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars, is that I felt a little let-down by the ending, which I do not intend to reveal. But 4 stars says, I hope, read this book!
Besides the very clever and creative storytelling, Gerard Collins does with words what the best painters do with their brushes: he transports you to a new place, so lushly described that you almost feel you're right there with Finton Moon himself.
If you haven't already discovered this book for yourself, you should. Add it to your summer reading list, and give yourself the gift of a great read when you're on vacation.