[PDF] Download ☆ Runt : by Niall Griffiths, Runt, Niall Griffiths, Runt On leaving school a sixteen year old boy goes to live with his uncle on a remote Welsh hill farm His aunt has recently committed suicide after losing her livestock in the foot and mouth epidemic and his uncle has turned once again to the bottle The boy is an innocent a spiritual savant his uncle sees him as a shaman An unwitting repository of folk memory he is a boOn leaving school a sixt, [PDF] Download ☆ Runt : by Niall Griffiths - Runt, Runt On leaving school a sixteen year old boy goes to live with his uncle on a remote Welsh hill farm His aunt has recently committed suicide after losing her livestock in the foot and mouth epidemic and h

  • Title: Runt
  • Author: Niall Griffiths
  • ISBN: 9780224071239
  • Page: 241
  • Format: Paperback

Runt

Runt [PDF] Download ☆ Runt : by Niall Griffiths - Runt, Runt On leaving school a sixteen year old boy goes to live with his uncle on a remote Welsh hill farm His aunt has recently committed suicide after losing her livestock in the foot and mouth epidemic and h [PDF] Download ☆ Runt : by Niall Griffiths - Runt, Runt On leaving school a sixteen year old boy goes to live with his uncle on a remote Welsh hill farm His aunt has recently committed suicide after losing her livestock in the foot and mouth epidemic and h [PDF] Download ☆ Runt : by Niall Griffiths

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  1. There just aren t enough books like this one Loved being in rural Wales for this story of boyhood and pure raw emotion.This book is described as being of limited vocabulary which equates to being the story of a boy who is pushed out by his own mother for her abusive boyfriend, to her alcoholic Uncle who is getting over the suicide of his wife This voice of a 16 year old boy, may seem so much younger, but its just beautiful Just so so beautiful.


  2. Linguistically playful, darkly comedic and emotionally affecting, this slim novel boasts one of the most expertly realised interior monologues in the form of the barely literate sixteen year old Welsh boy who is our narrator A whole language is created for him, to help him deal with the difficult things that are going on in his world his uncle s alcoholism Drunkle , his aunt s suicide, his abusive stepfather Not Dad The remote Welsh setting is described in a brilliantly unusual and ethereal way, [...]


  3. The main strength of this book is the very authentic feeling voice, this book is narrated by a 16 year old however the voice is much younger as the character appears to have learning difficulties This is presented in the narrative within his vague understanding of some of the events that happen as well as the lack of punctuation and use of childish made up language, he calls his drunk uncle his drunkle.In this way the narrator reminded me a little of the narrator of The Curious Incident of the D [...]


  4. When I first picked up this book in the shop I put it back after reading half the story outline on the back cover.I picked up a few books but something made me go back and get this one I am glad I did It is a monologue told through the voice of a 16 year old boy who has a limited vocabulary He moves to a Welsh farm in the hills to live with his Uncle Drunkle , due to the volatile relationship between his mother and Step Father Not Dad The boy s outlook is one of innocence and visionary as he po [...]


  5. Very short novella written in a stream of consiusness, with the interior monologues of a 16 year old savant living in rural wales.He is forced to live with his uncle referred to as drunkle who has hit the bottle following the suicide of his wife as an aftermath to her flock being killed under foot and mouth.His home life is fraught as his not dad is abusing his mother and he wants him out.They go to the hills where they are abused by a local bully, Arthur, who thinks that their dog arrn is killi [...]


  6. I frankly do not know what to say about this book I don t know what to think, hell, I still haven t completely processed it I probably wouldn t recommend this book to anyone, because it kind of messed with my head The entire book was written in the same way that my thoughts race and run together when I get really anxious and sort of loose touch with reality It wasn t easy to follow, and was overall a very strange book.Despite that, I kind of liked it So maybe I would recommend it to somebody, th [...]


  7. The novel is told from the point of view of an epileptic teenager who has just left school but seems largely illiterate with limited vocabulary and narrates the story in his mind The style of the writing is unique and it paints a vivid image of the way the boy sees the world The storyline is not particularly compelling but it was a good read all the same I liked the novel, but probably wouldn t read it again.


  8. This isn t an easy read and reminds me in some respects of Riddley Walker and William Faulkner Immerse yourself in the narrator s interior world though and be rewarded with a bold book that does not err for a single sentence from the expertly drawn voice of the runt I ve not read anything else from the author yet but he is evidently a bold and dynamic writer interested in mixing things up a little Recommended if you re not put off by a scarcity of full stops.



  9. This book is amazing, it s written so well and despite being dark a little less so than previous books Very clever and loved the characters


  10. Yes, it s a good book, but by good I mean full of invention, energy, labor, and adding up to nothing or less than the thousands of other new books that come out every year.