5 thoughts on “The Boy Who Kicked Pigs

  1. I picked this book up a dozen times but never bought it. Thank God for Christmas and daughters. It’s a grusome little work, a wonderful diversion. If this was all Tom Baker was remembered for then that wouldn’t be a bad thing at all.

  2. Everything required to make a good book is here.
    Indeed, even most people giving low ratings agree that the narrative is excellent. Where most people find fault is in how very graphics and disturbing some of the imagery is.
    I would agree that midway through the book it goes down a very dark path. This is no light hearted satirical romp about a “naughty” boy. This is a story about a very demented child and where his devious actions lead him.

    I am on the fence about whether or not this is truly a chi

  3. I listened to the audiobook version of this very dark and twisted tale, which Tom Baker narrates himself with gruesome relish. Being of the age to fondly remember Baker’s post-Doctor Who stints on British children’s television with The Book Tower and Jackanory meant that any semblance of objectivity flew out of the window as soon as he began reading.

    To summarise: I thoroughly enjoyed this.

    The story itself would have been a solid four stars, but I do feel that Baker’s narration of the audiobook e

  4. Δεν μπορώ να πω ότι ένιωσα ότι έχασα άσκοπα τον αναγνωστικό μου χρόνο, αλλά από την άλλη δεν μπορώ να πω ούτε ότι ενθουσιάστηκα με το εν λόγω ανάγνωσμα. Και το κυριότερο πρόβλημα που συνάντησα ήταν ότι το χιούμορ του Tom Baker –που είναι και το βασικό ορόσημο του βιβλίου– δεν ήταν τόσο συμβατό με το δικό μου. Βρετανός είναι ο άνθρωπος και είμαι βέβαιος ότι οι ομοεθνείς του θα βρήκαν το μαύρο του χιούμορ καταπληκτικό. Εγώ αντιθέτως, παρότι τα “έπιανα” τα αστεία, δεν κατάφερνα να χαμογελάσω σχεδόν

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