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Posted October 14, 2009
Inside of this book there is a story titled The Destructors. This story is a great, original story that I really enjoyed. Even though it may be only 13 pages long it has an interesting plot and well-rounded characters. It is a thrilling story of harmless friends turned violent gang members. The story is set in 1950's England, after the bombing of thier city has occured. The children meet in a bombed parking lot beside an old-man's historic house. The old man is snappy towars the children and usually makes odd remarks towards then whenever they throw a ball at his house. But one day, when the old man leaves town for a bank holiday, one member of the gang rises from the ranks and takes charge to do a destructive deed, that will prove himself to his fellow members.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
After the deed is done and they do more than thought possible of a small child on a curfew, the old man sees what has happened and receives apathetic remarks from a witty lorry driver. After all that has happened Greene finds it within himself to throw a bit of inappropriate humor into the mix. Overall I think this book is a fantastic read, and a fast one at that. Only really took me a couple of hours on a Sunday to read, and I must say, it was worth it.