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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.
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.