Boy on the Wire
Alastair Bruce
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He is a man who lied, who told a story, a wild, fanciful story, about the death of a child, a hard and unyielding story It is that, he finds, that he hates most The story that was told.In 1983 Paul Hyde, aged ten, dies falling from a ledge in the mountains of the Karoo His older brother Peter, who falls at the same time, survives but loses all memory of the event The He is a man who lied, who told a story, a wild, fanciful story, about the death of a child, a hard and unyielding story It is that, he finds, that he hates most The story that was told.In 1983 Paul Hyde, aged ten, dies falling from a ledge in the mountains of the Karoo His older brother Peter, who falls at the same time, survives but loses all memory of the event The youngest brother, John, is the only witness.Many years later, John is living in London He and his wife Rachel, who knows nothing of the tragedy of his past and nothing of his family, make plans to have children of their own Their life together is disrupted when Peter arrives in London and claims his memory is returning Pulled back in spite of himself, John returns to South Africa and the home he grew up in.His return makes him question his recollection of the tragedy Can we ever be certain of events that happened that far in the past, certain we have not completely changed their meaning and our part in them
  • Title: Boy on the Wire
  • Author: Alastair Bruce
  • ISBN: 9781415207635
  • Page: 238
  • Format: None

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Sid Nuncius Sep 22, 2020 - 20:40 PM
I thought Alastair Bruce's Wall Of Days was excellent and I was hoping for great things from this novel. It's not bad, and has some excellent things about it, but overall I found it a bit of a disappointment, I'm afraid.It's a difficult book to summarize. It is narrated from various points of view at different times - sometimes in the third person, sometimes in the first – and concerns John Hyde who is now a successful London banker. At the age of eight he witnessed the death of his older brot [...]
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I read novels Sep 22, 2020 - 20:40 PM
Review by ireadnovels.wordpress comI loved reading every page of Boy on the Wire by Alastair Bruce. I highly recommend this novel. There is definitely a lot of suspense running through the pages. This is a story of three ordinary loving brothers that were going to jump from high rocks into the water. A tragedy happens. Which brother is telling the truth into the secret of their young brother's death. The boy on the wire shows how quickly an ordinary family life can take one dark fatal turn and n [...]
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Jenny Sep 22, 2020 - 20:40 PM
If we create a story in our mind and stick to it long enough it becomes our truth. But what if that truth is challenged? How deep can memories be buried? What are the ramifications of another's truth? John Hyde leaves his neat London life in search of truth in South Africa's Eastern Cape. The reader is swept away on a turbulent stream of consciousness and left adrift with thoughts on child psychology, family dynamics, truth and forgiveness. It's a gripping, thought-provoking read written in shar [...]
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Hjwoodward Sep 22, 2020 - 20:40 PM
I ended up skimming through the book because frankly I found the style too mannered, too self-conscious. Alastair Bruce could take some tips from Margaret Mahy's excellent 'Memory'. I also found it unbelievable that parents could handle a tragedy that badly. And, that an eight-year-old could behave as the protagonist did. A disappointing read, I'm afraid.
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Judy Beyer Sep 22, 2020 - 20:40 PM
My heart was in my throat throughout the novel, so the wishy-washy ending was a disappointment.
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Sreddy Sep 22, 2020 - 20:40 PM
Denouement (last four chapters) wrecked what would have been a great book.
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Boy on the Wire By Alastair Bruce He is a man who lied, who told a story, a wild, fanciful story, about the death of a child, a hard and unyielding story It is that, he finds, that he hates most The story that was told.In 1983 Paul Hyde, aged ten, dies falling from a ledge in the mountains of the Karoo His older brother Peter, who falls at the same time, survives but loses all memory of the event The He is a man who lied, who told a story, a wild, fanciful story, about the death of a child, a hard and unyielding story It is that, he finds, that he hates most The story that was told.In 1983 Paul Hyde, aged ten, dies falling from a ledge in the mountains of the Karoo His older brother Peter, who falls at the same time, survives but loses all memory of the event The youngest brother, John, is the only witness.Many years later, John is living in London He and his wife Rachel, who knows nothing of the tragedy of his past and nothing of his family, make plans to have children of their own Their life together is disrupted when Peter arrives in London and claims his memory is returning Pulled back in spite of himself, John returns to South Africa and the home he grew up in.His return makes him question his recollection of the tragedy Can we ever be certain of events that happened that far in the past, certain we have not completely changed their meaning and our part in them

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