Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Ten of the best child narrators in fiction

For the Guardian, John Mullan named ten of the best child narrators in literature.

One book on the list:
Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha by Roddy Doyle

Doyle's eponymous narrator is a 10-year-old living on a Dublin housing estate. He discusses all that matters to him: his games, his friendships, his fights. Violence is reported with cold-eyed curiosity. Meanwhile the story of his parents' fragmenting marriage seeps through almost despite his best efforts to pretend that things are fine.
Read about another novel on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue