Beautiful, dream-like story about a boy, a crime, a feud, and growing up in a small town. It's warm and loving and manages to be both intimate and expansive. A beautiful, beautiful read.
Finally, the pure joy and exhilaration of being young and alive on a perfect summer's day is captured to stunning effect in David Almond's The Colour of the Sun (Hodder £12.99)...Lyrical and unforgettable, it's Almond's most autobiographical novel to date and possibly his most beautiful.
This book yearns with nostalgia for the cusp between boyhood and manhood...It is lyrical, transcendental and shot through with dialect voices. SUNDAY TIMES CHILDREN'S BOOK OF THE WEEK
The book explores liminal spaces: the edgelands between child and adult, being and seeming, life and death and the human and natural worlds.
brilliantly suspenseful until the end...He [David Almond] is that rare thing - a writer of lucid, mature elegance, who can still see the world through adolescent eyes.
David Almond at his finest...this is a lyrical and moving story about a boy on the cusp of manhood...There is a touching innocence to this book and a warmth that glows from every page.
The Colour of the Sun is really, really something.
Creating some of the finest work of his career is David Almond in The Colour of the Sun (Hodder), a semi-autobiographical novel that showcases his transcendent, otherworldly storytelling. Over the course of a single summer's day, protagonist Davie's journey through his home town and into the sunlit hills shows us life, death and the wonder of the everyday.