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The Daydreamer
The Daydreamer | Ian McEwan
From the inexhaustible imagination of Ian McEwan--a master of contemporary fiction and author of the Booker Prize-winning national bestseller Amsterdam--an enchanting work of fiction that appeals equally to children and adults. First published in England as a children's book, The Daydreamer marks a delightful foray by one of our greatest novelists into a new fictional domain. In these seven exquisitely interlinked episodes, the grown-up protagonist Peter Fortune reveals the secret journeys, metamorphoses, and adventures of his childhood. Living somewhere between dream and reality, Peter experiences fantastical transformations: he swaps bodies with the wise old family cat; exchanges existences with a cranky infant; encounters a very bad doll who has come to life and is out for revenge; and rummages through a kitchen drawer filled with useless objects to discover some not-so-useless cream that actually makes people vanish. Finally, he wakes up as an eleven-year-old inside a grown-up body and embarks on the truly fantastic adventure of falling in love. Moving, dreamlike, and extraordinary, The Daydreamer marks yet another imaginative departure for Ian McEwan, and one that adds new breadth to his body of work. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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The_Penniless_Author
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I love Roald Dahl's children's books as well as Rankin and Bass movies, so this Ian McEwan adaptation of an R&B movie that reads like a Roald Dahl story is right up my alley. Actually, where his style deviates from Dahl might be the book's weakest point - there's none of the darkness present in McEwan's adult works, and while that might sound proper for a kids' book, it can come across as sentimental and patronizing. Still, an enjoyable read. 4⭐

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EadieB
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Day 13 - #3Books #WithAnimalsOnTheCover

I enjoyed these animal books!

OriginalCyn620 📚🐶🐱😀 2y
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EadieB
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This is a children‘s book that would appeal to adults too. 10 year-old Peter Fortune has a vivid imagination. He understands how it would feel to be a cat. He experienced the terror of being chased by evil dolls and he got to use vanishing cream that can actually make people disappear. When it takes him to where reality and daydreams meet, has it finally taken him too far? I will be passing this one onto my grandchildren. They will surely love it!

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EadieB
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1. I cancelled my trip to England/Scotland for August.

2. This week I am participating in #NutsInMay Readathon. Reading Ian McEwan books.

3. Got a chance to sit outside and read yesterday as it was sunny and starting to warm up.

#ThoughtfulThursday @MoonWitch94

@Eggs Thanks for the tag!

Want to play? @batsy @Arvena @BookwormM @LapReader

MoonWitch94 Omg that‘s on my bucket list! I‘d be heartbroken. I‘m sorry to hear that—but hopefully you will be able to reschedule & it will be amazing! 💝 3y
EadieB @MoonWitch94 It may not be for awhile that we will be able to reschedule as I have a compromised immune system and will at least have to wait for a vaccine or the virus to settle down so don't know when that will be. 3y
MoonWitch94 @EadieB I am really hoping the vaccine 💉 comes as soon as it can. I don‘t want them to rush or anything (bc that is dangerous) but I think that the only way to get this under control is with a vaccine. Especially for people like you who have comprised immune systems. Sending you love 💗 3y
EadieB @MoonWitch94 Thanks! Also have to wait for stock market to come back as that‘s where our vacation money comes from. But that should be doing better as soon as people get back to work. 3y
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Eggs
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Woke up, fell out of bed
Dragged a comb across my head
Found my way downstairs and drank a cup
And looking up I noticed I was late
Found my coat and grabbed my hat
Made the bus in seconds flat
Made my way upstairs and had a smoke
And everybody spoke and I went into a dream🎶

#adayinthelife #beatlemaynia

kspenmoll ❤️❤️❤️❤️ 4y
Palimpsest I immediately started singing this in my head, not reading it. 😊 4y
Eggs @kspenmoll @Palimpsest 💗🎶🤗🌺💗 4y
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JazzFeathers
The Daydreamer | Ian McEwan
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Never read McEwan, but when l saw this book on the return pile, l couldn't resist this gorgeous cover.

The Almanack is my read for the train ride, a carry-over from the #24B4Monday and #25inFive readathons.

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ChrisSeddon
The Daydreamer | Ian McEwan
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Whilst browsing houses for sale near us, that are WAY out of our budget, we found a place that has this pretty amazing library/reading room.

Dear universe....

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naininain
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Hay magia en empezar un libro a las tres de la mañana.

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