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Mister Pip
Mister Pip
Author: Lloyd Jones
In a novel that is at once intense, beautiful, and fablelike, Lloyd Jones weaves a transcendent story that celebrates the resilience of the human spirit and the power of narrative to transform our lives. — On a copper-rich tropical island shattered by war, where the teachers have fled with most everyone else, only one white man chooses to stay be...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780385341073
ISBN-10: 0385341075
Publication Date: 5/20/2008
Pages: 272
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.

3.5 stars, based on 30 ratings
Publisher: Dial Press Trade Paperback
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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ARReader avatar reviewed Mister Pip on + 38 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
This book was recommended to me by an friend of mine who is an editor. She said many book clubs in have read this book and have found that it is a book worthy of much discussion. I must say I could not put this book down and that I will be recommending it to my Book Club. It's amazing to me how it parallels with "Little Bee". It is certainly a book that stays in your mind, and leaves the reader asking herself many questions and experiencing many emotions. If you haven't read this book you deserve to read this wonderfully written, tender book. However, be prepared for a rollercoster ride!
reviewed Mister Pip on + 26 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
I was disappointed, would have done better as a long "short story" sad and grisly in places.
LeahG avatar reviewed Mister Pip on + 310 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
This was a very interesting and well told story, but it does have a very gruesome scene towards the end that is still giving me nightmares.
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Helpful Score: 1
From where the first chapter begins to where this books ends is nothing short of a surprise. Usually, you can pick up a book, read the first chapter or two and know the direction that the writer wants to take you - not so with Mr. Pip. What begins with a classroom enjoying Great Expectation will lead the reader to a devastating end that has a young child rebuilding her life --with the help of Charles Dickens and an unforgettable teacher lovingly call Mr. Pip.

Told from the perspective of young Matilda, the reader is introduced to Mr. Watts, a white man who has come to a small island near Papua New Guinea to teach the local children. However, his teaching is a little different then what you would expect. His whole curriculum is based off Charles Dickens' Great Expectations.

Amidst the racial conflicts between the blacks and the redskins, Mr. Watts, or Mr. Pip - as he wants the children to call him, begins the Dickens tale and quickly draws the children in, while gartering the mistrust of many adults, into Pips world and thereby captivating the children during the liberation struggle that is going on around them.

This is no sweet little tale, the times and people are brutal, but with determination, Great Expectations, Mr. Pip and Matilda's story will live on for many generations.
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Helpful Score: 1
I probably would have liked this book better if I had first read "Great Expectation" by Charles Dickens. The book makes comparions between the life of "Pip" of "Great Expectations" and the lives of the characters in this book.
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