Wednesday, May 5, 2010


Youth. Readers looking for something new and creative to read might want to try Joe Dunthorne’s debut novel, Submarine. The protagonist, Oliver Tate, is an almost-fifteen-year-old living in Swansea, Wales. The log of his daily observations reveals a precocious child on the one hand, and an adolescent bully on the other. His observations of his parents lead him on an investigation, as he looks to lose his virginity. Dunthorne’s writing kept my interest throughout, and he offers a new voice that I found quite entertaining.

Rating: Three-star (Recommended)
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