Monday, September 14, 2009

The Nipper

By Charlie Mitchell

Really a disturbing read as we live the true story of the violent upbringing of a young boy in working class Dundee (Scotland). The repetitive physical and psychological cruelty scars the victim and the reader. Perhaps victims of such abuse can identify with Charlie and draw strength from his successful transition to adulthood but to an outsider the fairy tale raises many questions and doubts. Easy to read but disturbing and repetitive.

Reviewed by Mr Kim C.