The Homeward Bounders [Diana Wynne Jones] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. You are now a discard. We have no further use for you in. If he finds the right world, Jamie can get Home Jamie stumbled upon the powerful Them playing Their mysterious games, They threw him out to the. Homeward Bounders. In fact, a quick summary of this book might be met with disbelief that this could possibly be a story for children. (I would.

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Perhaps it is also because I had seen so many comments in regards to how sad the ending was. Foremost amongst the homewadr are The Tough Guide To Fantasyland, and its fictional companion-pieces Dark Lord of Derkholm and Year of the Griffinwhich provide a merciless though not unaffectionate critique of formulaic sword-and-sorcery epics.

AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. Whether Jones did this intentionally or not, I can’t help but wish I had this book growing up. East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. I don’t really know what rating to give this book, Homewardd guess 3. Add all three to Cart Add homewsrd three to List. It is still a good book which, although not emotionally invested, was good fun to read and will likely end up getting reread at some point.

But I digress here and these musing of mine might be totally unrelated and off. Jamie, out of curiosity, approaches a triangular building where he sees Them hovering over tables with maps and minuscule projections of people and landscapes.

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Deep Secret The Merlin Conspiracy For Charmed Life, the first Chrestomanci novel, Jones won the Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize, a once-in-a-lifetime award himeward The Guardian newspaper that is judged by a panel of children’s writers.

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Published by Mammoth first published Not too much information to overwhelm or bore you, not too little information to leave you wondering too much. So we have a nice narration, interesting variety of worlds and characters, a well-woven plot and a need to read on hpmeward find out what exactly is going on.

Whaaaaaa the heeeeeeeeck did I just read?! This brings, of course, the risk of having the story feel mechanical, its outcome the inevitable result of the way the system was constructed, but Jones overcomes this obstacle by passing the responsibility for the creation of the rules to the villains, Them always referred to simply in the third person with italics, in a fashion that fits their general implacable anonymity. His life began relatively normal–full of chores, school, and family– until prodded by an insatiable curiosity, he sticks his nose over a wall and drops into an eerily silent garden.

The lack of choice the Bounders have about how long they stay in one place boumders they do know approximately how long it will be and their lack of choice in where they end up next speaks to it as well. The Homeward Bounders Embed.

May 06, Alex Ankarr rated it it was amazing Shelves: I also think narrative benefited from being told in the first person.

It will make another safeguard against Them. In fact, a quick summary homewardd this book might be met with disbelief that this could possibly be a story for children.

Together, they try to figure out how to fight back against the beings that banished them. Mar 16, Shae McDaniel rated it really liked it Shelves: Jamie becomes skilled at travelling, learning to read the signs left by other Homeward Bounders, growing fluent in boounders languages and proficient in many unusual skills.

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Then you make one for yourself, exert effort to understand where you want to go.

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I’ve always remembered the last line of this right. One of the best “time travel” “multi-verse” books EVER. She pulls the reader from culture to culture with the hero. If you’re looking to be a writer, you could do worse than to study this master. Trivia About The Homeward Boun Jones has filled the story with ideas homewward war and slaves and otherness whether from a deformity or created by class difference.

Dark Lord of Derkholm Year of the Griffin Customers who viewed this item also viewed. A great book for readers of all ages, adventurous and haunting. Helen has only recently become a Homeward Bounder, because she, like Jamie, has seen Them playing Their game with the worlds.

Review of The Homeward Bounders by Diana Wynne Jones

I did not like this book. I loved how the plot came to a nice circle by the end of the book – it is narrated by Jamie who manages to deliver the story with a lot of cheek. While he is never named, the entity is Prometheus he states that his name means “foresight” and that, according to legend, he was punished for bringing fire to humanity.