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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May 03, William Leight rated it it was amazing. I read it in maybe three days. To curious to leave it alone Jamie makes his was into Their house and discovers he has just become a random piece the gam This was a magical and enchanting children’s book!

Review of The Homeward Bounders by Diana Wynne Jones

Not all plans are successful and not all successes are happy. I am definitely enjoying Diana Wynne Jones’ books, and I happened bounxers come across these by chance! After a brief period in London, in the couple returned to Oxford, where they stayed until moving to Bristol in Kindle Edition Verified Purchase.

Immobilized, Jamie must listen while They briefly consider the consequences of leaving his corpse boubders the street. The diverse environments, languages, and social structures are realistic as are Jamie’s struggles to adjust to each.

Find out more about OverDrive accounts. So bounddrs have a nice narration, interesting variety of worlds and characters, a well-woven plot and a need to read on to find out what exactly is going on. I couldn’t put it down. Upon his discovering ThemThey are forced to make Jamie a Homeward Bounder; this means he must constantly travel from world to world until he finds his home again.


Bouders going to be thinking about this one for a long while. And any book that makes me cry is a good book. Jamie was a normal kid, growing up in a world with not much technology. A boy starts in turn hounders the century London, comes across figures playing these huge board game tables, homeaard to start traveling between tons of worlds because he found them, the games are each a world.

I like to believe that we are given enough faculties to enable us to carve our own life paths and whatever story we make for ourselves He would wholeheartedly support that is if you believe in a He. And thus begins the adventure. The ending explanation felt a bit rushed and silly, but the ending felt satisfying which is one of the harder things to do in a book.

The Homeward Bounders

She was friends with both McKinley and Gaiman, and Jones and Gaiman are fans of each other’s work; she dedicated her novel Hexwood to him after something he said in conversation inspired a key part of the plot. Hmoeward has all the usual Jones elements: I go to her when I need a jolt of something entirely different and unexpected.

Helen could have been reduced to a series of quirks — her hair, her fondness for vermin, especially rats, etc.

The middle is kind of up and down. This page was last edited on 8 Aprilat To ask other readers questions about The Homeward Boundersplease sign up. This is one of my homewatd DWJ books. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. His life began relatively normal–full of chores, school, homdward family– until prodded by an insatiable curiosity, he sticks his nose over a wall and drops into an eerily silent garden.


About Diana Wynne Jones.

Foremost amongst the latter 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. This was a magical and enchanting children’s book! I still reread it regularly and gift copies to my loved ones. She also accomplishes the enviable feat of producing a book that can be read by anybody from the age of 10 or 12 on up with equal enjoyment.

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And in the end it really is a beautiful story that is brilliantly crafted. Article written by katy. To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: The plot ohmeward detailed, the world-building spectacular as one would expect from Jonesand the writing romps along at a great rate.

He was punished by the Them for discovering the truth of reality and attempting to share the knowledge with humankind.

As he travels for months and years without aging, Jamie visits hundreds of worlds boundrrs hundreds of societies, some pleasant, some hostile, never allowed to stay long enough to make a home, holding on to just the tiniest hope that he will return Home someday.

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