Pinkwater, Daniel -- The Neddiad
I read Pinkwater (as well as Raskin) when I was young, and then bought
reprints when I was a grownup, but I didn't read much of his newer
stuff for fear that it was Not As Good. Well, it is. This book (not
brand-new, but recent) is everything that Pinkwater has always done
right: the life of us as kids, the world that we were always convinced
lay hidden around us, and the ways that world worked. If anything he's
gotten better. This book is set post-WW2, rather than the "current"
suburbs of Alan Mendelsohn and the Snarkout Boys, but it is just as
recognizable -- but with more railroads and ghosts. See, I'm even
talking like Pinkwater now.
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