I had intended on writing a longer piece today – catching up with what’s been going on with my latest project, The Legacy of Lorna Lovelost, and the various interviews and reviews relating to my just-published second novel Children of the Resolution. Time, however, seems to have got the better of me once again and, so, I’m going to leave that for another day, and instead point you in the direction of the latest review of Children.
The reaction thus far, from everyone who’s read Children and commented, has been wholly positive – and this review in particular left me feeling more confident in the decisions I’ve made than I have been for a good while.
One of the values of this book is that it humanizes the disabled in an unsentimental way, removing the barrier of their difference, and letting us see them as simply people. People like Carl’s mate, Johnny, another disabled boy. Here the portrait painted is Goya-esque; twisted, beautiful, dark, sad, heart-rending, courageous, funny, and unforgettable. Murning has totally upped his game in creating this deeply chiseled character.
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