The Corps of the Bare-boned Plane

The Corps of the Bare-boned Plane

Book - 2007
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Publisher: Toronto : Groundwood Books, 2007
ISBN: 9780888998514
0888998511
Characteristics: 269 p. ; 21 cm

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Niko10 Jul 04, 2013

My review on "The Corps of the Bare Boned Plane."

To start, this book didn't really satisfy me. It was very slow placed, boring and the characters were not developped very well. 133 pages into the novel, nothing much was going on. The whole "dead pilots" thing wasn't really happening much.
I was also surprised that this book was "The Official Selection" for the White Pine Award. Then again, there are more kids in the world with different oppinions.
My Rating: 13%
Two and a Half Stars

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ACatNamedTofu
Apr 07, 2013

The multiple points of view make this an interesting read. It's also quite funny and then rather sad at the same time. I liked it.

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Iridollae
Jun 16, 2011

Although I thoroughly enjoyed the wit and humour in this, plot-wise it was unfocused and didn't leave that much of a lasting impact. Which is a shame, because I sensed a lot of potential in this book to become something more poignant and memorable; there were a couple of parts in it that were quite beautiful. Unfortunately, the entire novel itself didn't get there for me.

Devashar Mar 21, 2010

A page turner with a delicious setting. When you're done reading this you'll be wanting your own remote island! Sadly, the setting beats out the characters and plot in excitement. There is a lot of potential for this story if these two things become more drawn out and detailed.

Adalia Apr 15, 2009

i think that more could have happened in the book.....the uncle was really strange and i think that something was missing.....the story could have had more to it

XinXin93 Mar 27, 2009

Very interesting story with some very thoughtful themes and ideas. However, as a novel it lacked unity. It felt like I was reading a collection of short stories about the same characters than one whole story. Events occurred suddenly and without warning. The book could have done with a bit more foreshadowing. The author should focus more on building and developing a few ideas instead of jumping all over the place and trying to cover so many points of view. Some very colorful characters though. Keep trying.

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Jun 16, 2011

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"That is not love. To love, you make the pact with the universe that someday separated from this person you will be and destroyed by such loss but this you are willing to do, knowing that love comes at such a cost. If no other miracles we see, that we do this over and over, this agreement at such a price -- shain vi di zibben velten, heldish."

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