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Henbane is a book it is difficult to - hardly worth the bother of - describing, for I myself cannot really decide what it is about. The plot is this: a disenchanted sixteen-year-old despises commitment and thus decides to fake his own suicide. On the morning of the suicide, however, things happen a little fast and he ends up in pain in the middle of the road. He wakes up in the bed of a perverted eighty-year-old woman, who promptly kills herself. The character discovers a house at the top of the garden (he was in a cottage at the bottom) and there he sits, and thinks, for the first time in his life, clearly. I shan't tell you the rest. From this description, I for one would be wholly unimpressed and would most definitely not buy the book. I think, however, that you should buy it. I hope that you agree with me. The preview, if you are intrested, is taken from towards the end of the book, when the main character has become unhappy with his situation and is in a mood for lashing out.
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  • By Tara Entwistle-Clark
    Jun 8, 2009
    "Interesting style" A unique style for a novel. The narrator at times seems quite old for his age, although I am reminded of "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time," based on the writing. Clearly, THAT cannot be a bad thing, as it seems to do well. I like some of the mundane details of high school as well, since it serves to remind the reader that, as intelligent as the character may sound, he is still a teenager.
  • By Cédric du Zob
    Feb 12, 2007
    "Re: Interesting style" Thank you, Miss Clark, for your comment. You said in your post on the forum that you had read a large chunk of the novel. I should say that it is not worth reading the majority of it: only after chapter sixteen does it become interesting. All the writing preceding them puts these chapters into context, I suppose. I hadn't really, when writing the book, put any thought into characterizing the narrator - I simply wrote as myself, but took all of my views on the world to the most extreme point at which I could envisage them existing; unfortunately, in doing so, I seem to have made my own views just as extreme.
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Cédric du Zob
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