Daily Archives: May 30, 2013

page 148 of 279 of A High Wind in Jamaica

I think the greatest fun of this novel is trying to figure out exactly what is going on when you try to take yourself out of the children’s point of view. To them all the adults are inept and childlike and only the great pig is much of an authority on anything.

The joy is reading what Hughes doesn’t write on the page. Maybe this is why we say this books writes children so well – though how would we really know?