Saturday, 20 June 2015
The Rights of the Reader - Joan Lennon
I need to come clean: I've not read the book - just the poster.* And, to begin with, it was the art that drew my attention (big Quentin Blake fan - but then, it would be hard not to be!) But when I got past the pictures, I was intrigued by the text. It has a gentleness to it - a quiet acknowledgement of how different we all are - of how there isn't one correct way to do things. I would probably have titled it something like The "It's Okay" of the Reader - which is of course rubbish - but Daniel Pennac means what he says.
The full book is now on my reading list (are there pictures?) but in the meantime, what are your thoughts on the Rights of the Reader?
Is there anything you would like to add?
Is there anything you would like to take away?
Is there anything you would like to modify?
* I got this jpg of it here - a librarian's blog - thank you Melliber!
Joan Lennon's website.
Joan Lennon's blog.
And a shiny new website for Joan Lennon's YA novel Silver Skin.