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`Read E-pub ⚡ Skellig Ó Unhappy about his baby sister s illness and the chaos of moving into a dilapidated old house, Michael retreats to the garage and finds a mysterious stranger who is something like a bird and something like an angel It s odd The first time I read anything that could be considered Magical Realism, I was super impressed by the subtlety and the grounding of the tale, as if it was mostly traditional fiction bordering on allegory, only milder.After a certain point, each Magical Realism tale sits ratherblandly than the last.It s Fantasy lite For those people who are scared of using their imaginations but like a little bit of awe, a little bit of wonder Imagine such a person saying, Oh, no, I d never rea It s odd The first time I read anything that could be considered Magical Realism, I was super impressed by the subtlety and the grounding of the tale, as if it was mostly traditional fiction bordering on allegory, only milder.After a certain point, each Magical Realism tale sits ratherblandly than the last.It s Fantasy lite For those people who are scared of using their imaginations but like a little bit of awe, a little bit of wonder Imagine such a person saying, Oh, no, I d never read FANTASY Give me slice of life and coming of age story, only IF it has a bit of awe and wonder in it and it s done WELL, then I might bump it up as my absolute favorite novel of all time because it shows everyone just how DARING I am You know Because I could never LOVE Fantasy My friends will be so impressed Yeah, sure, Skellig does the mystery bit pretty cool, but it s like a back masking on an album about family drama, a premature kid sister and how it affects everyone in the family Is it evolution Is it an angel We re meant to make up our own minds because the novel is meant to be timeless.For me, it just feels a bit pretentious And mild Super mild.And maybe I m being too harsh A lot of people love this But to me, it s just barely dipping its toes in the interesting stuff and the rest is either just painful or fraught with a tiny bit of love thrown in Well, that was excellent This book is a brief mouthful of myth and hope and atmosphere Reasons to read it 1 There s a magical, irritable man in the narrator s garage He likes Chinese take out and dead mice.2 There is a wise and judgmental girl neighbor who becomes the narrator s best friend.3 There is no kissing.4 There is warming family dynamic the narrator is afraid his sickly baby sister will die.5 There are teachers and parents and grown ups who aren t idiots, assholes, or antagonis Well, that was excellent This book is a brief mouthful of myth and hope and atmosphere Reasons to read it 1 There s a magical, irritable man in the narrator s garage He likes Chinese take out and dead mice.2 There is a wise and judgmental girl neighbor who becomes the narrator s best friend.3 There is no kissing.4 There is warming family dynamic the narrator is afraid his sickly baby sister will die.5 There are teachers and parents and grown ups who aren t idiots, assholes, or antagonists.6 Myth 7 Myth 8 Myth Recommended My daughter stands in front of her overflowing bookshelf, where her brothers put books they consider for younger readers What shall I read She only has about eight books on a pile next to her bed, so it is definitely a question of existential importanceShe finds Skellig, takes it out, and I am secretly watching her, knowing she will be in for a rare treat This is a beautiful book, not only for children Michael s life has been turned upside down by the serious illness of his baby sister My daughter stands in front of her overflowing bookshelf, where her brothers put books they consider for younger readers What shall I read She only has about eight books on a pile next to her bed, so it is definitely a question of existential importanceShe finds Skellig, takes it out, and I am secretly watching her, knowing she will be in for a rare treat This is a beautiful book, not only for children Michael s life has been turned upside down by the serious illness of his baby sister At the same time, the family has moved into a new house in desperate need of renovation Tension builds as Michael and his parents worry While on his own, Michael finds a strange creature in the garage that seems to be a sort of owl man or angel The creature s name is Skellig and Michael finds strength through the effort he puts into saving his new friend from starvation Mina, the girl next door, shares Michael s secret Together they experience magic and hope and learn to accept that creatures like Skellig exist even if they have no rational explanation for it The belief in Skellig is strongly linked to the hope that Michael s sister will survive When she is out of danger, Skellig disappears If that was all there was to the story, it would just be another take on I believe in fairies, with a somewhat scrawny, grumpy out of shape fairy.But there isto the book than that the way the friendship between the two children develops Mina shows Michael a whole new approach to learning and investigating the world through pictures and words, and that is what ultimately keeps him sane during the long hours of waiting for his dad to call from the hospital.He is getting better and better at drawing, and he is introduced to the world of William Blake I actually felt the need to look up all the Blake quotations, and I really enjoyed having another go at Tyger, Tyger, for example If young adult fiction can give you a new experience of an old classic without being condescending and purely educational, that is a good thing indeed The poetry of Blake revived in a story of fear and hope and magic And the most important lesson of all, Michael laconically sums it up You get good at football by playing football, you get good at drawing by drawing What you need is not magic, but belief in and passion for the things you love as well as perseverance and patience to practice until you are good Recommended for those of you who remember the magic and fear of childhood I read this about ten years ago now, and I d completely forgotten about how much I loved it at the time As soon as I picked it up and began reading it again I remembered why The story of the rebirth of Skellig is a wonderful little tale it is an allegory for the ever evolving nature of man, and how perhaps he may not have reached his full evolutionary potential I didn t realise this at the time when I first read because I was only ten, but I enjoyed it nonetheless Therefore, this is a book I read this about ten years ago now, and I d completely forgotten about how much I loved it at the time As soon as I picked it up and began reading it again I remembered why The story of the rebirth of Skellig is a wonderful little tale it is an allegory for the ever evolving nature of man, and how perhaps he may not have reached his full evolutionary potential I didn t realise this at the time when I first read because I was only ten, but I enjoyed it nonetheless Therefore, this is a book that can be enjoyed by a child reader and an adult oneThere is no end to evolutionThe plot follows Michael he is a young boy and has just moved house, and in a derelict shed in the jungles he calls a back garden he finds an unexpected friend The man doesn t give him his name, at first, and appears to be malnourished and homeless he is wearing rags and eating insects he is gruff and dismissive and he has given up on life Nobody wants to help him, but Michael does He builds his strength back up on Chinese takeaway, and the man slowly begins to regain his former self, which is something quite extraordinary He has evolved beyond that of a normal human he has become something much, much,he has become something very special He change Michaels life and his name is Skellig The novel is allegorical for the potential of man and alludes to what he could become if evolution is still occurring However, despite the implicit atheist message there are some religious connotations as Skellig resembles an angel You could look at the novel is two ways Skellig is a man who has evolved into aangelic form or he is an angel who is simply reborn I m not entirely sure which side to take In addition to this, there are also constant William Blake references that perhaps suggest that this is Michael s journey from innocence to experienceWhat are you I whispered.He shrugged again Something, he said Something like you, something like a beast, something like a bird, something like an angel He laughed Something like that Perhaps I m reading too much into it But, either way you look at it the result is the same a very moving book This is a story that will stay with me forever after others have long been forgotten