I remember listening to it every Sunday night, not quite understanding it, but enjoying it never the less. Now, twenty years later I have read the book, and do understand it. It took me a long time to finish this book, not because I wasn't enjoying it, but because I didn't want to reach the end; for, I knew what happens at the end of the book, and it is sad, horrifying and des Lesley Hilarious and unbearably sad.
The book is divided into three distinct segments: The mood as you will notice gets increasingly darker and serious in each segment.
The first segment is a quite enjoyable one and gives you a wonderful introduction into each of the characters and a rundown of the everyday happenings in their lives. They are surprisingly similar to us. The boys for example go to school, like we do, participate in rugby like we do and so forth.
But then again they are made of tough stuff. The writer drives this point home continuously i.
But rather he lets us formulate our own opinion. For example when he declares that Mary was a prostitute, when he tells of Pretty Boy always being able to obtain whatever he wanted at a bargain price.
He also has an indirect rather suggestive way of saying things. But by the background knowledge he gives you of Mary you know the reason why. The second segment is also quite an interesting one, and takes place 5 years onwards. After being introduced to the likes of Zoot the main characterwhose credentials include poet of a different kindtap-dancer, ex-prisoner, caretaker, bouncer, handyman,Amagama eNkululeko 2.
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