Thursday, March 5, 2009

Pobby and Dingan.

Pobby and Dingan.



I don't know why but this short story/book/tale/novella/narrative is still sitting with me. Yeah I did just finish reading it two days ago so of course it's sitting with me, but I just can't put my finger on what it is exactly I feel about it.

Oh so wait you have no idea what I'm talking about? Let me back up.

My aunt lent me two books, Pobby and Dingan and Eat, Pray, Love a couple weeks ago and I just got to them on Monday. Pobby and Dingan is only a hundred pages(ish) so I decided to read it first and finished it in two lunch breaks.

The story is narrated by Ashmol, a boy from Australia who talks about his younger sister Kellyanne and her imaginary/invisible friends Pobby and Dingan. One day their dad takes Kellyanne's friends to work with him at the opal mines and forgets to bring them home. The rest of the story revolves around Kellyanne's breakdown as her only friends are gone and the way two imaginary people, Pobby and Dingan, bring together an entire town.

I don't think I ever had imaginary friends growing up, besides every now and then envisioning I had a twin, but Kellyanne's innoncence was refreshing. And the way everyone comes together to not only help her but because they want something to believe in is endearing as well. But at the same time, the story is incredibly sad. I won't give away everything that happens but at the end I was sort of left with my mouth open saying "ummmmm that was not supposed to happen." But then again, I didn't write it and maybe it was supposed to end that way. Maybe life isn't supposed to have imaginary friends...but then again, maybe it is.

In any case I don't really know what I meant to get across by posting this rambling mess, just check the book out for yourself. It's short and sweet and definitely leaves you thinking when you're done.



Any books you can't stop thinking about lately?





happy thursday!

16 comments:

sandy feet said...

funny, i was expecting to find some ... Sandy Feet on this site; fun blog nevertheless.

:)

cavy said...

"american wife" by curtis sittenfeld. she also wrote "prep" and "man of my dreams" - but this one is completely different. critics are back and forth about it, but i can't put it down :)

Princess Extraordinaire said...

I lurve reading! I just finished the new(ish) Wally Lamb novel and loved it...

La Di Dah said...

Just finished Eat Pray Love.. I absolutely loved it, hope you will too!

Piper said...

Eat, Pray, Love is amazing. I read it back in November and am planning on reading it again in about a month. Another book that I love is Wednesday Letters. Such a great love story!

alexa - cleveland's a plum said...

it's pretty sad that the only time i really read books is while im on vacation.

CageQueen said...

Hmn, the premise of this book sounds all too familiar to "Lars and the Real Girl." One of those types was enough for me. LOL.

I am AUgusten Burroughs' biggest fan and have informed him of this via email, LOL, so check him out.

heidikins said...

Ooooh, I'm totally checking this out. I love short-stories and this sounds just lovely.

xox

insomniaclolita said...

Twilight.

HAHAHAHHAA. Oh come on Katelin, you will understand this :P

Katie cat said...

Sounds touching, like Bridge To Terabithea or To Kill A Mockingbird. I'll check this one out!

Dana said...

i'm getting ready to read The Quickie!!

Bayjb said...

Ugh i so need to finish The Audacity of Hope but I did read Sin in the Second City and it was amazing. Very informative.

Amanda. said...

I couldn't get through Eat, Pray, Love...I read most of it-and then just couldn't read anymore. Mmm. I hope you have better luck.

I like books that leave you thinking afterwards.

Hillary said...

I just finished reading Shantaram by Gregory David Roberts and can't get it out of my head. It's long - almost 1000 pages - but definitely worth the time.

your wishcake. said...

Aw, how sweet! I'll totally have to get that book. Sounds too good! I love books that give you something to take away from them...

I'm presently reading "The Girls" (which makes me think of boobs, but I swear it isn't about that...heehee). It's about twins who are connected at the head, and it's written as a memoir from each of their views. It's very sweet and well written...I have no doubt that I'll be bawling at the end.

Bree said...

The Shack.

Amazing book. I read it almost a month ago and am still thinking about it.