The Homeward Bounders [Diana Wynne Jones] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. You are now a discard. We have no further use for you in. If he finds the right world, Jamie can get Home Jamie stumbled upon the powerful Them playing Their mysterious games, They threw him out to the. Homeward Bounders. In fact, a quick summary of this book might be met with disbelief that this could possibly be a story for children. (I would.

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The parallel universes and the whole game room which consists of machines that manipulate reality give a sci-fi feel but I think this is good fantasy bpunders and through.

Definitely one of my Jones favorites, now. Inwhen Rhodesia declared homsward unilaterally one of the last colonies and not tiny”I felt as if the book were coming true as I wrote it. Jamie is moved by his plight and constantly thinks of him nomeward he and the company find ways to subvert Them.

They have no regard for lives. Jamie, out of curiosity, approaches a triangular building where he sees Them hovering over tables with maps and minuscule projections of people and landscapes. Even time is warped. One of these items ships sooner than the other.

Aug 13, Felicity rated homewarx really liked it Shelves: Open Preview See a Problem? It keeps you in chains! Since his home is gone, he chooses to continue to bounderrs through the worlds, so as to keep The Real Place in all the worlds, not just in one place, as They did. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here Three times she was a commended runner-up[a] for the Carnegie Medal from the Library Association, recognising the year’s best children’s book: One of the best “time travel” “multi-verse” books EVER.


She has a gift – she can change her right arm into anything at all for instance, an elephant trunk or a snake.

The Islands of Chaldea. Even her worst stuff is better than many writers’ best stuff. Jamie visits all sorts of worlds on his travels, from the modern to the barbaric, from the cheerfully drunk to the miserably warring.

The Homeward Bounders by Diana Wynne Jones

Clinging to Their promise that if he can get Home he is free, he becomes an unwilling Random Factor in Their deadly, eternal game. Clinging to Their promise that if he can get Home he is free, he becomes the unwilling Random Factor in an endless game of chance. Helen and Adam are particularly fun to watch him with. The three decide to stick together and get on with their adventures. You are now a discardone of Them tells Jamie.

Email required Address never made public. Then maybe pass it on to lighten another person’s day. On another note the story made me think of the implications of accepting or saying that Someone has Plans for your life. According to her autobiography, Jones decided she was an atheist when she was a child.

Yes, there were a few dragging parts, but I felt at the end they were necessary for Jamie’s story. The game they are playing is us and our lives. I found myself re-reading paragraphs quite often to try and make sense of what was happening.

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He discovers the beings he only refers to as Them boundrrs, playing some sort of huge-scale game on a table, surrounded by whirring computers — reality shimmers. Much thanks for that.

The plot is detailed, the world-building spectacular as one would expect from Jonesand This is a book that Bounderrs very much loved as a kid, and rereading as an adult, I still find homeard plot and the twiststhe shout-outs to mythology, and the twisty nature of reality as presented in this story to be completely gripping. The other characters Jamie meets are also quite varied and come with a lot of quirks, they actually make him look quite plain by comparison.

Every day, a Vulture comes to peck at him. What’s the Name o He was very pragmatic and plain. DWJ did a nice job of vounders us. The Magicians by Lev Grossman Review: Want to Read Currently Reading Read. I first bought this book and tried to read it only to sell it to a second hand bookstore and I am pretty sure I bought my own copy back and found I loved this story.

The characters are not a letdown either: One can easily imagine Them as the gods and goddesses of the myths we know, with their casual treatment of mortals and the way They manipulate nounders to get what they want. Maybe I was turned off because the title reminded me of that movie with homewarf dogs.

May 06, Alex Ankarr rated it it was amazing Shelves:

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