Thomas the Rhymer Book Review 8

Book Review

Thomas the Rhymer


Robbie Cheadle

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My review (By Robbie Cheadle)

Just about the worst thing that can happen to any family is the disappearance of a child. This is exactly what happens in Jack’s family and, worse still, Jack is a witness to his older brother’s sudden and troubling disappearance.

The facts of the disappearance are very peculiar and, subsequent to his disappearance, Jack receives strange telephone calls from his brother, Dan, on his cell phone. When he answers, Dan says nothing and the line goes dead. Jack finds himself unable to tell anyone about what his saw that day, as soon as he tries he starts to choke and can’t utter a word. Then a strange tramp appears who speaks only in rhymes. The tramp, whom only Jack can see, seems to be able to pass through walls and disappear at will. All of this is against a background of stress at home due to Jack’s mother suffering from a chronic illness….

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via #Bookreview – Thomas the Rhymer by Paul Andruss



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8 thoughts on “Thomas the Rhymer Book Review

  1. Reply Shehanne Moore Nov 18,2017 1:25 pm

    Paul so well deserved. Congrats. TITANIC ones.

  2. Reply Teagan Geneviene Nov 16,2017 8:11 pm

    Kudos, Paul. Robbie does very mindful reviews, and this one is terrific. I know you are having a thriving Thursday! Cheers.

  3. Reply Norah Colvin Nov 12,2017 10:29 am

    What a wonderful review, Paul, and great to read Sally’s review there with Robbie’s too. I must say that I rather like your cover.

    • Reply Paul Nov 13,2017 12:03 am

      Norah, thank you for commenting. I have had 3 wonderful and unique reviews from Sally, Brigid and now Robbie. Madelyn has also read the novel and spoke highly of it which touched me deeply as well. All I can keep saying is that it gives me such a buzz for people whose work I so deeply respect to feel this way about it. I am so thrilled you like the cover because although there are griffins in it they don’t come in until late in the book. I felt it was a real punt to do that cover, but saying that right almost from the beginning I felt a griffin symbolised the book. (According to folklore they are the guardians of magical places) Px
      Ps I don’t want to be one of these awful people who bang on about stuff, but there are more of my illustrations here:

  4. Reply Madelyn Griffith-Haynie, CTP, CMC, MCC, SCAC Nov 12,2017 10:04 am

    Congratulations, Paul. Well deserved – it’s an absolutely WONDERFUL book.

    • Reply Paul Nov 12,2017 11:57 pm

      Madelyn, thank you. I know from what you told me you loved Thomas the Rhymer too and I feel so blessed the book has made an impression on people who’se work I respect so much. I couldn’t ask for anything better. Px

  5. Reply Robbie Cheadle Nov 12,2017 9:44 am

    You have done a great job of sharing this post, Paul. I am still learning too. I am so glad you liked this review. A truly remarkable piece of writing.

    • Reply Paul Nov 12,2017 11:38 pm

      Robbie, If I did do a good job of sharing the post it was purely down to your use of press this. I have had a few half-hearted attempts to get it on my blog but until I saw it on your blog I never really understood it. If is it ok with you I will get your review on my Website like Sally and Brigid’s and get a good link to your there too. Thank you again for understanding the book and writing so beautifully about it. Px

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