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 ending is perfect but dark, a pessimistic choice for a character who has been through a lot and will continue to go through a lot. This post is part of my ongoing Diana Wynne Jones retrospective project.

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Immobilized, Jamie honeward listen while They briefly consider the consequences of leaving his corpse on the street. It was like reading all of Pullman’s Dark Materials in one book sort of.

Jamie visits all sorts of worlds on his travels, from the modern to the barbaric, from the cheerfully drunk to the miserably warring.

It is a sort of tragic that is full of purpose though. And I loved his interactions with the family he cobbles together from the people he meets.

He was punished by the Them for discovering the truth of reality and attempting to share the knowledge with humankind. Konstam is eager to fight this new kind of demon, if only because of the challenge that They present, and the six go and invade Their strange place and try and defeat Them. Oh, thank you for spotlighting The Homeward Bounders.

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By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Please try again later. This was a lovely little escape from reality.

I enjoyed not being able to guess what would happen next. Definitely one of my Jones favorites, now.

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This book, like all of Jones’s books, has had many covers. Beside the children, she felt harried by the crises of adults in the household: Even at this point, though, Jones is still holding back: First, a brief meeting with the Prometheus figure, who provides what the reader only later realizes is a centrally important piece of information: What’s the Name o While the other characters have supernatural abilities that let them fight their unseen enemy, Adam and his sister provide support in other ways, particularly through knowledge.

Then I looked back at everything that happened, Jamie and his friends have gone through a lot. Post was not sent – check your hlmeward addresses! I’m going to be thinking about this one for a long while. Jamie finds himself jolted away from his own world and into a new one. I think what actually helps is wisdom on how to live homewrd, not definite Plans on what you should do with your life.

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The Homeward Bounders

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. The Homeward Bounders unfolds slowly.

I didn’t see as much of the Diana style reading through hpmeward as I normally do. It is complex with a lot of layers to think about; similar to this authors book Fire and Hemlock. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. Dark Lord of Derkholm Year of the Griffin Just pick it up and have a read.

Views Read Edit View history. She pulls the reader from culture to culture with the hero. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

Thirteen year-old Jamie Hamilton tells us how he and his fellow Homeward Bounders discovered that almost everything that they know are just pieces in a game not unlike the war board games that exist in their own worlds. A boy starts in turn of the century London, comes across figures playing these huge board game tables, has to start traveling between tons of worlds because he found them, the games are each a world.