Smithy is one of the best books I’ve read in a long time. Once I started it, I couldn’t put it down. Dickson is a marvelous, captivating author.
Seventeen year old Phil is homeless and living on the streets after a run of bad luck and family problems. He meets another homeless man, the enigmatic Smithy – a wonderfully drawn character, gentle and strange, who helps Phil to realise that there is hope, and goodness in human beings.
An entertaining, quirky and oddly cheerful read.
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Smithy is a fable, perhaps a modern fairy tale, that shows us the very best in human nature. It’s a story about trust, about friendship, and about the resiliance of the human psyche. There’s a slightly derogatory phrase often used about films–“a feel good movie”–and I think I could describe Smithy “a feel good story” although, if I did, I would mean it in a totally positive way. I’d challange anyone not too feel happier and more uplifted after reading this novella.
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