One of the quotes on the cover says that David Almond is "Roald Dahl's rightful heir" and I gotta say: I totally agree.
This book is bizarre in the best Roald Dahl-ish way.
I'm honestly not even sure how to describe it, other than to say that it starts with a little boy who sometimes thinks the moon is really just a hole in the sky and it gets stranger from there.
A quick read that is totally worth it.
It's Roald Dahl-ish and it's quick and easy without too many hard words. It's got a host of queer characters.
[Mommy note: first of all, the first few words there say a ton, because Boo LOVES and ADORES all things Roald Dahl. Secondly, no, I did not coach her on that second sentence AT ALL. That is totally how she talks. Gotta love this kid!]