The Boy Who Kissed The Sky

George Roberts believes that when he was nearly four years old he flew not in an airplane, helicopter or other man made device and not exactly like a bird but he flew nonetheless.Join him sixteen years later as he takes a journey of discovery across Europe to find the only person who can help him do it again the only problem is, that person has been dead for three hundreGeorge Roberts believes that when he was nearly four years old he flew not in an airplane, helicopter or other man made device and not exactly like a bird but he flew nonetheless.Join him sixteen years later as he takes a journey of discovery across Europe to find the only person who can help him do it again the only problem is, that person has been dead for three hundred years Humour, love and kismet gone mad throw him into an adventure where he learns the true meaning of his flight.Part road trip, part comedy and part coming of age, the story takes in Brittany and Paris before ending in Copertino, Southern Italy which just happens to be the birth place of St Joseph the patron saint of flight
The Boy Who Kissed The Sky George Roberts believes that when he was nearly four years old he flew not in an airplane helicopter or other man made device and not exactly like a bird but he flew nonetheless Join him sixteen year

  • Title: The Boy Who Kissed The Sky
  • Author: DavidHaynes
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 186
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • 1 thought on “The Boy Who Kissed The Sky”

    1. What a strange story - part mystery, part road-trip, part romance. The story of George Roberts who believes that, at the age of four, he actually flew, and his subsequent search for someone to help him fly again, are recounted with great panache by the author.In his quest, young George meets some very odd characters and there were times when I laughed at the antics they get up to, whilst wanting to slap them at others. There's a nice neat twist in the end that, for this reader, brought the whole [...]

    2. I've just finished reading this and thoroughly enjoyed it. I struggled a bit with it near the beginning of the book, during George's university years, but once he started his travels abroad I loved reading about it. He meets some wonderful and exotic characters and the descriptions of the food made my mouth water (except for the incident with some greasy chops!) This is a quirky and unusual read with a charming ending.

    3. Unusual, charming, funny and life affirming. The very best kind of fairytale. Wonderful!

    4. This is one of those books that I enjoyed as a reader, but also as a reviewer so I can share the news of a story exceedingly well told. I've read other books by the author, a brace of horror stories that were excellent and a thriller that was also a damn fine read. I'd heard good things about this book, although in fairness if it had been written by a different author then I might not have read it and that would have been my loss.It's fair to say that from the book's blurb it isn't my usual type [...]

    5. Where, oh where, do I start with this review?! This book is unlike anything I have ever read before. It's impossible to pin down by genre, but it is simply magical. While reading 'The Boy Who Kissed The Sky' I had that rare pleasure of not having even the slightest clue of what was round the corner for our leading character, George.George Roberts appeared to fly when he was a very young boy. We follow George into adulthood as he goes on a journey across Europe in an attempt to find out how to fl [...]

    6. This is the quirky but charming tale of the boy, George Roberts, who believes he flew at the age of four. This belief has estranged him from his father who tells him that it’s not scientifically possible. The young George is never able to get close to his father because of this – there’s always a space between them. George takes a trip, after University, to a place where Saint Joseph, a mystic, was said to be able to fly. His journey is a little circuitous and he meets a magician who says [...]

    7. Well, this is an oddity and no mistake! I obtained this as a Free book when I was looking for a selection of books to take on holiday. The holiday never happened but I read the book anyway. I suppose I was expecting a Fantasy tale, based on my cursory glance at the title, whereas it is more of a coming-of-age/road trip saga with some fantastical elements. On the plus side, the author can certainly tell a tale and I found myself compelled to read to the end to find out what might happen to George [...]

    8. This is one of the more random stories that I have ever read but it is exceedingly enjoyable. George believes that when he was 4 years old he flew, we are never given any proof of this but as George narrates the story it is written as truth. It is because of this belief that he embarks on a journey to discover how it happened and how can he do it again. It is the kind of journey that I would love to do but would be to afraid of doing; I certainly wouldn’t have the guts to follow someone that I [...]

    9. Had to give this one 5 stars for the sheer enjoyment I had reading it. I loved it! George goes on a journey of discovery - and I loved the way one idea of his led to an adventure, which led on to the next. fun! George reminds me of Adrian Mole in the way that he is quite the innocent in many ways and because of this gets into all kinds of situations - either that or he is simply 'very strange'. Everything is linked and that added to my enjoyment of the book - and the desciptions of the food in e [...]

    10. The author of so many dark stories of Victorian horror, surprised me by writing a funny, touching, and altogether delightful comedic fantasy. David Haynes is a multi talented author to say the least!This truly funny book tracks the adventures of man who flew unaided when he was four years old and has never been able to repeat that feat. He begins tracking stories of people who reputably have flown. His misadventures lead him to encounters with all sorts of quirky characters and an Italian saint. [...]

    11. This is an out-of-the-ordinary book that provided a very enjoyable read. It has a wonderful collection of vividly-drawn characters. I loved them all – even the cringeworthy Van. And there’s a warm, engaging, very human feel about the story. It takes the reader on an entertaining journey in delightful company. Treat yourself; negotiate The Great Clap Outbreak of 1991 and join George in his two-tone Ford Fiesta on his European mission.

    12. I found this book for free, and got it for the sheer fact that the synopsis reminded me of the works of Chris Adrian. While it contained a good deal of supernatural elements, the material was more akin to books such as Chbosky's "The Perks of Being a Wallflower." Nonetheless, I would recommend it to anyone desiring a different, quirky, coming-of-age tale.

    13. I loved the story's madhatness and the mouthwatering foodiness and then it ended all tied up in a pink ribbon. Memo: must read "On the Road". Great stuff!

    14. I was given a copy of this book by the author in exchange for a review.This was one of those books that I had to sleep on to figure out what I thought of it. I sort of read it with a bit of a weird feeling of wanting to get to the end of the book and also being really unsure that I wanted to know what happened next.Apart from the first part of the book which gives a lot of what I felt was unnecessary backstory (the whole bit with Van and the first girlfriend just didn't seem to add much for me) [...]

    15. I wanted to like this more, and indeed it had moment of humour and whimsy that were engaging, but I found it difficult to really care about the characters, and for me that's important. The ending was very satisfying though.Additionally, another reviewer commented that their edition needed proofing and editing. Apparently this was done but I found there were still grammatical issues that pulled me out of the story and I spent some time checking back through the book to make sense of certain parts [...]

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