- By Nicholas Fisk

A Rag, a Bone and a Hank of Hair

  • Title: A Rag, a Bone and a Hank of Hair
  • Author: Nicholas Fisk
  • ISBN: 9780192718242
  • Page: 211
  • Format: Paperback
  • A Rag a Bone and a Hank of Hair A gripping science fiction novel set at the end of the nd century The birthrate is falling following a nuclear power plant leak and the government have begun manufacturing Reborns new people from

    A gripping science fiction novel set at the end of the 22nd century The birthrate is falling following a nuclear power plant leak, and the government have begun manufacturing Reborns , new people from old.

    1 thought on “A Rag, a Bone and a Hank of Hair

    1. This started strong, with an interesting premise, decent writing, and strong if spare characterization. In fact, it was a book I enjoyed most of the way through. However, the last quarter or so did not make a ton of sense and the ending was weak. It seemed like all set-up and then -- fizzle. I don't know if Fisk was limited as to page count but I think this would have been much better had it been substantially longer and gone somewhere. Even if he just wanted to make some sort of philosophical p [...]

    2. I first read this book when I was ~13 years old. I'd 'borrowed' it from the school I was at for something to read while I was waiting for my mom to drive by and pick me up. The book never made it back to school.Brin is a young boy with a secret. He's part of an experiment, designed to find out for The Seniors whether or not the 1940s 'reborns' they've created could ever fit in to their peaceful world. Fisk tells this interesting story predominantly from Brin's point of view.I would *seriously* l [...]

    3. This is science fiction as it should be. By george!Its so very dynamic.I dont even know my own conclusion about this book, at first I sided with the 'good guys'felt sorry for them, but what they dish out for the 'bad guys'. I dont who to feel what for. I was awe stricken. The ending haunted me, that i would now have a hard time reliving the experience of re-reading it. You must read this book.

    4. Something similar to a cross between The Giver and Ender's Game, but with a wholly British sensibility.

    5. A Rag, A Bone and a Hank of Hair 5 out of 5 stars Fisk’s futuristic novel was one that captivated my attention throughout the entire book. The story, for the majority, was told in chronological order. The story was about a futuristic society in which everyone is perfect and cannot feel pain, similar to the society in The Giver. The main character is a, “reborn” which means he has been cloned. He is forced to live out a scenario with other reborns, and he does not find out he is a reborn u [...]

    6. Okay, it's good - in fact it might be *very* good - but it scared me to death when I was ten so who knows now? I did not see the twist coming (when I was ten) and it's stayed with me enough that I can still feel the shock 15 years later.

    7. I read this book when I was still in junior school. So I was maybe 8 or 9. That was 1982. It had a profound affect on me.

    8. I read this sometime around age 11-ish, I think, and thoroughly enjoyed. Just found a copy and looking forward to a re-read. A book whose title sticks 30+ years after reading is worth a revisit.

    9. I just loved this book when I was younger. It had some 'fun' ideas in it and was short enough to finish in a single night.

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