The Hole



[Read] ➵ The Hole By Guy Burt – E17streets4all.co.uk On a spring day in England, six teenagers venture to a neglected part of their school where there is a door to a small windowless cellar Behind the door, the old stairs have rotted away A boy unfurls On a spring day in England, six teenagers venture to a neglected part of their school where there is a door to a small windowless cellar Behind the door, the old stairs have rotted away A boy unfurls a rope ladder and five descend into The Hole The sixth closes the door, locks it from the outside, and walks calmly away The plan is simple They will spend three days locked in The Hole and emerge to become part of the greatest prank the school has ever seen But something goes terribly wrong No one is coming back to let them out everTaut and eerie, suspenseful and disturbing, The Hole is a compelling novel of physical endurance, psychological survival, and unforgettable revelations made all the stunning by its shocking end.The Hole

Guy Burt is a novelist and BAFTA award winning screenwriterBorn in , Burt wrote his first novel, After the Hole, when he was He went on to write two further novels, Sophie and The Dandelion Clock, and taught English for five years When After the Hole was filmed as The Hole, starring Thora Birch , Burt began writing for screen, and has become one of the top screenwriters working in Britain today You can see his screenwriting credits hereHe now works on both novels and screenplays, and divides his time between England and Spain He is married to Philosophy lecturer Chon Tejedor and has two children.

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    If you re looking for a CBR and CBZ reader The sixth closes the door, locks it from the outside, and walks calmly away The plan is simple They will spend three days locked in The Hole and emerge to become part of the greatest prank the school has ever seen But something goes terribly wrong No one is coming back to let them out everTaut and eerie, suspenseful and disturbing, The Hole is a compelling novel of physical endurance, psychological survival, and unforgettable revelations made all the stunning by its shocking end."/>
  • Paperback
  • 164 pages
  • The Hole
  • Guy Burt
  • English
  • 27 March 2019
  • 0345446550

10 thoughts on “The Hole

  1. says:

    While reading the first two thirds of this book, I was thinking I m going to write this a really bad review The plot was slow, the characters were indistinguishable from one another and the viewpoint shifted from third person to two different people telling you the story in the first person It was very confusing and hard to follow, but I persevered until the end and I m glad I did.Like the movie Arlington Road, the closing moments of this story totally change your perception of everything t While reading the first two thirds of this book, I was thinking I m going to write this a really bad review The plot was slow, the characters were indistinguishable from one another and the viewpoint shifted from third person to two different people telling you the story in the first person It was very confusing and hard to follow, but I persevered until the end and I m glad I did.Like the movie Arlington Road, the closing moments of this story totally change your perception of everything that has come before I won t give the ending away, but suffice to say, all the points of the book that I thought were shortcomings on the author s part are explained as not only being a very clever plot device, but also essential to the story you ve just been reading I saw the movie, The Hole, many years ago, so it was inevitable that I was going to compare the two I think the characters areindividually defined in the film, which believe it or not, is not necessarily a good thing Also, the police investigation, which is the central hub of the movie, isn t in the book at all.That s not to say this book is perfect I suppose many readers will have put the book down before the ending explains why the confused narrative HAS to be the way it is, so hopefully you ll take my word for it and keep going It s a short book 150 pages , and the idea is a simple one, but the ending and in retrospect the whole book is very clever

  2. says:

    unpopular opinion time the movie was better.

  3. says:

    It s like if Stephen King and M Night Shyamalan had a baby and that baby wrote a book Towards the end you get this horrible, sickening feeling and then the twist comes and you get this gaping, mouth open wtf feeling It s well written and expands your mind but not a feel good, for the heck of it story.

  4. says:

    a volatile score, started as an ok simple 3 stars, then got a twist that make it 4 stars, and a second twist brought it down to 2.A very poor character development in first part, that takes away complexity of the interesting second part.A nice character with deductive abilities and some nice game of mind strategy.An interesting final twist that makes you forgive the shortcommings of the book.An absurd expanded twist that makes you throw away the book

  5. says:

    I really liked this It sucked me in right away I read about half of it this morning on the bus running errands, and then couldn t put it down once I got home I liked the twist ending, and while I ve read some reviews where people said they wished there had been some foreshadowing, I thought there was plenty The future parts of the book were very idealised and just made me kind of suspicious, but also I just had a feeling that it couldn t end so happily ever after I wish there had been a I really liked this It sucked me in right away I read about half of it this morning on the bus running errands, and then couldn t put it down once I got home I liked the twist ending, and while I ve read some reviews where people said they wished there had been some foreshadowing, I thought there was plenty The future parts of the book were very idealised and just made me kind of suspicious, but also I just had a feeling that it couldn t end so happily ever after I wish there had been a littlereveal to the epilogue, but I don t feel that it was too sparse Leaving things to the imagination is a perfectly valid choice, even if I m like argh, I want to know return return I hadn t realised there was a film of this It seems to be completely different from reviews I ve read, but I plan to check it out anyway

  6. says:

    I started out seeing the movie that this is based on I didn t realize ut was based on a book until my daughter pointed it out I found tge movie to be very dark no depth Everyone says that they don t see the twist that comes toward the end To me it was poorly executed I felt little to no I started out seeing the movie that this is based on I didn t realize ut was based on a book until my daughter pointed it out I found tge movie to be very dark gripping that stays with me and I often go back to watch it I still get those shivers and the metallic taste in my mouth when I do so.That being said, the book was slow, dry and the characters were flat no depth Everyone says that they don t see the twist that comes toward the end To me it was poorly executed I felt little to no emotion throughout, but wanted to finish it, thinking okay here comes the good stuff I am still left waiting for something that never happened

  7. says:

    Fantastically dark and sinister The layers in this book leave the reader puzzling over it for a long time.I first read this book in 1993 and its darkness stayed with me for years A profound mind bender.

  8. says:

    5 kids decided to pull a prank on the school the prank made on sense Most of the book was super boring and made no sense whatsoever The book plot was about how 5 kids found a room in the school and there was a hole They decided that it would be a good idea to that they would all go down there for a prank which was a dumb prank But when they got ready and they had one person hold the rope ladder then after they all went down he left But he felt betrayed because he couldn t go down there so h 5 kids decided to pull a prank on the school the prank made on sense Most of the book was super boring and made no sense whatsoever The book plot was about how 5 kids found a room in the school and there was a hole They decided that it would be a good idea to that they would all go down there for a prank which was a dumb prank But when they got ready and they had one person hold the rope ladder then after they all went down he left But he felt betrayed because he couldn t go down there so he left and locked the door but the other didn t realise how he felt about the situation They were supposed to be down there for 3 days as the prank that s the whole plot They basically sat down there and told stories to one another drank alcohol and had conversations Then after awhile like half way through the book which was boring and confusing they found out they weren t gonna be let out so they had to find a way out that s when the book gotinteresting but then got boring again I wouldn t recommend this book is was a waste of time

  9. says:

    I expected a lotFrom the beginning I was irritated by the style the book is written in, that loose slack It gives an impression that it is written by an elementary school student who came up with the idea that it was time to create something of his own He sat at his desk and wrote The Hole and it personally seemed brilliant to him The novel is written chaotically, without explaining its issues, with an ending disproportionate to the whole content.

  10. says:

    Got a good hard whiff about pg 82 what was going on S ok Apparently the movie is quite different from the book.This gem lurked on pg 27 If we could all live our lives in the present, with no recourse to what has gone before or what might yet be, we would be so much the simpler for it But in fact the here and now of life is all too often the least considered, while thoughts of the past and expectations of the future conspire to tangle our minds with irreconcilable regrets and hopes That is Got a good hard whiff about pg 82 what was going on S ok Apparently the movie is quite different from the book.This gem lurked on pg 27 If we could all live our lives in the present, with no recourse to what has gone before or what might yet be, we would be so much the simpler for it But in fact the here and now of life is all too often the least considered, while thoughts of the past and expectations of the future conspire to tangle our minds with irreconcilable regrets and hopes That is part of what makes us the people we are, I suppose but it was very good, for a little time, to ignore the outside and simply be together

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