Review of Unmentionable taken from Books for your Children

This is the third collection of highly strange short stories from the Australian author Paul Jennings. Uniformly well written, all of them start in a way that demands readers immediate attention.

Although the stories all feature very ordinary people living pretty average lives, the reader soon realises that absolutely anything can, and probably will, happen.

To try and describe the plots would be to render them meaningless - suffice it to say that there is a very weird originality to be found here.

This book should appeal to most early teenagers who enjoy reading, and probably to a fair number of reluctant readers as well.

K. Johnson

Reprinted from Books for your children, Spring '93