How come every book David Arnold thinks of is so bloody original? Just like Mosquitoland, Kids Of Appetite is a more solemn work of art which only gets better as you read. While David Arnold makes his books more about his characters, he makes them so rich in quality, the world building and plot were just as beautiful. I cant wait for David Arnolds’ next book.
The book travels through past and present, the past slowly building up to the present told in the first few pages of every chapter. The present is the interrogation about the murder of Mad’s uncle. These snippets of the present have brilliant dialogue, and will leave you with questions answered as a story in the pages soon after. You slowly learn the inside jokes and what happens building up to the murder of Mad’s Uncle. By the end of the book, you’ll only want more.
“We are all part of the same story, each of us different chapters. We may not have the power to choose setting or plot, but we can choose what kind of character we want to be.”
“My heart was so full, I thought it might explode into the ether, creating some bizarre new solar system whose inhabitants ate only love, drank only hope, and breathed only joy. What a substantial galaxy that would be.”