Paul Jennings is a master story-teller of the twisted and the macabre. In this book, he explores the tortured introspection of an alienated young boy.
I hear a dragging sound followed by my father's limping appearance at the door.
I look at him in horror.
He's starting at me, glasses askew, waving the birds' nest.
'You imbecile. You left me hanging there.
What were you trying to do? Kill me?'