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Wednesday, December 25, 2013

The London Eye Mystery - Siobhan Dowd


Monday, 24 May, 11.32 a.m. Ted and Kat watch their cousin Salim get on board the London Eye. He turns and waves and the pod rises from the ground.

Monday, 24 May, 12.02 p.m. The pod lands and the doors open. People exit in all shapes and sizes – but where is Salim?

Ted and his older sister Kat become sleuthing partners since the police are having no luck. Despite their prickly relationship, they overcome their differences to follow a trail of clues across London in a desperate bid to find their cousin. And ultimately it comes down to Ted, whose brain runs on its own unique operating system, to find the key to the mystery.

In Spring 2009. the Unicorn Theatre adapted The London Eye Mystery for the stage. The story was adapted by Unicorn Artistic Associate Carl Miller, directed by Rosamunde Hutt and performed by the Unicorn ensemble and received a host of rave reviews.

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I have to admit that I thought about the theory about Salim’s disappearance while I read this book. Saya penasaran, dan sama seperti Ted dalam cerita ini, saya punya beberapa teori tentang menghilangnya Salim.
Saya suka karakternya; terutama tentu saja karakter Ted. Ted adalah seseorang anak yang menderita kelainan dimana otaknya dapat bekerja seperti computer. Sayangnya kemampuan ini disertai hilangnya kemampuan Ted dalam menerjemahkan interaksi sosial.
Sudut pandang ‘Aku’ yang merupakan sudut pandang Ted membuat cerita ini jadi menarik. Pembaca akan merasa memasuki kepala Ted yang unik, aneh, dengan masih kekhasan anak kecilnya. Saya suka bagian ini.
Saya itu ngeri kalau membaca cerita dimana tokoh anak kecilnya terancam, itu pula yang saya rasakan ketika Ted dan Kat bertindak sendiri untuk memecahkan misteri ini. Untungnya nggak ada yang terjadi sama mereka, dan ternyata pemecahan masalahnya cukup simpel; bukan sesuatu yang mengerikan. So: saya juga suka endingnya.

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