Mr Schnitzel by Stephen Knight

Mr Schnitzel

Stephen Knight

An unusual read - with two distinct narratives, one in the form of footnotes. A clever interweaving of childhood bedtime stories and the reality of family life. Quite a challenge - but worth the effort.

Extract

The man was stunned. He couldn't believe what had happened. Able Seaman Hermann's pickled breath had lifted his cap into the air .... How was that possible? It was against the laws of nature .... Here was the proof the Able Seaman had helium breath.

Parallels
  • Life-user's Manual by Gorges Peric
  • Baron Munchausen by Rudolph Raspe