ObLink: Peter and the Starcatchers
Now, I love Dave Barry. But isn’t his distinctive voice all wrong for Peter Pan? Barrie’s Peter Pan starts with a child’s wish come true–a trip to a magic world where children reign, children can fly, children play neverending games with mermaids and pirates–and then turns it into a bittersweet recounting of the price of eternal childhood. Barrie makes it clear that, because Peter Pan won’t grow up, he cannot grow or even learn; and ends up forgetting all his adventures shortly after they happen.
Barry, on the other hand, has written a few serious essays, but usually sticks to his signature style. Will this book work?
What do you all think?
n.b. I’m not at all familiar with Ridley Pearson’s work.