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Author: Ben Rice
ISBN: 0099285622
Pages: 140 pages
Publisher: Vintage/Ebury (a Division of Random (June 1, 2002)
Language: English
Category: Literary
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Rating: 4.9
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by Ben Rice

Pobby and Dingan is a novella by English author Ben Rice, which first appeared in issue 70 of Granta in Summer 2000 and published in book form later that year.

Pobby and Dingan is a novella by English author Ben Rice, which first appeared in issue 70 of Granta in Summer 2000 and published in book form later that year. It was joint winner of the 2001 Somerset Maugham Award and shortlisted for the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize. It has been made into the 2006 film Opal Dream, a 2010 play for children by Catherine Wheels Theatre Company and a 2012 play The Mysterious Vanishment Of Pobby & Dingan for Bristol theatre company Travelling Light.

Pobby and Dingan are Kellyanne Williamson’s best friends, maybe her only friends, and only she can see them. Kellyanne’s brother, Ashmol, can’t see them and doesn’t believe they exist anywhere but in Kellyanne’s immature imagination. Only when Pobby and Dingan disappear and Kellyanne becomes heartsick over their loss does Ashmol realize that not only must he believe in Pobby and Dingan, he must convince others to believe in them, too. About Pobby and Dingan

They are friends with Kellyanne Williamson, the daughter of a miner: indeed only she can see them. Pobby and Dingan are imaginary. Ashmol Williamson, Kellyanne's brother thinks his sister should grow up and stop being such a fruit loop - until the day when Pobby and Dingan disappear.

Pobby and Dingan book. Pobby and Dingan are Kellyanne Williamson’s best friends, maybe her only friends, and only she can see them. This enchanting tale is at once a beautifully rendered narrative. Kellyanne’s brother, Ashmol, can’t see them and doesn’t believe they exist anywhere but in Kellyanne’s immature This enchanting tale is at once a beautifully rendered narrative of childhood loss and a powerfully simple fable about the necessity of imagination.

I can’t explain it and neither could anybody else

I can’t explain it and neither could anybody else. dead or not. They might still be wandering around over the opal fields all lost and frightened, and there were wild pigs out there and snakes and all kinds. It made her want to puke just to think about it. Well, Pobby and Dingan had got us into enough shit as it was, thank you very much, and I felt angry with them. Pretty goddamn angry for spoiling our family name.

Ben Rice (born 1972), is a prize-winning British author  . See if your friends have read any of Ben Rice's books. Ben Rice’s Followers (14). in Tiverton, Devon, The United Kingdom. Ben Rice (born 1972), is a prize-winning British author. Rice was born in Tiverton, Devon, educated at Blundell's School and read English literature at Newcastle University and then Wadham College, Oxford, before studying Creative Writing at the University of East Anglia.

It's unfortunate that this book hasn't received more attention - Ben Rice has somehow managed to pack more life and emotion into the 94 pages of his debut novel than can be found in most of what's on current bestsellers lists. Pobby and Dingan may be imaginary but I'll never forget them. A Little Treasure of a Book. Published by Thriftbooks. com User, 18 years ago.

The toughly boyish Ashmol ridicules Kellyanne’s friends, but his quick-witted sister is ever ready at their defense-when Ashmol punches the empty air where Dingan is supposed to be and asks why he gets no punches back, Kellyanne retorts, Cos Dingan is a pacifist, stupid.

Another reviewer suggested that this book was about mental illness. That is hardly the case. There were two separate times in the story that suggested Pobby and Dingan were real. For example: if she was just making them up, how could she know they were missing?

In the psychology book "Imaginary Companions and the Children Who Create Them", there are two examples that made me wonder if there was more than fantasy involved. A young girl was upset that her imaginary pony was not at a horse show and the event was ruined for her as a result. It gave me the feeling that some imaginary friends are more real than we think. The author, of course, missed that concept entirely.

I recently became a fan of the Flavia de Luce mystery series, and not just because of the books. The author has stated that he was writing another novel when Flavia "hijacked" his story and became the central character. Perhaps children have imaginary friends while authors have imaginary characters. The child talks to the unseen friend, but the adult can only listen to theirs.
I bought this for my 8-yr old nephew. I read it years ago when it was published in Granta and have always loved it, my nephew and his mum now love it too. I don't think it's perfect for all 8-yr olds due to the subject matter but handled right and shared with a caring adult most kids will love it.
"... to believe in something which is hard to see ... to keep looking for something which is totally hard to find." - from the last line of POBBY AND DINGAN

At ninety-four pages, POBBY AND DINGAN may be the shortest best book you'll read all year.

Rex Williamson, living with his wife and two children - daughter Kellyanne and son Ashmol, is an independent but struggling opal miner in Lightning Ridge, Australia. (Lightning Ridge is a real place; Actor Paul Hogan was born there.)

Kellyanne has two imaginary boy and girl friends, Pobby and Dingan respectively, who eat only Violet Crumble and Cherry Ripe candy bars. Her insistence on their reality drives her father and older brother to distraction, and the latter to occasional meanness. Mum is more understanding.

The crisis of the story occurs when Pobby and Dingan "disappear", and Kellyanne becomes convinced that they're dead, which results in her falling into a deepening depression that becomes life threatening. Ashmol concludes that to restore his little sister to health he must find her two pals. But where to start looking?

POBBY AND DINGAN by Ben Rice is a rather whimsical literary exercise on the power of imagination to transform lives that is both elegantly simple and simply elegant. Actually, it's brilliant.

In 1950, Jimmy Stewart starred in the film Harvey, in which he plays a middle-aged man whose best friend is a 6' 3.5" tall white rabbit, a pooka, which only he can see. It is, in my opinion, Stewart's most endearing role, better even than that in It's A Wonderful Life. Were POBBY AND DINGAN to be adapted to the Big Screen for the art house circuit, I can't help but believe it would be just as charming as Stewart's gentle and touching film.

This is Rice's first novel; one can only hope for more.
I had to read this book for a Comparative Literature class and I was pleasantly surprised by it. This is a quick read--you can finish it in one sitting, but you can't help but feel attached to the characters. This is a very easy book to like and the story is excellent. At parts, though, it's a little unrealistic, which won't bother most people as much as it bothers me. Buy this book and, at the very least, you won't hate it. More likely, you will love it.
Ben Rice's charming and poignant novel has only one potential drawback, it's length, which may confuse would-be readers. Get past it! This story is just the right size, and beautifully captures the remote minimg town of Lightning Ridge in New South Wales, the opal capital of Australia. The town is inhabited by among others, the imaginary friends of Kellyanne Williamson. The story is narrated by Kellyanne's older brother, Ashmol through whose view and voice we meet the rest of the Williamsons and many of their fellow residents. The novel will serve to remind us very sweetly and gently that the inaginary is very real indeed.
I picked up Pobby and Dingan having no idea what the book was about but having seen it on an earlier year's NY Times Notable Books list. I am glad I did go ahead and read it as I enjoyed it a great deal and definitely recommend it to others. The book is about a young woman named Kellyanne Williamson who has two imaginary friends--Pobby and Dingan. Being imaginary, nobody has yet seen these two characters other than Kellyanne and her insistence on the reality of their being infuriates many at first including her brother Ashmol and her father. One day however, Kellyanne announces that they have disappeared and gone missing and she becomes quite ill as they increasingly cannot be found even after constant searching by many including her father who gets himself into a good bit of trouble in the Australian mining city they live in. Hospitalized with grief, Ashmol goes out in a final search for them and realizes that more than finding them is his challenge of convincing others of their importance to his ailing sister. A great story about how a town can come together under unusual circumstances to do the right if not obvious thing.
I loved this book. The author has masterfully written a story which, in less talented hands, could have come off as sappy and sentimental. Though the story is poignant, there's nothing overblown in the writing, no maudlin words that might make greeting-card sentiments look downright restrained. Instead, Ben Rice skillfully delivers a tender story of friendship, death, love and magic.
What a gem. Wish I had written it.
This is a classic.

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