The Man with Eyes like Windows
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Routine is stultifying - too often a crippling necessity. Thus I have sympathy for Harold Langton, whose dreams give him eyes like windows - full of glimpses of freedom and adventure. On his current extended leave from his family he is following his latest dream of having his songs recognised and recorded by his one-time singing partner, now an international recording star. His son, Louie, becomes worried as 'Uncle' Edgar is trying - with some success - to win his mother's affections. Louie sets off alone to find his father and bring him back. The book makes interesting reading but although lip-service is paid to Harold's philosophies the issues which are raised are never fully developed. The fairytale ending deadens the impact of the book still further. It does have a certain charm and humour, however, and would probably fill a niche in class libraries for competent - and restless - third-year boys.