The strength of Hautman’s (Godless) painfully sad novel is the wisecracking but clearly unreliable voice of its narrator, year-old Douglas. Invisible [Pete Hautman] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. You could say that my railroad, the Madham Line, is almost the most important. Invisible / Pete Hautman. Doug and Andy are unlikely best friends–one a loner obsessed by his model trains, the other a popular student involved in football and .

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Invisible (Hautman novel)

The final straw comes when Dougie calls in a bomb threat to the school and says it was Andy who I thought to be alive the whole time. My mother would not agree with that. Pete Hatuman is just a flat-out talented writer.

Oct 28, Jacob Penrith rated it liked it. But one day at school someone threatened the school with a bomb and Doug said it was Andy but in reality it was him.

This leads to a cafeteria food fight and him being brutally beaten up by 3 football players who know it was him.

Doug’s only refuge is building elaborate model trains in his basement and hanging out with his best friend, Andy Morrow.

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Extremely dramatic twists in this book. Also his obse [Possible spoilers ahead] Not my favourite book, but it was interesting. Whether it is in Doug’s imagination that leads him to smelling burnt plastic and seeing “Madham Burn Unit” or he has died and Madham Hospital is his place of rest is not revealed, and that is driving me crazy!


Retrieved 11 June Published November 28th by Simon Pulse first unvisible June 1st I read the book Invisible by Pete Hautman. The authors style is to tell events seem vy but cannot be justified till the end where it all comes together.

Talk about vy twist ending. Knowing the twist added to the suspense: After a while though I wondered what was goin “I think that this book is fantastic!.

The book was weird Despite their differences, Doug and Andy talk about everything — except what happened at the Tuttle place a few years back. The vivid tale of haut,an year old Doug Hanson who trusts only two things: Dougie is clearly a disturbed individual, but Hautman peppers him with cloying asides and “quirks” that come off as a third-rate Christopher Swindon from The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time.

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What saves Invisible from being a wash is Hatuman’s pacing: He’s a popular football star who hutman date any girl in school. Doug’s only refuge is building elaborate model trains in his basement and hanging out with his best friend, Andy Morrow. As he lives the present, and slowly reveals his past to the reader, it becomes clear that he is a deeply disturbed young man. Personally I was wondering if there were connections to Dougies outbursts,behaviors and the way people glared at him and treated him.


Invisible A novel by Pete Hautman. I highly recommend for literature circles that focus on “Mental Illness” as the theme. This story follows Doug who possessivly claims Andy as his best friend, which immediately threw red flags up for me that something is up with him.

Every car different but somehow the same. Tell us what you like, so we can send you books you’ll love. So far the greatest book I have ever read in my entire life. Since my grandfather’s name was George Washington Hanson, I guess I’m related to the father of our country too.

I really enjoyed the idea of the story and the idea of the characters. Miracle or Natural Phenomenon.

Doug’s only refuge is building elaborate model trains. Invisible has a few key characters. Free eBook offer available to NEW subscribers only. It goes on and on. There is a central mystery or secret within this narrative, one likely legible earlier than I caught it.