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By Kevin Brooks

This is often the winner of the 2014 Cilip Carnegie Medal. Room meets Lord of the Flies, The Bunker Diary is award-winning, younger grownup author Kevin Brooks' pulse-pounding exploration of what occurs while your worst nightmare comes precise - and the way will you continue to exist? i will not think I fell for it. It used to be nonetheless darkish while I awakened this morning. once my eyes opened I knew the place i used to be. A low-ceilinged oblong development made solely of whitewashed concrete. There are six little rooms alongside the most hall. There aren't any home windows. No doorways. The raise is the single manner in or out. what is he going to do to me? What am I going to do? If i am correct, the raise will come down in 5 mins. It did. merely this time it wasn't empty...Praise for The Bunker Diary: "[Kevin Brooks'] pacey plots ...have made him a cult between adolescents. This, even though, is the large one. it may be learn by way of everyone". (Amanda Craig, The Times). Kevin Brooks has received the Branford Boase Award and been shortlisted for the dad or mum kid's Fiction Award, the Booktrust Teenage Prize, the Manchester ebook Award and for the Carnegie Medal (for Martyn Pig, highway of the lifeless and Black Rabbit Summer). Kevin Brooks used to be born in Exeter and studied in Birmingham and London. He had a different operating lifestyles, with jobs in a crematorium, a zoo, a storage and a put up workplace, sooner than - fortunately - giving all of it as much as write books. Kevin is the writer of Being, Black Rabbit summer season, Killing God (published as sunrise within the USA), iBoy and bare for Penguin. He now lives in North Yorkshire. when you loved The Bunker Diary and wish to get inside of extra of your favorite books, then try out for particular writer interviews, competitions and lots more and plenty extra.

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What the hell is that this position besides? What’s happening? I’ve acquired a gathering at 3. ” I left the others to offer him the good news and went again to my room for a lie-down. I wasn’t feeling too undesirable, yet I nonetheless didn’t think as much as a lot. I definitely didn’t believe as much as explaining to a fats commuter that he was once imprisoned in a few form of underground bunker by means of an unknown guy with unknown intentions, that there has been no manner out, not anything to do, no privateness, no lifestyles, no wish, no not anything. That shall we all be right here for years … lets be the following for years. No, I didn’t think as much as that. I’m going to sleep. Woken by means of the sound of shouts and crashing steel, then the lighting went out and a high-pitched whistle screamed via my head. The loudest, so much agonizing sound I’ve ever heard. It most likely basically lasted approximately thirty seconds or so, however it felt like eternity. i presumed my cranium was once going to crack. I nonetheless had my arms clamped over my ears whilst the lighting fixtures got here on back and Jenny rushed in and instructed me what had occurred. it sounds as if, Fred attacked one of many cameras with a saucepan. to guard himself from getting sprayed, he’d coated his head with a sheet and wrapped his palms with bits of torn T-shirt. “What occurred to him? ” I requested Jenny. My ears have been nonetheless ringing and my voice sounded muffled. Jenny waggled her hand. “He bought a number of solid hits in, then the spray got here on and soaked in the course of the sheet and he begun yelling. ” “Any harm? ” “What? ” “Any harm? ” “Not to the digital camera. ” “How approximately Fred? ” “His eyes and his face received burned and he harm his arm while he fell off the chair. His ears are bleeding too. ” “From the whistle? ” She dug a finger in her ear. “What? ” “The whistle. ” “It harm my ears. ” “I comprehend. ” There didn’t appear a lot else to assert. Jenny checked out me. I shrugged. She gave her ears one other dig, then winced. “Why’s he doing this to us, Linus? ” she acknowledged, wiping a tear from her eye. “Why’s he so undesirable? ” “I don’t understand. a few everyone is similar to that, i guess. they prefer being undesirable. ” “Why? ” “I don’t be aware of. ” a few months in the past I received crushed up through a host of stockbrokers. i believe they have been stockbrokers besides. Stockbrokers, bankers, investors, whatever like that. there have been six or seven of them. younger males in sharp fits and dear haircuts. It was once a Friday evening, approximately 8 o’clock. chilly and drizzly. Damp. i used to be busking round Princes highway. There are a great deal of wine bars round there they usually continually get particularly busy on a Friday night. you recognize, finish of the day, finish of the week, begin of the weekend, let’s all exit and feature a great time—that type of factor. besides, i assumed i'd get fortunate, tug a number of drunken heartstrings, get a few money. So i discovered myself a pleasant little sheltered spot within the doorway of an workplace development, obtained my guitar out, laid the case at the flooring, and commenced to play. and that i was once doing pretty much too. a pleasant pile of 50ps, pound cash, a couple of two-pounders. I’d even received a screwed-up fiver from somebody. Then they confirmed up—the stockbrokers, the boys in sharp fits. They have been all stable and under the influence of alcohol and dealing demanding to take pleasure in themselves.

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