The London Eye Mystery

The London Eye Mystery Monday May a m Ted and Kat watch their cousin Salim get on board the London Eye He turns and waves and the pod rises from the ground Monday May p m The pod lands and the doors op

  • Title: The London Eye Mystery
  • Author: Siobhan Dowd
  • ISBN: 9780385612661
  • Page: 409
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Monday, 24 May, 11.32 a.m Ted and Kat watch their cousin Salim get on board the London Eye He turns and waves and the pod rises from the ground.Monday, 24 May, 12.02 p.m The pod lands and the doors open People exit in all shapes and sizes but where is Salim Ted and his older sister Kat become sleuthing partners since the police are having no luck Despite their prickMonday, 24 May, 11.32 a.m Ted and Kat watch their cousin Salim get on board the London Eye He turns and waves and the pod rises from the ground.Monday, 24 May, 12.02 p.m The pod lands and the doors open People exit in all shapes and sizes but where is Salim Ted and his older sister Kat become sleuthing partners since the police are having no luck Despite their prickly relationship, they overcome their differences to follow a trail of clues across London in a desperate bid to find their cousin And ultimately it comes down to Ted, whose brain runs on its own unique operating system, to find the key to the mystery.In Spring 2009 the Unicorn Theatre adapted The London Eye Mystery for the stage The story was adapted by Unicorn Artistic Associate Carl Miller, directed by Rosamunde Hutt and performed by the Unicorn ensemble and received a host of rave reviews.

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    • Siobhan Dowd

      Siobhan Dowd was born to Irish parents and brought up in London She spent much of her youth visiting the family cottage in Aglish, County Waterford and later the family home in Wicklow Town.She attended a Catholic grammar school in south London and then gained a degree in Classics at Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford University After a short stint in publishing, she joined the writer s organization PEN, initially as a researcher for its Writers in Prison Committee She went on to be Program Director of PEN American Center s Freedom to Write Committee in New York City Her work here included founding and leading the Rushdie Defense Committee USA and traveling to Indonesia and Guatemala to investigate local human rights conditions for writers During her seven year spell in New York, Siobhan was named one of the top 100 Irish Americans by Irish America Magazine and AerLingus, for her global anti censorship work On her return to the UK, Siobhan co founded English PEN s readers and writers programme, which takes authors into schools in socially deprived areas, as well as prisons, young offender s institutions and community projects During 2004, Siobhan served as Deputy Commissioner for Children s Rights in Oxfordshire, working with local government to ensure that statutory services affecting children s lives conform with UN protocols Siobhan has an MA with Distinction in Gender and Ethnic Studies at Greenwich University, has authored short stories, columns and articles, and edited two anthologies In May 2007, Siobhan was named one of 25 authors of the future by Waterstones Books as part of the latter s 25th anniversary celebrations Siobhan died on 21st August 2007 aged 47 She had been receiving treatment for advanced breast cancer for 3 years, and did not go gentle into that good night.



    419 thoughts on “The London Eye Mystery

    • This is just an indescribably fabulous novel. Ted has a different brain from other people - he says he runs on a different operating system. When a cousin comes to visit and then disappears, it's up to Ted and his sister Kat to solve the mystery since none of the adults will listen to their clues. Using the art of deduction and his unusal way of looking at the world, Ted discovers clues to the whereabouts of his cousin that no one else observed. What I love about this novel is the very frank way [...]


    • This title came to my attention through Robin Stevens. I love her series of Murder Most Unladylike and I received a notification that she had written a completely new book, sequel to this one. The London Eye Mystery was written by the late Siobhan Dowd, author of Bog Child and A Monster Calls (through Ness), and features a 12-year old boy with Asperger's trying to solve the mystery of the disappearance of his cousin Alim at the London Eye. Children crime stories have bursted on the scene these l [...]


    • This YA "mystery" is told from the point of view of a kid with Aspergers, which means the writing is really affected. This worked for me in The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time because i believed, more or less, in the character. Here, it just seems like a plot device. After about 50 pages of dull set-up (kid's cousin boards the London Eye, never gets off, where did he go?) I got impatient and skipped to the end, skimming the last 50 or so pages for the resolution of what seemed a po [...]


    • Is it just me, or does this read like a slightly warmed-over *Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime*. The disappearance of a kid from a closed capsule on the London Eye is an intriguing mystery, but the only possible solutions pretty quickly close down to two, and the solving of the mystery seemed slightly anticlimactic. The novel also violates a principle that would have adult mystery fans howling - the key clue to the mystery is not available to the reader. Most crucially, though, is th [...]


    • A young boy with Aspergers. A mystery. An English author. These descriptors all might seem as I’m talking about The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon. Instead I’ve just finished reading The London Eye Mystery, a book that Siobhan Dowd delayed publishing due to Haddon’s book bursting on the scene. Her book is as well-written and thought-provoking as the rest of her titles, as well as simply being a fun romp.Main character, Ted, isn’t your typical kid. I’m not [...]


    • What goes up must come down – unless you’re Ted Sparks’ cousin Salim.Aunt Gloria and her teenage son Salim are preparing to move from Manchester, England to New York City. Before they leave for the United States, Gloria wants to visit her sister and her family in London. Salim has never been to London so his cousins Ted and Katrina are eager to show him the sights.They decide to visit one of Ted’s favorite places, the London Eye. The London Eye, also called the Millennium Wheel, is the t [...]


    • Just having my lunch yesterday decided to have a rummage in the new book draw at work. When we were processing this book it caught my eye, I love the cover and the synopsis of the book sounded really interesting. Well 50 pages later thought I'd better get some work done. Ted and his sister Kat decide to take their cousin Salim on the London Eye before he flies to New York with his mum. Whilst in the queue a man comes up to them and offers them his ticket, saying he's chickened out at the last mi [...]


    • Prima lectură pe anul 2017 (am vrut să fie un alt roman de Stephen King, dar Capcana pentru vise pare interminabil) aduce în centrul atenției un băiețel cu un creier formidabil și un mister ce pare imposibil de explicat: dispariția unui băiat dintr-una din capsulele lui London Eye, gigantica roată de pe malul Tamisei. Bine scrisă, cu un ritm alert și cu un personaj foarte simpatic, este o lectură ușoară, dar plină de învățăminte. Recenzia, pe Bookblog: bookblog/recenzie/extra [...]


    • A warm-hearted and very clever mystery story like no other, with a charming and strong hero. I loved this!


    • It took me a few pages to get into the narrative style of this book, which seemed at first artificially stilted and precise. Then I realized -- duh! -- that this was because our narrator, twelve-year-old Londoner Ted, has Asperger's syndrome. Pretty soon thereafter I got into the swing of Ted's way of telling the story and, though just once in a while I resented the painful literalness of some of his interpretations, in general I reveled in the novel's language.Ted's cousin Salim has come to sta [...]


    • For the benefit of Americans: the London Eye isn’t an eye at all, but a Ferris wheel so enormous that riders can see 25 miles in all directions. Londoners Ted and Kat Spark take their visiting 13-year-old cousin Salim to ride the London Eye; it is Salim who takes a free ticket to ride the attraction, but he never exits the London Eye when the ride is done! Twelve-year-old Ted struggles with some of the more common effects of autism: He has an obsession (weather); when upset, he flaps his hands [...]


    • “Salim tidak ada di sini,” kataku.Lalu aku bilang, “Salim menghilang.” (h. 50)Kehidupan keluarga Spark mulai berantakan ketika tante mereka, Gloria, dan anaknya, Salim, datang berkunjung setelah lima tahun tidak bertemu. Ibu dan anak itu berkunjung ke London sebelum pindah dari Manchester ke New York.Di hari pertama kedatangan mereka, semua masih baik-baik saja. Anak-anak Spark, Ted dan Kat, mulai akrab dengan sepupu mereka yang telah lama tidak berjumpa itu. Sayangnya, pada hari kedua, [...]


    • I’ve seen this book on the bookshop shelves many times, and never bought it because of the overly blatant ‘does exactly what it says on the tin’ title and the somewhat garish cover. But I finally noticed that it was by Siobhan Dowd, and belatedly bought it for my 11 year old, who stayed up very late one night to finish it (it’s the Christmas holidays, so that was fine) because, as she said, it’s about a boy who goes missing, and she REALLY needed find out if he was ok… So, on her rec [...]


    • I am not a big fan of books that try to get into the minds of people who don't think in the "normal" way (whatever that is) because I feel that the author might not get it right and give a false representation of that unusual way of thinking, or else give others the sense that their depiction is the way it is for everyone who thinks differently in that manner (I don't think I am being very articulate). And this book makes me uncomfortable along those lines. Also, the cataloger places it under th [...]


    • I read this with a zany ten year old from Mars. He bloody loved it, and so did I. What he loved was that there is an actual story. He also spotted the differences in the kids and was very indignant on their behalf. Particularly for the kid who made me cry. You know the one !What I loved was the humour, kindness and compassion. This is a clever and lovely book which demands discussion and chocolate. In our case it lead to a,midnight feast.A quote from the brilliant ten year old who I am lucky to [...]


    • This truly was an amazing book. The way all of the pieces in the book came together in the end is a sign of an incredible author. I loved the way Salim said "neek" didn't stand for nerd and geek, but was an abbreviation of "unique". That statement is truly true. I wish I had the brains like Ted! But I'm fine with the one I have right now.


    • A reasonably good mystery for younger readers, but I found the characterisation of the Asperger's protagonist/narrator inconsistent and not always believable.


    • A fun read, narrated by a young boy with Asperger's Syndrome. Aimed at youth readers, I think, and hits the mark.The GR blurb:'Monday, 24 May, 11.32 a.m. Ted and Kat watch their cousin Salim get on board the London Eye. He turns and waves and the pod rises from the ground.Monday, 24 May, 12.02 p.m. The pod lands and the doors open. People exit in all shapes and sizes – but where is Salim?Ted and his older sister Kat become sleuthing partners since the police are having no luck. Despite their p [...]


    • I've decided to not finish this book but I didn't want to leave it there because I wanted to write a short review. To be honest it's simply badly written the plot is great but the actual writing hasn't very good. That just puts me off.



    • The London Eye Mystery caught my attention for two reasons. The first is because Siobhan Dowd is said to be the original creator of the (fantastic) book A Monster Calls, and it's set in London and the (fantastic) London Eye obviously plays a large part in the story.As far as a mystery book, The London Eye Mystery did not disappoint. I definitely wasn't able to guess the ending even though Dowd did a wonderful job of hinting towards it. The story comes from the point of view of Ted, a young boy w [...]


    • First of all, I should go into how I found this book in the first place. When reading "A Monster Calls" by Patrick Ness, I noticed it credited Siobhan Dowd as having the idea for the book. I looked into this a little bit more and learned that Siobhan Dowd had mapped out the storyline for her next book, and she tragically passed away before she could actually write the book. In her honor, Ness wrote the book using her notes, and in his forward for the book spoke very highly of her and told me I s [...]


    • The London Eye Mystery is the story of how Ted and Kat, who are brother and sister, try to find out what happened to their cousin Salim. All they know is that Salim got onto the London Eye and never got off. This puzzling story had me putting pieces together and figuring everything out till the very end. The London Eye Mystery takes twist and turns and keeps you sucked in till the end.One of the things I really enjoyed about the book was all the British slang the author included in the writing. [...]


    • Cerita "detektif" anak-anak yang tokoh utamanya, si Ted, mengidap sindrom-entah-apa-ga-disebutin, yang bikin dia paham hal-hal rumit tapi sulit mengerti hal remeh yang terjadi di keseharian.Jadi penceritaannya sering menyebut hal-hal baru (bagiku^^) yang disebutkan secara sambil lalu. Kadang dijelasin, kadang dianggap semua pembaca jenius atau mau baca sambil ngegugel arti istilah-istilah asing tersebut.Di sisi lain, penceritaan dari sudut pandang Ted ini berulang kali menyebutkan dan menerangka [...]


    • What a great young adult mystery by Siobhan Dowd! I've been meaning to read it for a while, and I finally picked it up when I was desperate for a good mystery read. Reminiscent of Roald Dahl's respect for children and their intelligence and worth, The London Eye Mystery has as its main character and narrator a boy named Ted, whose brain is wired differently than those around him, enabling him to view the world from a less constricted place. When his cousin, Salim, comes for a visit and disappear [...]


    • 12/13/12I am currently reading the London eye mystery by Siobhan Dowd. This book is about Ted and Kat two siblings and their cousin Salim. These three kids are on there way to a theme park with a BIG Ferris wheel called the London eye. Ted and Kat are to scared to get on, but Salim gets right on. Thirty minutes pass and the pod that he got in thirty minutes ago reaches the ground, but where's Salim? Well you will just have to read the book to find out! I can REALLY relate to Ted and Kat because [...]


    • Agreeing with those who said it's a bit reminiscent of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time, although for a younger audience. It is a fast paced story, and I think the audience will enjoy solving the mystery with the kids, although I'm not sure they have the clues to do so as much as they can follow along? My peeve with the book is in its shape, and this is my new peeve. This is not a 400 page book, but the trim size is so small it makes it seem long. Its not pleasurable (to me) to [...]


    • We listened to the audio edition, and my almost 10 year-old son and I were absolutely riveted by the story. The narration, by Paul Chequer is excellent, so much so, that when we returned from our road trip with only a fraction of our audio book listened to (as usual), rather than finishing the book more quickly in paperback, we kept listening to it in the car, whenever possible. I found myself wanting to make excuses to go out driving and get stuck in traffic.


    • At one point it says:"I counted the people in the room. Seven. I tried to guess the ages of those I didn't know. Then I added up the ages, actual or approximate, of all present. When I arrived at the figure of 233, and worked out the average age was 33.3 recurring".It's not. It's 33.2857143.


    • I read this book tragically after Dowd died. I got it for free from school.This book had an interesting concept and an interesting plot for me, unfortunately however, I found the characters and execution underwhelming which is why I could only give this 3 stars.I don't know, I think I was expecting some killer plot twist at the end and that didn't happen.


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