Not long ago I read my first John Boyne novel, his latest, A Ladder to the Sky, and loved it. Now I am reading The Heart's Invisible Furies and I simply can't believe that I have missed this book until now. I'm only 150 or so pages in but it's an indredible book. The writing is exquisite, the characters, wow, they are brilliant to read. They feel like they are going to jump off the page at any moment. Cliché, maybe, but it's true. I will be flabbergasted if upon finishing this book that it's not one of my favourite novels.