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434) Katia Diaz 
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1-15-2013 01:14 AM Write a comment

This book was very intresting and it connected with young teenagers like myself. It also was very entertaining to read. Every page you would discover something new that would catch your attention. This is honestly the best book I have ever read.
433) Alex Guevara 
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1-14-2013 06:25 PM Write a comment

I really like the Pigman its a good book
432) Bianca Ibarra 
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Los Angeles, CA
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1-14-2013 02:40 PM Write a comment

The Pigman was a great book I loved every page of it. It was very interesting
431) Cristel Millera 
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1-14-2013 08:48 AM Write a comment

When I first read the title of the book. I find "The Pigman" a really awkward title, but once I started reading it. Now, I know why the title is called "The Pigman"I highly recommended this book to young teenagers. You should read it because its a great book. "Sometimes a book can change a person life, such as death, aging, friendship, and love etc." -Cristel :)
430) Carl 
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1-14-2013 08:45 AM Write a comment

The Pigman showed how was life was like for John and Lorraine during the 1970's. This whole book set an image in my mind on how they lived their life.
It is an average teenage themed book, but it is one of the best books I've ever read. I am really looking forward to reading your books.
429) Carl 
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Library
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1-14-2013 08:45 AM Write a comment

The Pigman showed how was life was like for John and Lorraine during the 1970's. This whole book set an image in my mind on how they lived their life.
It is an average teenage themed book, but it is one of the best books I've ever read. I am really looking forward to reading your books.
428) Mariska 
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Los Angeles
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1-14-2013 08:35 AM Write a comment

I read "The Pigman".To be quite frank, my first thoughts as I began the book, were not very positive. However, as I progressed, the plot began unfolding its hidden mysteries to me. The ending of the book made me extremely emotional. That's how I knew that I established a strong connection with something in that story. Being an eighth-grade middle-school student, I could easily relate to John and Lorraine. I understood how they thought. I shared a bond with them. Even though the story was fictional, I felt as though I made some friends. For that, I am grateful.
427) Christine 
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Cousins house
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1-13-2013 09:50 PM Write a comment

I really enjoyed you book the Pigman! I am looking forward in watching some of your plays! I really want to watch them.
426) Artavazd 
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my house
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1-13-2013 09:42 PM Write a comment

THE PIGMAN IS A GOOD BOOK
425) Bethany 
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1-13-2013 09:31 PM Write a comment

I love your books they are interesting to read!
424) Carl 
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Can't Say
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1-13-2013 08:02 PM Write a comment

I really love the Pigman. It's a short story where you can see what happens between the teenagers. It just like every other teenage themed book but it's the best one ever.
423) Martin 
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1-12-2013 03:14 PM Write a comment

I just finished reading the Pigman and it is a book that has moved me. The account written in the point of view of two teens really defines the life of teenagers. I find the novel quite depressing, yet teaching a valuable lesson. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone interested in teenage life in he 70's.
422) Stephanie Rodriguez 
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Los Angeles CA
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1-12-2013 12:47 PM Write a comment

I enjoyed reading everything about you i your biography my favorite book of yours is "Night of the Bat".
421) Jaren Sindel 
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United States
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11-25-2012 01:16 PM Write a comment

The Pigman and The Pigman's Legacy are two of my favorite works ever. Have started an amusing tradition. Every time I find a copy of these books I obtain them, read them, then give them to someone else...usually to people who seem to mirror a character in one of the books. I usually don't tell them in case I find someone who reminds me of Norton Kelly, but it's fun, nonetheless. Try it. You'll enjoy the discussions you end up having.
420) Tigran Mikayelyan 
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Yerevan, Armenia
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11-4-2012 12:21 AM Write a comment

One of the most popular issues nowadays is the Inclusive Education with a great number of methodological, pedagogical and logistic issues discussed. While what one needs in order to improve the situation and get deeper into the educational hardships is to start all the curriculum development and other relevant missions only after reading THE EFFECT OF GAMMA RAYS ON MAN-IN-THE MOON MARIGOLDS by P. Zindel. A real insight into the major issues in the field of education through love, attention and care. Do not miss this play!!!
419) Tigran Mikayelyan 
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Yerevan, Armenia
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11-4-2012 12:21 AM Write a comment

One of the most popular issues nowadays is the Inclusive Education with a great number of methodological, pedagogical and logistic issues discussed. While what one needs in order to improve the situation and get deeper into the educational hardships is to start all the curriculum development and other relevant missions only after reading THE EFFECT OF GAMMA RAYS ON MAN-IN-THE MOON MARIGOLDS by P. Zindel. A real insight into the major issues in the field of education through love, attention and care. Do not miss this play!!!
418) Cynthia Yue 
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10-19-2012 09:49 PM Write a comment

R.I.P. Paul Zindel
The Pigman is my favorite book ever. I fell in love with the characters and it has an amazing storyline. I always feel like crying after reading it, and I'm reading its sequel right now. Thank you for making a wonderful work of art.....Angelo Pignati is a character that will always stick in my mind...so will your stories.
417) Chrissy Donkin 
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Australia
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10-8-2012 11:57 PM Write a comment

I am 42 yrs old and remember loving these books when I was a teenager. I am now trying to collect them all to read to my 3 boys.
I have the Pigman on Audio which we have listened to while driving long distances from our home in the remote North of Western Australia. It is the only time we had some blissful peace! The boys loved it.
416) Bridget Gomez 
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San Diego
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8-20-2012 03:56 PM Write a comment

I like your book because you have a pattern in the way you write your books i have read alot of your books .you are a splendious writer.
415) Nadine Stevens 
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Sussex County, New Jersey
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8-6-2012 08:50 AM Write a comment

Paul, When I was in 7th grade I won a writing contest which gave me the opportunity to work closely with you on a workshop. Years later I am a college student who is seeking ways to inspire creativity in young people in my community.... Here Arts, Music, and Culture classes have been cut due to the budget. Do you still host workshops? How can I get into contact with you regarding this?

Most Sincerely,
Nadine
414) Ron Spillers 
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New River, AZ
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7-14-2012 10:17 AM Write a comment

tHANK YOU for your continuous advice on how to live in life's rumpled bed oF reality. BRAVO!
413) tterrag tdniwhcs 
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Asia town
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4-25-2012 01:01 PM Write a comment

It was a good book but i dont really like reading a book that my teacher make me read!:(
412) michael kroll 
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glenrock,wy
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4-25-2012 12:54 PM Write a comment

your book is good and i hopr that you still wright good books like the pig man
411) gage brooks 
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glenrock wyoming
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4-25-2012 12:12 PM Write a comment

why do so many people like books i think every book is boring i cant stand to read it sucks. peace peace didy dog
410) bryce lehner 
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glenrock, wyoming
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4-25-2012 12:12 PM Write a comment

your book is a good book
409) Chris 
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Vancouver Canada
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4-6-2012 03:47 PM Write a comment

I read your book in 1978 and was thinking about it today. Has it been made into a stage play?
408) Zoey H 
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3-15-2012 07:38 AM Write a comment

My language arts class just finished reading oone of your books, "The Pigman". I thought it was a very good book and felt that I could relate to it.
My favorite character out of the whole book might have been John Conlan. I guess this is because in some ways i see similarities between us. Like he tries to be strong and not let others see his emotions or how he feels. I am the same way, try to keep things inside adn to myself. John also has soem bad habits and i do too. Just not as bad as drinking and smoking.
One thing that I found surprising was that this book was written in the 1960's. It just shocked me because a;; pf what John and Lorraine was going throuqh seemed so familiar. Like that even kids today go through things like that. It showed me that whatever the time difference, there is always someone who is going through hard times.
Also another thing that has been on my mind is the conclusion. At first I thought it was so sad and shouldn't of happened. Then I thought about it some more and decided that it was actually good. Maybe you should of added a second book about what happened to John and Lorraine. Or maybe of given at lwast a little more info on how things were after Mr.Pignati died.
I think that making Pigman and Bobo die was a great way of showing a lesson or a theme. Like life is what you make of it, nothing more and nothing less
407) T. Kersey 
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3-15-2012 07:30 AM Write a comment

My Language Arts class read the Pigman and at first it looked dumb, but it turned out to be pretty good. I like how John and Loraine are close to our classe's age. We could relate to them. Of all of the characters in this book, I like John the best. I like how he's carefree and wild. He doesn't give in to conformity. John always tries to be himself. The setting for this book worked perfectly. New York is a very busy city and when the Pigman died, it went well with one of the themes. Nobody wanted to be around the Pigman until he was dead at the zoo. The conclusion to this story wasn't that great. I wanted to know how John and Lorraine felt about the Pigman's death and their mistakes. I also would've liked to know how John and Lorraine's relationship went (Did they stay friends or become more?). One of the themes in this book was friendship. John, Lorraine, and the Pigman were all outcast. They didn't socialize with other people because they felt like outcasts, but they realized that in one another and became friends. One part of the book that I need clarification in was the part about John and Lorraine being charity workers. Did Mr Pignati know they weren't workers the whole time and just go along so they'd hang out with him? If one part could be added to this book, I'd add something about how John and Lorraine went throughout their daily lives after the incident. The ending was like a cliffhanger to how they both coped with the affect of his sudden death.
406) T. Kersey 
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3-15-2012 07:29 AM Write a comment

My Language Arts class read the Pigman and at first it looked dumb, but it turned out to be pretty good. I like how John and Loraine are close to our classe's age. We could relate to them. Of all of the characters in this book, I like John the best. I like how he's carefree and wild. He doesn't give in to conformity. John always tries to be himself. The setting for this book worked perfectly. New York is a very busy city and when the Pigman died, it went well with one of the themes. Nobody wanted to be around the Pigman until he was dead at the zoo. The conclusion to this story wasn't that great. I wanted to know how John and Lorraine felt about the Pigman's death and their mistakes. I also would've liked to know how John and Lorraine's relationship went (Did they stay friends or become more?). One of the themes in this book was friendship. John, Lorraine, and the Pigman were all outcast. They didn't socialize with other people because they felt like outcasts, but they realized that in one another and became friends. One part of the book that I need clarification in was the part about John and Lorraine being charity workers. Did Mr Pignati know they weren't workers the whole time and just go along so they'd hang out with him? If one part could be added to this book, I'd add something about how John and Lorraine went throughout their daily lives after the incident. The ending was like a cliffhanger to how they both coped with the affect of his sudden death.

Renee 7-9-2012 07:44 PM
It's been a long time since I read this book, but I remember how much I enjoyed it. Paul Zindel was one of my favorite authors when I was young, I could devour his books so quickly and loved them all. If you want to know more about these particular characters you can read The Pigman's Legacy, which follows the lives of John and Loraine in the time after Mr. Pignati's death. It's really good, and I hope you like it:)
405) Jared 
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Clinton, N.C.
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3-15-2012 07:28 AM Write a comment

Dear Mr. Paul Zindel,
I have just finnished The Pigman. It was a great book. The Pigman was my favorite character because he was very nice and open hearted. I did not want him to die but I think it made the book more interesting.
The teens in your book acted like a lot of teens do now days. John was a wild boy who drank and smoked. Lorraine was a nice girl who was also sneaky.
The book was straight forward and easy to read. I enjoyed this book and I look forward to reading another one of your books.

Emily B.(: 3-15-2012 07:32 AM
This is very true. He did a very good job in making an accurate accout of "teen life". I also enjoyed how the book was straight forward and easy to read. It would be nice to read another one of his novels.

Sydney S. 3-15-2012 07:33 AM
I agree with you on how the teens in the book acted like teens today. The book WAS straight forward and easy to read and I like that. Your descriptions of the pigman, John, and Lorraine were very accurate.

Reed H. 3-15-2012 07:34 AM
Jared, your comment hit the nail on the head. I could not have said it any better myself. Although I didnt see Lorraine being sneaky.

T. Kersey 3-15-2012 07:37 AM
I'm not the best reader so I liked how The Pigman was easy to read. It was also entertaining, so reading it was great. The Pigman wasn't my favorite character, but I liked how his attitude on life was. He was open hearted and kind.
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