Bean recommended that I read "The Iron Man" by Ted Hughes. Ted Hughes (1930 - 1998) was an English poet and children's author. He held the title of poet laureate from 1984 until his death. He had very impressive credentials.
However, this was a very odd book. I kept thinking that it was very 1984ish. I have looked for any analysis that would clue me in to what it REALLY is about.
I am going to have to think about this book before I say much about it or recommend it.
It was odd.