is a novel by David Almond about a boy who finds a decrepit Winged Humanoid
living in a dark corner of the garage of the house his family has just moved into. It received the Carnegie Medal
In 2009, it was adapted into a TV movie starring Tim Roth
as Skellig, Bill Milner (Son of Rambow
) as Michael, and John Simm
and Kelly Macdonald
as Michael's parents.
This book/movie provides examples of:
- Angel Unaware: Skellig, maybe.
- Animal Eyes: In the film, Skellig repeatedly demonstrates he has a nictitating membrane, similar to that of a birds. Incidentally, humans once also possessed a third eyelid, but it was lost early in the course of our evolution.
- Magic Realism
- Our Angels Are Different: If Skellig is an angel, he's certainly very different from what you'd expect.
- Who Wants to Live Forever?: Skellig says he is as old as the earth, and has utterly given up on life, but is unable to die.
- Winged Humanoid: Skellig