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Tim AUTHOR Colleen McCullough

Child; a gentle outcast in a cruel unbending world he illuminates the darkness of Mary's days with his boyish innocence An Well I have read and loved many of this author s books but this one did not really work for me Much of the story is naive and unbelievable and the characters are stereotypes I enjoyed it in parts but skimmed a lot of the long paragraphs where people explained their actions and their inner feelings The ending is extremely odd and the last few pages totally unnecessary Sorry to all the people who love it it was obviously just not my cup of tea I understand it was her first book but how she got from this to the Masters of Rome I cannot imagine Tao Te Ching: A New English Version the darkness of Mary's days with his boyish innocence An Well I have read and loved many of Decorum this author s books but Zen Doodle Unleashed this one did not really work for me Much of Thick the story is naive and unbelievable and DIGIGRA sexy gravure vol395 yua kuramochi the characters are stereotypes I enjoyed it in parts but skimmed a lot of Folk Shawls the long paragraphs where people explained Why Knock Rock? their actions and Fiction Writers Workshop their inner feelings The ending is extremely odd and Witch, Please (Not Your Basic Witch the last few pages Fabricate totally unnecessary Sorry First & Then to all Painting Garden Birds with Sherry C. Nelson (Decorative Painting) the people who love it it was obviously just not my cup of Ella Puede! tea I understand it was her first book but how she got from Newlyweds Anal Lessons this The Millionairess to Elements of the Writing Craft the Masters of Rome I cannot imagine

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Mary Horton is content with her comfortable solitary existence until she meets Tim A beautiful young man with the mind of a Wow There is so much that I want to say about this book and I don t know if I will really be able to do it all justice I think I m just going to go for my tried and true method and just ask you to tag along with my ramblings Hopefully it will make sense at the end On the surface Tim is a story of an unlikely relationship between a child like 25 year old mentally retarded man the title character and a 43 year old straight laced and emotionally distant spinster Mary Horton Naturally their relationship is mutually beneficial with each of them teaching the other how to live But the surface story while absolutely moving and beautiful is just the bottom layer of the cake McCullough supplements that base with layer upon layer of detail and depth and insight and truth While the finished product by another author may have been a tasty and even nice looking cake in McCullough s expert hands it s something too amazing to actually mar by eating it You want to keep this cake You want to cherish it and remember every beautiful detail of itWe re introduced to Tim and from the beginning he s impossible not to love and want to protect Tim s child like innocence is what really broke my heart He is tricked and fooled by his friends and is upset afterward but not because he was tricked His is not a knee jerk reaction to being laughed at that causes him distress it is the fact that he knows that he is not able to understand WHY he is being laughed at that distresses him He seeks acceptance and understanding and love just like we all do All of us that is except Mary Horton From the age of 14 she struggled and worked hard on her own to make a life for herself Unfortunately due to having a very hard childhood her idea of life is one devoid of any personal relationships She s never had a boyfriend never wanted one doesn t have any personal friends and her only pleasures are solitary ones her successes are material ones After a chance meeting with Tim who fascinates her simply because of his sheer attractiveness they each begin to fill a hole in the other person s life that neither knew they had This isn t recognized until much later but it warmed my heart to see them teaching each other what life is really about McCullough s descriptions of emotion and perception of the world is amazing I m not sure I ve ever read anything like it Her way with words is brilliant It s like she s imparting secrets that you already knew but just couldn t understand because the words are just words without MEANING Even sitting here writing this I m at a loss to describe just what it is that touched me so deeply but I m close to tears just thinking about the way that she makes simple concepts turn into life altering truths But than that she made me think of things in a way that I would never have thought of before For instance at one point when Tim is sleeping Mary ponders what his dreams are like Did he venture forth as limited in his nocturnal wanderings as he was during his waking life or did the miracle happen which freed him from all his chainsI had to stop and think about this On the one hand dreaming that you are not fettered by a mental handicap would lend the dreams a wonderful freedom but on the other I would imagine that waking up to realize that that freedom was only an illusion would be torture day after day So I hope that is not the case Another thing that I really enjoyed about McCullough s writing was its vividness Her characters are just ALIVE and jump off the page Their local slang and way of speaking had me laughing even while I had tears in my eyes because while the phrases they use are hilarious what they are actually saying is true in any language The characters are memorable and none of them not one pulls any punches I love that they say what they mean and mean what they say Brutally honest perhaps but if what needs to be said is important enough sometimes it takes a brutal delivery to make it sink in I also loved the little snippets of Australian life and culture we get to see I love reading about other cultures and people and the only thing that I wish was extended was the small section dealing with the Australian bush I wanted to see the people and find out how Mary would interact with them Anyway I loved this book I m immensely glad that I read it and can safely say that I will soon be reading much much of McCullough s writing

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D he will shatter the lonely middle aged spinster's respectable ordered life with a forbidden promise of a very special lov Tim Melville is a twenty five year old labourer who is not the full uid as he describes himself yet he has the body and face of a Greek God Mary Horton is forty three an emotionally brittle woman who lives alone in an upmarket Sydney suburb with no plans to let anybody into her inner sphere They meet by chance one summer morning and so unfolds a touching story of friendship and ultimately love in 1970s suburbiaSimilar to The Thorn Birds this is a book I first read as a teenager and hadn t re read for many years Yet as soon as I started reading it again for the AWW2012 challenge I remembered why I initially loved it so much I think what I enjoyed the most about it was its simplicity it is a much smaller book than the Thorn Birds with many less elements and characters yet it draws you in just as much maybe ever Tim is actually Colleen McCullough s first novel written several years before The Thorn BirdsThe authors skill in depicting Australia and Australian people is what first shines in this story The opening scene is a building site on a suburban house in the 1970s and you are immediately transported there from the references of smoko and the old girl living next door it is just right on the money She also perfectly captures dialogue some of which has changed since the 1970s but totally accurate for that time I really loved some of the sayings of Mary s boss Archie in fact his reference to Sweet Bartlett Pears gave me flashbacks to my childhood and the brown tin the pears used to come in anybody else remember thatThe other thing that shines is how Colleen McCullough captures everyday people in this case an average working class familyYou can almost feel the walls coming down from Mary brick by brick as she realises that Tim is so uncomplicated that there is nothing for her to fear Her horrible childhood has taught her not to trust people but through Tim she learns that skill To everybody else she is plain and uninteresting but to Tim she is beautiful and exciting and that knowledge ignites the spirit buried deep inside her and makes her realise that she is worthy of being lovedTim is an unconventional love story that will make you realise there is good in the world and that ultimately everybody wants to be loved in whatever way works for them A simple but compelling book Tim is definitely worth a read


About the Author: Colleen McCullough

Colleen Margaretta McCullough was an Australian author known for her novels her most well known being The Thorn Birds and TimRaised by her mother in Wellington and then Sydney McCullough began writing stories at age 5 She flourished at Catholic schools and earned a physiology degree from the University of New South Wales in 1963 Planning become a doctor she found that she had a violent aller



10 thoughts on “Tim AUTHOR Colleen McCullough

  1. says:

    Update In my true story of Mari and Joey see review below Mari had been committed by her family in Boston and they had taken charge of her two mixed raced daughters by two different extremely undesirable men The girls never fitted in with the millionaire lifestyle all white Boston community they were raised in and both returned to the islands when they each reached 16The mother Mari who had been living her usual nuts life style funded by h

  2. says:

    Colleen McCullough is an author I'm glad to have finally read This audio was enjoyable a talented narrator that switched from characters seamlessly especially for Tim's character a developmentally delayed adult who is unknowingly trapped in the most handsome body with the mind of a younger child This book was written in th

  3. says:

    Wow There is so much that I want to say about this book and I don't know if I will really be able to do it all justice I think I'm just going to go for my tried and true method and just ask you to tag along with my ramblings Hopefully it will make sense at the end On the surface Tim is a story of an unlikely relationship between a child lik

  4. says:

    Well I have read and loved many of this author 's books but this one did not really work for me Much of the story is naive and unbelievable and the characters are stereotypes I enjoyed it in parts but skimmed a l

  5. says:

    Still 5 Huge Stars Forever one of mine early very memorable readings Sometimes I fall down in the old memory laneI loved t

  6. says:

    4 ½ stars A wonderful feeling at the end for two people loving each other But there is also sadness about Tim’s challengesA richly done novel of love I was engaged throughout I didn’t want to stop reading Tim is 25 with the mind of a child He seems to be happy about most things A spinsterish woman in her 40s truly loves him She goes through changes because of him I was so happy for them at the end My fee

  7. says:

    With the recent passing of Colleen McCullough and seeing her novel 'Tim' on the Kindle Daily Deals I thought it was time I r

  8. says:

    Tim Melville is a twenty five year old labourer who is “not the full uid” as he describes himself yet he has the body and face of a Greek God Mary Horton is forty three an emotionally brittle woman who lives

  9. says:

    Tim is one of those stories lost but not forgotten in time and I actually found it uite the page turner I'm happy

  10. says:

    a most unusual but believable love story Not only do the main characters ring true but they are surrounded by eually believable supporting characters I loved Tim's mum And the Australian landscape was beautifully evoked A re

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