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Ces afin de pouvoir apporter des amliorations et pour prsenter des annonces Five Rivers Met on a Wooded Plain Barney Norris Livres Plongez vous dans le livre Five Rivers Met on a Wooded Plain de Barney Norris au format Grand Format Ajoutez le votre liste de souhaits ou abonnez vous l'auteur Barney Norris Furet du Nord Five rivers met on a wooded plain Poche Barney Norris Five rivers met on a wooded plain Barney Norris Doubleday Des milliers de livres avec la livraison chez vous en jour ou en magasin avec % de rduction Book Review Five Rivers met on a Wooded Plain – Five Rivers Met on a Wooded Plain by Barney Norris I want to start off by saying gosh Norris we go through pretty much all a person can experience in this bookthanks for that It can be heavy at times but Fiver Rivers is written with outstanding beauty Norris intertwines five lives in one stunning novel set in Salisbury slowly revealing aspects about humanity that remain hidden between Five Rivers Met on a Wooded Plain by Barney Norris One of the most remarkable aspects of Five Rivers Met on a Wooded Plain is the characterization of its five narrators whose stories the metaphorical ‘rivers’ slot together and cross narrate one another In a refreshing move the five narrators are not ‘special’ people With low key jobs and simple ambitions they are in short not the sorts of people that modern readers have been Five Rivers Met on a Wooded Plain by Barney Norris Five Rivers Met on a Wooded Plain couk Five Rivers Met on a Wooded Plain Hardcover – April by Barney Norris Author › Visit 's Barney Norris Page search results for this author Barney Norris Author out of stars ratings See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions Price New from Used from Kindle Edition Please retry Audible Audiobooks Unabridged Please Five Rivers Met on a Wooded Plain uotes by Five Rivers Met on a Wooded Plain uotes Showing of “Perhaps all adult life was an attempt to keep alight the fires that burned when you were young” ― Barney Norris Five Rivers Met on a ‘Five Rivers Met on a Wooded Plain’ by Barney Five Rivers Met on a Wooded Plain by Barney Norris Doubleday RRP pages Get alerts on Barney Norris when a new story is published Get aler. Five rivers ran together and the earth sang in celebration at the top of it s voice a music hidden in the details of everyday in footfalls of thousands of locals ringing of cash registers and the great soaring dream of the spirethe ideas and dreams encased in the buildings is what makes them beautiful And so begins a novel in love with stories and dreams thoughts silences and words And Salisbury Here in this city is where Five rivers flowto make a single voice of the Avon This is Norris s inspiration for his first book Five stories from five very different people whose voices weave into one another as their lives become intertwined through an horrific car accident The rivers and their free flow through an ancient city gathering extra phrases and clauses along the way and pouring into the mouths of women and men is an exceptionally strong metaphor for how stories work too and a lot of this tale is a mediation on the written word and the art of story telling The opening which picks up the reader and carries them along on the current reminded me of Graham Swift s Waterland which also reflects on the similarities between rivers and people s lives Or perhaps some of Joanna Harris s novels which use nature as metaphors for love and life and reality is often mixed in a lyrical song of magic and fairy tale My favourite story was A River Curling Like Smoke and focused on sixteen year old Sam For uiet and shy Sam talking isn t natural at homeand we ate guilt and silence for supper His section is about coming of age anguish first love and fitting in as people don t know they re weird if you don t tell them For Sam stories are an escape into another world a chance to make sense of the world and a way to process life and emotionsA story lay within him and he would not sleep until he spoke it Italics are used for the story telling sections which at first feel like fairy tales but then become real as Sam s emotional journey of self discovery continues For me this was the most amazing section of the book and I could fill five posts uoting the stunningly mesmerising prose It is sad moving and captivating The final story contemplates the role of the theatre Norris is an acclaimed playwright so his musings here are interesting and pertinent The fifth voice explains that theatre is a way of people telling stories to each other sharing their lives and caring about each other Music is described as a ritual a place where poems play themselves out and the brain has to switch off and listen in order to process or solve its concerns There is however a sense of sadness and emptiness in many of the segments a sense of needing to search for deeper meanings or fill the loneliness and emptiness many of us carry around with us People will listen to something mediocre that someone else invented just to fill the silence of their lives But every bar in the score of ourselves is receding already into memory into imaginationmight as well listen I loved the statement we grow into our little neurosesthe little unhappiness at the heart of us In a sense it is a spiritual novel The cathedral features in all the stories towering above them rising to the sky it feels very symbolic and as if it holds some magical power over the city There is no religion in this novel but are the stories themselves some expression of faith As one voice admits My life is so small and unenlightenedIf I were in a story Stories are escapism a fantasy an alternative a place of hope and dreams Norris conjures images and poetic metaphors with immense skill lyricism power and beauty His writing is outstanding The five characters are all different all suffering all flawed all insightful all immersed in their own journey and story This book is so multilayered I could write a dissertation on it and it truly shows the power and capability of our language when it is in the hands of a gifted writer Norris is clearly passionate about language poetry and mesmerising power of storytelling My favourite line in the whole novel wasThe imaginary world It will always be a beautifully dangerous place to visitSurely this uote deserves to become as over uoted and referenced as some of the other famous lines in literature such as LP Hartley s the past is a foreign country and of course the thousands from Shakespeare I will be absolutely guilty of using it every time I come across a stunning story or want to entice someone into reading In The Bookseller Magazine 12216 Norris explained that he wanted to draw a map of the Salisbury through people andevoke what is extraordinary about the ordinary how the hidden currents of life draw together into something symphonic no matter how random they seem This is an outstanding debut of great literary accomplishment If you love words stories people and Salisbury read this Thank you so much to NetGalley for the advanced copy of this book in return for a fair and honest review Promises in Tumble Creek you were Mischief and Marriage young” ― Barney Norris Five Rivers Met on a ‘Five Rivers Met on a Wooded Plain’ by Barney Five Rivers Met on a Wooded Plain by Barney Norris Doubleday RRP pages Get alerts on Barney Norris when a new story is published Get aler. Five rivers ran together and the earth sang in celebration at the top of it s voice a music hidden in the details of everyday in footfalls of thousands of locals ringing of cash registers and the great soaring dream of the spirethe ideas and dreams encased in the buildings is what makes them beautiful And so begins a novel in love with stories and dreams thoughts silences and words And Salisbury Here in this city is where Five rivers flowto make a single voice of the Avon This is Norris s inspiration for his first book Five stories from five very different people whose voices weave into one another as their lives become intertwined through an horrific car accident The rivers and their free flow through an ancient city gathering extra phrases and clauses along the way and pouring into the mouths of women and men is an exceptionally strong metaphor for how stories work too and a lot of this tale is a mediation on the written word and the art of story telling The opening which picks up the reader and carries them along on the current reminded me of Graham Swift s Waterland which also reflects on the similarities between rivers and people s lives Or perhaps some of Joanna Harris s novels which use nature as metaphors for love and life and reality is often mixed in a lyrical song of magic and fairy tale My favourite story was A River Curling Like Smoke and focused on sixteen Blackmailed Into the Greek Tycoons Bed (International Billionaires, you don t tell them For Sam stories are an escape into another world a chance to make sense of the world and a way to process life and emotionsA story lay within him and he would not sleep until he spoke it Italics are used for the story telling sections which at first feel like fairy tales but then become real as Sam s emotional journey of self discovery continues For me this was the most amazing section of the book and I could fill five posts uoting the stunningly mesmerising prose It is sad moving and captivating The final story contemplates the role of the theatre Norris is an acclaimed playwright so his musings here are interesting and pertinent The fifth voice explains that theatre is a way of people telling stories to each other sharing their lives and caring about each other Music is described as a ritual a place where poems play themselves out and the brain has to switch off and listen in order to process or solve its concerns There is however a sense of sadness and emptiness in many of the segments a sense of needing to search for deeper meanings or fill the loneliness and emptiness many of us carry around with us People will listen to something mediocre that someone else invented just to fill the silence of their lives But every bar in the score of ourselves is receding already into memory into imaginationmight as well listen I loved the statement we grow into our little neurosesthe little unhappiness at the heart of us In a sense it is a spiritual novel The cathedral features in all the stories towering above them rising to the sky it feels very symbolic and as if it holds some magical power over the city There is no religion in this novel but are the stories themselves some expression of faith As one voice admits My life is so small and unenlightenedIf I were in a story Stories are escapism a fantasy an alternative a place of hope and dreams Norris conjures images and poetic metaphors with immense skill lyricism power and beauty His writing is outstanding The five characters are all different all suffering all flawed all insightful all immersed in their own journey and story This book is so multilayered I could write a dissertation on it and it truly shows the power and capability of our language when it is in the hands of a gifted writer Norris is clearly passionate about language poetry and mesmerising power of storytelling My favourite line in the whole novel wasThe imaginary world It will always be a beautifully dangerous place to visitSurely this uote deserves to become as over uoted and referenced as some of the other famous lines in literature such as LP Hartley s the past is a foreign country and of course the thousands from Shakespeare I will be absolutely guilty of using it every time I come across a stunning story or want to entice someone into reading In The Bookseller Magazine 12216 Norris explained that he wanted to draw a map of the Salisbury through people andevoke what is extraordinary about the ordinary how the hidden currents of life draw together into something symphonic no matter how random they seem This is an outstanding debut of great literary accomplishment If Her Husbands Christmas Bargain you love words stories people and Salisbury read this Thank The Geography of Witchcraft you so much to NetGalley for the advanced copy of this book in return for a fair and honest review

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Five Rivers Met On a Wooded Plain

March Book Club Five Rivers Met Wixcom The Book Club has read a fair number of debut novels in its time and March's choice was no exception with Barney Norris's critically acclaimed Five Rivers Met on a Wooded Plain It's always good to find a story set in our home county with the towering spire of Salisbury Cathedral and the five rivers com Five Rivers Met on a Wooded Plain Five Rivers Met on a Wooded Plain is his first novel; make no mistake it is an absolute gem The book offers snapshots into the lives of five unrelated and very different individuals in the sleepy Wiltshire city of Salisbury England; individuals who have little in common with each other and yet whose paths cross in an increasingly complex web centred upon a particular nexus of the temporal Five Rivers Met on a Wooded Plain uotes by Five Rivers Met on a Wooded Plain uotes Showing of “Perhaps all adult life was an attempt to keep alight the fires that burned when you were young” ― Barney Norris Five Rivers Met on a Five Rivers Met on a Wooded Plain by Barney Five Rivers Met on a Wooded Plain is due to be published in hardback and as an ebook on st April by Doubleday You can order a copy here Five Rivers My thanks to the publishers for allowing me to read a copy via Netgalley From the back of the book ‘There exists in all of us a song waiting to be sung which is as heart stopping and vertiginous as the peak of the cathedral That is the FIVE RIVERS MET ON A WOODED PLAIN Barney Five Rivers Met on a Wooded Plain is his first novel; make no mistake it is an absolute gem The book offers snapshots into the lives of five unrelated and very different individuals in the sleepy Wiltshire city of Salisbury England; individuals who have little in common with each other and yet whose paths cross in an increasingly complex web centred upon a particular nexus of the temporal Five Rivers Met on a Wooded Plain eBook di Five Rivers Met on a Wooded Plain di Barney Norris Grazie per la condivisione Hai inviato la seguente valutazione e recensione Appena le avremo esaminate le pubblicheremo sul nostro sito di sopra luglio Ok chiudi Scrivi la tua recensione Dettagli eBook Transworld Data di uscita aprile ; Sigla editoriale Transworld Digital; ISBN ; Lingua. This book has a nice concept at its core but unfortunately the self consciously literary tone and excessive amounts of exposition as opposed to dialogue or action killed it for me I had misgivings from the beginning The prologue is very florid containing all kinds of confusing metaphors There were sentences in there which I had to read two or three times to try and work out what they meant sometimes just giving it up as a bad job There was also some weird grandiosity in the mix eg the unknown narrator claiming that the spire of Salisbury Cathedral is the purest picture of the human heart she had ever seen Overall I would describe the book as uneven It s split into five parts each written from the perspective of different people in Salisbury and some of these chapters are far engaging than others The ones I found most readable were Rita and the soldier s wife these were also the chapters in which the language was less flowery and the characters and plot meaty In general it felt like the author wanted to write with beautiful language but actually didn t have a great deal to say There was very little action throughout When action did occur view spoiler ie when the actual car crash happened hide spoiler Marriage by Deception yet whose paths cross in an increasingly complex web centred upon a particular nexus of the temporal Five Rivers Met on a Wooded Plain uotes by Five Rivers Met on a Wooded Plain uotes Showing of “Perhaps all adult life was an attempt to keep alight the fires that burned when A Tangled Affair (The Pearl House you were The Prince of Pleasure (The Wilde Brothers, yet whose paths cross in an increasingly complex web centred upon a particular nexus of the temporal Five Rivers Met on a Wooded Plain eBook di Five Rivers Met on a Wooded Plain di Barney Norris Grazie per la condivisione Hai inviato la seguente valutazione e recensione Appena le avremo esaminate le pubblicheremo sul nostro sito di sopra luglio Ok chiudi Scrivi la tua recensione Dettagli eBook Transworld Data di uscita aprile ; Sigla editoriale Transworld Digital; ISBN ; Lingua. This book has a nice concept at its core but unfortunately the self consciously literary tone and excessive amounts of exposition as opposed to dialogue or action killed it for me I had misgivings from the beginning The prologue is very florid containing all kinds of confusing metaphors There were sentences in there which I had to read two or three times to try and work out what they meant sometimes just giving it up as a bad job There was also some weird grandiosity in the mix eg the unknown narrator claiming that the spire of Salisbury Cathedral is the purest picture of the human heart she had ever seen Overall I would describe the book as uneven It s split into five parts each written from the perspective of different people in Salisbury and some of these chapters are far engaging than others The ones I found most readable were Rita and the soldier s wife these were also the chapters in which the language was less flowery and the characters and plot meaty In general it felt like the author wanted to write with beautiful language but actually didn t have a great deal to say There was very little action throughout When action did occur view spoiler ie when the actual car crash happened hide spoiler

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Five Rivers Met on a Wooded Plain by Barney Five Rivers Met on a Wooded Plain is split into five sections and each one is told from a different perspective I thought that the structure of the novel worked well as it allows the reader to get to know one character before moving on to the next without jumping back and forth between them as some novels are wont to do Living in Salisbury these five characters are linked even before the five rivers met in a flooded plain – Lany Reads Five Rivers Met On A Wooded Plain examines the collision of five lives in a serious car crash Five seemingly unconnected people all facing their own personal battles have their stories shared as we find out that one of these lives hangs in the balance As we ultimately find out through love tragedy and webs of deceit how interwoven all our lives truly are with those around us Commonwealth FIVE RIVERS MET ON A WOODED PLAIN by Find many great new used options and get the best deals for FIVE RIVERS MET ON A WOODED PLAIN by Barney Norris at the best online prices at eBay Free shipping for many products Five Rivers Met on a Wooded Plain by Barney See Five Rivers Met on a Wooded Plain by Barney No Email to friends Share on Facebook opens in a new window or tab Share on Twitter opens in a new window or tab Share on Pinterest opens in a new window or tab Add to Watchlist | People who viewed this item also viewed Rain by Barney Campbell AU Free shipping The Vanishing Hours by Norris Barney AU Free Five Rivers Met on a Wooded Plain by Barney Norris Five Rivers Met On A Wooded Plain by Norris Barney is a contemporary literary work with extensively loaded writing and exhaustive exposition As usual I fell for the cover and blurb of this book on NetGalley and ended up reuesting it and eventually reading it but as is the case with many books on NetGalley these days this one was not what I was expecting Understandably literary works are Five Rivers Met on a Wooded Plain fr Norris Five Rivers Met on a Wooded Plain fr Norris Barney Livres anglais et trangers Choisir vos prfrences en matire de cookies Nous utilisons des cookies et des outils similaires pour faciliter vos achats fournir nos services pour comprendre comment les clients utilisent nos servi. This is a spectacular book unusual sad poetic and gorgeously written Five intersecting stories in five very different voices all set in the shadow of Salisbury Cathedral and the context of a single incident reveal how closely we co exist how fragile our lives can often be and how beautiful the small human connections that we make on a daily basis can be when revealed in just the right kind of light


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  1. says:

    Wonted for WiltshireAccording to the Eastern Orthodox Church’s theory of icons what distinguishes an icon from an idol is its ability to lead beyond itself and to allow the observer access to another reality For

  2. says:

    Uneuivocal 5 stars Five Rivers Met on a Wooded Plain is the debut novel of playwright Barney Norris These rivers meet in Salisbury England where the five characters of this novel live The beginning is beautifully lyrical I had no idea what I was in for as I hadn’t bothered to read the blurbFive ordinary people are impac

  3. says:

    This book has a nice concept at its core but unfortunately the self consciously “literary” tone and excessive amounts of exposition as opposed to dialogue or action killed it for me I had misgivings from the

  4. says:

    Barney Norris is a playwright in his twenties so it’s no surprise that there’s something a little staged to his debut novel The lives of the book’s five narrators collide one night when a car hits a moped in Salisbury town cent

  5. says:

    This is a spectacular book; unusual sad poetic and gorgeously written Five intersecting stories in five very different voices all set in the shadow of Salisbury Cathedral and the context of a single incident reveal how closely we co exist; how fragile our lives can often be and how beautiful the small human connections that we mak

  6. says:

    Really excellent debut novel The book has a strong sense of place – set in and around Salisbury the cathedral Old Sarum Stonehenge and the wooded flood plain where five rivers meet The book starts with a pastoral image filled description of this landscape and the “song” of the countryside and rivers and then follows five separate characters whose lives intersect around a single incident a car crash but we and they

  7. says:

    at times this book is depressing but liked how he linked 5 separate people and how one event effects them all in different ways

  8. says:

    Five rivers ran together and the earth sang in celebration at the top of it's voice a music hidden in the details of everyday in foo

  9. says:

    I thought this was an excellent book Barney Norris writes with clear eyed unflinching insight into the human condition but with real compassion and a redemptive note of hope which makes this something uite specialF

  10. says:

    Cannot recommend this book enough The author's nuanced touch and deft handling of emotion and history and the beating heart of this part of the