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  1. says:

    Shockingly I’d never read any Thea Astley until I read The Acolyte I felt guilty about having not done so sure but it wasn’t until I was at a loose end and needed a book uickly that a hasty grab from a bag of books rescued from

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    #AWW2018 Winner Miles Franklin Award 1972 #Classic Strong point clever metaphors allusions to music Catholic rituals and history poetry Half the fun is trying to find all these ‘gems’ hidden in the text Weak point ch 3 and ch 7 where the story begins to drag and feels stretched but just keep on reading REVIEW

  3. says:

    So disappointing This was incredibly dated after wading through complex yet meaningless turgid prose for a couple of hours I abandoned after 50 pages the book euivalent of a hair shirt Slow boring barely comprehensible pretentious Read her great books like Drylands or A Kindness Cup

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    The problem with literature is that you have to concentrate so hard to try to fathom what the author is actually saying it becomes a task rather than a pleasureThere are far interesting books that reuire concentration to read ie non fiction and far easier and pleasurable books to read ie novels

  5. says:

    Astley writes marvellous rich and readable short novels and this is no exception Her poet's sensibility and her talent for storytelling fuse in this book that is a classic for reason

  6. says:

    I’d expected that at only 158 pages The Acolyte would offer a uick and relaxing read in between some heavy duty classics I was obviously unfamiliar with Thea Astley Australia’s most critically acclaimed female novelist winner of four Miles Franklin Awards who is – as I’ve now discovered – renowned for her dense “difficult” style Australian author Helen Garner has said Astley writes “like a very

  7. says:

    Ugh I hate all these people and begrudge them every second of my life that was spent on them I'll exclude Sadie from this re

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    I went to Australia a couple months ago I got bit by a penguin which is maybe the highlight of my life Another highlight someone made a stuffed animal she calls them Grumps that looked like me complete with a little copy of On Subbing in its hands It was a totally amazing trip but there were a couple lowlights1 I saw a band that so egregiousl

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It is told in the first person by “the acolyte” Paul Vesper The novel traces the career of a fictional Australian musician and composer named Jack Hol Shockingly I d never read any Thea Astley until I read The Acolyte I felt guilty about having not done so sure but it wasn t until I was at a loose end and needed a book uickly that a hasty grab from a bag of books rescued from the last days sale of a cavernous bookstore brought it to my attention And boy am I glad that chance brought me in contact with the story of Paul Vesper the titular acolyte of blind and fictional composer and pianist Jack Holberg Because it makes me feel a lot better about my own creative inertia frankly Interestingly the book a Miles Franklin winner was apparently written as a response to Patrick White s The Vivisector Where that work focuses on the creative journey of its main character in a universal sense Astley s work does the same and finds as Kerry Packer said of the afterlife that there s nothing fucking there Rather than celebrating and analysing the meaning gleaned from a lifetime of hard creative toil Astley s writing Gloom Town loose end and needed a book uickly that a hasty grab from a bag of books rescued from the uinze dias last days sale of a cavernous bookstore brought it to my attention And boy am I glad that chance brought me in contact with the story of Paul Vesper the titular acolyte of blind and fictional composer and pianist Jack Holberg Because it makes me feel a Cheating for the Chicken Man lot better about my own creative inertia frankly Interestingly the book a Miles Franklin winner was apparently written as a response to Patrick White s The Vivisector Where that work focuses on the creative journey of its main character in a universal sense Astley s work does the same and finds as Kerry Packer said of the afterlife that there s nothing fucking there Rather than celebrating and analysing the meaning gleaned from a The Last Runaway lifetime of hard creative toil Astley s writing

SUMMARY The Acolyte

The Acolyte

S a composer Vesper who had met Holberg during his less renowned period gives up an engineering career to serve the great man in a sense to become his eye I went to Australia a couple months ago I got bit by a penguin which is maybe the highlight of my life Another highlight someone made a stuffed animal she calls them Grumps that looked like me complete with a little copy of On Subbing in its hands It was a totally amazing trip but there were a couple lowlights1 I saw a band that so egregiously ripped off the Promise Ring I felt embarrassed for them 2 I saw a Borat impersonator for whom I also felt embarrassed and3 I bought The AcolyteI bought it because I was intent on getting a novel by a female Australian author and this book won the 1972 Miles Franklin Award I also bought it because I liked the cover Apparently there s an adage warning against that which should be heeded I m not into this book at all There s no plot to speak of which isn t necessarily a bad thing but the characters aren t likeable and I don t care for the style of writing I wouldn t go so far as to say I felt embarrassed for Thea Astley though Under Her Command (The Bosss Pet, less renowned period gives up an engineering career to serve the great man in a sense to become his eye I went to Australia a couple months ago I got bit by a penguin which is maybe the highlight of my El Gaucho Martín FierroLa vuelta de Martín Fierro life Another highlight someone made a stuffed animal she calls them Grumps that Fragonard Art and Eroticism looked Mao Zedong like me complete with a The Monarchs Are Missing little copy of On Subbing in its hands It was a totally amazing trip but there were a couple Touchstone lowlights1 I saw a band that so egregiously ripped off the Promise Ring I felt embarrassed for them 2 I saw a Borat impersonator for whom I also felt embarrassed and3 I bought The AcolyteI bought it because I was intent on getting a novel by a female Australian author and this book won the 1972 Miles Franklin Award I also bought it because I Chocolate Candy Always Melts In The Sun Poems AboutLove betrayal anger struggle and understanding liked the cover Apparently there s an adage warning against that which should be heeded I m not into this book at all There s no plot to speak of which isn t necessarily a bad thing but the characters aren t Love is Blind likeable and I don t care for the style of writing I wouldn t go so far as to say I felt embarrassed for Thea Astley though

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