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Ound knowledge of a people a place and their interweaving Swift tells his tale with wonderful contemporary verve and verbal felicity A fine and original work Los Angeles Time. What is it about Swift s writing that I find so haunting Nearly all of his novels are about a middle aged man in an existential crisis and yet I find them deeply arrestingly relatable even as a young happy lady It might be his concise sentence structure or it might be his ability to at the end of the story connect all the small moments and rush them toward the reader in a fast breathtaking wave until finally leaving a brisk declaration of The Point of Everything in the wake like a broken shell on shore If you find yourself at the end sitting on a beach skin saturated in emotion mind stunned by the force of Swift s writing and holding a husk of this book then we ll know it s the latter I don t know you guys Maybe he s just good with the words G Swift you keep throwing books over the Atlantic and I ll keep catching them with open arms The Book of Beginnings relatable even as a young happy lady It might be his concise sentence structure or it might be his ability to at the end of the story connect all the small moments and The Homelanders (The Homelanders, rush them toward the Lila and Alex short story. X-Rated. reader in a fast breathtaking wave until finally leaving a brisk declaration of The Point of Everything in the wake like a broken shell on shore If you find yourself at the end sitting on a beach skin saturated in emotion mind stunned by the force of Swift s writing and holding a husk of this book then we ll know it s the latter I don t know you guys Maybe he s just good with the words G Swift you keep throwing books over the Atlantic and I ll keep catching them with open arms

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Waterland

St ale making and madness the heartless sweep of history and a family romance as tormented as any in Greek tragedyWaterland like the Hardy novels carries with all else a prof. Murder incest guilt insanity ale and eels Hard to imagine not loving a book with themes like that eh Or is itWaterland Picador Classic is undeniably an impressive and ambitious novel which ruminates upon history s relentless tide of change and humanity s subseuent shifting fortunes It s also firmly rooted in the watery world of the East Anglian Fens the rich and fertile flood plains in which its inhabitants are forever locked in an ongoing battle with water and which can never be comprehensively won by either side The left side of my brain admired the novel s ambition and scope The right side of my brain remained detached and I was unable to stay immersed Sometimes when I picked this up I thought how good it was however it never truly grabbed me the non linear structure multiple narratives and contrasting styles were ultimately too jarring So whilst clever ambitious and diverse it was a book I admired than enjoyed 35Waterland Picador Classic 1983 by Graham Swift Wild Man Creek (Virgin River, ruminates upon history s Homewrecker rooted in the watery world of the East Anglian Fens the Make your own model forts & castles rich and fertile flood plains in which its inhabitants are forever locked in an ongoing battle with water and which can never be comprehensively won by either side The left side of my brain admired the novel s ambition and scope The Tremors of Fury (The Days of Ash and Fury right side of my brain How Julian and Nigel Turned Each Other Gay (Inadvertently), or So They Both Claim remained detached and I was unable to stay immersed Sometimes when I picked this up I thought how good it was however it never truly grabbed me the non linear structure multiple narratives and contrasting styles were ultimately too jarring So whilst clever ambitious and diverse it was a book I admired than enjoyed 35Waterland Picador Classic 1983 by Graham Swift

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Set in the bleak Fen Country of East Anglia and spanning some 240 years in the lives of its haunted narrator and his ancestors Waterland is a book that takes in eels and ince. This is a story about a history teacher Tom Crick He is in his fifties and lives in Greenwich England known for its observatory Greenwich Mean Time and 0 longitude You might say it is where time starts or at least the place by which other times are set This is a book about the importance of history both world history and personal history History hinges upon what came before in timeTom is the narrator of the story He starts in the present the 1980s He is being forced into retirement Why Decreased funding or something else Instead of delivering dry lectures he decides to tell of his own ancestors his years as a teenager growing up in the Fens the coastal lands of East Anglia and of his marriage He weaves himself into history Why Because personal stories make history relevantThe telling shifts this way and that in time The telling is fragmentary and nonlinear This is a techniue that usually does not appeal to me but it works here There is an excitement a sense of tension that builds in the novel You want to know and and A sentence is started and then left hanging You know exactly what was to be said but is then not said This writing style is unusual I have not run into it before It s good very good It draws your attention keeps you alert and adds suspense There is an underlying satirical tone that has you uestioning what is implied The prose is thought provokingAs we are shown why a knowledge of history is important we see life in the Fens The area and life there are drawn vividly We learn of how wetlands are recovered of floods sluice gates the management of locks and even eels The spawning of European eels in the Sargasso Sea and eels in a girl s panties All of this is told by a master storyteller an instructor who has a natural talent for teaching Think back to those special teachers you have had those teachers that incite curiosity that make learning magical Reading this book is like being in such a class What is drawn is no happy story but it feels real We read of the discovery and awakening of sexual desire Of incest mental retardation jealousy and envy Abortion and deaths A father fights in the First World War and his son in the Second World War Is history simply a record of past mistakes How do religious beliefs fit into the picture Can knowledge of past events make us better people With knowledge can we make better decisions Sometimes yes Sometimes no Life without curiosity is a dead end If you have curiosity how can one stop asking why why why as life unrolls If you are a person who incessantly asks why the need for history is a givenChristian Rodska narrates the audiobook At the beginning he reads too fast He slows down As you come to know who is who the story is no longer difficult to follow By the end I thought the narration was worth four stars very good The book shouldn t work but it most definitely does work I like it a lot and will be reading by the author soon I know my gut reaction explaining why is what is difficult A Daddy for Christmas retirement Why Decreased funding or something else Instead of delivering dry lectures he decides to tell of his own ancestors his years as a teenager growing up in the Fens the coastal lands of East Anglia and of his marriage He weaves himself into history Why Because personal stories make history Banned in Britain relevantThe telling shifts this way and that in time The telling is fragmentary and nonlinear This is a techniue that usually does not appeal to me but it works here There is an excitement a sense of tension that builds in the novel You want to know and and A sentence is started and then left hanging You know exactly what was to be said but is then not said This writing style is unusual I have not Hour of the Beast run into it before It s good very good It draws your attention keeps you alert and adds suspense There is an underlying satirical tone that has you uestioning what is implied The prose is thought provokingAs we are shown why a knowledge of history is important we see life in the Fens The area and life there are drawn vividly We learn of how wetlands are Dictionary Of Dreams recovered of floods sluice gates the management of locks and even eels The spawning of European eels in the Sargasso Sea and eels in a girl s panties All of this is told by a master storyteller an instructor who has a natural talent for teaching Think back to those special teachers you have had those teachers that incite curiosity that make learning magical Reading this book is like being in such a class What is drawn is no happy story but it feels The Love of a Latino real We Other Days, Other Eyes read of the discovery and awakening of sexual desire Of incest mental Deception Island retardation jealousy and envy Abortion and deaths A father fights in the First World War and his son in the Second World War Is history simply a The Family record of past mistakes How do The First Partition of Poland religious beliefs fit into the picture Can knowledge of past events make us better people With knowledge can we make better decisions Sometimes yes Sometimes no Life without curiosity is a dead end If you have curiosity how can one stop asking why why why as life unrolls If you are a person who incessantly asks why the need for history is a givenChristian Rodska narrates the audiobook At the beginning he The Hero of Varay reads too fast He slows down As you come to know who is who the story is no longer difficult to follow By the end I thought the narration was worth four stars very good The book shouldn t work but it most definitely does work I like it a lot and will be Palestrina and Other Plays reading by the author soon I know my gut Blackmailed By Daddy reaction explaining why is what is difficult


10 thoughts on “Waterland

  1. says:

    Waterland published in 1983 is a semi postmodern examination of the end of History the trajectory of the promise of the Enlightenment It is set in the 80's but looks backwards through history centering around 1943 It has three different plots in the 40's when the narrator Tom is a teenager it tells of the death of another teenage boy and o

  2. says:

    This may be one of the most beautifully written books I've ever read A lot of my favorite books some of which I enjoyed even than this one have some combination of good plots good themes or good characters but the uality of the writing leaves something to be desired This is one of those novels that is so expertly crafted that it makes you remember what great writing is The premise of a history teacher who is

  3. says:

    This is a story about a history teacher Tom Crick He is in his fifties and lives in Greenwich England known for its observatory Greenwich Mean Time and 0° longitude You might say it is where time starts or at least the place by which other times are set This is a book about the importance of history both world h

  4. says:

    Description from Wiki The film follows the story of an anguished English born Pittsburgh high school teacher Irons in 1974 going through a reassessment of his life His method is to narrate his life to his class and interweave three generations of his family's history The film portrays the history teacher's narrative in the form o

  5. says:

    Like the countryside in which it is set I recall this book as being grey depressing and sodden I can't recall a thing that I learned from it all

  6. says:

    Murder incest guilt insanity ale and eels Hard to imagine not loving a book with themes like that eh? Or is it?Waterland Picador Classic is undeniably an impressive and ambitious novel which ruminates upon histor

  7. says:

    After Rushdie‘s “The Moor’s Last Sigh” I could only expect that another family saga will end up in my hands Waterland by Graham Swift It was my first plunge into Swift’s waters and I hope that it won't be the last one I on

  8. says:

    What is it about Swift's writing that I find so haunting? Nearly all of his novels are about a middle aged man in an existential crisis and yet

  9. says:

    Yes there's eels Yes there's incest But importantly there's a subtle flow of history back and forth across the pages from the French Revolution to the nuclear days of WWII Lessons learned from the trials and tribulations of the Crick family can easily be applied to the great events of world history and history itself is shown to be an irresistible constant of useless baggage wrapped around dire foretelling The world is racing to

  10. says:

    Tom Crick now a history teacher is forced into retirement due to an unfortunate and ghastly act committed by his wife Why?Tom Crick asks and seeks answers to a lot of why’s because history rides uncomfortably behind that very word that ver

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