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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 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 about to involuntarily retire due to the principal s decision to eliminate the history program makes it plausible that the narration is the main character s last lectures to his class It gets extremely personal and at times inappropriate for a class lecture but because he no longer has anything to lose Tom Crick speaks uncensored ultimately teaching the class not only his personal history some of which is pretty grizzly but also how history is valuable because it is a part of everyone Every life has become and will become a part of history Because of the style of narration it is almost a stream of consciousness You get the feeling that his words are almost floating out of him of their own will and that he just lets it happen As a result the stories of his life jump around rather than happening chronologically One moment he ll be talking about his brother and him during the war then he ll jump to the history of his family in the 18th century then to his own marriage and then back and forth again It can get a little confusing at times because he never tells you which part of his life he is returning to the reader just has to have patience and then it will be revealed In short I recommend this book to anyone who is craving writing as art andy-catlett-early-travels-a-novel may be one of the capricorne-tome-3-deliah most beautifully written books I ve ever read A lot of the-fifth-risk-ebook-michael-lewis-amazon-fr-amazon-media-eu-s--r-l 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 how-science-works-the-facts-visually-explained-how-things-work makes you remember what great writing is The premise of a history teacher who is about to involuntarily retire due to the principal s decision to eliminate the history program classic-sail-2015-calendar makes it plausible that the narration is the the-westing-game-puffin-modern-classics main character s last lectures to his class It gets extremely personal and at times inappropriate for a class lecture but because he no longer has anything to lose Tom Crick speaks uncensored ultimately teaching the class not only his personal history some of which is pretty grizzly but also how history is valuable because it is a part of everyone Every life has become and will become a part of history Because of the style of narration it is almost a stream of consciousness You get the feeling that his words are almost floating out of him of their own will and that he just lets it happen As a result the stories of his life jump around rather than happening chronologically One tom-of-finland-the-complete-kake-comics moment he ll be talking about his brother and him during the war then he ll jump to the history of his family in the 18th century then to his own photoshop-down-amp-dirty-tricks-for-designers marriage and then back and forth again It can get a little confusing at times because he never tells you which part of his life he is returning to the reader just has to have patience and then it will be revealed In short I recommend this book to anyone who is craving writing as art

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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 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 improve itself at such speeds as to dash itself across the rocks of its own progress falling in love with the idea of complete destruction in order to break from the mindless fervor pace Humans are the most obvious instrument and often times side effect of this juggernaut and as Tom shows the only thing to be done is to try and understand the facts behind the madness Not to get THE answer but SOME answer delving deep and retrieving something serviceable something that will reason out the unfortunate events and say Here This is why it happened Knowing this won t change anything save your ability to cope And perhaps add you to the chain of conseuences propagated from this history Your decision ancestral-lines-the-maisin-of-papua-new-guinea-and-the-fate-of-the-rainforest-ebook-john-barker-amazon-fr-amazon-media-eu-s--r-l mindless fervor pace Humans are the The Girls Of The Rose Dormitory most obvious instrument and often times side effect of this juggernaut and as Tom shows the only thing to be done is to try and understand the facts behind the Antonioni Or The Surface Of The World madness Not to get THE answer but SOME answer delving deep and retrieving something serviceable something that will reason out the unfortunate events and say Here This is why it happened Knowing this won t change anything save your ability to cope And perhaps add you to the chain of conseuences propagated from this history Your decision

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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 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 I remember is the enormous sense of relief I had once I managed to finish itThough as the blurb helpfully point out there are eels and incest


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  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 anothe

  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 history and

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  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 itWaterland Picador Classic is undeniably an impressive and ambitious novel which ruminates upon history's relentless tide of

  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 Graha

  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 I find them deeply arrestingly relatable even as a young happy lady

  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

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    Tom Crick now a history teacher is forced into retirement due to an unfortunate and ghastly act committed by his wife WhyTom Crick asks and seeks answers to a lot of why’s because history rides uncomfortably behind that very word that very monosyllabic uestion – whyIt has a strong and veritable bearing on today this history the past that incident; incidents It shapes shakes cautions humiliates and intimidates – this historyWould the g

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