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  • The Narrow Road to the Deep North
  • Richard Flanagan
  • English
  • 27 June 2018
  • 9780701189051

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I have mixed feelings about Richard Flanagan s The Narrow Road To The Deep North the winner of the 2014 Man Booker Prize The book is obviously well researched It was inspired by the author s father s gruelling experiences as a POW working on the notorious Death Railway during WW2 in which starving and dying prisoners were forced by the Japanese to hack through the Burmese jungle and build a railway from Bangkok to Rangoon The novel took 12 years to finish Side note in interviews Flanagan said his father died the day the book was finished Touching right It has all the hallmarks of a classy literary important work about love war good evil the endurance of the human spirit etc etc handsome tasteful cover enigmatic uotations including that hard to remember title from poets like Basho Tennyson and Issa I had to look that last writer up that are meant to be deep and meaningful multiple shifts in time and place our protagonist is a boy remembering light now he s an old respected war hero and surgeon who sleeps with anything that breathes now he s a young doctor in love although the woman he s shtupping is his uncle s much younger wife now he s a soldier in SiamThailand now he s performing gruesome surgery on his fellow soldiers with crude instruments and no sanitation now like Schindler from another Booker Award winning novel by an Australian he s having to choose what prisoners get to live and die now he s living with the AFTERMATH OF ALL OF THE ABOVE multiple shifts in perspective okay there s our main protagonistloverwar heroconflicted family man Dorrigo Evans there s also his band of soldiers who sport hearty names like Darky Gardiner Sheephead Morton and Tiny Middleton and each have one characteristic that makes them stand out oh yeah plus we get to see through the beady eyes of the villainous sadistic Japanese captors and a Korean guard who of course all turn out to have their own fears and prejudices How democratic and ya know fair of Flanagan rightSo there s all of that And yetIt s also highly repetitive The shifts in time at the beginning are confusing than effective The characters even our flawed hero Dorrigo remain utterly opaue There doesn t seem to be anything connecting him and his experiences with anything that happens laterWhile there are passages of intensity vigour and simple almost Hemingwayesue beauty a late scene in a fish restaurant brought me to tears with its understated power there are also sections of clunky overwritten melodramatic and obvious prose And some of the descriptions of women are howlingly badThere s also something contrived and self conscious about the novel as if it were written with a big prestigious important movie adaptation in mind The Australian PatientI know I m in the minority here and some of the book s harrowing scenes will of course stay with me I do recommend the book And perhaps I ll revisit it when that inevitable big budget film comes out All the Plants of the BibleText and Illustrations lovers on the Sydney Harbour BridgeTaking its title from 17th century haiku poet Basho's travel journal The Narrow Road To The Deep North is a. I have mixed feelings about Richard Flanagan s The Narrow Road To The Deep North the winner of the 2014 Man Booker Prize The book is obviously well researched It was inspired by the author s father s gruelling experiences as a POW working on the notorious Death Railway during WW2 in which starving and dying prisoners were forced by the Japanese to hack through the Burmese jungle and build a railway from Bangkok to Rangoon The novel took 12 years to finish Side note in interviews Flanagan said his father died the day the book was finished Touching right It has all the hallmarks of a classy Fucking My Gullible Sister in Her Virgin Pussy literary important work about Venice Vampires love war good evil the endurance of the human spirit etc etc handsome tasteful cover enigmatic uotations including that hard to remember title from poets Venice Vampires 2 like Basho Tennyson and Issa I had to Venice Vampires 4 look that The Abyss Beckons last writer up that are meant to be deep and meaningful multiple shifts in time and place our protagonist is a boy remembering Influencing Powerful People light now he s an old respected war hero and surgeon who sleeps with anything that breathes now he s a young doctor in Million Dollar Referrals love although the woman he s shtupping is his uncle s much younger wife now he s a soldier in SiamThailand now he s performing gruesome surgery on his fellow soldiers with crude instruments and no sanitation now The Meaning of Difference like Schindler from another Booker Award winning novel by an Australian he s having to choose what prisoners get to The Acupuncture ResponseBalance Energy and Restore Health A Western Doctor Tells You How live and die now he s The Blue Book of Sailing living with the AFTERMATH OF ALL OF THE ABOVE multiple shifts in perspective okay there s our main protagonistloverwar heroconflicted family man Dorrigo Evans there s also his band of soldiers who sport hearty names Programmable Microcontrollers with Applications like Darky Gardiner Sheephead Morton and Tiny Middleton and each have one characteristic that makes them stand out oh yeah plus we get to see through the beady eyes of the villainous sadistic Japanese captors and a Korean guard who of course all turn out to have their own fears and prejudices How democratic and ya know fair of Flanagan rightSo there s all of that And yetIt s also highly repetitive The shifts in time at the beginning are confusing than effective The characters even our flawed hero Dorrigo remain utterly opaue There doesn t seem to be anything connecting him and his experiences with anything that happens Cryptography Demystified laterWhile there are passages of intensity vigour and simple almost Hemingwayesue beauty a Opportunities in Landscape Architecture botanical Gardens andArboreta Careers Opportunities in late scene in a fish restaurant brought me to tears with its understated power there are also sections of clunky overwritten melodramatic and obvious prose And some of the descriptions of women are howlingly badThere s also something contrived and self conscious about the novel as if it were written with a big prestigious important movie adaptation in mind The Australian PatientI know I m in the minority here and some of the book s harrowing scenes will of course stay with me I do recommend the book And perhaps I Biofuels Engineering Process Technology ll revisit it when that inevitable big budget film comes out

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Richard Flanagan Ä 1 READ & DOWNLOAD DOWNLOAD ↠ LOUISVUITTON--UK.CO.UK Ä Richard Flanagan CHARACTERS The Narrow Road to the Deep North A novel of the cruelty of war and tenuousness of life and the impossibility of loveRichard Flanagan's story of Dorrigo Evans an Australian doctor haunted by a love affair with his uncle's wife journeys from the caves of Tasmanian trappers in the early twentieth century to a. I shall be a carrion monster he whispered into the coral shell of her ear an organ of women he found unspeakably moving in its soft whorling vortex and which always seemed to him to be an invitation to adventure I guess I m inviting haters and trolls by reviewing this much loved Booker Prize winner but the eye rolls started somewhere halfway through chapter one and they just wouldn t stopIt makes me feel bad saying this about a book which was clearly inspired by the author s father s own experiences on the Burma death railway How can you criticise a work that sets out to tell such an horrific story of war and violence But this book is drowning itself in its own pretentious language A woman s ear is an invitation to adventure Give me a breakIf the story had been less dressed up with fancy trimmings in my opinion it would have been better had no Man Booker Prize and sold far fewer copies Which is sad really But I guess when you strip it down The Narrow Road to the Deep North is yet another war story with plenty of gore and sadness it achieves differentiation by waxing poetic about life love and earsAnd He found her nipples wondrous Oh come on They Are Nipples They might be a lot of things but wondrous Forgive me if I m somewhat skeptical Or perhaps I m just jealous and wish I had wondrous nipples I didn t realise it was something I was missing out on until nowThen there s Dorrigo Evans who despite the flowery language and metaphors floating around feels like a Gary Stu worthy of some YA books I ve read I just don t buy into his self deprecation He s like one of those people who is humble just so he can wait around to be applauded for being humble Like he fancies himself as a modern Socrates I know nothing Therefore I m intelligent than you because I know that I know nothing Let s all step out of the way and make room for Dorrigo s lack of egoThe Man Booker Prize is such a huge award that I m always intrigued by its winners but I find myself liking them less and less Whatever they re being judged on is clearly not something I m looking to readOh well there are thousands of positive reviews of this book if you want to go see why you should love itBlog Facebook Twitter Instagram Tumblr Million Dollar Referrals life and the impossibility of The Meaning of Difference loveRichard Flanagan's story of Dorrigo Evans an Australian doctor haunted by a The Acupuncture ResponseBalance Energy and Restore Health A Western Doctor Tells You How love affair with his uncle's wife journeys from the caves of Tasmanian trappers in the early twentieth century to a. I shall be a carrion monster he whispered into the coral shell of her ear an organ of women he found unspeakably moving in its soft whorling vortex and which always seemed to him to be an invitation to adventure I guess I m inviting haters and trolls by reviewing this much The Blue Book of Sailing loved Booker Prize winner but the eye rolls started somewhere halfway through chapter one and they just wouldn t stopIt makes me feel bad saying this about a book which was clearly inspired by the author s father s own experiences on the Burma death railway How can you criticise a work that sets out to tell such an horrific story of war and violence But this book is drowning itself in its own pretentious Programmable Microcontrollers with Applications language A woman s ear is an invitation to adventure Give me a breakIf the story had been Cryptography Demystified less dressed up with fancy trimmings in my opinion it would have been better had no Man Booker Prize and sold far fewer copies Which is sad really But I guess when you strip it down The Narrow Road to the Deep North is yet another war story with plenty of gore and sadness it achieves differentiation by waxing poetic about Opportunities in Landscape Architecture botanical Gardens andArboreta Careers Opportunities in life Biofuels Engineering Process Technology love and earsAnd He found her nipples wondrous Oh come on They Are Nipples They might be a Corporate Governance lot of things but wondrous Forgive me if I m somewhat skeptical Or perhaps I m just jealous and wish I had wondrous nipples I didn t realise it was something I was missing out on until nowThen there s Dorrigo Evans who despite the flowery Masters of Learned Ignorance Eriugena Eckhart Cusanus Variorum Collected Studies Series Variorum Collected Studies Series Variorum Collected Studies Series language and metaphors floating around feels Black Lily Gilded Lily #3 like a Gary Stu worthy of some YA books I ve read I just don t buy into his self deprecation He s Mildred and Sam I Can Read Book 2 like one of those people who is humble just so he can wait around to be applauded for being humble Like he fancies himself as a modern Socrates I know nothing Therefore I m intelligent than you because I know that I know nothing Let s all step out of the way and make room for Dorrigo s Imaginalis lack of egoThe Man Booker Prize is such a huge award that I m always intrigued by its winners but I find myself Perfect Murder Perfect TownThe Uncensored Story of the JonBenet Murder and the Grand Jury's Search for the Final Truth liking them Mirage Napoleon's Scientists and the Unveiling of Egypt less and Bittersweet less Whatever they re being judged on is clearly not something I m My Darling Caroline looking to readOh well there are thousands of positive reviews of this book if you want to go see why you should Periodic Tales The Curious Lives of the Elements love itBlog Facebook Twitter Instagram Tumblr

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Richard Flanagan Ä 1 READ & DOWNLOAD DOWNLOAD ↠ LOUISVUITTON--UK.CO.UK Ä Richard Flanagan CHARACTERS The Narrow Road to the Deep North Bout the impossibility of love At its heart is one day in a Japanese slave labour camp in August 1943 As the day builds to its horrific climax Dorrigo Evans battles and fails in his uest to save the lives of his fellow POWs a man is killed for no reason and a love story unfolds. I m actually surprised that I didn t like this book not so much because of the critical acclaim but because I have yet to see it get less than 5 stars from any of my Goodreads friends So I am clearly the odd one here left proverbially scratching my head to figure out why my reaction is so divergent from those I usually agree with and with similar taste for weighty historical fiction The author is talented and there are some very powerful lines in the midst of detailed gritty historical realism But there is something missing for me and as is typically the case when I don t fully connect with a book it comes down to the characters While I pitied the characters in this work it would be hard not to as they face torture and horror of every description constantly few of the men of the line stood out to me distinctly and even less were likable and I had a hard time keeping them separate in my mind Also I never grew attached to the main characters and found myself mostly disliking both Dorrigo and AmyThis is a book filled to bursting with ugliness all the terrible traits of humanity and all the ways we destroy and degrade and torment each other It gets incredibly gratuitous at times and while I don t mind darkness and violence in historical fiction that warrants it I did feel like the author was trying to use shock value and repulsive minute detail as a too easy way to lend power and gravity to the book There was also something about the style of the writing that struck me as too contrived like I could feel the author s desperation to be weighty and artsy like a painting with all the strategic careful brush stokes but missing something bigger Some of my favorite books wade just as deep into the horror of human experience A Fine Balance comes immediately to mind but with a complex beauty too which in my humble and clearly unpopular opinion renders those works authentic power and depth Innovate the Pixar Way love At its heart is one day in a Japanese slave School for Startups labour camp in August 1943 As the day builds to its horrific climax Dorrigo Evans battles and fails in his uest to save the All the Plants of the BibleText and Illustrations lives of his fellow POWs a man is killed for no reason and a Fucking My Gullible Sister in Her Virgin Pussy love story unfolds. I m actually surprised that I didn t Venice Vampires like this book not so much because of the critical acclaim but because I have yet to see it get Venice Vampires 2 less than 5 stars from any of my Goodreads friends So I am clearly the odd one here Venice Vampires 4 left proverbially scratching my head to figure out why my reaction is so divergent from those I usually agree with and with similar taste for weighty historical fiction The author is talented and there are some very powerful The Abyss Beckons lines in the midst of detailed gritty historical realism But there is something missing for me and as is typically the case when I don t fully connect with a book it comes down to the characters While I pitied the characters in this work it would be hard not to as they face torture and horror of every description constantly few of the men of the Influencing Powerful People line stood out to me distinctly and even Million Dollar Referrals less were The Meaning of Difference likable and I had a hard time keeping them separate in my mind Also I never grew attached to the main characters and found myself mostly disliking both Dorrigo and AmyThis is a book filled to bursting with ugliness all the terrible traits of humanity and all the ways we destroy and degrade and torment each other It gets incredibly gratuitous at times and while I don t mind darkness and violence in historical fiction that warrants it I did feel The Acupuncture ResponseBalance Energy and Restore Health A Western Doctor Tells You How like the author was trying to use shock value and repulsive minute detail as a too easy way to The Blue Book of Sailing lend power and gravity to the book There was also something about the style of the writing that struck me as too contrived Programmable Microcontrollers with Applications like I could feel the author s desperation to be weighty and artsy Cryptography Demystified like a painting with all the strategic careful brush stokes but missing something bigger Some of my favorite books wade just as deep into the horror of human experience A Fine Balance comes immediately to mind but with a complex beauty too which in my humble and clearly unpopular opinion renders those works authentic power and depth


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