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FREE READER ☆ DOC The Narrow Road to the Deep North Á 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 centuBout 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 This narrative was magnificent on so many levelsThe structure told in present and past The themes love loss survival good vs evil The history of a railroad being built in the deep jungles of Java Built by POWs with their bare hands as they staved off disease starvation and brutal beatings The character a man so strong so broken searching for the meaning in his life The language to feel the emotions attached to these characters Exuisite Authentic Undeniably devastating The relationships of these men what these soldiers endured and what they would do for each other The disruption and destruction of war on the soldiers their families; their livesIt is a story of survival Surviving the brutal ordeal of being captured and held prisoner in the deep dark and dank jungle The acute starvation The mandated work to build a railway that defied being built The hopelessness; the disease The heart breaking triumph of stealing food that only makes one illThe devastation of war and the costs and sacrifices madeAnd the hope to find the world again with the goodness that once existedThis was one intense and difficult read My heart hurts5★

BOOK ç The Narrow Road to the Deep North Í Richard Flanagan

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

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The Narrow Road to the Deep NorthCrumbling pre war beachside hotel from a Thai jungle prison to a Japanese snow festival from the Changi gallows to a chance meeting of 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've read it I'm in awe But now I don't want to talk about it ever again