(E–pub) English Passengers by Matthew Kneale


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  • English Passengers
  • Matthew Kneale
  • English
  • 13 April 2018
  • 9780385497442

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    (E–pub) English Passengers by Matthew Kneale Kneale’s book tries and largely succeeds in being multiple things First of all it’s good historical fiction—the kind where the education comes sans textbook aridity Much of the story is set in Tasmania in the 1800s w

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    (E–pub) English Passengers by Matthew Kneale English Passengers is one of the best novels I have ever read A story told by multiple narrators it initially focuses on a Manx smuggling vessel which sets off for England only to get chartered to set sail to Van Diemen's Land Tasmania because some crazy reverend is convinced that Van Diemen's Land is the site of the Garden of Eden Among the

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English Passengers

review English Passengers 103 Matthew Kneale È 3 free read E of the globe The Reverend Geoffrey Wilson believes the Garden of Eden was on the island of Tasmania His traveling partner Dr Thomas Potter unbeknownst to Wilson is developing a sinister thesis about the races of men Meanwhile an aboriginal in Tasmania named Peevay recounts his peopl. Kinda hard to enjoy a farcical tragicomedy when it features an actual genocide Tone deaf muchNot a bad book by any means and the author clearly had good intentions The sort of good intentions that many bougie white intellectuals have when deconstructing race personal tragedy and large scale atrocity Too bad he didn t understand that playfulness is sometimes a bizarrely inappropriate and unempathetic approach to take when examining these sorts of topics Especially when all three are combined into one rollicking adventure ugh Sex Death and Minuets races of men Meanwhile an aboriginal in Tasmania named Peevay Angel Evolution recounts his peopl. Kinda hard to enjoy a farcical tragicomedy when it features an actual genocide Tone deaf muchNot a bad book by any means and the author clearly had good intentions The sort of good intentions that many bougie white intellectuals have when deconstructing Walmart race personal tragedy and large scale atrocity Too bad he didn t understand that playfulness is sometimes a bizarrely inappropriate and unempathetic approach to take when examining these sorts of topics Especially when all three are combined into one A History of Portuguese Economic Thought rollicking adventure ugh

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review English Passengers 103 Matthew Kneale È 3 free read E’s struggles against the invading British a story that begins in 1824 moves into the present with approach of the English passengers in 1857 and extends into the future in 1870 These characters and many others come together in a storm of voices that vividly bring a past age to life. English Passengers is one of the best novels I have ever read A story told by multiple narrators it initially focuses on a Manx smuggling vessel which sets off for England only to get chartered to set sail to Van Diemen s Land Tasmania because some crazy reverend is convinced that Van Diemen s Land is the site of the Garden of Eden Among the ship s many larger than life passengers are the reverend himself a doctor with some rather alarming racial theories and a captain desperate to keep his secret cargo hidden from his passengers and make a profit from the unexpected detour to the other side of the planet Their adventures on board the ship alternate with those of Peevay a Tasmanian Aborigine boy who describes his people s struggle against the white settlers who seek to displace them Eventually the two storylines intersect setting the stage for war mutiny and shipwreck and a very satisfying finale that had me grinning for hours English Passengers paints a vivid and freuently shocking picture of Australian history and the Victorian era in general and is worth reading for that reason alone However the real reason to pick up the book is Kneale s phenomenal writing Like David Mitchell Kneale has mastered the art of telling a story from different perspectives and then some English Passengers is told from about twenty vastly different points of view and while some of them ring a bit false the majority are utterly convincing not to mention gripping Both the characterisation and the use of language are superb Add a ferocious black sense of humour and a ring of truth part of the Tasmanian chapters is based on true events and you have a magnificent book at turns thought provoking and funny Highly recommended to anyone who likes a good entertaining work of fiction with a message How to Do What You Love & Earn What You’re Worth as a Programmer read A story told by multiple narrators it initially focuses on a Manx smuggling vessel which sets off for England only to get chartered to set sail to Van Diemen s Land Tasmania because some crazy The Business Romantic reverend is convinced that Van Diemen s Land is the site of the Garden of Eden Among the ship s many larger than life passengers are the Victory Over Death reverend himself a doctor with some テンカウント 4 rather alarming You Left Early racial theories and a captain desperate to keep his secret cargo hidden from his passengers and make a profit from the unexpected detour to the other side of the planet Their adventures on board the ship alternate with those of Peevay a Tasmanian Aborigine boy who describes his people s struggle against the white settlers who seek to displace them Eventually the two storylines intersect setting the stage for war mutiny and shipwreck and a very satisfying finale that had me grinning for hours English Passengers paints a vivid and freuently shocking picture of Australian history and the Victorian era in general and is worth War World: The Battle of Sauron (War World) reading for that Switching Time reason alone However the Ready to Die The Story of Biggie Smalls Notorious BIG real The Barons Lady reason to pick up the book is Kneale s phenomenal writing Like David Mitchell Kneale has mastered the art of telling a story from different perspectives and then some English Passengers is told from about twenty vastly different points of view and while some of them Q ring of truth part of the Tasmanian chapters is based on true events and you have a magnificent book at turns thought provoking and funny Highly Vagina recommended to anyone who likes a good entertaining work of fiction with a message

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review English Passengers 103 Matthew Kneale È 3 free read In 1857 when Captain Illiam uillian Kewley and his band of rum smugglers from the Isle of Man have most of their contraband confiscated by British Customs they are forced to put their ship up for charter The only takers are two eccentric Englishmen who want to embark for the other sid. The last book I read in 2016 becomes the first I review in 2017 That sounds neat but it also sounds over obvious and not especially interesting what else should I review first you might ask actually I reviewed little of what I read in November and December and I ve already read three books in January so in that sense it is not as obvious as it might seem There are some neat things about this book too but some others that are over obvious and definitely not specially interesting and though I ve tried I can t find them less obvious or interesting One of the really neat things is the name of the narrator Illiam uillian Kewley I thought that name had enormous promise and the man himself being a Manx smuggler and therefore wonderfully jaunty and disrespectful especially when speaking in a mixture of Manx and English about mainland English people shows great promise in the parts of the book which he gets to narrate But Illiam uillian Kewley turns out to be only one of many narrators and therefore he gets to tell only a small amount of this very very long story There must be upwards of twenty other narrators and it s even hard to be accurate as to their number since many of them sound alike or only narrate very small sections here and there so that they are instantly forgottenAnother neat thing is that a lot of the story takes place on a ship and Illiam uillian Kewley describes his ship so well that I could hear the wind in her sails as she ploughed her way across the globe My favourite uote was from this section Each and every rope of the ship s rigging was regularly examined and perhaps painted with tar while constant adjustments were made to maintain their tautness a painstaking business as the ropes formed uite a cat s cradle and to tighten one invariably meant altering half a dozen others thereafter That uote could have come directly out of the loose end scene on board ship in Rabelais Le uart Livre if the author had been feeling ironic about his own story as Rabelais always isThe nub of the story amused me too or at least the hopefully intentional irony of it a ridiculous group of nineteenth century English scientists setting out to prove that the allegorical Garden of Eden was located on the island of Tasmania which up until the nineteenth century we remember had been a paradise for its native population who were then expelled from their real Garden of Eden by overly righteous English settlers and their governors some of whom narrate the story But the book disappointed me in the way it tried to mimic too obviously a historical document Each piece of narrative was prefixed with the name of the narrator and the exact date of his or her account therefore implying that the accounts were all written ones This was plausible when it concerned a character who might have had reason to keep notes but not for the cat s cradle of characters who get to narrate here Sure we have plenty of occasion to admire the skill with which the author selects who recounts which sections and how he takes care to include all the relevant plot details in one or other of those various accounts We also get to see how he manages to vary the five principal narrative voices though he has to resort to some odd styles in the process an almost Morse like code for one of them and a very bizarre syntax for another So in that sense the author keeps some of the ropes of his cat s cradle separate and I imagine that if he altered one he must have had to alter them all A lot of work for little result because for me the least interesting thing about the book and yet the biggest part was the documentary nature of it The various accounts sounded like evidence in some trial but there was no reason given for such evidence to have been gathered No one was tried for the extermination of the native population of Tasmania or for the plunder of their graves and other artifacts The only one who risked a trial was the smuggler Illiam uillian Kewley and most of the testimony had little to do with him or his paradoxically harmless and hopeless but very entertaining smuggling efforts I would have preferred to read a real fiction about Illiam uillian Kewley s adventures aboard his beloved Sincerity rather than a faux historical account of the rape of Van Diemen s land in the 1800s Tom Goes to Kindergarten rum smugglers from the Isle of Man have most of their contraband confiscated by British Customs they are forced to put their ship up for charter The only takers are two eccentric Englishmen who want to embark for the other sid. 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