Gould's Book Of Fish
Random House Australia, 2015 - 447 pagina's
"From the winner of the Man Booker Prize 2014, his Commonwealth Writers Prize-winning novel. Once upon a time that was called 1828, before all fishes in the sea and all living things on the land were destroyed, there was a man named William Buelow Gould, a white convict who fell in love with a black woman and discovered too late that to love is not safe. Silly Billy Gould, invader of Australia, liar, murderer & forger, condemned to the most feared penal colony in the British Empire and there ordered to paint a book of fish. Once upon a time, there were miracles . . ."
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LibraryThing ReviewGebruikersrecensie - Eoin - www.librarything.com
3.3 Enjoyable and surprising, this is one of those books that convince you the world is a stranger and more wonderful place than you imagined. The only real imperfect is that Peter Carey (and, to a lesser extent, Danielewski) has covered almost all this ground better. Worth it for the coda. Volledige review lezen
LibraryThing ReviewGebruikersrecensie - Eye_Gee - www.librarything.com
I loved the writing but this book was just too disjointed for me. Perhaps I'll read it again someday. Having read some other reviews I now realize there is a historical basis for the story. Volledige review lezen