God on the Rocks

God on the Rocks

Book - 2010
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Originally published in Great Britain in 1978, Gardam's Booker Prize short-listed novel describes Margaret Marsh's coming of age one summer between two world wars. Drama, tragedy, and a touch of farce lend themselves to Gardam's typically eloquent prose.
Publisher: New York : Europa Editions, 2010, c1978
ISBN: 9781933372761
1933372761
Characteristics: 195 p. ; 21 cm

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pennys54
Jul 19, 2017

Wonderful book. Still has relevance.

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uncommonreader
Aug 01, 2012

A coming of age story with a touch of farce.

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junquessa
Mar 11, 2011

I enjoyed Old Filth more. Story of Margaret, an 8 year old girl, that didn't seem to have too much connection with her family. Interesting period. After the first WW. Interesting people. Margaret's father was a early day evangelist, her mother went along with it. They had a maid that Margaret's father was determined to save her soul. There wasn't too much explanation of why people did what they did. After the beginning, which seemed disjointed to me, I enjoyed the writing.
It seemed like the people were all lonely.

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macierules
Feb 19, 2011

Jane Gardam is becoming one of my favourite writers. This was published in 1978 and was shortlisted for the Booker prize.

The minimalist prose maintains a modern feel to the read. The quirky characters and unpredictable storyline make it all seem so real - and interesting.

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theresalynn615
Dec 30, 2010

An old novel from the 70s repackaged to look like a new novel. If it had been a good novel, I might not have minded, but it was really tedious. Typical boomer coming of age bull - self-centered, conceited, pretentious crap.

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