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The Narrow Road to the Deep North

Road to the Deep North is about the impossibility of love At its heart is one day in a Japanese slave labour camp in August 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 unfold 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 The Many Lives of Fitzwilliam Darcy camp in August As the day builds to its horrific Complete Amber Sourcebook 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 unfold 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 Jadę sobie. Azja. Przewodnik dla podróżujących kobiet character a man so strong so broken searching for the meaning in his life The language to feel the emotions attached to these Sweet Alien (Reestrian Mates, 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 Detective Wanda Wolfe 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 Riverside. Sen w wysokiej rozdzielczości 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

Review The Narrow Road to the Deep North

Road to the Deep PDFEPUB or to a crumbling 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 th century haiku poet Basho's The Narrow PDFEPUBtravel journal The Narrow 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

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Road to MOBI #240 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 Narrow I received this book for free from Bookworld in exchange for an honest reviewThis book Where do I even startThe Narrow Road to the Deep North had such a profound impact on me I often had to stop mid sentence and contemplate everything this book people life I didn t even realise at first that it had drawn me in so deeply but when I finished I was catatonicRichard Flanagan is extremely talented He has such a way with words his style is so unassuming but then I find myself needing to take a step back from the book and just breathe for a moment Every single character is illustrated so vividly and in such a short amount of time that I found myself empathising with people that seem to have no sense of humanity Stunning Absolutely stunning One of the best books I have read Full review HERE


About the Author: Richard Flanagan

Road to MOBI ð Richard Flanagan born is an author historian and film director from Tasmania Australia He was president of the Tasmania University Union and a Rhodes Scholar Each of his novels has attracted major praise His first Death of a River Guide was short listed for the Narrow Road to the Deep PDF/EPUB or Miles Franklin Award as were his next two The Sound of One Hand Clapping and Gould's Book of Fish Hi.



10 thoughts on “The Narrow Road to the Deep North

  1. says:

    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 w

  2. says:

    I received this book for free from Bookworld in exchange for an honest reviewThis book Where do I even startThe Narrow Road to the Deep North had such a profound impact on me I often had to stop mid sentence and contemplate everything; this book people life I didn't even realise at first that it had drawn me in so deeply but when I finished I was catatonicRichard Flanagan is extremely talented He has such a way with words his style is so

  3. says:

    Beware Richard Flanagan’s new novel “The Narrow Road to the Deep North” His story about a group of Australian POWs during Worl

  4. says:

    I've read it I'm in awe But now I don't want to talk about it ever again

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    The Narrow Road to the Deep North is an encyclopedia of death and compendium of loveLove comes like a strike of a

  6. says:

    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

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    The very best books don’t just entertain uplift or educate us They enfold us in their world and make us step outside of ourselves and become transformed And sometimes if we’re really lucky they ennoble and affirm usThe Narrow Road to the

  8. says:

    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 scratch

  9. says:

    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

  10. says:

    Why at the beginning of things is there always light My head is full of a plethora of thoughts that somehow need to find their way into a text Or do they Probably not This must be one of the most difficult reviews I have chosen to write and this is not a cliche It's reality Difficult because how can one possibly describe the horrors brought about by monsters in one of the darkest eras of History that sadly seems not too far away o

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