October Ferry to Gabriola, like Malcolm Lowry s generously praised Under the Volcano, is a romantic, convoluted prose journey in quest of an easeful death It is not a completed novel, however According to Margerie Lowry, the author s widow, this published version is her sorting out of numerous drafts of chapters, paragraphs and even sentences that Lowry began to writeOctober Ferry to Gabriola, like Malcolm Lowry s generously praised Under the Volcano, is a romantic, convoluted prose journey in quest of an easeful death It is not a completed novel, however According to Margerie Lowry, the author s widow, this published version is her sorting out of numerous drafts of chapters, paragraphs and even sentences that Lowry began to write in 1946.
October Ferry To Gabriola October Ferry to Gabriola like Malcolm Lowry s generously praised Under the Volcano is a romantic convoluted prose journey in quest of an easeful death It is not a completed novel however Accordin
While it s a miracle Under the Volcano was ever even finished, that Lowry survived even that long Though Lunar Caustic was started long before Volcano, the insane nature of that little book which takes place in Bellevue in New York sets the stage for the autobiographical chronology to follow from there to Mexico, then onto California, Canada, and I forget the rest is miraculous This one reads like Thomas Wolfe on grain alcohol, extremely potent acid, grade A crack I doubt the book should have ev [...]
Insufferable Ridiculous use of semicolons in the longest sentences known to humankind Couldn t bring myself to finish it unusual for me.
October Ferry to Gabriola is not nearly as terrible as some of the reviews on here make it out to be, but it hardly stands on its own either Readers should know going in that it is an unfinished piece, and read it as such Some ideas do not get explored in full, and some events are vague or unexplained the editor s note at the end admits as much But other moments are very beautiful when Lowry s talent for careful, insightful description and observation shines through And at other times, his inter [...]
Malcolm Lowry is famous for two things his gargantuan appetite for alcohol, and for producing one of the twentieth century s finest novels, Under the volcano He is also known for living for a time in a squatter s shack on the beach in British Columbia, which burnt down during the War.Lowry has had as many novels published after his death as before, thanks to the devotion of his wife Margerie, herself a writer There is an Editor s note at the end of this work that explains that what we have in Oc [...]
It was as if they had exchanged sunlight on water for photographs of sunlight on water, cool commotion of blowing grasses and pennyroyal, or reeds and the rippling waters, the soaring love with which they followed migrating birds, for the tragic incidental music that always accompanies documentaries involving blowing grasses, rippling waters and migrating birds, and soon they would not be able to have told the difference, perhaps prefer the incidental music for which they had to be as thankful f [...]
Stream of drunken consciousness It s like a practice run for Under the Volcano which is almost my favourite book I don t resent having read this because of chimes in with my own melancholy, but I m not sure they should have bothered to publish it, so incomplete is it.
The story of a long marriage affected by loss and sustained by hope Good sentences, but I couldn t get through it because of the stream of consciousness writing.
Agree with earlier poster longest sentences ever I find it a hard slog.
Apparemment le roman a t largement r crit par Madame Lowry Pass cette frustration, reste un bouquin fascinant.