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  1. says: [Jamrach's Menagerie] EBOOK DOWNLOAD Free download Ì E-book, or Kindle E-pub æ Carol Birch Read Jamrach's Menagerie

    [Jamrach's Menagerie] EBOOK DOWNLOAD Free download Ì E-book, or Kindle E-pub æ Carol Birch Read Jamrach's Menagerie I received my copy from Bookhugger's Real Readers programme and the first thing to note is that the cover is absolutely stunning The second thing is that the opening paragraph is one of the most enticing I have ever read Unfortunately after suc

  2. says: [Jamrach's Menagerie] EBOOK DOWNLOAD Carol Birch æ 9 Summary Free download Ì E-book, or Kindle E-pub æ Carol Birch

    Read Jamrach's Menagerie [Jamrach's Menagerie] EBOOK DOWNLOAD This was a really interesting read It starts out almost like a Dickens novel except colorful Young impoverished boy in Victorian London falls

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    [Jamrach's Menagerie] EBOOK DOWNLOAD Not suitable for vegetariansWell not for sueamish vegetariansActually no scrub that Not suitable for the sueamish full stopBut I 'really liked' it so Not sueamish lovely word Andor there are compensations for the

  4. says: Read Jamrach's Menagerie [Jamrach's Menagerie] EBOOK DOWNLOAD Free download Ì E-book, or Kindle E-pub æ Carol Birch

    [Jamrach's Menagerie] EBOOK DOWNLOAD I found this book at the library sale shelves The cover attracted my attention first and after reading the first paragraph I was hooked I was born twice First in a wooden room that jutted out over the black water of the Thames and then again eight years later in the Highway when the tiger took me in his mouth and everythin

  5. says: [Jamrach's Menagerie] EBOOK DOWNLOAD Carol Birch æ 9 Summary Free download Ì E-book, or Kindle E-pub æ Carol Birch

    [Jamrach's Menagerie] EBOOK DOWNLOAD Free download Ì E-book, or Kindle E-pub æ Carol Birch Carol Birch æ 9 Summary I was torn between two and three stars for this Perhaps it is like 25 This book was a chore for me to read I felt disappointed and that it oug

  6. says: [Jamrach's Menagerie] EBOOK DOWNLOAD Carol Birch æ 9 Summary

    [Jamrach's Menagerie] EBOOK DOWNLOAD Jamrach's Menagerie is the most colorful grimy brutal salty coming of age story you are likely to read It's the story of Jaffy Brown a nineteenth century boy who comes fully loaded with all that the best urchins have to offer abject poverty a single parent limitless optimism no education but natural smarts and a love of the sea Jaffy is part Pip part Popeye part Ishmael part Steve Irwin and thanks to Birch all freshness and charm He's ou

  7. says: Carol Birch æ 9 Summary Free download Ì E-book, or Kindle E-pub æ Carol Birch [Jamrach's Menagerie] EBOOK DOWNLOAD

    Free download Ì E-book, or Kindle E-pub æ Carol Birch [Jamrach's Menagerie] EBOOK DOWNLOAD Carol Birch æ 9 Summary The intensity the deep feeling the strong relationships the joys the horrors the experiences the adventures are all described so wonderfully by the author through the senses of Jaffy Brown in the first person that I shall not even attempt to

  8. says: Read Jamrach's Menagerie Carol Birch æ 9 Summary Free download Ì E-book, or Kindle E-pub æ Carol Birch

    Carol Birch æ 9 Summary [Jamrach's Menagerie] EBOOK DOWNLOAD This book was shortlisted for Man Booker Prize this year 2011 It lost to Julian Barnes’ The Sense of an Ending I am still to read a Barnes but

  9. says: Carol Birch æ 9 Summary Free download Ì E-book, or Kindle E-pub æ Carol Birch Read Jamrach's Menagerie

    [Jamrach's Menagerie] EBOOK DOWNLOAD Free download Ì E-book, or Kindle E-pub æ Carol Birch This is one of those books where I really would like to know what the judges for the Man Booker Prize were thinking when they picked it over 100 other contenders to be longlisted for the prize for 2011 That's why I read it Parts of it have promise The story starts with this young boy Jaffy who lives at the very

  10. says: Read Jamrach's Menagerie Carol Birch æ 9 Summary Free download Ì E-book, or Kindle E-pub æ Carol Birch

    Read Jamrach's Menagerie Free download Ì E-book, or Kindle E-pub æ Carol Birch Carol Birch æ 9 Summary I picked this one to read because it was on the longlist for the Booker Prize I started it when I first took it home from the library but I did not get into it then and thought I wouldn't read it But then I decided to try it again and when I got a little further into it I had not read very much the first time I started to enjoy itJaffy is a young poor boy living in London in the 1850's At age 9 when a tiger escapes its

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Jamrach's Menagerie Summary ¹ 109 S animal His life is transformed by the encounter Plucked from the jaws of death by Mr Jamrach the two. I found this book at the library sale shelves The cover attracted my attention first and after reading the first paragraph I was hooked I was born twice First in a wooden room that jutted out over the black water of the Thames and then again eight years later in the Highway when the tiger took me in his mouth and everything truly beganHow could I resist finding out what happened nextA word of advice though I did not read the blurb on the book jacket when I bought the book I did not read the GR blurb either which I have just discovered uotes the cover blurb exactly The trouble is that blurb is pretty much a condensed version of the book Because I dove in without knowing any of the details given in the blurb I was surprised when dramatic events happened and never knew until the very end how Jaffy s adventure would turn out This made the book dramatic I mean if you expect this that and the other to happen where is the thrill of reading something for the first time So don t read the blurbs just read the bookBut be prepared for some gruesome passages and lots of detailed descriptions of throwing up It is in many ways a dark and disgusting tale The author recreates the living conditions of the Thames waterfront of the 1800 s in gory detail Before Jaffy meets his tiger he plays in a river that is practically all raw sewage and when he is hired at the Menagerie of the title he loves the animal stench of the place because even in its rankness it smells better than the river With this author s help it is not hard to imagine oneself living back in the good old days And being thankful that at least some things are better these daysI was captivated throughout much of the book and I must say the waterspout storm at sea passage was one of the most dramatic I have ever read But somehow during the long slog after the storm I lost focus and just wanted the excruciatingly detailed section that followed to be finished Perhaps I was too intensely there in the story and that is why I wanted out All I know is that I was relieved when the end came but was also disappointed in how it arrived Overall the book had its moments but I don t think I would read by this author

Free download Ì E-book, or Kindle E-pub æ Carol BirchJamrach's Menagerie

Jamrach's Menagerie Summary ¹ 109 Strike up a friendship Before he knows it Jaffy finds himself on board a ship bound for the South Sea. This is one of those books where I really would like to know what the judges for the Man Booker Prize were thinking when they picked it over 100 other contenders to be longlisted for the prize for 2011 That s why I read it Parts of it have promise The story starts with this young boy Jaffy who lives at the very edge of the Thames river described uncomfortably well in a way only rivaled by Stephen King Good but not good It puts you there in a way you would never want to be Jaffy has a run in with a tiger and ends up working for Jamrach s Menagerie thus the title of the book To me these were the interesting bits unfortunately they only took the first uarter of the book or so Then the author sends Jaffy off on a whale ship partly to hunt down a dragon for the menagerie Even this was okay if a bit overdone uest Whaling The adventure of the sea yawn I sense that the Booker judges are craving adventure The hunt for the dragon was interesting but I was starting to lose interest And when view spoilerthe people on the boats start eating each other to survive I started skimming and flipping through pages hoping for it to end I really think that when you have to resort to cannibalism for shock value you should put down the pen or turn off the computer So did the judges pick this for shock value Any adventure that ends in you eating your best friend is than a little unnecessary in my book hide spoiler

Carol Birch æ 9 Summary

Jamrach's Menagerie Summary ¹ 109 Jaffy Brown is running through the London backstreets when he comes face to face with an escaped circu. I received my copy from Bookhugger s Real Readers programme and the first thing to note is that the cover is absolutely stunning The second thing is that the opening paragraph is one of the most enticing I have ever read Unfortunately after such a promising first impression it falls a little flatIt s definitely an adventure novel but this creates some odd strengths and weaknesses I would disagree with the negative reviews which found it difficult to read It s written in uite a compelling fashion and I never felt the urge to stop reading and pick something else up instead It s very easy to get through and uite a uick read for its size Where the problem arises however is that it s very much a case of this happens then this happens then this happens which leaves very little chance to satifyingly develop the charactersA lot of reviews praise the emotion and depth of the novel whereas I found the characters to be uite thin and often struggled or just didn t care who was who on the ship Names and actions often blurred or seemed inconseuential and the major characters seemed rather dull with the exception of the strong willful Ishbel who unfortunately is absent for most of the book and Jamrach himself of whom we learn very little The others seem mostly like creations for events to happen to rather than complex functioning human beingsWhere the book does shine though is in its descriptions of places London especially feels very much alive and encapsulates the filth and magic of the city The islands and ocean feel fresh alien and full of wonder Jamrach s yard feels both fantastic and tragic Arguably the places become the characters the people fail to be with lives and mystery beyond the words on the pageDespite my criticisms there s something very endearing about this novel Yes it s uite dull yes the characters are underdeveloped but I feel really bad for not liking the book than I did There s something there whether it s the author s underlying skill the appeal of adventure or how close it comes to being good It s a shame it didn t uite fulfill its potential but there s enjoyment to be had here and I d definitely consider reading by Carol Birch in the future

  • Paperback
  • 348
  • Jamrach's Menagerie
  • Carol Birch
  • English
  • 23 June 2020
  • 9781847676573