EBOOK DOWNLOAD (Netherland) í Joseph ONeill

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CHARACTERS ↠ BOLLYWOODPARKS.CO ☆ Joseph ONeill Joseph ONeill ☆ 1 READ CHARACTERS Netherland In a New York City made phantasmagorical by the events of 911 Hans a banker originally from the Netherlands finds himself marooned among the strange occupants of the Chelsea Hotel after his English wife and son return to London Alone and untethered feeling lost in the country he had come to regard as home Hans stumbles upon the vibrant New York subculture of cricket where he revisits his lost childhood and thanks to a friendship with a charismatic and charming Trinidadian named Chuck Ramkissoon begins to reconnect with his life an. I want to say something about this novel because although it impressed me and I respected O Neill s skills as a writer I didn t find it that enjoyable There s a pleasing boldness to the syntax and diction and there were a few passages that felt well wise and when I gave myself some time to really dig into the text I was impressed by the fluid time shifts and how the story felt unstructured and impeccably structured at once But the novel never pulled me in I never really felt inside of the story It felt a bit too over manicured a bit too studied A bit too perfect perhaps I haven t lived in New York either and so all the descriptions of the city didn t do much for me as wonderfully written as they were I must admit I hate when people wax poetic about NY Yeah yeah we know it s amazing there the pizza the energy blah blah blah Likewise I ve never played cricket or seen it being played and even now I feel the need to look online to understand the sport I liked how cricket managed to be a metaphor for many things for Hans but I only liked that on an intellectual level I felt nothing I found myself too frustrated by Hans continual memories of his boyhood I had a hard time caring to be blunt I would also hit passages that overwhelmed me with their abstract uality like this oneUnlike many others I managed to stay awake and could not help thinking as I endured an ominous dramatization of the loss of vision produced by alcohol and by nightfall and the disastrous conseuences thereof of my father s life ending in a smashup presumably just like those being presented on the screen and of the fact unconsidered by me before that on top of everything else his early death had given an unfairly morganatic uality to his marriage he had been posthumously robbed in his son s sentiments of a ranking eual to that of his wifeMaybe people do think like this do make connections in this way but I m having a hard time believing it I know this is a retrospective tale but at times that studied retrospection has the effect of filing down and buffing to keep up this manicure metaphor consciousness to something overly designedSo I m giving this three stars not because I necessarily liked it but because it s a truly admirable novel and I can understand why someone else might love it Oh and I thought Chuck was a terrific and fascinating character

CHARACTERS ↠ BOLLYWOODPARKS.CO ☆ Joseph ONeill

CHARACTERS ↠ BOLLYWOODPARKS.CO ☆ Joseph ONeill Joseph ONeill ☆ 1 READ CHARACTERS Netherland Ieved ambition the grand strangeness and fading promise of 21st century America from an outsider’s vantage point and the complicated relationship between the American dream and the particular dreamers Most immediately though it is the story of one man of a marriage foundering and recuperating in its mystery and ordinariness of the shallows and depths of male friendship of mourning and memory Joseph O’Neill’s prose in its conscientiousness and beauty involves us utterly in the struggle for meaning that governs any single life. It s really too late to talk about this book but I had to finish it tonight and that should say it all The loneliness of New York and let s face it modern life or whatever that means to you is so palpable in this book Chuck and Hans are two unlikely friends thrown together in a post 911 New York out of step with their families and connected by a love of cricket This connection makes up for the wayward actions played out by these men Postcolonial post 911 Isn t it all about finding common humanity despite the utterly scarred and screwed up state of the world This book speaks to all the unlikely friendships that see us through the horrors of history and the wrenching pain of loss and fractured family Those people haunt us and make us better people despite the confusion and disconnect that they so often leave in their wake This book reminds me of the nostalgia and wistfulness of Fitzgerald You ache to see connection where there is none and doing so makes you treasure all the the fleeting moments of togetherness that mark these characters lives And your own

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CHARACTERS ↠ BOLLYWOODPARKS.CO ☆ Joseph ONeill Joseph ONeill ☆ 1 READ CHARACTERS Netherland D his adopted country Ramkissoon a Gatsby like figure who is part idealist and part operator introduces Hans to an “other” New York populated by immigrants and strivers of every race and nationality Hans is alternately seduced and instructed by Chuck’s particular brand of naivete and chutzpah by his ability to a hold fast to a sense of American and human possibility in which Hans has come to lose faithNetherland gives us both a flawlessly drawn picture of a little known New York and a story of much larger and brilliantly ach. I don t know I might get back to this I like the side characters the writing is nice but God middle aged apathy and anomie is just about the most boring subject imaginable pretty much on par with teenage vampire romance LaterAfter sampling the praise heaped upon this novel by the literary establishment and at least one of my literarily inclined friends sitting down and reading it did nothing to assuage my acute sense of literary insecurity What exactly am I not getting here Brilliant stunning and touched by greatness were not the adjectives awaiting enunciation as I closed the book More like dull lacking direction or untouched and untouching Hans a wealthy Dutch financial analyst specializing in oil stocks is a profoundly boring protagonist I recently heard Laura Miller from Saloncom criticizing Bella from Twilight as being too bland too lacking in individuality to hold the reader s attention which I thought to be unfair given my belief that stories reuiring the reader s immersion and participation actually need a somewhat featureless protagonist so the reader can comfortably inhabit them without too much dissonance a belief largely fed by Scott McCloud s thoughts on the appeal of cartoon abstractions Hans however seems too insubstantial to inhabit What does he like What does he think What would he do if X happened He seems surrounded by characters with very strong opinions and the will to act upon them Chuck Rachel but all he ever seems to do is react His wealth and typical mid life marital disintegration make it difficult to muster sympathy for his travails and cricket his one passion in life is so incomprehensible and irrelevant that it can t serve as a point of psychological attachment either at least from an American perspective He s just lameRachel and Chuck and the host of side characters are much fun as are O Neill s many elegantly wrought micro digressions on matters ranging from distance and death to the entitled braggadocio of New Yorkers I loved the way Abelsky s clipped ridiculous present tense up talking monologues These guys One hundred percent ass holes contrasted with Chuck s ebullient perorations and the narrator s mellifluousness Lots of small bits of beautiful detailingThe whole though This is not a narrative with direction and boundaries The major plot points that Hans and Rachel end up back together and Chuck eventually meets a grisly end are laid out in the first pages So is it of a depiction of post 911 lower upper class life A paean to one of New York s infinite subcultures A tone poem about post 911 anxiety and emotional cauterization A structural commentary about how life can be random yet not absurd Maybe the uestions of what the book is or what it s trying to communicate are the wrong ones but if so what should I be askingI would recommend this to people who think boring Dutch dudes are awesome If you like cricket double win Words pluvial adj of or relating to rain Latin strikes from beyond the grave Again p 89poleaxed adj felled with a poleaxe a kind of battle axe Ok p 91exodist n member of an exodus I guess Seems made up p 224


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    CHARACTERS Netherland CHARACTERS ↠ BOLLYWOODPARKS.CO ☆ Joseph ONeill Joseph ONeill ☆ 1 READ I want to say something about this novel because although it impressed me and I respected O'Neill's skills as a writer I didn't find it that enjoyable There's a pleasing boldness to the syntax and diction and there were a few passages that felt well wise and when I gave myself some time to really dig into the text I was

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    Joseph ONeill ☆ 1 READ EBOOK DOWNLOAD (Netherland) í Joseph ONeill Am I the only one who didn't like this book? I rarely if ever give up on a book but if I wasn't reading this for a book club I would have stopped reading early on The main character is boring dry and unmotivated He doesn't seem to care much about anything so why should we? Aren't books supposed to be about the most excitingscarymi

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    Joseph ONeill ☆ 1 READ CHARACTERS ↠ BOLLYWOODPARKS.CO ☆ Joseph ONeill EBOOK DOWNLOAD (Netherland) í Joseph ONeill Beautiful At times devastatingFirstly this book is not about the sport of cricket so if that's at all a hindrance to your reading it let that go Sure there's some talk of the game and its particulars and it creates a central catalyst

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    EBOOK DOWNLOAD (Netherland) í Joseph ONeill Chuck is dead The rest is flashback Hans van den Broek is from Holland but lives in New York City circa 911 with his British wife He is a successful euities trader with plenty of money and an abiding love for cricket After 911 his wife returns to London with their child leaving not only New York but her husband Lonely and a bit lost Hans get

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    CHARACTERS ↠ BOLLYWOODPARKS.CO ☆ Joseph ONeill EBOOK DOWNLOAD (Netherland) í Joseph ONeill Joseph ONeill ☆ 1 READ I know many people loved this book It made several “best of the year” lists when it was published in 2008 and won the prestigious PENFaulkner Award More than one reviewer I respect compared it to The Great Gatsby Yes author Joseph O’Neill certainly knows how to write a gorgeous sentence or two and the last few pages have an elegiac Gatsby like ualityBut I found Netherland a slog one of the longest most pointless 250 page n

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    EBOOK DOWNLOAD (Netherland) í Joseph ONeill Joseph ONeill ☆ 1 READ I don't know I might get back to this I like the side characters the writing is nice but God middle aged apathy and anomie is just about the most boring subject imaginable pretty much on par with teenage vampire romance LaterAfter

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    CHARACTERS Netherland EBOOK DOWNLOAD (Netherland) í Joseph ONeill CHARACTERS ↠ BOLLYWOODPARKS.CO ☆ Joseph ONeill Mr O'Neill please don't condescend to explain to us the history of cricket in New York City how our fields are all wrong but really have their own common charm; or tell us the aeteliogy of aftermath making a broad and awkward simile about how lawn mowing really does remind those who are inclined to make general observations you of memory of how it keeps growing back not matter how much you want it to be tidy; or of how what passes for grass

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    EBOOK DOWNLOAD (Netherland) í Joseph ONeill CHARACTERS Netherland It's really too late to talk about this book but I had to finish it tonight and that should say it all The loneliness of New York and let's face it modern life or whatever that means to you is so palpable in this book Chuck and Hans are two

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    EBOOK DOWNLOAD (Netherland) í Joseph ONeill Joseph ONeill ☆ 1 READ CHARACTERS ↠ BOLLYWOODPARKS.CO ☆ Joseph ONeill Man with megaphone Bryant stop reading now Move away from the book slowly Yes this was a mistake so here's a little warning for potential readers this novel is about cricket it really is Cricket matches cricket pitches cricketers crickety si

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  • Paperback
  • 264
  • Netherland
  • Joseph ONeill
  • English
  • 06 March 2019
  • 9780007275700