Book Reviews of Offshore

Author: Penelope Fitzgerald
ISBN-13: 9780395478042
ISBN-10: 0395478049
Publication Date: 4/3/1998
Pages: 144
  • Currently 3.2/5 Stars.

3.2 stars, based on 22 ratings
Publisher: Mariner Books
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 4
I loved this book. The language was very beautiful. I will probably read it again in the future. Nenna's "give" speech is absolutely heart-breaking.
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I found this book dull and a waste of time. Didn't like any of the characters, except the children. No plot to speak of, although I appreciated the ending. I don't know how it ever won an award.
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This was an unusual little story that I liked well enough to finish but wasn't overly fond of. Plot-wise it's not unlike "Cannery Row" (which I enjoyed more), in that it tells excerpts from the lives of various neighborhood characters. The dialogue seemed awkward at times and didn't always make sense, and I found it somewhat difficult to keep track of the characters, of which there were quite a few for such a short book.
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Booker Prize winning novel