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Offshore (Curley Large Print Books)
Offshore - Curley Large Print Books
Author: Penelope Fitzgerald
WINNER OF THE BOOKER PRIZE 1979 A lovely new cover reissue of Penelope Fitzgerald's award-winning comic novel. Offshore is a dry, genuinely funny novel, set among the houseboat community who rise and fall with the tide of the Thames on Battersea Reach. Living between land and water, they feel as if they belong to neither...Maurice, a male prost...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780792720287
ISBN-10: 0792720288
Pages: 183
Edition: Lrg
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Publisher: Chivers North Amer
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 5
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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Helpful Score: 1
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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