↠ Jack || ✓ PDF Read by ↠ Judy Johnson Alan King


  • Title: Jack
  • Author: Judy Johnson Alan King
  • ISBN: 9781921415517
  • Page: 253
  • Format: Audio CD

  • One eyed Captain Jack Falconer is a man with many secrets It s 1938, the eve of World War II, and a pearling lugger in the Torres Strait is the place he chooses to hide But Jack s demons follow him out to sea and rise to the surface just as surely as the pearl shell his divers collect from the dangers of the deep.Embittered, intelligent and self destructive, Jack s onlyOne eyed Captain Jack Falconer is a man with many secrets It s 1938, the eve of World War II, and a pearling lugger in the Torres Strait is the place he chooses to hide But Jack s demons follow him out to sea and rise to the surface just as surely as the pearl shell his divers collect from the dangers of the deep.Embittered, intelligent and self destructive, Jack s only way to prove himself is to compete with, defeat and destroy the very weaknesses he fears.Set in the expansive and beautiful Coral Sea, this bold combination of the claustrophobia of a small boat, its young crew and their dangerous Captain holds the reader breathless until the last page is turned.
    Judy Johnson Alan King
    Judy Johnson has published four poetry collections, a verse novel and two chapbooks, a novel with another forthcoming in November 2014.She has won many prizes for poetry including the Victorian Premiers award, Wesley Michel Wright Prize twice, Josephine Ulrick and Val Vallis award and been shortlisted in many others including the West Australian Premier s Award.


    Commentaires:

    Venetia Green
    A absolutely mesmerising descent into madness on board a Torres Strait pearling lugger in the 1930s. At first, Captain Jack (through whose first-person point-of-view the novel is narrated) seems like a reasonable man, given the era and harsh working conditions. After all, a reader's sympathy is naturally inclined towards the central character. But slowly - through his treatment of the indigenous and foreign workers he has hired, and the conversations he has with his dead wife - we come to see hi [...]

    Kira
    Jack is clearly going crazy after events he has either rightly or wrongly assessed from his life become too much for him. The interaction between Jack and the other characters on board the ship was well done, although I did get a bit confused as to who was who at times between Sandy, Clive and Georgie. The ending was fitting.This was not at all what I was expecting when I picked this up. The formatting for the book is kind of strange but once you get into it, you don't notice it as much.

    Mindi Lee
    I loved this book. I love the writing style and I really enjoyed the story. Judy has a way of saying so much in just a few words. I can't wait to read more of her work. If you like Dorothy Porter, Amanda Leigh, or verse novels in general, you'll love this.

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      Published :2018-08-16T12:04:55+00:00