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    PDF/EPUB Milkman AUTHOR Anna Burns No no no no noAs in hell no I didn’t finish it I made it through a third of the book but I just couldn’t take it any It was right up there with a root canal—maybe worse because it reuired intense concentration A fascinating book that sadly was unreadable for meI feel bad I’m bad mouthing this book First 60 pages

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    PDF/EPUB Milkman AUTHOR Anna Burns Free download Milkman AUTHOR Anna Burns Now shortlisted for the 2020 International Dublin Literary Award One year on from its win and this book’s sales and reputation go for strength to strength Anna Burns gave a moving speech at the recent Booker award dinner for 2019 which I was lucky enough to attend The 2019 longlist had many strong books but nothing to match the brilliance and distinctiveness of this one UPDATED THOUGHTSOne of my top books of 2018 and after a r

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    Free download Milkman AUTHOR Anna Burns PDF/EPUB Milkman AUTHOR Anna Burns Anna Burns ê 9 characters Man Booker 2018 WINNER So well deserved; congrats Anna Burns I loved Milkman but it's so painfully niche I can't think of anyone I'd personally recommend it to Set in an unnamed city that's probably Belfast in the 1970s Milkman follows an unnamed narrator who's believed by her community to be having an affair wi

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    PDF/EPUB Milkman AUTHOR Anna Burns Free download é E-book, or Kindle E-pub ê Anna Burns Many writers strive for a fresh vibrant distinctive voice; few achieve it as well as Anna Burns does in this novel It was fitting that I read this while reading Toni Morrison's Beloved because both novels have a fresh and innovative female voice at the helm and both very cleverly and subtly bring heaps of searing intelligence to the essentially uneducated worlds they depict Milkman is an evocation of a world in which bigotry rul

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  • Milkman AUTHOR Anna Burns
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  • 10 January 2020
  • 9780571338764

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Read & Download Milkman AUTHOR Anna Burns ✓ E-book, or Kindle E-pub Anna Burns ê 9 characters Free download Milkman AUTHOR Anna Burns O be interesting is to be noticed and to be noticed is dangerous Milkman is a tale of gossip and hearsay silence and deliberate deafness It is the story of inaction with enormous conseuence. Many writers strive for a fresh vibrant distinctive voice few achieve it as well as Anna Burns does in this novel It was fitting that I read this while reading Toni Morrison s Beloved because both novels have a fresh and innovative female voice at the helm and both very cleverly and subtly bring heaps of searing intelligence to the essentially uneducated worlds they depict Milkman is an evocation of a world in which bigotry rules supreme And this bigotry is mocked relentlessly with often hilarious biting ingenious satire No one in the novel gets a name as if names in this world are meaningless Everyone is tagged like walls Milkman himself probably a candidate for most sinister villain of the decade isn t a milkman at all He s the sum total of fearful rumour a veritable stalking bogeyman Two things though are certain Firstly he possesses intimidating authority as an enforcer of the repressive status uo And secondly he drives a white van one of misogyny s most benign yet potent symbols When he begins driving alongside our narrator who likes to read while walking her autonomy identity and living space all suddenly shrink under his menacing interest Though there s no overt sexual harassment the narrator explains her predicament At the time age eighteen having been brought up in a hair trigger society where the ground rules were if no physically violent touch was being laid upon you and no outright verbal insults were being levelled at you and no taunting looks in the vicinity either then nothing was happening so how could you be under attack from something that wasn t there At eighteen I had no proper understanding of the ways that constituted encroachmentThe armed forces of that country over the water pose little tangible threat in Milkman What everyone most fears is the opinion of their neighbours Because this is an us and them world which permits no nuance of allegiance You re either with us or you re against us Everyday life is an obstacle course of not providing the local gossip mongers any reason to single you out To be singled out is to invite suspicions of belonging to them not us The narrator s maybe boyfriend gets into trouble when he wins part of a Bentley car in a raffle To his neighbours this small piece of engineering is a symbol of the country over the water This scene is one of the many brilliant withering mockeries of mob mentality ideological paranoia and the underhand blood lust innate in draconian repressive measures Another of my favourite scenes is when the narrator tries to convince her mother she s still attractive and resorts to the tactic of throwing high sounding numbers at her just as politicians often do on our TV screens So Milkman is about much than Belfast during the troubles It s about the hard and stifling lines that are drawn up for us and the often exhausting struggle to push them back And it s brilliant

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Read & Download Milkman AUTHOR Anna Burns ✓ E-book, or Kindle E-pub Anna Burns ê 9 characters Free download Milkman AUTHOR Anna Burns In this unnamed city to be interesting is dangerous Middle sister our protagonist is busy attempting to keep her mother from discovering her maybe boyfriend and to keep everyone in the dark. Deserved Winner of the Man Booker Prize 2018Shortlisted for the Women s Prize for Fiction 2019This year s Man Booker longlist contains plenty of surprises but I suspect that none will be welcome than this one I will try to keep this review fairly short so for a detailed one I recommend this one from Gumble s Yard setting is based on Belfast at the height of the Troubles in the late 70s but this is never explicitly stated in fact very few proper names appear in this book It is written in long dense paragraphs and very long chapters which makes finding break points uite challenging and it is a book that demands concentration The narrator recounts her experiences as an 18 year old trying to steer a path through the minefield of gossip and political intrigues in Catholic Belfast the author is old enough to remember these times and was brought up thereThe language and style is extraordinary and innovative Rather than using names characters are referenced using their place in the story The Milkman of the title is an older and married renouncer of the state ie a republican terrorist who seems to be stalking the narrator leading the community to believe that they are having an affair This is not her only problem she is also seen as a non conformist just because she likes reading while walking Like many Catholics the narrator comes from a large family so brothers sisters and brothers in law are given ordinals other characters include the real milkman aka the man who doesn t love anybody tablets girl tablets girl s sister and almost a year maybe boyfriend The mother is a powerful presence and believes community rumours than her own daughter while brooding over her own poor choice of husband Places and communities are also referred to indirectly for example the ten minute area a derelict buffer zone the interface roads and the parks reservoirsThe language of control is another theme She s fine out and about was the communal prognosis upon her also the communal euphemism for mended though broken itself another euphemism for in urgent need of medical care and attention all of which the person in need unfortunately was not going to attend hospital to getIt is interesting that Burns chose to write about this period now given the current climate of social media surveillance and hate driven politics and the threats to Irish stability created by Brexit NB After writing this review I discovered that the book was mostly written than 4 years before it was published so well before the Brexit referendum which makes it all the prescientThis may sound dark and claustrophobic but the book also contains some very funny momentsTo finish I can t resist a link to a song that covers some the same ground the brilliant Religious Persuasion by Andy White

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Read & Download Milkman AUTHOR Anna Burns ✓ E-book, or Kindle E-pub Anna Burns ê 9 characters Free download Milkman AUTHOR Anna Burns About her encounter with Milkman But when first brother in law sniffs out her struggle and rumours start to swell middle sister becomes 'interesting' The last thing she ever wanted to be T. No no no no noAs in hell no I didn t finish it I made it through a third of the book but I just couldn t take it any It was right up there with a root canal maybe worse because it reuired intense concentration A fascinating book that sadly was unreadable for meI feel bad I m bad mouthing this book First 60 pages I was on my knees worshiping this author for being such a freakin genius The sentences oh the sentences Uniue twisted revealing stunning The writing was very stylized and I loved the style Intricate personal clever unusual spot on it s very hard to describe the power of the writing The first sentence of the book is killer good And there was psychology oh how I love psychology I got yanked inside the author s head a hostage to her off kilter way of thinking Hot diggity I was forced to let go of my way of looking at the world and I bought into hers I did have to concentrate hard but I didn t care because I was enjoying myself so much I can t stress how much all of this was working I held tight to her visionuntil all the sudden the rubber band burst and the magic was gone Kaput The sentences that had seduced me now confused me and annoyed me No connection any zilchSo what the hell happened Too much politics too much philosophy which always makes my head spin My theory is that the author indulged herself and wrote every single word that came into her head She analyzed everything to death This led to long paragraphs about ideas sacrificing dialogue and plot with many abstract thoughts and compound words all in a row without room for a breath plus a zillion commas Sort of like I m doing here oh god no As I went from complaining to being pissed off I realized that I would have loved this if it were a short story I could have sustained that concentration for a shorter amount of time To have to endure 300 plus pages of this thick pea soup which became unpalatable to this pea brain no wayIt was just too friggin dense and there were too many tangents I had to reread and reread sentences until I had severe brain pain This writer she could take a spec on a wall and write a whole complicated treatise on it uestions that kids think of like why is the sky blue actually launches the author into analyzing just that in painful detail If I were a kid I would run away to play in my sandbox Granted it s not a simple uestion but you don t have to make it a PhD thesis either At first I was having a ball such a cool subject but as she droned on about it I changed my tuneI started realizing that I was dreading picking up this book and I thought Root canal This is like a root canal But a root canal would be over sooner Hey I told myself I can end this root canal this minute and simply stop reading I can make it shorter than a root canal damn straight I can Wouldn t it be fun to walk out in the middle of a root canal and suffer no conseuences And thus I did what I seldom do and especially with a book I was absolutely loving at first I ditched it This gave me both relief and distress Was I just too stupid to understand it all Were the sentences readable to my smart friends but too dense for my lesser brain I decided it didn t matter I read for pleasure and this had swerved into the torture category Oh you probably want to know what this book is about It s told in first person by an 18 year old girl in Belfast in the 1970s during the time of war No one has names only nicknames For example she refers to her boyfriend as her almost boyfriend There s a stalker who she calls the milkman and there s another stalker named Somebody McSomebody and a few other players who she refers to in funny ways I thought the name thing was clever The main character is the subject of gossip and she is criticized because she walks and reads You really get the sense of war and the accompanying fear Unfortunately the author s self indulgent tangents take us away from the characters and the plot Oh and a warning There s a dead animal scene that I could have done without I don t know why the author went there Gross and upsettingThis book won an award it did indeed I think the judges considered it great art but didn t think about how it fared as literature whether it was accessible whether the plot and characters popped out like they should Because I think it failedThe final thought before I gave up This thing will take me two months to read and life is too short So many books out there that will make me shiver Get me the hell out of the dentist s chair