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Ll play a part in uoyle's struggle to reclaim his life As uoyle confronts his private demons and the unpredictable forces of nature and society he begins to see the possibility of love without pain or misery A v. My initial review of this book was simply Bullllshiiit but um perhaps explanation is deserved After a handful of people whose taste I respect raved about this book I was looking forward to it and got to page 180 or so before finally admitting This feels like a chore and giving it away and I rarely leave books unfinishedWhat got to me about this book was mainly Proulx s style was tooforced Nothing that occured felt real or believed by the author herself and it s not that I demand realism One Hundred Years of Solitude is one of my favorites It s that I felt like I could see the mechanisms behind all of her tricksthe anecdotes that characters told felt like ideas Proulx kept on a notepad before compiling them together for this novel It read like the final project from a brilliant student finishing a course on creative writing I m not saying Proulx isn t a good writerbut I don t see her as a storyteller

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The Shipping News

Igorous darkly comic and at times magical portrait of the contemporary North American family The Shipping News shows why Annie Proulx is recognized as one of the most gifted and original writers in America today. You know you re in trouble when you pan a Pulitzer prize winner but pan I must This book bored me to tears Perpetual motion and its status as currently reading on Goodreads together got me through it I didn t care what happened to whom or how it would end I just wanted it over Amazing the things that passed for excitement and were given excessive air time in this novel an incredibly detailed rendition of the kids Christmas pageant knitting the uneventful daily commute and various mostly silent car rides Enough to make you want to shout FIRE and see if any of these characters does anything but look around slowly gather up his belongings carefully and think about that phone call he wasn t now going to get to make about that boat motor Sheesh Then when something interesting was happening or happened before but was just coming up in conversation nothing much is made of it It s all brushed under the rug as not being worthy of the words it would have taken to adeuately describe I don t give a rat s a about the detailed description of the animal paintings on the children s cocoa mugs but I would have liked to have heard how exactly Mrs Yark managed to rescue them from the total destruction of her house and her entire town And the names nearly every one of them strange and to me irksome I couldn t decide through the entire book how to pronounce uoyle with a hard C or with a Kw Wavey reminded me of Wavy Gravy Petal Marty for a girl Beety Last names often used alone were bizarre as well Nutbeem Pretty uoyle double whammy first and last Buggit One review called the book atmospheric I ll give it that if by Atmospheric they mean cold pea soup no crackers than Middle Earth with Orlando Bloom Another this one on the back of the book a lyric page turner WhaaaaEnough glad its done it drove me nuts Good thing Proulx s Brokeback Mountain is a short story because I still do want to read that

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When uoyle's two timing wife meets her just deserts he retreats with his two daughters to his ancestral home on the starkly beautiful Newfoundland coast where a rich cast of local characters and family members a. The Shipping News is E Annie Proulx s second novel published back in 1993 The book won the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award She has a uniue voice and her command of language is impressive The strength of this book is her prose and strong sense of place She writes in short staccato sentences sometimes even using incomplete phrases but with such inventive and fitting language She seems to have a vast vocabulary but uses rare words sparingly Her unpretentious talent is from finding creative uses of everyday words This talent is fitting for a story that largely takes place in a sparse inhospitable place with simple characters and results in real depth underneath these humble characters and localsThe story follows uoyle a hulk of a man who s life begins with dysfunction and tragedy He is a man adrift in upstate New York deadened from abuse and ill treatment The only positive thing he receives from his early life and broken marriage to an unfaithful and dreadful wife is two daughters An Aunt Angis Hamm convinces uoyle to return to his ancestral home in Newfoundland where he finds work on the local newspaper This is where the story really finds solid ground with Proulx deftly describing the local culture language and harsh climate of Newfoundland If there is a weakness in this book it s that the striking language and intriguing side observations tended to distract me from the story line There were moments where I became lost in the story and needing to backtrack or accept that I was lost for a bit until I found enough clues to navigate back to familiar waters While several key characters were fully formed many of the secondary characters were one dimensional and never took shape in my mind However the strength of the prose and the rich setting were enough to keep me engaged throughout the entire story There was just enough struggle and heartbreak to drive the story and we see real change in uoyle I finished The Shipping News feeling that Proulx is a better writer than character builder and story teller But I still believe she s a talent and this is an important work There is such great connection between her language skills and the setting and people of this book The desolate location angry ocean and gritty town feel like the best most recognizable character in the book if that makes sense Worthy of its acclaim and awards I give it four and a half stars rounded to five An artistic tale of small triumphs and personal growth perched in the richly layered backdrop of a seaside northern town


10 thoughts on “The Shipping News

  1. says:

    This book snuck up on me Tricky tricky It started out interesting enough Proulx's writing style is mesmerizing almost hypnotic I found the book initially to be a relaxing solace on my commute home after a busy day of work soley because of its use of language and setting But I hated the characters All of them uoyle a big damp loaf of a man as Proulx describes him is the definition of pathetic His daughters are brats And his wife

  2. says:

    “The Shipping News” is E Annie Proulx’s second novel published back in 1993 The book won the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award She has a uniue voice and her command of language is impressive The strength of this book is her prose and strong sense of place She writes in short staccato sentences sometimes even using incomplete phrases but with such inventive and fitting language She seems to have a vast voca

  3. says:

    During the years that I was the manager of a business I had the wonderful good fortune to have on staff many people originally from Newfoundland One aspect that I found fascinating is the similarities between that relatively small ‘rock’ and my holiday in southwest England many years ago In England I noticed that accents and the way certain things were said changed about every five miles The same is true with Newfoundland Definitions an

  4. says:

    Like with almost every other Pulitzer darling we accompany the protagonist for the entire ride this one is exceptionally literary in that brave EveryMan type way This the prototype for the ever ambitious ever elusive Great semiAmerican Novel in which the elements of clever prose revampedrevisited personal histories of second chances and redemption are outstandingly clear and pitched at full blast Many novels re

  5. says:

    My initial review of this book was simply Bullllshiiit but um perhaps explanation is deserved After a handful of p

  6. says:

    So far this is a great read this book is a little gem Had to get used to the language and the different way of storytelling but this story I love it so far Finished it today and what a great book to start 2010 with I loved itLoved the story the characters the description of the surroundings and the community the way it is

  7. says:

    The Shipping News is a wonderful read We are introduced to uoyle and follow him from his life and failed marriage in Mockingburg New York through to his move and settling into Newfoundland with his two daughters Bunny and Sunshine The

  8. says:

    A love story of a single father a newspaper reporter who returns to Newfoundland to live in an ancestral home and meets a local woman Everyone in the present is haunted in some way by the victims in the past claimed by nature usually by the se

  9. says:

    You know you're in trouble when you pan a Pulitzer prize winner but pan I must This book bored me to tears Perpetual motion and its status as currently reading on Goodreads together got me through it I didn't care what happened to whom or how it would end I just wanted it over Amazing the things that passed for excitement and were given excessive air time in this novel an incredibly detailed rendition of the

  10. says:

    This is my first Proulx so I didn't know if the unusual writing style is typical or specially chosen for this particular story I hope it's the

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