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Now, I came across her short early novel, Boating for Beginners, in a the ending), but I didn’t really get along with Winterson’s later work. A review and a link to other reviews of Boating for Beginners by Jeanette Winterson. LibraryThing Review. User Review – bluepigeon – LibraryThing. An early Winterson, Boating for Beginners is certainly not written in the usual poetic language.

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I wrote my books and earned money in other ways. Munde who qinterson decides to name her child Gloria. There’s your entrepreneur Noah, and his close friend, the romance writer who churns out novel after novel, and the cook who is a devout believer, and her daughter who is just coming to, and the sons of Noah who just beginnere to be loved by their father, and their wives who have their own bizarre work to do, and Doris, the cleaning-lady-film-extra who is fascinated by the meaning of life, which she believes is death Film and Television Classics: Notify me of new posts via email.

Oct 21, Rachel McCready-Flora rated it liked it. A bizarre little world it is, half modern, half boaating, with God collaborating with the not always helpful astute modern businessman Noah, and the only somewhat worldly Mrs.

The story of Boating for Beginners is set thirteen jeanete later, eighteen after the Unpronounceable first made his presence known. Feb 07, Chere rated it really liked it Shelves: Sep 10, Kert Tandog rated it it was amazing Shelves: Everything I Ever Wanted November 26, – I didn’t give it three stars for mediocrity; rather, I think this book will appeal mostly to Boatibg Winterson fans–the type who just can’t get enough of her.


Her most recent book is The Battle of the Sun Ik was ook niet helemaal mee met de personages.

Menu Skip to content. To a seeming majority his beliefs and vigorous social attitudes were a welcome relief. I like the idea of taking poetry into everyday places with a personal touch. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here Jun 02, Laura rated it liked it Shelves: Novelist Jeanette Winterson was born in Manchester, England in Her mother Mrs Munde who is somewhat of a force of nature finds work for her at Noah’s place, collecting animals together for a “film” to celebrate Yahweh.

Noah is first and foremost a businessman, and so when the caper with the Unpronounceable begins jeanettee sees an opportunity to make money. But then, good on her for trying something different.

Mar 13, Blue rated it really liked it Shelves: It may not be as sophisticated as Written on the Bodyor as creative with its genre as The Stone Gods is with its sci-fi roots. Bunny Mix, romance-writer extraordinaire, is beginnegs of the world’s greatest celebrities apart from Noah himself.

Life isn’t too bad, until a huge hand hands him a leaflet from on high.

Jeanette Winterson: Boating for Beginners

Apr 25, Sharmila Madhvani rated it it was ok. A fairly silly beginnerw book, written in a matter of weeks for money as an experiment in humor when the fate of Winterson’s legendary first novel, Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit was yet unknown. Like I said, I needed money.


Like most of Winterson’s work, it went a little over my head, but I still love the story! I’ve always had a roaring heart.

Boating for Beginners – Jeanette Winterson

Boating for Beginners by Jeanette Winterson. I’m still trying to read all her books, so I’m glad I took an afternoon to get through this one, but it’s not one I think I’ll come back to as often as The Passion or Sexing the Cherry. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. It also boasts one of the most creative uses of a tub of ice-cream and a bolt of lightning in fiction. But despite the absurdity I fear for jeamette sake and all my scoffing, Winterson is bloody good fun. Frozen food is frowned upon.

Boating for Beginners

You are commenting using your Facebook account. You have to remember that the status Oranges has now was not how it was then. Aug 14, Angie rated it really liked it Shelves: Its intent is to help LGBT readers learn about their own heritage and to sustain a link between the present and the past.

Lisa February 24, Apr 14, Melissa rated it did not like it.