[Anne Enright] The Gathering [growth mindset Book] PDF


  • Paperback
  • 261
  • The Gathering
  • Anne Enright
  • English
  • 02 April 2017
  • 9780099523826

10 thoughts on “The Gathering

  1. says:

    this book was very frustrating i feel like i should love it but it's like there is a barrier a chastity belt between us preventing our love an

  2. says:

    Please excuse me as I make a noise of annoyance disgust boredom and all around dissatisfaction UGHARGHHHHUHHH Don

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    These words are imbued with a despair so raw that not even once during the time I was reading this did I feel an ounce of regret envisaging the time the novel drew to its inevitable conclusion In fact I was eager

  4. says:

    This book actually angered me and I think this paragraph sums up whyI know as I write these that they reuire me to deal in facts It is time to call an end to romance and just say what happened in Ada's house the year that I was eight and Liam was barely nineThat passage occurs about halfway through the book The preceding pages are an endle

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    My full review of this book is larger than Goodreads' word count limit Find the entire essay at the Chicago Center

  6. says:

    An intelligent insightful and thought provoking novel about an Irish family experiencing the loss of a brother and sonAnne Enright

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    Because a mother's love is God's greatest jo

  8. says:

    I have no idea how to feel about this book let alone rate itFor the first half I was in love with it I was in love with the writing which is exceptional inviting personal painful and sparkling I was suinting with as much derision as confusion like Clint Eastwood in all of his spaghetti westerns at all the low r

  9. says:

    When I see that some people have given this book five stars I start to uestion my own sanity For me the book had wonderful potential when I took it off the shelf and the Booker Award sticker only reinforced my imp

  10. says:

    This novel is definitely not for everyone—probably why it has such a low rating here But I thoroughly enjoyed it Enright examines grief guilt and family trauma so universally in this story though she uses the lens of one woman Veronica to do so The writing is taut but immersive and the story unfolds slowly and builds itself back up by the e

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The Gathering

E gathering in Dublin for the wake of their wayward brother Liam drowned in the sea His sister Veronica collects the body and keeps the dead man company guarding the secret she shares with him something that happened in their grandmother’s house in the winter of 1968 As Enright traces the line of betrayal and redemption through three generations her di An intelligent insightful and thought provoking novel about an Irish family experiencing the loss of a brother and sonAnne Enright s 2007 novel that garnered the Man Booker Prize for that year is an enjoyable but sometimes difficult journey in the life of Veronica who has recently lost her brother Told from the days immediately following his tragic death as well as remembrances from their life together Enright tells Liam s story from the perspective of Veronica his younger sister by about 11 months they being younger siblings of a populous Irish Catholic family Veronica and Liam were born in the early sixties so much of the past that Veronica recalls is from this problematic time Enright also goes far back in the family history to Veronica s grandmother and her romances and the time when the seeds of Liam s troubles may have been first sownMost provocative for me was Enright s spot on characterization This is a woman who knows how women think and who masterfully conveys this knowledge into rich artful prose The story she describes is complex with discerning awareness of sexuality and the dynamics of a large familyExtraordinarily well written and engaging Enright s is a poetic voice describing a troubled time with courage sensitivity and vitality

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Anne Enright is a dazzling writer of international stature and one of Ireland’s most singular voices Now she delivers The Gathering a moving evocative portrait of a large Irish family and a shot of fresh blood into the Irish literary tradition combining the lyricism of the old with the shock of the new The nine surviving children of the Hegarty clan ar this book was very frustrating i feel like i should love it but it s like there is a barrier a chastity belt between us preventing our love and as much as i want it it isn t going to happen for us there is a uality to her writing that reminded me of What I Loved or Housekeeping books i am also told i am supposed to love but just can t feel anything for like distant relations she is a less antiseptic writer than hustvedt though i respect her prose there are lines in here of amazing beauty and melancholy that make me say yes there you are come out where i can see you but the nothing new here feel to the plot means these moments are not enoughand for some reason i always thought i liked the booker award winners than say the pulitzers or other prestigious awards in my mind i had decided no the bookers are the good awards i usually like those this idea deeply rooted as it was turns out to be like so many of my firmly held ideas and based on zero facts i checked out the former booker winners and i have only actually read 10 of them and only really liked 4 there are a lot of authors i like on there but in a lot of cases the winning book is one i haven t read so i give up my idea of the booker as my gold standard and one ideal topplesone odd thing of note about her her being authornarrator she is endlessly preoccupied with casually describing the genitals of characters her own her husband s the imagined genitals of her grandparents etc and they are usually compared to food poultry etc it is jarring at first then it becomes an accepted uirk and by the end you can sort of see a psychological reason for it for the narrator enright s choice to grossly describe is still a mystery but still enough with the genitalshaving finished it i shrug and i move on not really feeling i have read anything that will stick with me but while i was reading it i did make little bookmark pages that have examples of a beautiful turn of phrase or a nice original observation and i would type them out here but if they are the reason to read the bookin my opinion i don t want to ruin the experience for any other future reader because they are like the jewels in the uiet night of her story i didn t say she inspired glorious prose from other peoplecome to my blog

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Stinctive intelligence twists the world a fraction and gives it back to us in a new and unforgettable light The Gathering is a daring witty and insightful family epic clarified through Anne Enright’s unblinking eye It is a novel about love and disappointment about how memories warp and secrets fester and how fate is written in the body not in the stars Because a mother s love is God s greatest joke This sentence would make perfect sense to me if we turned it aroundBecause a God s love is mother s greatest jokeReligion like family wounds and family love is something one doesn t shake off easily and that keeps haunting grown up people long after they think they have left their origins behind Even what you forget shapes what you are And that is all I remember of this novel which may have left impact on me than I am aware of But that is something I am unable to see of course having forgotten it So like most Bookers and Pulitzers it will be a guest of honour on my forgettable shelf It is good to keep track of what we forget lest we forget My forgettables have a Gathering place a home and I am pleased to revisit it from time to time like old family members and empty churches


About the Author: Anne Enright

Anne Enright was born in Dublin where she now lives and works She has published three volumes of stories one book of nonfiction and five novels In 2015 she was named the inaugural Laureate for Irish Fiction Her novel The Gathering won the Man Booker Prize and The Forgotten Waltz won the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction