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Living in the Maniototo By Janet Frame,

  • Title: Living in the Maniototo
  • Author: Janet Frame
  • ISBN: 9780807609583
  • Page: 491
  • Format: Paperback
  • We follow Mavid through two marriages and watch her bury two husbands Above all, we are privy to the attendant avoidances, interruptions, and irrelevancies that are part of her attempt to complete a novel It s a process that is painful, joyful, rueful, and profound Through it all, Violet Alice Mavis chooses to be the entertainer, to make us laugh and cry, to be the ventWe follow Mavid through two marriages and watch her bury two husbands Above all, we are privy to the attendant avoidances, interruptions, and irrelevancies that are part of her attempt to complete a novel It s a process that is painful, joyful, rueful, and profound Through it all, Violet Alice Mavis chooses to be the entertainer, to make us laugh and cry, to be the ventriloquist who dares to enter the speech of others and expose them.
    Living in the Maniototo We follow Mavid through two marriages and watch her bury two husbands Above all we are privy to the attendant avoidances interruptions and irrelevancies that are part of her attempt to complete a n

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    1. Her books are flawed but I love Janet Frame Like me, she s an outcast among outcasts She makes strangeness beautiful.

    2. What is truly fun in reading this book is that the main character is unreliable She has several alter egos and even says that her narrative can t be trusted Further, she is a writer and actively working on her craft in the novel so we are not always sure what is real or imagined, especially since Frame convincing prose gives us no hints I definitely plan to buy Janet Frame novels when I go back to en zed.

    3. Janet Frame had an amazing command of the English language Personally I loved her observations on human interaction She was ever the outsider of course Also loved her descriptions and sense of place I did find parts of this book hard going but those bits for me didn t last If you love internal books and magic realism, this would be a must read for you.

    4. Living in the Maniototo isn t, to me, a novel but a collection of diary entries mingled with notes about writing fiction, what it s like to write fiction and what Frame thought it would be like All these thoughts and ideas are woven through a story, or stories, but one story in particular, our heroine s experience of two husbands and the unexpected inheritance of a house and the people who knew the people who owned the house I loved it but I think it s likely to appeal to readers who also writ [...]

    5. I can tell you what page I was at when I gave up on Living in the Maniototo Page 78 After, but only shortly after, the four page poem on I am Hypotenuse But for the right sort of person, I imagine that poem would be very funny I am not the right sort of person for the poem, for Living in the Maniototo, or probably for Janet Frame.It s probably a pretty good book for the right sort of person, though.For me, I came to the conclusion, right at Page 78, that life is too short to spend time reading a [...]

    6. What an odd book I m not really sure what the point of this one was, or even what the story was Overly wordy and full of challenging grammar and over use of apostrophes there was the occasional glimpse of poetic writing but for the most part I found it really challenging to read not in a good way I have never read a Janet Frame book before, so maybe I just chose a bad first example A disappointing use of time.

    7. I found this book to by somewhat unsatisfying, perhaps due to the difficulty of the novel itself Not the topic, nor the plot sequence, but the overall narrative structure Sorta like reading a translated into human version of Finnegan s Wake By the end of this novel, you will be definitely questioning your own sanity But even if you don t read this book, or have difficulty getting through it, please please please go read the brief bio of Janet Frame and then reconsider the book.

    8. Very post modern, very metafictional, with extraordinary prose and surprising metaphors The product of an original mind, dense with ideas and meaning Not much of a through line, which means that I always had to push myself to pick it up, but it was certainly an interesting novel of ideas.

    9. I was pretty lost for the first half of the book but then it progressively got better The story is fragmentary so the jumps are hard to follow and seem really jarring.

    10. About house sitting in Berkeley writing a novel while there, when her characters come to visit It took me a while to get that, so I felt a bit disconnected from the story.

    11. I could not find story to follow, and extremely long descriptive sentences had me wanting to give up than once But I don t abandon a book once started I am glad it was not a long novel.

    12. outstanding and when i have finished writing my uni essay on it i will tell all about this phenomenal book,

    13. The finest parts of the novel was Janet Frame s wordplay Reading those parts of it, you can t deny she was a genius with language.

    14. I just could never get into this book, so I m shelving it I hate to give up, but there are so many books out there waiting

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