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  • Title: Spill Simmer Falter Wither
  • Author: Sara Baume
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  • Page: 444
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • You find me on a Tuesday, on my Tuesday trip to town A note sellotaped to the inside of the jumble shop window COMPASSIONATE TOLERANT OWNER A PERSON WITHOUT OTHER PETS WITHOUT CHILDREN UNDER FOUR A misfit man finds a misfit dog Ray, aged fifty seven, too old for starting over, too young for giving up , and One Eye, a vicious little bugger, smaller thanYou find me on a Tuesday, on my Tuesday trip to town A note sellotaped to the inside of the jumble shop window COMPASSIONATE TOLERANT OWNER A PERSON WITHOUT OTHER PETS WITHOUT CHILDREN UNDER FOUR.A misfit man finds a misfit dog Ray, aged fifty seven, too old for starting over, too young for giving up , and One Eye, a vicious little bugger, smaller than expected, a good ratter Both are accustomed to being alone, unloved, outcast but they quickly find in each other a strange companionship of sorts As spring turns to summer, their relationship grows and intensifies, until a savage act forces them to abandon the precarious life they d established, and take to the road Spill Simmer Falter Wither is a wholly different kind of love story a devastating portrait of loneliness, loss and friendship, and of the scars that are than skin deep Written with tremendous empathy and insight, in lyrical language that surprises and delights, this is an extraordinary and heartbreaking debut by a major new talent
    Spill Simmer Falter Wither You find me on a Tuesday on my Tuesday trip to town A note sellotaped to the inside of the jumble shop window COMPASSIONATE TOLERANT OWNER A PERSON WITHOUT OTHER PETS WITHOUT CHILDREN UNDER FOUR A mi

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    1. You re Sellotaped to the inside pane of the jumble shop window A photograph of your mangled face and underneath an appeal for a COMPASSIONATE TOLERANT OWNER A PERSON WITHOUT OTHER PETS WITHOUT CHILDREN UNDER FOUR The notice shares street facing space with a sheepskin overcoat, a rubberwood tambourine, a stiffed wigeon and a calligraphy set The overcoat s sagged and the tambourine s punctured The wigeon s trickling sawdust and the calligraphy set s likely to be missing inks or nibs or paper, almo [...]

    2. This is a very sad dark storywith gorgeous descriptive writing A man, Ray , and a dog One Eye , have both been abused They both have disabilities They both are angry They both are lonely They both live with fearThey are each other s whole world their only companion.ere are circumstances for this Until One Eye a stray dog with only one eye who stumbles and falls as balance has affected his sight , Ray age 57 had never had a pet his entire life bigger than a Kiwi fruit Ray talks, talks and talks t [...]

    3. Beware of Novel If you re looking for a feel good man and dog love story, back away slowly and keep on looking On the other hand, if you re looking for a quiet character study that is dense with poetic language, detailed imagery and a feeling of slowly snowballing dread, look no further Don t say I didn t warn you, though This one might just bite your heart out.I knew going in that this novel might destroy me because our beautiful furkid Sara an extremely smart Sheltie Border Collie with than a [...]

    4. Ray has grown old, and hasn t had an easy life He ends up taking in a dog, One Eye, who like him is old and worn down, both abused and angry at life Ray who is lonely and isolated begins to confide in One Eye about his life, and feels that the dog can understand him, both of them having been disregarded by others, looking for a place where they can feel safe and loved The writing was a little bit disorienting to get into but after I got into the rhythm of the book it worked pretty well The story [...]

    5. At fifty seven, Ray is an outsider, mostly unseen by the people who dwell in his small town He has a bit of a hump on his back, and an uneven gate, can manage to get by on his own most days in most ways, but he s really an innocent when it comes to life skills, other than perhaps reading He reads, books in his father s house, books from the bookmobile when he feels he can safely enter and be left alone Books are his friends, his conversations on a somewhat daily basis limited to basic pleasantri [...]

    6. Beautifully written debut novel about two social outcasts a man and his one eyed dog I m a YUUUGE dog lover, and I usually avoid dog stories Most often they break my heart This elegant story was melancholy, pensive and at times, certainly heart wrenching Even so, I loved this sad tale that confirmed for me the significance of our cherished pets.There are already many lovely reviews of this story on I would only be repetitious I will just encourage you to read this moving, Irish book It has been [...]

    7. Neither Ray, nor the dog which is appropriately named ONEEYE, has reason to trust anybody Social outcasts, but loyal companions they are and the old man 57 is prepared to give up anything and everything for ONEEYE Together they share and share alike There are moments of sheer joy when they run and romp, and for the man there are also moments of sheer terror at the thought of possible separation He shares his every thought with ONEEYE, and thus we learn about his present, and his past in which th [...]

    8. Sara Baume is another talented and original young Irish writer Her second novel A Line Made by Walking, which was nominated for the Goldsmiths Prize, was one of my favourite books of the year, and this one is almost as good, and a very impressive first novel I must admit that I approached it with a little trepidation books about lonely people s relationships with their dogs can easily become syrupy and sentimental, but there is no danger of that here if anything my only criticism is that it is t [...]

    9. I m afraid, I think than anything, of losing you Here is a book that made me shed a tear Or two.I kept thinking about my dog who passed away seven months ago He was my baby, as far as you can call a 100 lbs dog one, who followed me everywhere Just like One Eye is inseparable from Ray.And I still miss him terribly But I digress Sometimes I see the sadness in you, the same sadness that s in me It s in the way you sigh and stare and hang your head It s in the way you never wholly let your guard do [...]

    10. This book is a story yet it is of a journey It is a journey that will make you pause, over and over again, to contemplate the perceptions that are laid out like little gifts overflowing onto the pages from a Christmas stocking too small to hold them all.This book is not for speed reading and if you cannot savor the pace of watching leaves unfolding on deciduous trees on the first sunny day after a cool Spring, this book will not work for you.The man sees an ad in a window for a one eyed dog and [...]

    11. Although barely revealed in the beginning, Ray is a broken man In many ways he is like a child He lives by the shore in a place full of people, but his view is really like a picture seen through a window Isolated could not begin to describe his life By his own description, he is an ogre Maybe troll is the better word At one point he looks at his favorite picture Three Billy Goats Gruff , and tells his new friend, One Eye, that the troll sitting under the bridge is like himself One Eye is very mu [...]

    12. Dogs are our link to paradise They don t know evil or jealousy or discontent To sit with a dog on a hillside on a glorious afternoon is to be back in Eden, where doing nothing was not boring it was peace Milan KunderaSara Baume, an English author, has penned a life altering and extremely encouraging story about a man and his pet dog in her debut book, Spill Simmer Falter Wither that unfolds an unusual cord of friendship between a lonely aged man and a badger baiting trained dog set against the q [...]

    13. Words fail me when I think of how to review this book It is a stunning look into the mind of a sweet, lonely misfit, whose only friend is a one eyed dog he rescued from the shelter.Ray needs a damaged dog because he is a damaged man Raised by a father who neither loved nor wanted him, not allowed to go to school or have friends or any semblance of a normal life, he identifies with the Troll under the bridge in the fairy tale of The Three Billy Goats Gruff He or less teaches himself to read with [...]

    14. 4 starsDespite some raves from my friends Irish guru Peter and Elyse among two, and sorry my HTML skills suck or I d give y all the link you deserve I was really yeah, whatever aboutanother feel good book about a dog and its owner Trust me, folks, this is not at all a conventional novel, and almost nothing heart warming about it It almost certainly will stick in your midriff like angina whether you re a dog lover or cynophobe I tend toward the latter as I ll forever be a cat person.Spill Simmer [...]

    15. Unbearably Beautiful Unbearably poignant and beautifully told writes Eimear McBride on the cover of this debut novel by fellow Irish writer Sara Baume And she is right This is a terribly sad book, yet the sheer beauty of its voice makes every page seem like a living miracle Normally, I am a fast reader, yet I wanted to linger with this, to pause after each of the seasons indicated by the punning title spring, summer, then fall not just because I dreaded the slow unraveling that the words suggest [...]

    16. Sometimes I see the sadness in you, the same sadness that s in me It s in the way you sigh and stare and hang your head It s in the way you never wholly let your guard down and take the world I ve given you for granted My sadness isn t a way I feel but a thing trapped inside the walls of my flesh, like a smog It takes the sheen off everything It rolls the world in soot It saps the power from my limbs and presses my back into a stoop ASDFGHJKL I have tried and tried and tried to write a review fo [...]

    17. One man and his dog Not an original idea, but this is no ordinary novel This is my favourite novel of the decade This debut comes from the winner of 2014 Davy Byrnes Award, so I had a sneaky suspicion that I was starting to read something special It took me about thirty seconds of reading to know, rather than suspect, that this was a novel to be savoured From the prologue, to each individual chapter each attributed to a season and from paragraph to line, I slowly inhaled the story and let it tak [...]

    18. Many others have reviewed this book far eloquently than I can What I can say is that it is a book of hurt a damaged man and a damaged dog, physically and emotionally Very vivid prose that completely pulled me in, I could picture man and dog so clearly A really beautiful, but sad story.

    19. A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you than he loves himself Josh BillingsA heartbreaking story about two outcasts, Ray, an old man and a dog named One Eye Both of them find a friend in each other Life is hard when you don t have any friends to turn to and when you meet someone similar, you want them to keep holding to you.Their friendship knew no bounds It grew and grew, immensely Having a dog as a pet, Spill Simmer Falter Wither Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter makes sense Books with do [...]

    20. Based on all the glowing reviews, it s not the book, it s me I won t spill the beans but what it simmers down to is the story faltered and my interest withered.

    21. I m of two minds about this book I m caught between the too wordy details of scenery, flora, and fauna on one side, and the perceptive infiltration of this isolated, lonely character s psyche on the other I don t like to use 3 stars because it feels like a copout, but sometimes that s just exactly where it lands I m not the kind of person who is able to do things That right there is where the hook penetrated and I immediately cared about the narrator, Ray I can t count how many times I have felt [...]

    22. I loved this book I can t say I enjoyed it per se, as it possessed an overriding tone of despair, but I felt each and every word of it I saw what our narrator saw and heard what he heard and felt the presence of his canine companion, Oneeye, by my side The connection between them was so accurately portrayed and felt so very real This was a superbly written book.

    23. Too old for starting over, too young for giving up.You can open to any page of this book, and to any sentence, and witness some of the most exquisite writing in contemporary fiction I can t believe that Baume is a debut novelist, as her talent for prose, setting, and character are outstanding I could taste the salt in the air of this unnamed coastal town somewhere in Ireland , feel the seasons as they change Spill spring, Simmer summer, Falter fall, Wither winter , smell the slightly singed fur [...]

    24. This sounded to me like a charmingly offbeat story about a loner and his adopted dog setting off on a journey As it turns out, this debut is much darker than expected, but what saves it from being unremittingly depressing is the same careful attention to voice you encounter in fellow Irish writers like Donal Ryan and Anne Enright It s organized into four sections, with the title s four verbs as headings Corresponding to the four seasons Simmer summer , this quartet of words charts an internal sh [...]

    25. At 57, he has lived his entire life within the same walls, never forming any human interaction His father, newly dead, saw to it that he never developed socially, and yet his interior monologue is poetic, fluid, indicative that his brain is not damaged, but stultified And so he takes a companion, another misfit like himself, a four legged one headed for the incinerator that he names One Eye, because this terrier only has one The entire book is him talking with his dog, which Sara Baume has said [...]

    26. Ray is old and Ray is lonely Suffering from borderline Autism according to my reading , he decides to get himself a dog This dog is One Eye, a small curious little fella mutilated by a badger which led to him having lost an eye One Eye is Ray s only companion now and together they slowly change each other s lives The story about a recluse and a rescued dog Let me start by saying that I get it I get why its won the hearts of so many, in fact it had me there for about the first two thousand words [...]

    27. This is probably one of the hardest reviews I have written in quite a while There are a lot of factors working against this book for what usually pleases me in a novel There is minimal plot, a great deal of the book being poetic descriptions of sights, sounds and smells There is minimal dialogue, most of it being the inner thoughts of a mentally ill 57 year old man and his everyday dealings with his damaged and scruffy new dog The tone is depressing and dismal, with little break in the dark and [...]

    28. Once my father was gone, I expected that someone would come for me I expected them to lock me up somewhere I wouldn t be able to impede the busy bodies, the regular people I expected to be institutionalised I mistook the shrieking gulls for sirens and locked myself inside the bathroom to hide from flashing lights But nobody came.I summoned every last dot of valour I could scratch from my soul, I swallowed a shot glass of rescue remedy and went to the social welfare office I filled out forms and [...]

    29. Sometimes I see the sadness in you, the same sadness that s in me It s in the way you sigh and scare and hang your head It s in the way you never wholly let down your guard and take the world I ve given you for granted My sadness isn t a way I feel but a thing trapped inside the walls of my flesh, like a smog It takes the sheen of everything It rolls the world in soot It saps the power from my limbs and presses my back into a stoop.The stunning debut novel from Sara Baume, author of the brillian [...]

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