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Book Title: Cloudstreet|
The author of the book: Tim Winton
Edition: Graywolf Press
The size of the: 19.91 MB
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Date of issue: May 1st 1993
ISBN 13: 9781555971830
Format files: PDF
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Reader ratings: 5.9
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Here's how my reading of Cloudstreet progressed:
First week: Ok, this is pretty good, I guess.
Second week: Hm, I don't know about this.
Third week: Oh god, I think I'm going to throw up. Seriously, I think I'm going to throw up and I'm not kidding. Ok, I'm actually gagging on the subway.
Fourth week: Ok, I have to read my book, but I know it will make me nauseated. I just know it.
Fifth week: GOD this book is a bore.
Sixth week: Hey, this is pretty good . . . . Ok, it was going pretty well for a while there, but BORED NOW . . . . Hey, this is a pretty good book . . . . Man, I am loving this book!
Seventh week: Damn, I'm at the office, so and I can't read my book! Maybe I can read some during this 12-minute break . . . . Whoa, is it 2:00 already? . . . .
Eighth week: Wow, this is a good book . . . . SHIT, I missed my subway stop!!!
End of eighth week: No, I won't put my book down. Go away.
So, yeah. Started out lukewarm, moved to actively hating it, but something about it kept me coming back -- probably the really strong characters. So I'd recommend sticking with this one if you're not immediately grabbed.
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Read information about the authorTim Winton was born in Perth, Western Australia, but moved at a young age to the small country town of Albany.
While a student at Curtin University of Technology, Winton wrote his first novel, An Open Swimmer. It went on to win The Australian/Vogel Literary Award in 1981, and launched his writing career. In fact, he wrote "the best part of three books while at university". His second book, Shallows, won the Miles Franklin Award in 1984. It wasn't until Cloudstreet was published in 1991, however, that his career and economic future were cemented.
In 1995 Winton’s novel, The Riders, was shortlisted for the Booker Prize, as was his 2002 book, Dirt Music. Both are currently being adapted for film. He has won many other prizes, including the Miles Franklin Award three times: for Shallows (1984), Cloudstreet (1992) and Dirt Music (2002). Cloudstreet is arguably his best-known work, regularly appearing in lists of Australia’s best-loved novels. His latest novel, released in 2013, is called Eyrie.
He is now one of Australia's most esteemed novelists, writing for both adults and children. All his books are still in print and have been published in eighteen different languages. His work has also been successfully adapted for stage, screen and radio. On the publication of his novel, Dirt Music, he collaborated with broadcaster, Lucky Oceans, to produce a compilation CD, Dirt Music – Music for a Novel.
He has lived in Italy, France, Ireland and Greece but currently lives in Western Australia with his wife and three children.
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