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  • Paperback
  • 437
  • Water Music
  • T. Coraghessan Boyle
  • English
  • 10 August 2019
  • 9780140065503

10 thoughts on “Water Music

  1. says:

    There are things known and things unknown and in between are the doorsThe sun scorches the sky as if it were newly created as if it were flexing its muscle hammering out the first link in a chain of megatonic nuclear events flaring up with all the confidence of youth and all the promise of eternal combustion Which is to say it is ho

  2. says:

    This is definitively Boyles best also first novel and it´s completely different than his other worksIn general Boyle is dark close to depressing and the jokes are the same good but uite kind of hardcore dark comedy style Water music is smooth funny clever and not in a 20th century setting as most of his other novels and I would b

  3. says:

    An ambitious but messy novel which for me was of a heroic failure than a triumphant success I like the idea a lot a fictionalised account of Mungo Park's travels to find the source of the Niger River interspersed with the story of a

  4. says:

    A third of the way through I'm enjoying the read but I'm still waiting for the hilarious part Finished at lastIf the Washington Post

  5. says:

    A literary but compelling book from TC Boyle It's his first novel but worth reading I'm enjoying it a lot but then again Boyle is one of my favorites I've enjoyed his use of humor and historical settings in the past Now that

  6. says:

    Another one from Boyle that was immensely enjoyable funny witty bawdy and sometimes shocking Great writer This

  7. says:

    This book should've been 200 pages shorter Way too long and not engaging enough The characters and story lines are funny and Boyle is an excellent writer but he wasn't able to keep the attention over such a long period w this theme

  8. says:

    Another great book by Boyle It reminded me of every book you ever read seriously it had an element of all A little Dickens

  9. says:

    My husband forced me to read this book during our vacation I just forgot to add it to my TBR I have to create a single shelf for it I think because it is not what I normally read But it is what my husband reads and likes I liked it too

  10. says:

    One of my favorite books of all time I want to re read it Thrilling adventurous funny sad unusual and beautifully told

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T. Coraghessan Boyle ☆ 1 SUMMARY

Water Music

Alternate Cover Edition can be found here and hereTC Boyle's riotous first novel now in a new edition for its 25th anniversary Twenty five years ago TC Boyle published his first novel Water Music a funny bawdy extremely enterta. There are things known and things unknown and in between are the doorsThe sun scorches the sky as if it were newly created as if it were flexing its muscle hammering out the first link in a chain of megatonic nuclear events flaring up with all the confidence of youth and all the promise of eternal combustion Which is to say it is hot Damnably hot And as uiet as the surface of some uninhabitable and forbidden planetAnd there is nothing new under the sun except some new books Water Music named after Georg Friedrich H ndel s suite written in the exotic language and boasting the exotic contents is itself some sort of music at the same time tragic and burlesue the novel is a set of adventures and misadventures rolled into one thick volume of fortuneThere is an antihero and antagonist Ned Rise Unawares or subconsciously TC Boyle has borrowed this character from John Masefield s Dead Ned and turned him into a roguish misfit and unsinkable enthusiastic loserExperience has taught Ned Rise a good many things nearly all of them unpleasant One thing it has taught him is to keep his assets liuid Another is to wear a life jacket if you re expecting heavy seas He has also come to understand that the prudent homme des affaires never removes his shoes keeps one eye propped open in repose and never under any circumstances allows himself to enter a room with only one doorAnd of course there is a hero and protagonist Mungo Park A real historical personage a renowned explorer and traveler seeking fame and gloryhe glances up from his eggs and drippings to scan the ruddy faces and long noses at the bar pregnant with his secret savoring the uiet incubation of his celebrity If they only knew He stifles a sudden impulse to shout it out dance on the tables set it to music and sing it to them emblazon it on great drooping banners like bellying sailsBut there is nothing in celebrity Right from the beginning of the world man craves the new Man wants the great unknown turned into the great known and one is ready to trade for this anything even one s own life

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Ining novel of imaginative and stylistic fancy that announced to the world Boyle's tremendous gifts as a storyteller Set in the late eighteenth century Water Music follows the wild adventures of Ned Rise thief and whoremaster a. Another one from Boyle that was immensely enjoyable funny witty bawdy and sometimes shocking Great writer This book was Boyle s first novel It s basically the story of Mungo Park the Scottish explorer who was the first European to see the Niger River in Africa During the first 34 of the novel the story switches from Mungo s adventures to the story of Ned Rise a thief scoundrel and all round con man in the filthy streets of late 18th century London Although I did really enjoy Mungo s adventures Ned Rise has to be one of Boyle s most unforgettable characters Just when he thinks he has the world by a string disaster always seems to hit but he somehow always lands on his feet he even survived his own hanging Boyle s use of the English language is a marvel to behold His vocabulary is never ending and his descriptive narrative is marvelous He can make you feel like you are experiencing a place by just talking about it For example his description of the streets of London during this time period makes you feel as if you are there At this time in history the streets of London were as foul feculent and disease ridden as a series of interconnected dunghills twice as dangerous as a battlefield and as infreuently maintained as the lower cells of an asylum dungeonThere was pigeonshit Mud coal dust ashes dead cats dogs rats scraps of cloth stained with excrement and worst of all open sewersGrim shopkeepers trudged out into the roadway to dump their chamberpots barmen limed the walls outside their establishments to deaden the reek of urine housekeepers flung buckets of nightsoil from second and third story windows not only was the pedestrian up to his ankles in human waste he also found himself dodging the airborne clods thrown up by the wheels of passing carriages All in all another highly entertaining story from Boyle High recommendation

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Nd Mungo Park a Scottish explorer through London's seamy gutters and Scotland's scenic highlands to their grand meeting in the heart of darkest Africa There they join forces and wend their hilarious way to the source of the Nig. My husband forced me to read this book during our vacation I just forgot to add it to my TBR I have to create a single shelf for it I think because it is not what I normally read But it is what my husband reads and likes I liked it too


About the Author: T. Coraghessan Boyle

T Coraghessan Boyle also known as TC Boyle is a US novelist and short story writer Since the late 1970s he has published seventeen novels and eleven collections of short stories He won the PENFaulkner award in 1988 for his third novel World's End which recounts 300 years in upstate New York He is married with three children Boyle has been a Distinguished Professor of English at the