A History of the World in 10 1/2 chapters

by Julian Barnes | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0330313991 Global Overview for this book
Registered by catsalive of Rooty Hill, New South Wales Australia on 7/24/2015
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Journal Entry 1 by catsalive from Rooty Hill, New South Wales Australia on Friday, July 24, 2015
Beginning with an unlikely stowaway's account of life on board Noah's Ark, A History of the World in 10½ Chapters presents a surprising and subversive fictional-history of earth told from several kaleidoscopic perspectives. Noah disembarks from his ark but he and his Voyage are not forgotten: they are revisited in on other centuries and other climes - by a Victorian spinster mourning her father, by an American astronaut on an obsessive personal mission. We journey to the Titanic, to the Amazon, to the raft of the Medusa, and to an ecclesiastical court in medieval France where a bizarre case is about to begin...

This is no ordinary history, but something stranger; a challenge and a delight for the reader's imagination. Ambitious yet accessible, witty and playfully serious, this is the work of a brilliant novelist.

Journal Entry 2 by catsalive at Rooty Hill, New South Wales Australia on Friday, July 24, 2015
I enjoyed some of the chapters more than others. Cleverly & amusingly written.

There's a comprehensive review on amazon.co.uk entitled "No half measures" by Budge Burgess on 3 Aug 2005. Worth a read - here.

Journal Entry 3 by catsalive at Wishlist tag game, RABCK -- Controlled Releases on Thursday, December 24, 2015

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Sent to VeganMedusa for the Australasian Wishlist Tag.

Journal Entry 4 by VeganMedusa at Invercargill, Southland New Zealand on Thursday, January 07, 2016
Thanks, cats. This sounds interesting.

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