This All Happened Kindle è This All PDF/EPUB ²

This All Happened Kindle è This All PDF/EPUB ²

This All Happened ➻ [Download] ➸ This All Happened By Michael Winter ➺ – Larringtonlifecoaching.co.uk The commodity a fiction writer sells is his own life, his spirit This is especially true in fiction that draws from autobiography In Michael Winter s journal clef, This All Happened, we are exposed to The commodity a fiction writer sells is his own life, his spirit This is especially true in fiction that draws from autobiography In Michael Winter s journal clef, This All Happened, we are exposed to the kernel of truth that exists in each day Told from the viewpoint of Gabriel English, the work opens windows onto a richly textured, fast paced This All PDF/EPUB ² filmic compilation of daily vignettes over one calendar year if Fellini were a Newfoundlander Gabriel s promises and actions early in the year have their repercussions by the end Gabriel s passion for Lydia Murphy leads him into paroxysms of jealousy but he never abandons his shrewdly witty perspective on the vagaries of modern love Concrete and delicately rendered, This All Happened depicts a man s descent from love to fury.


About the Author: Michael Winter

Author of five books The Architects Are Here, The Big Why, This All Happened, One Last Good Look, Creaking in their Skins His novel, The Death of Donna Whalen, is slated for publication in .



10 thoughts on “This All Happened

  1. Bonnie Bonnie says:

    At August , I wrote I am enthralled in currently reading I have since finished reading I wanted to reread the book all over again straight away Instead, I copied entire portions, by hand, just to get a sense of what it would feel like to write like this Needless to say, I highly recommend reading this book,published back in 2000


  2. Corinne Wasilewski Corinne Wasilewski says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here I didn t intend to read anybooks by Michael Winter after The Architects are Here , but, then I saw him at a reading He and Boyden who was the real reason I attended the event were launching new books Winter was so hilarious, likeable, and lacking in fashion sense that I just had to support him and buy one of his books The book seller didn t take debit and I had limited cash after buying Boyden s monolith and so was left scrounging the bottom of my purse for spare change and managed t I didn t intend to read anybooks by Michael Winter after The Architects are Here , but, then I saw him at a reading He and Boyden who was the real reason I attended the event were launching new books Winter was so hilarious, likeable, and lacking in fashion sense that I just had to support him and buy one of his books The book seller didn t take debit and I had limited cash after buying Boyden s monolith and so was left scrounging the bottom of my purse for spare change and managed to scrape together just enough to buy the cheapest book on Winter s table I even had the nerve to take it up to get signed I m so glad I did The book is great Winter perfectly captures the tensions and insecurities that underlie relationships He is also a shrewd observer of personality I m so glad he had Gabe and Lydia break up and stay broke up That was one toxic relationship Anything less would have ruined the integrity of the book for me I have only one gripe Hey, Winter What s this supposed to mean on page 208 and what am I to do now that my wife has all but told me she s had an affair and with a New Brunswicker the only thing lower than coming from Corner Brook.I m a New Brunswicker, born and raised, and I take offence


  3. Ian Carpenter Ian Carpenter says:

    Loved this and I almost don t know why It is such a seemingly simple book but the slow build up is deeply affecting Winter s conjuring of his faux fictional memoir s protagonist s jealousy and obsession is brutal in its subtlety And his love interest s casual, ALMOST unintentional torture of him is maddening I loved this and for so manyreasons.


  4. Pooker Pooker says:

    Why oh why have I not read Michael Winter before now I ve got no excuse Before I read this book, I d had five, yes five, unread Michael Winter books languishing on my shelves In fact, I denied myself the purchase of Donna Whalen for that reason No sense in having six unread books.I m not sure why I picked this book over his previously published short story collections, or for that matter why I chose to read Michael Winter at all just now You d think I d have had enough of Newfoundland after Why oh why have I not read Michael Winter before now I ve got no excuse Before I read this book, I d had five, yes five, unread Michael Winter books languishing on my shelves In fact, I denied myself the purchase of Donna Whalen for that reason No sense in having six unread books.I m not sure why I picked this book over his previously published short story collections, or for that matter why I chose to read Michael Winter at all just now You d think I d have had enough of Newfoundland after just finishing 830 pages of Kenneth Harvey s Blackstrap Hawco I suspect it was the cover picture that did it The guy spying on the world through his binoculars I do that everyday, ostensibly to look for birds in or around my backyard But when there are no birds, I spy on everything else the couple that walks along the other side of the river most days, stopping to sit on a bench, surveying the river, seldom talking I like to imagine what s going on in their heads the ice forming on the river now the muddy lines on the trees that mark the height of the river at this past spring s flood and bark, I love to look at bark.Gabriel English, the author of this fictional memoir, spies on his surroundings through his binoculars too They let you focus on what you want to see and block out, like blinders, what you don t So I felt a bit of kinship with him in that.Gabriel English is supposed to be writing a novel Maybe he is but he seems unable to get down to the actual writing of it He did manage to write a short story for the CBC short story contest during the course of this one year in the life of memoir only to be rejected And again I felt a little kinship Not that I have ever sent in a short story, but if I did, it would most certainly be rejected and I could relate to the rejection But mostly he is writing little vignettes on a daily basis, a journal or diary of his daily life and ruminations Most of those ruminations have to do with the disintegration of his relationship with Lydia Murphy He s in love with her, or rather, he s in love with being in love with her From page one, the reader has a pretty good idea that this relationship is not the true love once in a lifetime til death do us part sort Even Gabriel knows Here it is page 1, January 1 and Gabriel is already resentful that Lydia is laughing with another man, paying attention to someone other than him He wants to punch the guy and he questions whether he can love a woman like that But he wants to Oh how he wants to The book is deceptively easy to read Words flow unfaltering despite the absence of quotation marks in dialogue and apostrophes in contractions They flow like a song, the particular song reflective of the mood and events reported I m sure if Gabriel was waltzing the words would flow in 3 4 time I love writing like that I also liked the format of the book, 365 days, like those page a day calendars with inspirational thoughts, quotations, words of wisdom for each day of your life I read with interest the entries for those days of significance to me my birthday, wedding day, Christmas, kids birthdays to see whether Gabriel had any significant words of wisdom for me Admittedly, there were days that were less interesting and one wondered why bother with an entry at all, but those were rare Some days were so filled with human frailty, especially toward the end when you ve come to know Gabriel, Lydia, Maisie, Max, Alex and Oliver and the rest of his cronies well, that even though you knew how things would be, your heart aches anyway.Funny as all hell to me was the day they all play badminton and Gabriel ends up in emerge after lurching for a birdie I still cruelly snicker Like someone else on the Goodreads site, I too have written out whole passages from the book Words that resonated with me, like Max s comment in November Some people never become themselves because they re afraid to be fools Gabriel s in October We spend the afternoon gardening and it is easy and sad We are kind to each other, but our hearts are heavy with rain Sigh This will not be the last Michael Winter book I ll read


  5. Melinda Melinda says:

    I loved this continuation of the life and times of Gabriel the bumbling, beautiful and charming Newf chasing his dreams and girlfriend with almost equal measure His writing is like how cowboy coffee tastes when you spike it with Irish Cream and sit on Canadian Shield overlooking motor boat free water and smelling cedar and tamarack at the same time Splendid


  6. Stephanie Stephanie says:

    I loved the introspection of the novel, his life advice thoughts But I hated the two main characters Lydia is a bitch Gabe is a controlling prick I loved the introspection of the novel, his life advice thoughts But I hated the two main characters Lydia is a bitch Gabe is a controlling prick


  7. Sebastien Sebastien says:

    This book is about strange, dysfunctional people who cannot seem to grasp that they are consistently engaged in destructive, broken, and abusive relationships It is one incredibly long livejournal blog entry spanning a year of Michael Winter sor less real life, and I don t really know why I read it the whole way through.Gabe s character is fictional in the same way, I assume, that Henry Chinaski is fictional I can appreciate Gabe at times as I see a lot of myself in my early 20s in him This book is about strange, dysfunctional people who cannot seem to grasp that they are consistently engaged in destructive, broken, and abusive relationships It is one incredibly long livejournal blog entry spanning a year of Michael Winter sor less real life, and I don t really know why I read it the whole way through.Gabe s character is fictional in the same way, I assume, that Henry Chinaski is fictional I can appreciate Gabe at times as I see a lot of myself in my early 20s in him Except he s 34 I don t understand how this is such a popular book The story or lack thereof is one long grimy emotional ride I ll save you hours of your life by giving you the book s plot in one line The main characters have tumultuous relationships in each other and have a hard time dealing with it.While I didn t enjoy this book for the most part, its somewhat saving grace is that Michael Winter adds a nice poetic touch to things that would take me away from the nastiness of the rest of the book at times Case in point He says, Now you with Lydia I ve never seen a man so cuntstruck I thought about that word all day Cuntstruck I had to go out for a walk with it It was a little dog that I put on a leash and let wander ahead of me Sometimes, I say, it feels like you dont understand me You dont like how I behave You wish I were another way Yes, she says I agree with that But I also resent that you compare me with others I say, I should be cherished every day Lydia suddenly laughs, agreeing And there is a melt between us I m not sure what I want to do tonight I may just go home She d said, You can come down if you want There is something so uninviting in that If you want I wanted her to want me to come down I didnt want her to shift the want to me There are several other genius lines in this book, but it just doesn t make it enough for me to recommend it to anyone else Pass on this one


  8. Melissa Melissa says:

    You know that meme about male authors and how they describe women The first paragraph on the first page of this book had the word breasts written twice in relation to a woman and I almost tossed this book aside, but I decided to persevere, for, if nothing else, the support of local authors I actually did, in the end, enjoy this book I love being able to picture locations when something I m reading is written in Newfoundland and Labrador, and that, for me, was my favourite part about this You know that meme about male authors and how they describe women The first paragraph on the first page of this book had the word breasts written twice in relation to a woman and I almost tossed this book aside, but I decided to persevere, for, if nothing else, the support of local authors I actually did, in the end, enjoy this book I love being able to picture locations when something I m reading is written in Newfoundland and Labrador, and that, for me, was my favourite part about this book The Ship, Long s Hill, Heart s Delight, Corner Brook, the DMV I can picture them all The characters were really distinct in this book as well I loved when Max was around such a resourceful and handy man a bayman good as gold The format of this book was written like a daily journal entry, and I really liked that I thought it was a clever way to highlight how a relationship can evolve and, in this case, dissolve, over the course of just a few days when the signs had been there all along


  9. Dorothy Dorothy says:

    I was put off by the first chapter and only kept going because of the book being Canlit It did get better once I got into the rhythm of the prose The book reads less like a novel than a notebook, documenting the activities and thoughts of the narrator who is a would be writer The group of characters in the book seem destined to flit from relationship to relationship without ever achieving a solidly intimate partnership I enjoyed the details of place, one of those books that make me want to I was put off by the first chapter and only kept going because of the book being Canlit It did get better once I got into the rhythm of the prose The book reads less like a novel than a notebook, documenting the activities and thoughts of the narrator who is a would be writer The group of characters in the book seem destined to flit from relationship to relationship without ever achieving a solidly intimate partnership I enjoyed the details of place, one of those books that make me want to go to where it is written, in this case St John s Newfoundland


  10. Rena Graham Rena Graham says:

    A book that lives on both my fiction and memoir shelves Loved this book for it s quirky structure and found plenty of good writing, but nothing that left me astounded Need a 3.5 star for this book A good read to be sure and love the fact it was set in Newfoundland.


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