Debatable Land ePUB å Paperback

Debatable Land ePUB å Paperback

10 thoughts on “Debatable Land

  1. Robert Wechsler Robert Wechsler says:

    I loved everything about this novel but most of all the author’s sensibility that is the uirky way McWilliam phrases the way she transitions suddenly between present and past the way her omniscient narration suddenly hops into minds and out with moments of first person McWilliam proceeds it seems by feel and her feel is excellent The plot as such is nothing to get excited about but that isn’t what makes this novel special This Scottish writer is a great discovery for me and it's good to know I'm not alone at least a couple of her books were reprinted in 2011 She went through a long dry spell including a couple of years of blindness Let's hope she's working on something

  2. Emily Emily says:

    sticky rollicking seafaring scenes mixed with fascinating edinburgh characters she keeps coming back to back on land tip toes along plot wise but each delicate step along the way is worth it; it seems to peel open a freakishly real yet breathtakingly magical universe one of those books i couldn't read without a pencil'the prayer bladders of the people of the Kingdom of Tonga were weak''the colours were true to the tabby pewter lilac and soot of the slate and smoke of the city''the galley was like a crossword if you could cook and carry without spilling and clean up a meal you had completed the puzzle' a story about self exile full of tiny beauties

  3. Alex Alex says:

    This might actually be the worst book that I have ever read in my life I found the writing plot characters and views expressed universally abhorrent and cannot wait to hear what on earth my professor sees in it that compelled them to compel me to read it Besides being incredibly sexist and racist almost nothing that happened seemed to impact either the characters things happened to or the plot and freuently certain things came up so infreuently and with so little conseuence that I forgot who or what they were I would wish this book only on my worst enemy Please spare yourself the agony

  4. JodiP JodiP says:

    I got about 15 pages in an decided her writing style was not to my taste Of coursenow I can't find the example that was the last irritant; it was some sort of clumsy metaphor which seemed to be a bit of a reach to seem clever Also a line about a woman being tactful about being female Yeah just the sort of character I want to read about In the jacket description the men are captivated by her What a thrilling new literary idea a woman whose primary function is to be the object of male attention

  5. Vestal McIntyre Vestal McIntyre says:

    There two things make my mind wander while I'm reading boredom and inspiration On nearly every page of this gorgeous novel there was something that got me to thinking about my own memories my own writing my own life and I'd go off on a wander until I happily returned One of the cover uotes compared McWilliam to Woolf and I think that's pretty accurate her writing is that multifaceted and intelligentDense delicious this is a book to savour

  6. Jane Parsons Jane Parsons says:

    This book chronicles a yacht trip in the south Pacific with crew and boat owners interacting remembering their life on land and adjusting to life on deck It's vaguely enjoyable and builds up to a great crescendo towards the end but I found none of the characters particularly likeable or interesting so was a bit disengaged with it all The descriptions of one character's Edinburgh childhood were far appealing

  7. Karen Karen says:

    I found this novel tedious and only just managed to finish it by skip reading the last third There isn’t much of a story just 6 characters on a boat journey from Tahiti to New Zealand Along the way we find out about each of them and their past lives but there was little of interest to me

  8. Craig Craig says:

    oh man this book sets a new record for least intriguing or possibly entirely uninteresting start to a novel it's going on the Paused shelf for now

  9. DenXXX DenXXX says:

    Pacific OceanI really didn't get into this book Some parts caught my interest but uite often my mind wandered whilst reading it

  10. Catherine Catherine says:

    My interest in this book was held by a thread Halfway through I decided it wasn't worth it

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Debatable Land ✿ [EPUB] ✷ Debatable Land By Candia McWilliam ❥ – This is the story of six characters sailing a yacht from Tahiti to New Zealand Three of them are Scottish and as they sail from island to island each colonised in its different way the small northern This is the story of six characters sailing a yacht from Tahiti to New Zealand Three of them are Scottish and as they sail from island to island each colonised in its different way the small northern country that has formed them exerts its own magnetic pull.

  • Paperback
  • 216 pages
  • Debatable Land
  • Candia McWilliam
  • English
  • 08 September 2015
  • 9780330336628

About the Author: Candia McWilliam

Candia McWilliam was born in Edinburgh Scotland in and educated at Girton College Cambridge She won a Vogue writing competition in and worked for the magazine between and Her first novel the macabre A Case of Knives was joint winner of the Betty Trask Prize It was followed by A Little Stranger a disturbing tale of domestic life in Both books won Scottish Ar.