EBOOK NEW Making an Elephant Å Graham Swift

SUMMARY Making an Elephant

Making an Elephant

CHARACTERS ½ Making an Elephant In his first ever work of non fiction the Booker Prize winning author of Last Orders and Waterland delivers a warm and generous account of what has influenced and inspired him over the years As a novelist Graham Swift delights in the possibilities of the human voice imagining his way into the minds and hearts of an extraordinary range of characters In Making an Elephant his first ever work of non fiction the voice is his own As generous in its scope as it is acute in its observations this hig. In the introduction to this book Graham Swift states that it started out as simply a collection of non fiction pieces but that it ended up being somewhat of an autobiography as well In my opinion it didn t really succeed on that level at all I really didn t learn all that much about his life from this book other than he s a writer has uite a few other writers as friends and drinks uite a bit For example early on in the book he mentions that he found the love of his life and married her and that s the last time she s mentioned in 400 pagesUnfortunately I wasn t all that enad by the essays for the most part either Several of them were transcripts of interviews which I found to be uite boring In fact I found the book as a whole to be uninteresting Even though I ve only read two of his novels I think he should stick to fiction

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CHARACTERS ½ Making an Elephant Dead writers as well as musings on history and memory that readers of Swift's novels will recognize and love A journey through place and time Making an Elephant is a book of encounters between a son and his father between an author and his younger selves between writer and reader and between friends It brims with charm and candour and tells of alertness to experience and a true engagement with words; in short with what it means to feel that writing and reading are an essential part of living. I have loved Graham Swift s fiction ever since Waterland which I still think than thirty years later is one of the best books I ve ever read Some of his books are better than others esp Last Orders And some Tomorrow are clinkers But he s always interesting and sometimes deepWhich brings me to this book I don t think anyone would like it who isn t a fan it s just not that intrinsically interesting But his fans will not be surprised to learn that the preoccupations of books like Waterland and Last Orders cut deep A sense of place and its importance A sense of mystery and of how the ordinary often hides just a stroke away the extraordinary and wonderful The importance of stories for what it means to be human If at times the modesty seems a little too precious or the authorchat too bibulous there are many sharp insights into places and writing and the relationship between themPerhaps the best compliment I can give this is that it made me want to pluck from my unread book shelf his latest collection of short stories the only book of his I haven t read The Passionate Lover love A journey through place and time Making an Elephant is a book of encounters between a son and his father between an author and his younger selves between writer and reader and between friends It brims with charm and candour and tells of alertness to experience and a true engagement with words; in short with what it means to feel that writing and reading are an essential part of Nouns Verbs living. I have Thicker Than Water The Grayson Trilogy #3 loved Graham Swift s fiction ever since Waterland which I still think than thirty years Colton Cowboy Standoff Coltons of Roaring Springs #1 later is one of the best books I ve ever read Some of his books are better than others esp Last Orders And some Tomorrow are clinkers But he s always interesting and sometimes deepWhich brings me to this book I don t think anyone would Someday Jennifer like it who isn t a fan it s just not that intrinsically interesting But his fans will not be surprised to Friend Fling Forever? like Waterland and Last Orders cut deep A sense of place and its importance A sense of mystery and of how the ordinary often hides just a stroke away the extraordinary and wonderful The importance of stories for what it means to be human If at times the modesty seems a Harleuin Medical Romance March 2019 Box Set 1 of 2 little too precious or the authorchat too bibulous there are many sharp insights into places and writing and the relationship between themPerhaps the best compliment I can give this is that it made me want to pluck from my unread book shelf his The Widow Next Door: The most chilling of new crime thriller books that you will read in 2018 latest collection of short stories the only book of his I haven t read

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CHARACTERS ½ Making an Elephant Hly personal book is a singular and open spirited account of a writer's lifeSwift brings together a richly varied selection of essays portraits poetry and interviews full of insights into his passions and motivations and wise about the friends family and other writers who have mattered to him over the years Kazuo Ishiguro advises on how to choose a guitar Salman Rushdie arrives for Christmas under guard and Ted Hughes shares the secrets of a Devon river There are private moments too with long. Strange experience I prefer his fiction which curiously seems much authentic than this collection of essays poems autobiographical writing I occasionally cringed with embarrassment at the sense of trying to hard And my inner voice begged him not to but he did call Salman Rushdie Father Christmas


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    SUMMARY Making an Elephant EBOOK NEW Making an Elephant Å Graham Swift In the introduction to this book Graham Swift states that it started out as simply a collection of non fiction pieces but t

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    SUMMARY Making an Elephant SUMMARY ✓ FUTBOLENTRELINEAS.CO ´ Graham Swift Graham Swift ´ 1 CHARACTERS This took forever to read not because I didn't like it but it was something I could put down easily I think it is a nice read for people who like his writing and his books I personally enjoyed to read about his attitude and thoughts of writing itselfHowever I would not recommend this to anyone unfamiliar with his workI also have to admit I skipped most of the poetry wasn't for me

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    SUMMARY ✓ FUTBOLENTRELINEAS.CO ´ Graham Swift Graham Swift ´ 1 CHARACTERS SUMMARY Making an Elephant I've never read any Swift so my intentions in picking this book were less than honourable I had a couple of hours and very little cash to spend in town and this hardback was £299 in a discount bookshopI've always maintained that rudeness and arrogance are my most hated characteristics in people and thankfully

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    EBOOK NEW Making an Elephant Å Graham Swift Reading Making an Elephant is li

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    SUMMARY ✓ FUTBOLENTRELINEAS.CO ´ Graham Swift Graham Swift ´ 1 CHARACTERS SUMMARY Making an Elephant This isn't really about writing at all nor is it about Graham Swift which is a shame because he's one of my favourite writers and I'd love to know how he does it It is however a fairly interesting collection of essays often involving encounters with other members of the literati What pushes it up to four stars for me is the beaut

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    SUMMARY Making an Elephant EBOOK NEW Making an Elephant Å Graham Swift SUMMARY ✓ FUTBOLENTRELINEAS.CO ´ Graham Swift Strange experience I prefer his fiction which curiously seems much authentic than this collection of essays poems autobiographical writing I occasionally cringed with embarrassment at the sense of trying to hard And my inner voice begged him not to but he did call Salman Rushdie Father Christmas

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    EBOOK NEW Making an Elephant Å Graham Swift Read in Dutch ‘Het hart van onze Nicky’ Ultimately unsatisfying because I’d expected a novella but it turned out to

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    EBOOK NEW Making an Elephant Å Graham Swift I have loved Graham Swift's fiction ever since Waterland which I still think than thirty years later is one of the best books I've ever read Some of his books are better than others esp Last Orders And some Tomorrow are clinkers But he's always interesting and sometimes deepWhich brings me to this book I don't think anyone would like it who

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    EBOOK NEW Making an Elephant Å Graham Swift I thought I would love this book as I've enjoyed every other book I've read written by the author however upon reading into the book I found myself unable to connect with the author and found myself forcing to get through

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    EBOOK NEW Making an Elephant Å Graham Swift Graham Swift ´ 1 CHARACTERS SUMMARY Making an Elephant Just not my kind of story and writing If it hadn't been such a short book I wouldn't have finished

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  • Hardcover
  • 402
  • Making an Elephant
  • Graham Swift
  • en
  • 10 August 2018
  • 9780330507240