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The Shipping News By Annie Proulx - Book Review(ish)
Shipping News by Proulx
Here we are, on only page This is the kind of life that Quoyle has been living. Not really living. Quoyle is the type of person that life happens to. In this life, in the matter of a couple of days he loses his parents, his wife leaves and sells their children into slavery and she dies in a car wreck. The aunt felt a hot pang.
In the late summer of , I went for a week-long vacation to a lake cabin in northern Minnesota. Before going, I bit the bullet and forced myself to buy a few Pulitzer prize-winning novels that I'd been procrastinating about reading. One of those was The Shipping News. I'm a person who generally balks at having anything to do with something that's supposed to be good for me. This book was obviously something that a lot of somebodies felt I should read.
The redemption of a book, probably, lies in its widespread reading and acceptance by discerning public. I wonder what would the behaviour of books be if they had voices like human beings and somebody dinned into them with a messianic zeal that the purpose of their existence is to find their own redemeption? I mean, lying on bookshelves, unable to move, helpless, anxious with a desire for their own nirvana they would probably scream at their owners to be read. I am happy that books dont have voices real or imaginary , for if they really had, I think my house would have been worse than a fishmarket and I probably would have been one of the most shouted at person around. Even the limited collection that I have with me are so under read that a bibiliothical babel would have been an inevitable outcome.
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