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Oscar and Lucinda Peter Carey S Booker Prize Winning Novel Imagines Australia S Youth, Before Its Dynamic Passions Became Dangerous Habits It Is Also A Startling And Unusual Love Story Oscar Is A Young English Clergyman Who Has Broken With His Past And Developed A Disturbing Talent For Gambling A Country Girl Of Singular Ambition, Lucinda Moves To Sydney, Driven By Dreams Of Self Reliance And The Building Of An Industrial Utopia Together This Unlikely Pair Create And Are Created By The Spectacle Of Mid Nineteenth Century Australia Peter Carey S Visionary Brilliance, And His Capacity To Delight And Surprise, Propel This Story To Its Stunning Conclusion.

10 thoughts on “Oscar and Lucinda

  1. mark monday mark monday says:

    technicolor and wide screen in scale and spectacle, quirky and consistently surprising in characterization and incident virtually a catalog of bizarre imagery, you are there historical detail, and way off center chara

  2. Kristina A Kristina A says:

    For the past few years, I ve thought about endings a lot I ve excused a lot of novels esp contemporary ones for bad or unsatisfying endings Some novels end in a way that goes against all you ve learned from the novel o

  3. Tim Tim says:

    Well, I can see why Peter Carey has been compared to a contemporary Charles Dickens His characters and the world he creates have a similar eccentricity and inventiveness and energy Oscar s childhood is a sheer delight t

  4. Darwin8u Darwin8u says:

    She thought When we are two, they do not notice us They think us a match What wisdom does a mob have It is a hydra, an organism, stupid or dangerous in much of its behavior, but could it have, in spite of this, a proper

  5. Perry Perry says:

    3.5 stars The story of 2 socially unacceptables, both of whom are gambling addicts and come into constant conflict with religion in very different ways Not a warming tale and only partly a love story with some plausibilit

  6. Michael Finocchiaro Michael Finocchiaro says:

    This is a marvellous love story from Mann Booker prize winning author Peter Carey It is both about modern Australia and the love of these beautifully drawn protagonists and one that I must absolutely reread.

  7. Laura Laura says:

    I definitely expected to like this book a lotthan I did, based on another Carey novel I remember loving years ago True History of the Kelly Gang The difference, for me, comes down to tone and characterization While I liked

  8. K.D. Absolutely K.D. Absolutely says:

    How many ways you can tell a love story How many types of lovers are there in the world It tells about the two odd gamblers, Oscar Hopskins, a preacher s son and Lucinda, a heiress who buys a glass factory The first one is o

  9. Nancy Oakes Nancy Oakes says:

    no spoilers just synopsisa don t see the movie unless you read the booksomething gets really lost between the twob Excellent, simply excellent I would recommend this book to anyone who appreciates superlative writing and a qu

  10. Trevor Trevor says:

    When I started this book I knew I was in for something different Two gamblers fall in love and conspire to transport a glass church across the outback in colonial times And it s good Yes, it is good Peter Carey s Oscar and Luc

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